The Essential Guide to Letters of Credit Training for Exporters

Our popular one day letters of credit training course helps exporters to arrange workable letters of credit with overseas buyers as well as prepare and present complying documents to the bank.

Are you receiving letters of credit from the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, Africa or the Far East? Are you having difficulty setting up workable letters of credit? Do you frequently request amendments to letters of credit? Do your letter of credit documents regularly contain discrepancies?

Our letter of credit training will give you confidence to manage letters of credit containing the most challenging of terms and learn how to minimise administration time and bank charges.

  • Understand what letters of credit are and how they work

  • Learn how to request workable letters of credit from overseas customers, avoiding unnecessary and costly amendments

  • Get to grips with the jargon and rules with our easy-to-follow reference guides.
  • Take the opportunity to review your own letters of credit with an experienced practitioner.
  • Tips and best practice for preparing and presenting letter of credit related documents to the bank

  • Save significant time and money, minimising unexpected and expensive bank fees.


“We asked MJ Hayward to train our team in respect of letters of credit. We were thrilled when we found out that Mark not only tailored the course to fit the information we required but he was also willing to use examples of our own documentation…..”  (SPP Pumps Ltd)

We’re unique in tailoring the letters of credit training course content to suit your business, creating sample letters of credit and scenarios that are familiar to you and the industry in which you operate.

We will also guide you through your own letters of credit, offering hints and tips to smooth the process.This makes our letter of credit training memorable, valuable and engaging for your employees, allowing them to apply their learning to real-life situations.

Letters of credit training is essential for export sales, projects, finance, shipping and customer services, equating to 7 hours of CPD activity with certification.

We can deliver letters of credit training at your premises, to individuals or groups of up to ten people. It’s fully customisable, delivered in short snappy sessions or in more depth over two days. The choice is yours – and we’re always happy to advise you on the ideal delivery length according to the needs of your business.

NEW FOR 2019: Included as part of the training will be a walkthrough of our new L/C Documents Tool, helping you to create documents quickly avoiding excessive manual input, minimizing the risk of discrepancies and increasing your chances of prompt payment. This simple tool will be offered FREE OF CHARGE to all letter of credit training clients.

By the end of the letters of credit training, your company will be able to…

  • Request and receive workable letters of credit issued by overseas banks

  • Avoid delays and costly amendments

  • Deal confidently and successfully with the banks

  • Identify and factor the relevant bank charges and other costs into your selling price

  • Understand and interpret the documents, terms and conditions commonly required within L/Cs

  • Prepare letter of credit documents which comply with the most challenging of terms.

By booking onto our Letters of Credit for Exporters training course you will automatically qualify for follow-up helpdesk support*.

We provide Letters of Credit training courses across the UK including London, Bristol, Manchester, Aberdeen and Sussex.

We also deliver Letters of Credit training to exporting companies in locations around Europe, including Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Germany and Austria.

Read testimonials to see how our existing clients rate our courses

Check out our Advanced Letters of Credit training course for more experienced practitioners.

*Unlimited helpdesk support available to all training clients. Support will be free of charge for queries taking up to 30 minutes to resolve.  More complex queries will be subject to fees agreed from the outset.

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Call us on +44 (0)800 043 4052, complete our contact form or email us to discuss your requirements.