ICC Academy upgrades flagship trade finance certificate

Singapore, 16 July: The educational arm of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the ICC Academy, has unveiled an enhanced version of its globally-recognised trade finance certification, the Global Trade Certificate (GTC). The changes ensure the programme keeps pace with the rapidly evolving trade finance industry.

Looking back on the development of the programme, ICC Academy General Manager Daniel Kok said: “In a rapidly changing business environment, we strive to keep our curriculum as up-to-date and relevant as possible to ensure the best possible training for the next generation of trade professionals.”

Originally launched in 2015, the GTC now includes participants from more than 100 countries across the globe. Its curriculum helps front and middle office professionals build a solid understanding of the nuts and bolts of global trade finance.

Commenting on the programme, Olivier Paul, ICC Banking Commission’s Head of Policy said: Trade finance is an evolving business. The actors of this market need to have regular updates of the latest techniques, best practices and regulatory changes that occur. The ICC Academy is here to provide these upgrades by adapting its different certificates to the evolution of the market. The ICC Academy is very well placed to fulfill this ambition, by leveraging its extensive network of national committees and experts throughout the world”

Still comprising its original 14 e-courses, the new innovations include:

  • an improved user experience;
  • refreshed visuals and graphics;
  • content updates;
  • fully optimised for tablet and mobile use;
  • an integrated course glossary;
  • a quiz-review dashboard;
  • an achievement and point system; and
  • a search function within each lesson

Other key features of the 2018 GTC programme are:

  • 150 animated videos with narration
  • 250 assessment questions on top of the final 60-minute proctored exam
  • 8 hours of new video lectures

Dan Taylor, Principal at DLTAYLOR Consulting and a GTC e-course author said: “The upgrades to the GTC make the programme significantly more user-friendly and easier [for participants]  to comprehend the subject matter.  [The content] is more graphically pleasing, which should enhance the participants learning experience altogether.”

WU Qiuhan, Development Partner, China for Enterprise Singapore said: The 2018 version of the GTC has evolved greatly with prominent key learning points, as well as improved assessments and evaluation process. I am confident that participants of the new programme will gain valuable knowledge about the global trade financing [world] in a much easier way.”

Learn more about the Global Trade Certificate here and try our interactive demo.

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