Brought to you by the Department for International Trade, the UK Export Academy is a free training programme, delivered through a hybrid of online and face-to-face learning.

Join thousands of businesses to discover your export potential, increase your confidence, and upskill your knowledge of overseas sales. 

All you have to do is sign up and create your personalised account. Then you can pick and choose your preferred content. We’re adding new content all the time, so keep checking back to get the most out of your programme.

 

What's involved?

From introductory sessions to specific sector workshops, the UK Export Academy has hours of content available for all SMEs across the UK. Whether you’re brand new to exporting, or looking for a refresher, customise your programme with workshops that suit you. 

Our beginner modules are repeated across the year, so you can sign up to as many as you like at the pace that works for you.

Foundation course: Our beginner modules will introduce you to key exporting basics, including how to create an export action plan, identify your target audience, conduct market research, understand customs documentation, export services overseas, and much more

Masterclasses: Our intermediary modules explore specialised areas of interest in more detail. From opportunities in specific markets to sector-focused workshops, we’ll give you all the practical advice and tips relevant to your chosen area. These workshops are ideal for businesses who have already started exporting and are looking for growth in specialist markets or sectors.

Opportunities: Our market modules bring in the knowledge and guidance of our international colleagues. Discover opportunities in markets of interest, including the benefits of new free trade agreements.

Who is the UK Export Academy for?

The UK Export Academy is open to any business in the UK who has a product or service that can be sold internationally. It is for businesses who know that they want to reach international customers and contracts in the future, as well as those who might already be selling beyond the UK and want to expand into new markets.