Certificate in International Trade and Customs for a Post Brexit Environment (October 2021)

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB21-ITCPBE-L7-20)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in International Trade & Customs, Special Purpose Award (Level 7, 20 credits)

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

20

Department

Department of Business & Financial Services

General Information
Contact

Veronica Walsh

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in LIT request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Important Dates
Application Deadline

29/07/2021

Start Date

11/10/2021

End Date

22/06/2022

About this Course

Initiated by Industry demand, this unique Certificate in International Trade & Customs for Post Brexit Environment course is designed to enhance the skills network of Irish based businesses trading internationally in a post Brexit environment.

On completion of this certificate the students will have a detailed knowledge of the international trade environment and have acquired the techniques to heighten the contribution they can bring to employing organisations. By completing this programme, the participants will have developed the skills and confidence necessary to be successful with the international trade aspects of their profession.

The proposed learning is based on feedback from industry experts who identified the areas which needed to be addressed within the Program. Those areas identified include:

1.International Trade Theory
2.Structure of Tariffs and Tariff controls
3.International guidelines on customs valuation rules and rule of origin
4.Authorised Economic Operator Status and general principles applying to AEO

Objectives

The Certificate in International Trade and Customs for a Post Brexit Environment is designed to achieve the following objectives:

. To meet a current and growing skills gap in customs and international trade regulation among Irish exporting firms.
. To deliver the programme in a flexible format suitable for those in employment.
. To build expertise in Customs and International Trade in the Midwest Region to deal with the evolving international trade environment.
. To develop an accredited (NFQ Level 7) programme for those working and seeking work in customs and international trade.

Entry Requirements

1. Proof of Level 6 qualification or approved equivalent
Current CV *must be up to date
Proof of nationality ie. passport
Proof of employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)

2. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the educational qualification entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should notify the Flexible Learning Office and request consideration under RPL. Please submit your application online here and then email Springboard@lit.ie requesting consideration under LIT’s RPL policy. Please state your unique Springboard reference number, name and chosen course.

3. ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements. We do not require proof of IELTS however, each applicant must ensure that their English is to above standard and they will be able to participate without any language barrier.

4. EXAMS: Continuous Assessment comprising of a mix of weekly tasks and periodical assignments. Assessment will be a range of learning tasks (i.e. Q&A, MCQ, short response, one-to-one feedback, checklists, group task) and as learning experiences (i.e. work based assignments, extended task). Assessment will be undertaken primarily online with some tasks undertaken on the seminar days.

5. FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €1,800. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €180. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

LIT Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

This course will be Springboard funded for 21-22 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines.

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***

Long Description

Initiated by Industry demand, this unique Certificate course is designed to enhance the skills network of Irish based businesses trading internationally in a post Brexit environment.

On completion of this certificate the students will have a detailed knowledge of the international trade environment and have acquired the techniques to heighten the contribution they can bring to employing organisations. By completing this programme, the participants will have developed the skills and confidence necessary to be successful with the international trade aspects of their profession.

The proposed learning is based on feedback from industry experts who identified the areas which needed to be addressed within the Program. Those areas identified include:

1.International Trade Theory
2.Structure of Tariffs and Tariff controls
3.International guidelines on customs valuation rules and rule of origin
4.Authorised Economic Operator Status and general principles applying to AEO

Assessment: Continuous Assessment comprising of a mix of weekly tasks and periodical assignments. Assessment will be a range of learning tasks (i.e. Q&A, MCQ, short response, one-to-one feedback, checklists, group task) and as learning experiences (i.e. work based assignments, extended task). Assessment will be undertaken primarily online with some tasks undertaken on the seminar days.

What will the time commitment be?
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.


Career Opportunities

Logistics Companies
Revenue
Customs & Excise
Import / Export Companies
Documentation Control

Timetable Info

** Start Date 11th October 2021 **
This programme will run part time from October 21-June 22.

This programme will run over 24 weeks and will be run via blended learning (online recorded lectures and other interactive media & 4 Seminar Days between LIT Limerick & LIT Clonmel.)

Lectures and interactive media will be recorded and available online for students to watch at a time and pace suitable to them.

There will be four Seminars given by industry experts over the duration of the programme.

The Seminar Days will be scheduled for Wednesdays TBC - Dates TBC with class group

Delivery Location

** Start Date October 2021 **

This programme will run over 24 weeks and will be run via blended learning (online recorded lectures and other interactive media & 4 Seminar Days between LIT Limerick & LIT Clonmel.)

Lectures and interactive media will be recorded and available online for students to watch at a time and pace suitable to them.

There will be four Seminars given by industry experts over the duration of the programme.

The Seminar Days will be scheduled for Wednesdays TBC - Dates TBC with class group

Delivery Notes

** Start Date October 2021 **

This programme will run over 24 weeks and will be run via blended learning (online recorded lectures and other interactive media & 4 Seminar Days between LIT Limerick & LIT Clonmel.)

Lectures and interactive media will be recorded and available online for students to watch at a time and pace suitable to them.

There will be four Seminars given by industry experts over the duration of the programme.

The Seminar Days will be scheduled for Wednesdays TBC - Dates TBC with class group

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Veronica Walsh

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in LIT request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Phone

+353 61 293055

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with LIT's RPL Policy.

Application Procedures

Apply online here at www.springboardcourses.ie. Once you submit your application you will receive an automated acknowledgement email with a unique reference application number. Please quote this reference number when contacting Springboard LIT.

To complete the application process you must upload the following supporting documents:

1. Current CV *must be up to date
2. Proof of existing level 6 educational qualification or equivalent
3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed by the Programme Team. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL Supporting Documents are uploaded to your application. The onus is on each applicant to ensure ALL documents are uploaded. LIT will not pursue applicants for missing documents.

This programme is 90% funded for those in employment. Students who fall into this category must pay a 10% fee of €180 to secure their place on the programme. This 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid before commencement date.

EMPLOYED APPLICANTS: ONE of the following: A recent payslip / most recent P60 / revenue documentation letter from employer confirming this (amounts may be redacted from financial documents) / letter/email from employer / proof from company website etc. Dated within the last month.

UNEMPLOYED APPLICANTS: Proof of social welfare: Written confirmation from the Department of Employment Social Protection (DEASP) that you are a Social Welfare recipient at the commencement of the course. Name of payment. Receipt from Post Office may suffice. Dated within the last month.

RETURNERS: If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarized affidavit confirming this. Download here and have completed by Peace Commissioner (no charge) or Commissioner of Oaths.

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.

EXAMS: Continuous Assessment comprising of a mix of weekly tasks and periodical assignments. Assessment will be a range of learning tasks (i.e. Q&A, MCQ, short response, one-to-one feedback, checklists, group task) and as learning experiences (i.e. work based assignments, extended task). Assessment will be undertaken primarily online with some tasks undertaken on the seminar days.

FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €1,800. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €180. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

LIT Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

This course will be Springboard funded for 21-22 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***