Accredited international trade training sessions in North Devon

In response to feedback from North Devon members, Devon and Plymouth Chamber is hosting a series of six special skills and international trade training courses in Barnstaple.

The courses will support businesses trading internationally or wanting to develop trade internationally and, accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), cover the critical steps for any new or existing international trade.

Click on the dates below for details of each specific course and to book places.

All training is eligible for funding as part of Brexit preparations – register before 31 January 2021 – funding deadline has now been extended – to take advantage of this   click here for funding.

Course TitleCreditsNorth Devon Dates
Introduction to International Trade213/02/2020
Customs Procedures & Export Documentation212/03/2020
Incoterms 2020130/04/2020
International Trade Payment Processes221/05/2020
Product Classification & Rules of Origin125/06/2020
Special Customs Procedures & Customs Audit Preparations116/07/2020

Each course passed will be certificated and success in obtaining six credits will lead to a Foundation Award in International Trade, certified by BCC, which is equivalent to an NVQ2 qualification.

Hobart Manufacturing

The export training sessions are hosted by chamber member Hobart Manufacturing in its Barnstaple factory board room.

International Trade Matters

Training is provided by local independent company International Trade Matters.

Who are these courses for?

These courses will suit anyone involved in importing and exporting goods and services, arming you and your employees with the knowledge to trade internationally. The people who attend courses include owner/proprietors of small businesses who manage their own import and export services through to employees working in import/export departments in larger organisations. Some attend all the courses, others just attend those relevant to their role. 

Training your staff to deliver your products or services right first time, every time, will lower your costs and improve the experience you deliver to your customers and by choosing an export training provider such as Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce/International Trade Matters, who both understand about making a profit internationally, can really help your company take off in your export markets.

For full details of Devon & Plymouth Chamber’s international trade training, visit