Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
1 Year
NFQ Level 6 Minor Award
Faculty: Kemmy Business School
Course Type: Professional/Flexible, Online
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Catherine O'Doherty
Address: Management Development Unit Email:

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Brief Description

Global trade compliance is the process and system of understanding and adhering to the laws and regulations controlling the export/import of goods, products, information and technology between Ireland and other countries. In recent times the area of Global Trade Compliance has become a critical issue for many Irish companies for a number of reasons but, specifically the re-introduction of borders and Brexit.

The Certificate in Global Trade Compliance Level 6 is designed for professionals who seek to consolidate their existing operational experience and gain a formal University accredited qualification.

In today’s global marketplace, companies do business both within Ireland and Internationally. As a result, exporting and importing have become an essential part of day-to-day operations. Since many businesses across a variety of sectors rely on global trade, they need to ensure that their operations have solid global trade compliance.

Currently, many school-leavers entering the workplace only receive on-the-job training with no accreditation. This programme has been created to provide these employees with an accredited Level 6 qualification in recognition of the on-the-job training.

The programme, which is targeted at Junior Staff members is an introduction to global trade compliance which will provide the participants with the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies to enable them to pursue a career in the global trade industry.

MG2061: Principles 1: Customs Controls

MG2071: Fundamentals of Import & Export Security Controls

MG2081: Fundamentals of Classification

MG2091: Introduction to Export

MG2032: Introduction to Import

MG2042: Principles of Supply Chain & Logistics

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions this programme will be delivered 100% on-line in the coming Academic Year.

Participants should hold the Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification and have at least 1 years commercial experience.  The Course Board reserves the right to interview candidates as it deems necessary.

What to Include with your 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.
- A copy of your most recent CV.
- 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
    • English language competency certificate

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EU - €2,150

Non- EU - €2,393

Further information on fees and payment of fees is available from the Student Fees Office website. All fee related queries should be directed to the Student Fees Office (Phone: +353 61 213 007 or email

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