About IOE&IT

Established in 1935, the Institute of Export & International Trade is the professional membership body representing and supporting the interests of everyone involved in importing, exporting and international trade.

Offering a unique range of individual and business membership benefits and a world renowned suite of qualifications and training, the Institute is the leading authority in best practice and competence for businesses trading globally.

Registered Charity number. 266395


Short Courses

It may seem obvious, but training your staff to deliver your products or services right first time, every time, will lower your costs and improve the experience you deliver to your customers.

Choosing a great export training partner who understands about making a profit internationally can really help your company take off in your export markets. Combined with great quality, it makes our short courses hard to beat.

Our programmes can be linked with CPD awards or internal training and our experience as a provider of independently regulated qualifications helps us to help you effectively.We have a pool of experienced,accredited and specialised trainers, you can rest assured that IOE&IT short courses are second to none.

No matter what level you are at, our courses will give you the skills and expertise you need to gain a competitive advantage in the challenging and complex world of export, import and international trade.

Read our top 10 reasons you should be investing in export training.



Membership Benefits Include:

  • Recognition as part of the economic growth that will drive the UK forward

  • Discounts on training courses*, insurance and a variety of other benefits

  • ADVICE LINE - if you get stuck you can use our advice line, to help you through any crisis!

  • Access to a complete range of professional qualifications

  • Daily foreign exchange bulletins

  • Newsletter, Croners Trade International Digest (monthly), International Trade Magazine and International Freight Times

  • Use of letters after your name relating to your grade of membership

  • Access to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme

  • International trade news and our blog, plus details of international trade events

  • The IOE&IT recruitment webpages - whether you are looking for a job or looking for the perfect candidate

  • Access to our network Special Interest Groups, conferences and dinners

*Full, Associate, Business and Corporate members only



We have a complete range of online qualifications to meet the needs of learners, from those that have no experience, up to those who wish to qualify themselves to take a business degree.

Why Choose an IOE&IT Qualification?

  • Written by experts for commercial success

  • Learn about best practice right from the start

  • Course content linked to practical and commercial scenarios

  • Designed to fit around a full-time career

  • Delivered through distance learning complemented by webinar and online tutorials

  • Possible recognition of applied prior learning and prior experiential learning

  • The IOE&IT is an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual to ensure the courses meet national standards

We are proud of the fact that we have a 95% pass rate for our students who follow one of our Blended Distance Learning Programmes.


The IOE&IT Technical Help for Exporters

To help you deal with any export issues you come across, our 'Technical Help for Exporters Helpline' service comes as part of your membership package.

The helpline can deal with questions on

  • Documentation

  • Export controls

  • Bribery Act

  • Customs & VAT procedures

  • Regulatory and compliance issues

  • Insurance issues

  • Payment terms

  • Transport & logistics

  • I have an order, what should I do?

When your business needs more help than we can provide via the helpline, we have a range of services available at very competitive rates.

IOE&IT – Expert Solutions for International Trade

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