Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
1 Year
NFQ Level 7 Minor Award
Faculty: Kemmy Business School
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: John McGrath
Email: Mobile: 086-0857866

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Brief Description

Ireland has a proven track record. in the growth of Global Goods exports. This Level 7 programme was created to provide the participants with the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies to become highly effective in the Global Trade Industry.

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(M) Microcreds available:

Modules listed within the Programme Content with an (M) beside them are MicroCreds and can be taken independently.

 Since many Irish businesses across a variety of sectors rely on global trade, they need to ensure that their operations have solid global trade compliance. To remain competitive, companies must have a comprehensive understanding of the laws and regulations which govern their imports and exports. Global Trade compliance is the process and system of understanding and adhering to the laws and regulations controlling the export and import of goods, products, information and technology between the 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. According to the report ("Ireland & The Impacts of Brexit –Strategic Implications for Ireland arising from Changing EU-UK Trade Relations") which was commissioned by the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Ireland is uniquely exposed to Brexit due to a very high trade intensity with the UK. Approximately 15 per cent of Irish goods and services exports are destined to the UK. In certain sectors, the UK is an especially important market, such as the agri-food sector where around 40 per cent of exports are destined for the UK. In addition, two-thirds of Irish exporters make use of the UK land-bridge to access continental markets.

The Certificate in Global Trade Compliance (Level 7) is targeted at employees who have a Level 6 qualification in Global Trade Compliance or equivalent and who wish to upskill.

MG2052: Advanced Practices in Classification (M)

MG2062 Applications of Security Controls (M) 

MG2072: Principles 2: Customs Controls (M)

MG2082: Export in the Context of the Global Supply Chain (M)

MG2092: Importing in the Context of the Global Supply Chain (M)

MG2141: Skills Portfolio

MG2151: Strategic Supply Chain & Logistics Frameworks

MG2022: Case Study

PM2082: Managing Change and Conflict (M)

IE2011: Industry Learning Project

The programme will be delivered 100% on-line in the coming Academic Year.

(M) A MicroCred is a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking a micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award.

Participants are required to have a Level 6 qualification and 3 years commercial experience. The University of Limerick reserves the right to short-list and interview applicants as deemed 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 - €2950

Non- EU - €2950

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