IOE Level 3 Customs Practitioner Award

The Customs Practitioner Award is delivered in conjunction with the Institute of Export. The course will enhance your knowledge and understanding of the procedures, documentation, rules, legislation and requirements for moving goods into and out of Northern Ireland.

Academic Year: 2023/24

Course Code: 11010

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Further Education


The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Time: 09:45-16:00

Course Overview

The course is delivered on-line over 4 full days within a 2-3 month period with completion of a multiple choice assessment to gain the qualification. 

The student will be able to avail of the IOE Canvas on-line portal which gives detailed information regarding Import & Export within International Trade.

Course Modules

The course will cover:

  • Customs Procedures and Documentation
  • Customs Classification and Tariff Codes
  • Understanding rules of origin, free trade agreements and export preference
  • Moving goods into and out of Northern Ireland

Ideal If:

You work in any industry in Northern Ireland where goods are imported or exported. 

Or you are seeking employment in industry where goods are imported or exported. 

You'll Learn:
The rules and regulations associated with importing and exporting goods into and out of Northern Ireland. 

You'll Love:
Working with SERC and the Institute of Export to gain knowledge of International Trade.

You'll Progress:

The Level 3 and Level 4 Certificate in International Trade is offered throughout the year, you can work on the modules as and when suits you. 


You'll Need:
A good understanding of Trade and Export. 

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

The course is offered via SKILL UP. This Flexible Skills Fund programme is accessible to all groups, those in employment and those unemployed. The programme seeks to encourage participants from various socio-economic, academic and non-academic backgrounds. Participants will be able to avail of free courses and accredited qualifications, which will improve their skills, benefitting their employment opportunities and enhancing Northern Ireland’s continuously growing and diversifying economy. To avail of this free course you must meet the following eligibility criteria: 

 (a)  over 18 years of age;

(b)   eligible to work in Northern Ireland;

(c)   ‘settled’ in Northern Ireland, and has been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years; or

(d)   is a person who has indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK.  

Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Time: 09:45-16:00

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Available Sessions

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Funding may be available for this course, please contact us on to discuss if you are eligible. Additional sessions may be available for this course throughout the year. Please contact us to discuss a start date that would be suitable for you.

The following sessions are available to apply for:

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Level 3 Customs Practitioner Award



Time: 09:45-16:00


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