Posted on: 12th April 2021

Qualify for the BCC Foundation Award in International Trade


Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce has a number of nationally accredited international trade courses delivered by the Accredited Chamber Network that together form an import and export curriculum.

These courses give international traders the essential skills invaluable to small and large businesses alike.

During each one-day course the candidates must demonstrate knowledge of the subject, and their performance is marked by an external assessor.


The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice, if your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover.

The £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund enables traders to access practical support, including training for new customs, rules of origin and VAT processes. Small and medium sized businesses that trade solely with the EU – and are therefore new to importing and exporting processes – are encouraged to apply for the grants.

To be eligible, businesses must import or export goods between Great Britain and the EU, or move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


Candidates completing six or more courses are awarded the BCC Foundation Award in International Trade.

The ten courses are… Agents and Distributors | Customs Procedures and Documentation | Documentary Letters of Credit | Export Documentation | Import Procedures | INCOTERMs | Inward and Outward Processing | Methods of Payments | Preference Rules of Origin | Understanding Exporting.