About North East Export Academy

Do you want to sell overseas, but don’t know where to start or need to enhance your skills?

Join the Department for International Trade North East for a free in-depth virtual training programme, delivered by international trade specialists, to learn everything you need to know about trading overseas successfully.

Who’s it for?

The Export Academy is a comprehensive step by step programme, designed for goods or service selling businesses who are:

  • New to international trade
  • Trading overseas, but needing to upskill staff
  • Trading overseas, but wanting to refresh their knowledge or fill gaps


What’s involved?

Tailor how the programme is delivered to accommodate your needs, choose from the following options:

  • Option One – 10 x hourly sessions spread over 6 weeks (11 May – 17 June)
  • Option Two – 4 x half day sessions spread over 4 weeks (23 June – 14 July)
  • Option Three – 10 x hourly sessions spread over 6 weeks (24 August – 30 September)

The programme allows you to choose which modules are most suited to your business, whether you sell goods, services or both!


What are the benefits?

Gain the knowledge and skills required to trade overseas successfully from international trade experts.

Awarded with a certificate upon graduation.
Guided through an Export Action Plan to position your business for export success.
Access an enhanced support package upon completion, including a tailored virtual events programme.


Not sure if it’s right for you?

Join one an introductory session to have your queries answered! Taking place on:

  • Tuesday 11 May 2021: 09:30 – 10:00
  • Wednesday 23 June 2021: 09:00 – 09:30
  • Tuesday 24 August 2021: 09:30 – 10:00

DiT will provide an overview of the programme and the 10 modules that are included, discuss the support available upon graduation and next steps.

To register for the programme or one of the introductory sessions, please click here.

Event Overview

Event Organiser:

The Department for International Trade

Event Dates:

Tuesday 24th August 2021

Event Duration:

Various dates between May and August

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