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The Mechanics of International Trade Finance Distance Learning Course

An intensive course with a post-graduate certificate option, delivered exclusively online

Course registration extended to 21st November 2018

Distance Learning


You have a unique opportunity to choose an a validated option for this course and receive a Post Graduate Certificate on completion. This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion. However, if the validated option isn’t important to you there is still the opportunity to take the standard course.

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Start Dates: 7 November 2018 & 22 May 2019
Duration: 16 weeks, delivered by Distance Learning
Course Faculty: Graham Bull, Trade Finance expert with 25 years of banking experience
Certification: Post Graduate Certification (optional)

Validated by Middlesex University

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Course Structure

The course takes place over 16 weeks and comprises eight core units. The units will be released every two weeks from the start of the course. Download the units or study completely online.

Preview unit 1 of the International Trade Finance distance learning course

Assessment and Post Graduate Certification

At the end of each unit there is an assessment that will allow you to benchmark your growth in knowledge and understanding. For those wishing to receive a Post Graduate Certificate from Middlesex University, an additional marked assignment of 5000 words will also need to be submitted. The assignment will be based on an on-going case study that runs throughout the duration of the course.

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Watch this video of Graham Bull, trade finance specialist and practitioner, introducing the course

Graham spent 25 years in the banking industry, 19 of which were devoted to the international trade finance and correspondent banking sectors. In total, he worked for four banks (English, German, American and Arab) and in addition spent some time on the commercial side managing the Countertrade Dept for a tobacco trader.

The bulk of his banking career was spent with Bankers Trust Co, as a Vice President in the Trade Banking Division, where he conducted business throughout Europe, the Middle East and African regions. He specialised in practical problem solving for major corporates/commodity traders and carries those skills into his present day training/consultancy work.


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The assignment made me made think very hard and put everything together. Jolly useful.

Jolyon Ellwood Russell, 

Partner, Simmons & Simmons

With the flexibility of learning in your own time and environment, a broad range of people who will benefit from studying this course. Whether you are new to trade finance or perhaps you already have experience in sector, but want to expand your knowledge to give you a much more detailed and holistic understanding of the wider issues, this course has a huge amount to

Delivered by distance learning, this programme allows you to receive professional training without disrupting your work

Access all course materials and receive expert tutorial support whilst peer networking, using our online learning management system.

There will be an online test at the end of each unit to track you understanding and learning.

Remember, there is also an opportunity to study for a Post Graduate Certification, a chance for you to obtain an academic qualification.

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Distance learning, e-learning and blended delivery

We can tailor this course and its delivery to match your requirements. Whether it is a complete distance learning course or blended learning, we will ensure that our dedicated team and professional trainers will produce and deliver the perfect training programme.

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Don't delay your application. Our online application form securely accepts payment by credit card in either £ or €, or we will invoice you or your employer for payment by bank transfer.

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