You have a unique opportunity to choose an accredited option for this course and receive a Post Graduate Certificate on completion. This is a Middlesex University qualification (jointly developed by Middlesex University and IFF) and quality assured by Middlesex University. However, if accreditation isn’t important to you there is still the opportunity to take the standard non-accredited course.
Start Dates: 1 November 2017
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)
Accredited by Middlesex University
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.
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.
Unit one looks beyond the balance sheet to appreciate the contractual details. It covers the importance of INCOTERMS and helps to create a mind set for structuring sensible solutions
Unit 2 covers the role of open account and documentary collection systems and the mechanics of open account and collections transactions. Participants look at the importance of ICC regulations to the documentary collections process and consider suitable financial structures
Unit 3 shows the purpose and value of the documentary credit and the importance of ICC regulations to the documentary credit process. Participants will understand the operational/credit risk factors with the product and consider suitable financing possibilities
Unit 4 highlights the role and needs of middle men/traders. It shows participants the mechanics of back to back and transferable transactions as well as the risk and mitigants when structuring solutions. Regulatory issues in the market sector will be covered.
Unit 5 covers the role of factoring and credit insured financing and identifies the differences in practices within the market. It shows the wider importance of credit and political risk coverage and the risks and mitigants when structuring solutions
In unit 6, participants understand the characteristics of the products and analyse the various types of guarantees and available regulations. Participants appreciate the roles and interests of the involved parties, consider risk mitigation techniques and take advantage of additional financing opportunities
Unit 7 covers the rationale for pre export financing and the variable techniques that might be employed. Participants will understand the multiple risk factors associated with the business and explore potential risk mitigants. They will consider the possibility of countertrade solutions
Unit 8 explores how commodities are traded and evaluates title and control possibilities. Participants consider goods as the only form of security and look beyond the balance sheet and understand the trade
The assignment made me made think very hard and put everything together. Jolly useful.
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
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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