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UK Export Academy

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What does this involve?

The UK Export Academy from the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) gives businesses the know-how to sell to customers around the world by providing an opportunity to learn from experts in international trade.

The academy is designed for businesses with different levels of exporting experience, whether you're just starting to sell internationally or looking to grow your international sales. The academy will help you to overcome common challenges that businesses can face.

What will your business get from the UK Export Academy?

  • Foundation course: Build your knowledge and confidence if you’re relatively new to selling internationally or interested in learning how to start. You will leave the foundation course with an export action plan tailored to your business.
  • Sector faculties: Sector-specific webinars, masterclasses and virtual missions. More experienced exporters can join sector faculties that will provide your business with information on how to operate effectively in particular foreign markets or sectors.
  • Market access events: Learn about the benefits of new market opportunities, including the benefits of new free trade agreements.

Am I eligible?

The UK Export Academy is open to any business in the UK that has a product or service that can be sold internationally.

This includes businesses which plan to target international customers and contracts in the future, as well as those which are already selling beyond the UK and want to expand into new markets.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Any business in the UK which sells products or services internationally, or would like to start doing so.

How long does this take?

This depends on which and how many modules are selected.

Next steps

Visit the UK Export Academy website for more information and to register.

Support provided by Department for Business and Trade