Global Trade Compliance (Certificate) (Blended Learning) (January 2021)

University of Limerick (21CTGLTCUDBD)
Key Programme Details
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Minor

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Kemmy Business School

General Information
Contact

Ask for a Springboard+ Co-ordinator

Email

springboard@ul.ie

Phone

061-202605 or 061-234379

Address

Graduate & Professional Studies
University of Limerick
Limerick
V94 T9PX

Important Dates
Application Deadline

13/12/2020

Start Date

25/01/2021

End Date

18/12/2021

About this Course

Application closing date has been extended to Sunday, December 13th 2020

Ireland has a proven track record in the growth of global goods exports. In a complex and challenging global trade environment, ensuring a strong knowledge base of export compliance requirements is vital to maintaining this growth and safeguarding the reputation of Ireland as best in class business partner and business destination globally, leading the way in innovation, compliance and seamless international trade. In 2018, goods exports from Ireland reached a total value of over €140,835 million. This is the highest level of export value on record for Ireland and represents an 15% increase on 2017 figures (Source: CSO). This is an indicator of a continuing trend for export growth and potential.

Given the current environment this course is planned to be delivered in line with the Universities strategy on dealing with the ever evolving COVID19 situation. Therefore this course will now be delivered in a part-time blended format for Semester 1 at least.

For updates on the impact of COVID19 on delivery please consult this section of the University of Limerick website:
https://www.ul.ie/covid-home

Please note we will need to correspond with you by email throughout the application process. For this reason, we ask that you regularly check your email and spam folders.

Objectives

On successful completion of this Certificate in Global Trade Compliance learners should be able to:

- Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures and processes for export/import from the Irish/EU market
- Describe the key principles and requirements for compliance with Global Trade Regulations
- Explain the impact of non-compliance

The purpose of this programme is for them to fully understand the processes in developing global trade and to be able to apply practical export knowledge within their organization learners will gain specific skills in the socio and technical domains of Global Trade Compliance whilst also developing strategic and transferable business skills. Graduates have a greater understanding of global trade processes and are better equipped to evaluate trade activities within their organisation’s global operation

Entry Requirements

Entry to this programme is open to all candidates. Preference will be given to candidates with a Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), QQI Certified.

Target Group: people involved in Logistics, Operations, Regulatory affairs, those with a compliance and auditing function in their role, and those involved in import and export activities into regulated markets.

Each application is considered on an individual basis and is assessed by the Selection Panel for the programme. Educational qualifications, work and life experience, motivation and overall potential to be successful on the programme are considered and evaluated usually, but not always, by means of an interview. Applicants may be short-listed for interviews, depending on the number of applications received. It is highly advisable to submit a strong and thorough application in the event that short-listing for interview does take place. In conjunction with the RPL policy of the University (see below information) this certificate will consider previous experience as means of application through an ethical and transparent RPL process.

Long Description

Global trade is a complex and changing landscape and to ensure the continuance of the growth of Irish global export market, it is key that businesses are aware of the global trade frameworks and procedural requirements for export compliance. We need to ensure that learners will get a more in-depth understanding of the framework and processes necessary for successful and efficient compliance with global trade requirements.

The purpose of this programme is for them to fully understand the processes in developing global trade and to be able to apply practical export knowledge within their organization Learners will gain specific skills in the socio and technical domains of Global Trade Compliance whilst also developing strategic and transferable business skills. Graduates have a greater understanding of global trade processes and are better equipped to evaluate trade activities within their organisation’s global operations.

MODULES:

Spring 2021:

MG2052: Advanced Practices in Classification
MG2062: Applications of Security Controls
MG2072: Principles 2: Customs Controls
MG2082: Export in the Context of the Global Supply Chain
MG2092: Importing in the Context of the Global Supply Chain

Autumn 2021:

MG2141: Skills Portfolio
MG2151: Strategic Supply Chain and Logistics Frameworks
PM2082: Managing Change and Conflict
MG2022: Case Study
IE2011: Industry Learning Project

CA4003 Career Development: An optional module for those students who wish to pursue this professional development workshop. This module prepares learners with CV and career coaching, develop a LinkedIn/online presence, physical presentation and interviews skills.

Timetable Info

This is traditionally a part-time course which is a mixture of online and on-campus classes. However, given the current environment this course is planned to be delivered online for semester 1 and 2.

For updates on the impact of COVID19 on delivery please consult this section of the University of Limerick website:
https://www.ul.ie/covid-home

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Ask for a Springboard+ Co-ordinator

Address

Graduate & Professional Studies
University of Limerick
Limerick
V94 T9PX

Phone

061-202605 or 061-234379

Email

springboard@ul.ie

RPL Information

The University of Limerick operates a policy for the Recognition of Prior Learning, both formal and informal/experiential learning. Informal and experiential learning includes non-accredited personal and professional education; work based training and relevant life/work experiences. This learning is assessed initially for entry on to particular courses of study but may additionally lead to academic credits and exemptions from subjects on the intended course of study. Applications for RPL are dealt with on an individual basis, facilitated by representatives from the relevant academic departments and Registrar's office at the University of Limerick. RPL for Springboard+ 2020 will be managed by Graduate and Professional Studies as part of the application process. Graduate & Professional Studies provides support and assistance to guide the learner through their RPL application and in compiling their portfolio. The process is student centric, with consideration made on a case-by-case basis, through submitted documentation and communication with the application team and course director. The operation of the RPL policy has been applied successfully to previous cohorts. Academic and professional qualifications, work and life experience are important considerations in assessment, but motivation and overall potential for the selected course has been a major factor in evaluating applicants. The University of Limerick operates a policy for the Recognition of Prior Learning, both formal and informal/experiential learning. Informal and experiential learning includes non-accredited personal and professional education; work based training and relevant life/work experiences. This learning is assessed initially for entry on to particular courses of study but may additionally lead to academic credits and exemptions from subjects on the intended course of study. Applications for RPL are dealt with on an individual basis, facilitated by representatives from the relevant academic departments and Registrar's office at the University of Limerick. RPL for Springboard+ 2020 will be managed by Graduate and Professional Studies as part of the application process. Graduate & Professional Studies provides support and assistance to guide the learner through their RPL application and in compiling their portfolio. The process is student centric, with consideration made on a case-by-case basis, through submitted documentation and communication with the application team and course director. The operation of the RPL policy has been applied successfully to previous cohorts. Academic and professional qualifications, work and life experience are important considerations in assessment, but motivation and overall potential for the selected course has been a major factor in evaluating applicants.

Application Procedures

APPLICATION TO A SPRINGBOARD+ COURSE WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK IS A 2 STEP PROCESS.<\b>

Step 1 is to submit your application on the Springboard+ website, you will then be sent a link via email to apply to the University of Limerick (UL) directly (this will be step 2).
You must provide all documents requested on this email which must be uploaded with your application on the UL site. It is only when we receive ALL requested documents that your application is considered complete.

Note : It may take a few days after your application is updated to 'pending' on the Springboard+ website for us to send you the link to apply to UL (step 2).


Please note we will need to correspond with you by email throughout the application process. For this reason, we ask that you regularly check your email and spam folders.

Required Documents for UL application:

Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.
- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)
- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
- Digital quality head and shoulders photograph.
- A copy of your most recent CV, please note that by providing this document you are agreeing that we may send it to members of industry if you require assistance when searching for an Industry Learning Placement (ILE) or project work (applies to some courses only).
- Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language
requirements:
• If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
AND
• English language competency certificate


FEES - EMPLOYED APPLICANTS ONLY
All employed participants must pay a contribution of the course cost directly to the provider for all level 7-9 courses. The onus is on the participant to arrange payment of this fee. The HEA will fund the remainder of the cost directly to the provider.

Employed participants will be required to make a 10% course contribution of €400 directly to the University of Limerick.

Springboard+ will pay all fees for unemployed and returner participants.

Course Acceptance
In order to accept a course offer employed participants must pay a non-refundable acceptance fee of €250 to the University of Limerick. This €250 will be deducted from the contribution of €400 as outlined above. The remaining €150 is due by 15th January 2021.

In order to avail of Springboard+ funding you must provide written proof as outlined below:

NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process it is your responsibility to inform a Springboard+ coordinator at UL and to provide proof of new status.

Unemployed
Written proof from the Department of Employment and Social Protection (DEASP) that you are in receipt of an eligible payment (see Springboard+ site).

Returners
Swear a declaration before a Commissioner for Oaths attesting to your status and provide written proof.

Employed/Self Employed
Provide a copy of most recent P60 or other relevant revenue documentation or a letter from their current employer to confirm employment or self-employment.

Formerly Self-Employed
Provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient. Swear a declaration, witnessed by a Commissioner of Oaths, stating that the applicant is no longer self-employed.

To be eligible for Springboard+ funding applicants must be resident in the state.

Please note you may be required to verify your Nationality and Residency status.

For Returners and Employed/Self-Employed applicants, the following rules apply :
- must be ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA/Swiss state for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to the programme.
** Note: The period of residency for holders of Stamp 4 or Stamp 4 EU FAM is calculated from the date of receipt of the Stamp 4.
Any period of residency in the state before this date will not be taken into consideration ( ie you must hold Stamp 4 for three of the five years preceding)