The key to success for any organisation is its people. With the new Professional Practice International Trade there is now a practical, industry and academically recognised way to equip yourself or your staff with the technical and management skills to transform changes in international markets into business opportunities.
Anglia Ruskin University, in partnership with the Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE), have created a new qualification, the first of its kind, that underpins current industry knowledge with academic theory and skills.
The courses are taught through a mixture of online tutorials and work based assignments, and have been specifically designed to be practical, flexible and fit easily around your job.
Designed for you
This course is suitable for all professionals, regardless of industry or sector, who may be working in export, import, trade or international business.
The Business Environment has been designed to provide you with a broad knowledge of potential implications of international trade resulting from global economic developments. You will also be given insight into international trade law and legislation.
Managing People, Customers and Markets will provide you with a fundamental understanding of organisations, core marketing principles and effective management of people and customers. This module will introduce you to the theme of supply chain management.
Finance of International Trade will provide you with an understanding of key profitability drivers in businesses, and the most appropriate sources of finance to maximise these profits. Managing international risk and appropriate payments systems are the other core elements of this module.
International Marketingwill introduce you to the basic marketing concepts, and the principles and practices of international marketing. You will learn to interpret the market environment, carry out appropriate research, analyse information accurately and devise appropriate marketing plans for the international environment.
International Physical Distribution will cover the practicalities of overseas transport and distribution, together with the associated legislation and best practice.
Achievement of the above modules comprise the professional award of the Certificate of Higher Education in Professional Practice International Trade.
International Marketing Strategy will address the development of international marketing strategies and plans including market selection, market entry, the marketing mix and some of the organisational aspects relating to international marketing.
International Logistics and Purchasing will build on the knowledge of transport mechanisms you developed in Level One and will help you to make recommendations based on various measures such as warehousing, inventory and materials handling.
Management of International Trade will addresses development and use of appropriate techniques of corporate strategy and management in an international context.
Managing Projects and Organisational Changewill introduce and develop the skills and knowledge associated with delivering a successful business project, making effective use of resources and managing change within a business environment.
Practical Global Trading is a work related project that will give you the opportunity to consolidate your work across all modules from Level One (Advanced Certificate in International Trade) and Level Two (Diploma in International Trade) and apply this to the workplace.
The above modules complete the Foundation Degree in Professional Practice International Trade.
We have some good news, you won’t have to sit any exams to pass this course!
Assessments have been designed to utilise and develop skills and learning relating to international trade and management. These are through project work, presentations, course work assignments and case studies.
How you and your organisation will benefit:
How work-related learning works
The work related learning approach ensures that course content and skills learned is relevant, practical and based on work activities. This method of learning therefore benefits both you and your organisation.
All modules are delivered through online distance learning. All learning is supported by tutors from Anglia Ruskin University and the Institute of Export. Assignments will be based on real time issues and situations in the workplace. You will have full access to a range of study resources provided by the Institute of Export and Anglia Ruskin University. This includes the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and the university’s online library resources.
Here at Anglia Ruskin we pride ourselves on our employability outcomes. We want to provide you with an outstanding course and outstanding career prospects. That’s why our Employability and Careers team are on hand to help.
As a distance learning student, it doesn’t matter how remote you are, you can still benefit from help and advice on CV writing, interview techniques, job hunting, and general careers guidance.
To find out more please visit our careers advice page.
We usually require you to have an A level, or NVQ level 3, with Maths and English GCSEs at grade C, or equivalent. If you do not meet these criteria but have relevant work experience you are encouraged to apply and credit may be awarded for prior learning and experience. Such applications will be considered on an individual basis.
We also require you to have a good standard of English (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent), evidence if necessary by standard level qualifications.