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Certificate in Customs and Global Trade Management

Customs and Global Trade Management

(10 ECTS, Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications)

Course NFQ Level

Level 7

Course Code



This Special Purpose Award (SPA) affords a review of Customs Law on International Trade by providing a formal grounding in aspects of European Union Customs Law and Regulations that govern International Trade.

The role, functions and current challenges relating to Customs in an era of Globalisation are examined, having regard for the aims and functions of key influencers. These influencers include The World Trade Organisation (WTO); The World Customs Organisation (WCO); and trading alliances such as The Single Market, and the implications of Brexit for example.

The interaction between global trade, and how customs policies facilitate such trade is examined in the context of global trade facilitation initiatives and the role of customs and border control is examined in terms of current global and geo-political influences. The programme critically analyses situations of potential difficulty and further examines appropriate legal remedies.



Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €300 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

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Application Procedure

Applicants can apply directly at

Important note: Applicants to upload a detailed CV and transcripts of academic qualifications cited in your CV, with your application.

Duration & Delivery

One Semester – 13th January 2025 to 16th May 2025

Blended delivery:

Delivered online during some evenings & Saturdays and with one Saturday onsite at the NMCI University campus.


Special Purpose Award - Certificate in Customs and Global Trade Management (Level 7, 10 ECTS on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Admission Requirements

Level 6 qualification preferred. At least three years’ experience in a suitable working environment with logistics and supply chain exposure. Suitable for those engaging with freight forwarding and customs in regard to the movement of goods globally.

Equivalent recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case-by-case basis to candidates who have not achieved this academic standard but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience in the discipline of Customs Management or Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Suitably qualified applicants who have been out of the work environment for a number of years and have a previous history of employment but may require upskilling, reskilling or cross-skilling to transition back to the workforce are most welcome Applicants will also be considered under MTU’s well-established RPL process.