The Academy recognises holders of this award to be “Accredited Customs Professionals”.
This qualification covers a comprehensive and in-depth range of topics in customs compliance and regulation. Successful completion of this award, combined with the Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Customs Compliance, will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to competently perform the wide range of activities expected of a customs professional, both in the UK an overseas.
This course is scheduled to be launched by the end of November 2019.
Candidates must be 19 years of age or over and must have successfully completed the Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Customs Compliance. Candidates with a relevant existing Degree from a recognised University and/or more than 5 years’ experience in international trade will be considered for direct entry into the Diploma.
Note: this qualification articulates into the Bachelor of Border Management and the Master of Customs Administration offered by Charles Sturt University’s Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, both of which are accredited by the World Customs Organization as meeting the requirements of the Customs profession.
How World Trade and Customs is Organised; Practical Aspects of International Customs Procedures; Initiatives on Supply Chain Security & Partnership with Trade; International Trade Facilitation
The European Union as a customs union; EU customs code and the union customs code developments; EU customs regimes and procedures; Import Licensing Regulations; Export Licensing Controls - Wassenaar Arrangement, Dual-Use EU Controls (DUEC), The EU Military List, End-User Controls, Embargoes and Sanctions; Intrastat; AEO Status
HM Revenue & Customs and other UK controlling bodies involved in international trade; Other areas of national control: Excise Goods and VAT; Customs Declarations; 3rd Country customs procedures in the UK; Non-Fiscal Controls
Drawing from the learning completed in previous modules, project work permits the student to choose an area of International Trade & Customs Compliance that best suits their individual and/or company requirements. With reference material and practical tutor support the student can move into a more specific area on a project basis. This recognises that, due to the difficulty of dealing with highly complex customs matters, there will need to be some focus on workplace learning supported by tutor support and, where appropriate, workplace assessment.
As a guide, you should expect to study for a total of around 380 hours to complete all modules.
You will be expected to answer a series of questions as you progress through each module of the course. Questions take a variety of forms, including multiple choice, multiple response, fill in the blanks, drag and drop and hotspot.
Once you have completed all the modules, you will receive a Certificate showing the grade you have obtained:
- Pass: 60% to 74%
- Credit: 75% to 84%
- Distinction: 85% and above.
If you do not achieve a score of 60% or higher, you will need to undertake a supplementary assessment at the end of the course.
The cost of the qualification is £2250, which includes one year membership of the Academy.