This Qualification is designed to be flexible and accessible so that people are able to demonstrate the competencies required to work safely and productively at a strategic level in the freight forwarding and customs compliance environment. Recipients of the Qualification will have the knowledge and skills to assume a managerial role in the international supply chain sector.
|1||International trade||An overview of international trade.
The Ricardian Model- Comparative advantage.
Heckscher – Ohlin model.
The standard trade model.
Trade policy instruments
WTO/ Trade agreements
|2||International trade law & policy|| International trade: defining features.
Appraising the foundations of international trade policy.
Foundation of international trade law.
Current issues in international governance.
|3||Introduction to freight forwarding||An overview of the international freight forwarding industry.
International organisations in freight forwarding industry.
Financial and legal requirements.
Transport geography and special transport services.
|4||Trade facilitation|| An overview of trade facilitation.
WTO Agreement on trade facilitation.
WCO Revised Kyoto Convention.
Non-tariff barriers and reporting system.
Trade facilitation in RECs (SADC, SACU, COMESA and AfCFTA)
Customs modernisation case studies (e.g. Mauritius, Uganda, and Rwanda).
|5||Modes of transport||Sea transport
Legal environment: carriage of goods by sea, road and rail
Scope of cover: marine cargo insurance; haulage contractor’s liability
Risk profiles of typically traded goods
Further aspects of Risk
|7||Dangerous goods||Safety advisor
Classification of dangerous goods.
Packing, tank and vehicle provisions
Marking, labelling and placarding
|8||Logistics||Definition of terms
Quality customer service and integrated logistics
|9||Customs procedures||HS classification
Rules of origin
Removal in transit
|10||Safety & security||Definition of terms (safety & security)
Safety and security in the freight forwarding industry.
General provisions and participant safety obligations.
Handling and stowage.
Vehicle crew and training
Security provisions and vehicle supervision
Cause of accidents involving dangerous goods.
Consequences of accidents involving dangerous goods
|11||International maritime law||Law of contract
Bills of Lading Contracts and Charter parties.
Marine Insurance Law
Admiralty Law & General Average.
Payment & Finance for International Trade.
Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation
|12||Freight forwarding and the digital economy||Definition and Development of e-commerce
E-Commerce legal & security issues
E- Commerce implementation costs
Steps to start-up on-line business
Steps to set-up e-commerce website for advertising purposes
Digitalisation and international trade
Digitalisation in freight industry
|13||Freight forwarding and the gender equality||Trade and Gender Linkages
The Economy as a Gendered Structure
The Trade and Gender Relationship
Mainstreaming Gender in Trade Policy
The Effects of Trade on Women’s Well-being and Economic Empowerment.
Women as Producers Women as Consumers
Women as Taxpayers
Gender-Based Inequalities and Trade Performance
The Unsustainability of an Export Strategy Based on Gender Inequality
Mainstreaming gender in the freight industry
|14||Research methods|| Course overview
Literature reviews and data base searches.
How to write up a research project (e.g. Dissertation)
Verbal Presentations on research proposals