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The Mechanics of International Trade Finance
Starting 7 September 2022
Delivered by distance learning over 16 weeks
Starting 7 September 2022

Delivered by distance learning over 16 weeks

A Postgraduate Certificate course in International Trade Finance

In Partnership with Middlesex University


We can customise it to meet your specific training requirements. Contact Ted Bailey or call +44 (0)20 7017 4174.

The Mechanics of International Trade Finance

Core modules

Unit 1 - Introduction to International Trade Finance

Unit 2 - Collections, aval and forfaiting

Unit 3 - Documentary credits

Unit 4 - Specialist types of credit 

Unit 5 - Demand guarantees and standby credits

Unit 6 - Structured trade finance

Unit 7 - Open account payments and their financing 

Unit 8 - Commodity finance

What you’ll learn

  • The foundations of trade finance
  • The products and why and when they should be used
  • The needs of the importer and exporter
  • The risks that all parties are exposed to
  • The trade documentation
  • The difference between and trade services, trade finance and structured trade finance
  • How structured trade finance and commodity finance enable banks to offer greater levels of financial support
  • How to handle trade transactions
  • How to support and offer the best solutions to your clients

Postgraduate certificate option

You have the option to receive a postgraduate certificate validated by Middlesex University Business School.

You will need to submit an additional marked assignment of 5000 words, based on a continuing case study that runs throughout the duration of the course.

How you’ll learn

  • A new module is released every two weeks
  • Read the units online, save them to your computer or print them out
  • Study at your own pace
  • Efficient and cost effective - no need to travel or take time off work
  • Apply new skills and expertise to your work straight away

Is this the course for you?

Watch expert trainer Stephen Jones to find out more.

L. Da Silva

Past delegate

I invested in this course when I was out of work during the pandemic. The trainer, Stephen, was great and gave helpful feedback.