Higher Apprenticeship: FdSc International Trade


Our International Trade Higher Apprenticeship provides employees with the skills and knowledge to successfully operate in international trade without taking time out to study.

Developed in collaboration with employers, and delivered with the Institute of Exports, the higher apprenticeship is a flexible alternative to traditional study. Through the programme, apprentices will earn a full foundation degree whilst applying learned theory directly to the workplace.

Upon completion, employees can progress to the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, earning a BSc (Hons) in Professional Management Practice

Programme overview

  • Two-year foundation degree with the Institute of Exports (IoE), leading to a two-year Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship with the University of Plymouth.
  • Foundation degree delivered online with the IoE, with regular tutor interaction, online webinars and student forums.
  • Modules are designed to teach students how theory and practice influence each other, with real-life problem solving a key part of the learning experience.
  • Students have the opportunity to undertake learning specific to different disciplines in international trade, including transport and logistics, supply chains, compliance and trade finance.

Key benefits

  • @ Tailored to your business needs - an industry-led, work-based programme tailored to meet the needs of your business and includes specialism in a number of specific areas
  • @ Develop your workforce – plug your skills gaps, plan for the future and benefit from the latest best practice in international trade
  • @ Increase retention and productivity – actively investing in your team has been proven to increase productivity and retention
  • @ High quality training – teaching is always current and integrates best practice as well as internationally renowned research. The Tutors supporting the programme are experienced in international trade and have an academic background
  • @ Support – guidance from experienced academic tutors as well as qualified staff for the duration of the programme.

Degree Apprenticeship: Chartered Manager

Upon completion of the FdSc in International Trade, employees can progress to the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, earning a BSc (Hons) in Professional Management Practice whilst continuing to earn a wage.

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship has been designed with employers in collaboration with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

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