Training and development

Training and development is not only key to keeping your staff motivated, but also essential to improving your overall business efficiency.  At North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce we offer a comprehensive support package to develop the skills of your workforce and improve the overall performance of your business.

We offer a year round calendar of popular training course and can also offer bespoke courses, tailored to your specific needs.

See below for details of our upcoming courses and if you have any specific training requirements please contact us.

Customs Procedures & Documentation

September 5, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Training course to ensure that international trade organisations import and export their goods both cost-effectively and in full legal compliance. This course is suitable for people new to international business and experienced companies who may want to refresh their knowledge., including purchasing, finance and operations departments.

Price: Members: £99; Affiliates: £129; Non-Members: £149

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Incoterms – Level 2 – BCC Accredited

September 5, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ensure that all international trade parties clearly understand their responsibilities in performing trade under the given contract with this half-day course on Incoterms. In just one morning of training you will eliminate potential inconsistencies in language by giving all parties the same definition of specific terms within your trade agreements.

Price: Members: £99; Affiliates: £129; Non-Members: £149

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Preference Rules of Origin – Level 2 BCC Accredited

September 6, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Preference Rules of Origin, although complex, are essential to understand as the country in which a product is made can affect the import duty that is applicable – something which can impact upon both importer and exporter. This course will ensure that your team knows the rules which govern origin thereby ensuring that your goods are not detained nor delayed at Customs borders due to incorrect declaration of origin.

Price: Members: £99; Affiliates: £129; Non-Members: £149

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Export Documentation – Level 2 BCC Accredited

September 6, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Essential training on Export documentation so that Exporters can provide accurate information concerning all export consignments required for international trade. This morning course is designed for Export Staff involved in the administration of Export Issues and covers all relevant aspects of dealing with export documentation for both EU procedures and exports to overseas customers, while highlighting documentary requirements, as well as compliance with Customs requirements.

Price: Members: £99; Affiliates: £129; Non-Members: £149

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Training

September 26, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status is more relevant than ever to International Trade business and it will continue to be relevant whatever happens when we exit the EU. It streamlines your customs process whether an importer or exporter. But how does it work? Who can apply? How do we get the most out of AEO status? These questions and more will be answered on this one-day AEO training course in Preston.

Price: Members: £169; Affiliate: £189; Non-Member: £199

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Writing Third Party Contracts & Terms & Conditions

September 27, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Operate your business or department with confidence and assurance, knowing that you have done your "due diligence" and have legally protected your organisation contractually. This half-day course is designed to help you do exactly that by developing sound practical skills in establishing proper third party contracts and terms and conditions. This afternoon course follows the IPR course as part of a back-to-back offering.

Price: Members: £69; Affiliate Members £89; Non-Members £99

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for International Trade

September 27, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Your intellectual property belongs to no one but you and this course will show you how to keep it that way! Develop sound practical skills that can be applied to the IPR of your organisation from a legal expert who represents and advises businesses across Lancashire on the very subject of IPR and copyright. This morning course will precede the Third Party Contracts course as part of a back-to-back offering.

Price: Members: £69; Affiliate Members £89; Non-Members £99

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Introduction to Exporting: Level 2

October 16, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Whether you are looking to develop a member of staff in the intricacies of Exporting procedures and language or you are considering export for the first time, this course is perfect for your international trade team as it provides training for local businesses across all sectors and sizes to take the first step and make new sales overseas while avoiding costly mistakes due to incorrect information and approaches to exporting.

Price: Members: £169; Affiliate: £189; Non-Member: £199

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Import Procedures – Level 2 BCC Accredited

November 9, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Expand your supply chain here in the UK by bringing in goods from overseas legally and more cost effectively with the tools and techniques provided on this BCC accredited half-day course. Import Procedures Level 2 training is suitable for all key people involved in importing, including business owners, managers, purchasing, procurement, finance, and operations departments.

Price: Members: £99; Affiliates: £129; Non-Members: £149

Contact: Chamber Training Team 01253 3347063- or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk

Brexit Preparedness for International Trade

November 9, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Be prepared for life after the EU: From changes in export documentation to the competitiveness of products, in this new era we will explain the impact from different perspectives and how this can and will affect UK companies. This course will help you start planning now and put a strategy in place to adapt to any new changes that become applicable.

Price: Members: £99; Affiliates: £129; Non-Members: £149