Colleges Help Business Navigate International Trade with Fully Funded Trade & Export Pathway Programme

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South Eastern Regional College (SERC)

4th Oct 2021

Fully funded by the Department for the Economy, the Trade and Export Pathway programme offers candidates the opportunity to gain a Level 3 Introduction to Trade Management; a Level 4 Award in International Physical Distribution or a Level 4 Award in Finance of International Trade.   All courses commence from 18 October with between 10- and 20-hours virtual tuition delivered over 8 weeks.


The Colleges are also offering a Level 3 Customs Practitioners Award in the New Year.


Elaine Flynn from SERC said, “These qualifications will be of interest to anyone working in businesses, dealing with international markets and are applicable to a range of sectors from food production to manufacturing.   Designed by the Institute of Export and International Trade, each course ensures participants are up to speed with the latest regulations and procedures that have stemmed from Brexit.”

Sinead Hawkins from NWRC said, “The programme has been designed to fit around a full-time career and includes between 10 hours (Level 3) and 20 hours (Level 4) in virtual sessions and between 60 – 100 hours supported self-directed study.

She added, “The programme is fully funded so there is no cost to participants or employers for Awards which are set to be highly sought-after and digitally badged on successful completion.”

Places are limited.  Interested candidates should send an expression of interest to


 Above: South Eastern Regional College (SERC) and North West Regional College (NWRC) are helping local businesses navigate the changing climate of international trade in a collaboration which offers the opportunity to gain valuable qualifications from the Institute of Export and International Trade.  Pictured, Elaine Flynn, Head of Business Services at SERC.