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.

Export Documentation – Level 2 BCC Accredited

May 29, 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

Preference Rules of Origin – Level 2 BCC Accredited

May 29, 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

Essentials of GDPR for Business – ONLINE TRAINING

April 30, 2018 to the April 30, 2019

Get your organisation GDPR-ready with this 10 module e-learning course. Learn the essentials of compliance at your own pace and location no matter the size or sector of your company. Getting up to speed on GDPR has never been easier. This thorough online training course will educate your team while saving you time and money and providing evidence of due diligence toward bringing your organisation into full GDPR compliance.

Price: Members: £45; Affiliates £49; Non-Members £55

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

Customs Procedures & Documentation

June 11, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Ensure that your organisation imports and exports goods both cost-effectively and in full legal compliance with this one-day international trade course. This BCC-accredited session is suitable for both new and experienced international trade staff (including purchasing, finance, and operations departments) looking to save their organisation both time and money by staying up-to-date in their knowledge of customs procedures and documentation. Price: Members: £99; Affiliate: £129; Non-Member: £149

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

June 11, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Make certain that all international trade parties clearly understand their responsibilities in performing trade under the given contract with this half-day international trade course on Incoterms. Eliminate potential inconsistencies in language by giving all parties the same definition of specific terms within your trade agreements and prevent unnecessary and costly delays and mistakes. Price: Members: £99; Affiliate: £129; Non-Member: £149

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

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

Import Procedures – Level 2 – BCC Accredited

June 29, 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 Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Brexit Preparedness for International Trade

June 29, 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

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Training

July 4, 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

Introduction to Exporting: Level 2

July 5, 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

International Trade: Using Agents & Distributors

July 18, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Expand into foreign markets easier and in a more manageable way by learning how to use agents and distributors legally and practically with this half-day course. Learn about the agreements needed to cover your organisation when working with agents, distributors and even directly with customers in the foreign marketplace. Take advantage of the expertise of Forbes Solicitors’ John Pickervance as he takes you through Making Use of Agents and Distributors for International Trade

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

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