Certificate in Customs and Trade
The next cohort of the certificate programme commences from Autumn 2024. To find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Start Date/ End Date:
|Autumn 2024 (first class) / Spring 2025 (last session)
€1,795 / £1,625 (Members of Chartered Accountants Ireland/ICAS)
€1,995 / £1,800 (Non-members)
Three MCQs and one case study assignment.
This certificate course allows professional advisors and others to acquire a recognised qualification in relevant aspects of customs and international trade practices – a skill in particular demand to facilitate cross-border trade after Brexit.
This programme offers a professionally recognised qualification in customs and international trade practices – the syllabus and content have been revised and updated for 2023 in line with changing regulations to reflect the practical needs of traders and their advisers.
The content focuses on the skills and knowledge required to meet the legal and regulatory requirements of international trade, specifically trade between Northern Ireland, Great Britain, and Ireland/EU post-Brexit. It will equip you to develop your career or business in international trade, preparing you to give advice, to perform agency functions, or to engage with customs authorities and the customs process on your own behalf or for clients.
Each of the four modules consists of a day of interactive live delivery involving four trainers, supported by extensive reference material and videos, with a multiple-choice test of understanding. In addition, a key element of the course is completion of a case study. Which can be on your own company or a client, which gives reality and meaning to the technical concepts.
On successful completion of this Certificate, you will be able to:
- Offer customs advice.
- Support applicants for customs authorisations and permissions.
- Develop plans and strategies for businesses facing Brexit-related challenges.
Significant ‘takeaways’ from the course are an up-to-date briefing on Brexit, comprehensive written reference material and sources, and recorded video talks on technical aspects of customs.
Why should you study this programme?
New rules of international trade and customs apply from 1 January 2021 between Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Great Britain. Businesses are critically short of expertise to manage this unprecedented change. Long-established trading relationships will need to be renegotiated, the cost of trade will inevitably rise (estimates indicate at least 5%) and supply chains will have to be critically reappraised.
In practice, there are few businesses that will not be affected, directly or indirectly, and all will need advice from professionals familiar with the complex new rules and procedures.
Who should undertake the Certificate?
The Certificate in Customs and Trade is suitable for:
- Professional accountants wishing to add customs advice and/or agency to their range of services. Individuals undertaking this certificate may refer to themselves as a Customs Advisor upon successful completion.
- Businesses involved in trading activities that need evidence of formal customs training. Business owners and managers who need to plan and manage post-Brexit trade will obtain the knowledge they need on this course.
The Certificate is designed in the context of the EU Customs Competency Framework for the Private Sector – the most comprehensive international description of the skills required for operators in customs. This course addresses the ‘Operational’ competencies and will enable suitably qualified/experienced professionals to claim an overall proficiency level in customs.
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Overview & Booking form
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Enquiries and bookings
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Delegates should quote 'ICAS' as their referral source and members should quote their ICAS membership number to take advantage of the discounted member price.
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