FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding Launched


An agreement with the Irish International Freight Association (IIFA) and CILT Skillnet to launch a Freight Forwarding Diploma has been reached. Here is a little flavour of what’s to come. More details are to be found on the CILT Skillnet website – 

CILT Skillnet, partnering with the IIFA, has opened registration for the 2020-2021 FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding. The FIATA Diploma is an internationally recognized qualification, with course standards set by FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Association, based in Geneva, Switzerland. Over a 10 month period, this course covers the cornerstones of international Freight Forwarding through a combination of academic learning and a mixture of practical and theoretical assignments for completion on a monthly basis. Modules covered included transport by Air, Sea and Road, Customs Clearance, Dangerous Goods and more. This is primarily a distance learning programme with printed manuals posted to students at the start of each month. Additional study aids are provided in the form of on-demand webinars for each module and learning will be assessed by monthly assignments and online tests.

The FIATA Diploma include:

  • Over 330 minutes of webinars, available to view 24/7 throughout the training and divided into appropriately focused topics
  • Has content updated annually to ensure that material is timely and relevant
  • A full module on Customs Clearance Awareness and procedures
  • Delivered and administered by two Individuals, both with QQI Awarded, Level 6 Training Delivery and Evaluation Qualifications
  • Has been achieved by 252 Individuals within the Irish Freight Community

“As the National Representative of FIATA, it is our 13th year offering their internationally recognized Diploma Course. Each year the course is reviewed, updated and localized to ensure it meets the needs and reality of International Freight Forwarding,” commented Seamus Kavanagh, Executive Officer for IIFA. “Being an Island Nation, it is vital that we have a vibrant educated and skilled Freight Forwarding and Logistics community. We achieve this through training, education and shared experience.”

Mick Curran, CEO of CILT Ireland & Network Promoter for CILT Skillnet added: “CILT Skillnet, through our partnership with IIFA, is delighted to be able to support the Irish logistics sector with subsidized places on the FIATA Diploma Course. We hope that this will support more businesses to upskill their staff with this internationally recognized programme.”

Subsidized places cost €1,450 with the unsubsidized cost of a place at €1,950 – saving businesses up to €500 per place.