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International Trading PCP (Non Commodity)

Singapore’s wholesale trade sector comprises of 7 key segments and 27 sub-segments. These sub-segments include segments such as computers and telecommunications, chemicals and chemical products, and medicinal and pharmaceutical products. The sector is an important driver for growth for Singapore and accounts for more than 320,000 jobs from 34,000 companies. As it is one of the largest sectors contributing to Singapore’s economy, it has been identified as possessing significant potential for job creation for displaced professionals.

The International Trading PCP is made up of 4 components :

  1. Introductory Certificate in International Trade (ICIT) - Phase Period 5 days
  2. Specialist Certificate in International Trading (SCIT) - Phase Period 6 months
  3. Export/Import Certificate (EIC) - Phase Period 6 months from start of SCIT
  4. Summative Assessment, Project Presentation and Graduation Ceremony

Candidates who successfully complete all 4 components in the stipulated period of 12 months will be awarded the Specialist Diploma in International Trading.


This programme is under WSG's Place and Train (PnT) Programme. PnT trainees will normally be hired by an employer participating in the programme before commencing training to acquire the necessary skills for the job that they are recruited for. Under PnT programmes, the trainees do not pay any fees as their training will be supported and co-funded by their employers and WSG. These trainees will also receive their salaries as usual, as they are already employed once they join the PnT programme.


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Last updated on 06 Jul 2017 .