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AEO Certified Practitioner

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Course Dates

6th - 9th Feb 2024        Virtual            £1750.00+VAT

16th - 19th Apr 2024    Virtual           £1750.00+VAT

25th - 28th Jun 2024    Virtual            £1750.00+VAT

1st - 4th Oct 2024         Virtual           £1750.00+VAT

3rd - 6th Dec 2024        Virtual           £1750.00+VAT

​​​​Great News!  Our industry leading AEO Certified Practitioner Course is now available via live virtual classroom.   

Delegates can ask questions either live or via chat, full course notes will be provided and the Assessment will also be taken on line with full proctoring to ensure the high standards required of a top industry qualification accredited and certified by CILT.

We look forward to welcoming you to our virtual classroom - book now to ensure your place!

​​​A unique four day course leading to certification as an AEO Certified Practitioner.   The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport(CILT) who moderate the assessment test and issue the certificate to successful candidates.  This ensures industry recognition for this practical and cost effective qualification.

This course is part of the suite of the Morley Consulting, CILT Accredited Customs Career Pathway courses which ultimately lead to the Diploma in Practical Trade Compliance.

The course is taught by industry specialists with over 30 years of practical experience.  It  is focused and practical with real-world examples and time for delegate interaction. The course is kept fully up-to-date with the very latest information on Brexit and its impact.  

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification is a vital part of the UK Government's post BREXIT strategy for achieving the most frictionless borders possible.  It also brings global recognition for excellence and competitive advantage to AEO certified companies.

Being able to demonstrate to companies that you have the in depth knowledge and skills required to manage a company's path to AEO certification and to successfully maintain the programme through renewal has been difficult until now.  Having completed this course you will have excellent, tangible evidence of your achievements in this area.

This valuable, practical and pragmatic course takes you through everything you need to succeed.  The course includes:

The AEO scheme:

  • What it is
  • Who sets the requirements
  • Who governs and manages it
  • Practical Commercial Benefits
  • Links to other standards including C-TPAT, PIP, ISO 9001, ISO 28001, ISO 27001
  • Links to global AEO programmes including Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) 

Presenting to management

  • Gaining buy-in
  • Cost v. Benefit
  • Global impact

Detailed and practical analysis of the requirements for any size company in any industry:

  • AEO (C)
  • AEO (S)

Preparing to successfully apply:

  • Managing the project
  • Who needs to be involved
  • The application form
  • The questionnaire
  • Supplementary documentation
  • Risk and Threat Assessment
  • Security Plans
  • The application process

Mapping and documenting processes for AEO

  • Simple no fuss guidance on how to meet the requirement 
  • How to analyse a process or procedure
  • How to map and document processes
  • Work Instructions / Processes / Procedures / Policies

Identifying and closing gaps using practical and pragmatic solutions

  • Guidance and suggestions
  • Quick and easy fixes
  • Keeping solutions in context

Auditing for AEO compliance / readiness reviews

  • What to audit
  • How to conduct your own audit 
  • Evidence
  • Recommendations and follow up

Managing the HMRC audit

  • What to do on the day
  • How to prepare
  • Dealing with 'incidents'
  • Handling Recommendations

Maintaining Compliance

  • Keeping momentum
  • Internal Audit
  • Evidence
  • Managing and Reporting Errors / Non-Compliance


Candidates are required to take a multichoice closed book assessment at the end of the course to demonstrate their practical knowledge.   Candidates must achieve the pass mark of 70% in order to receive their Certificate.   Candidates who do not pass can opt to retake or receive a certificate of attendance.

The course fee includes full course notes, the assessment test, certification and one year's student membership of CILT.

Knowledge Level: Practitioner

This is a CILT(UK) Practitioner Knowledge Level 4 accredited qualification, with the designation of ‘Certified Practitioner’, competency type ‘Operational’ and the Work Place Skillset of ‘Performs without Supervision.

This course is eligible for free funding assistance from Aspire - The CILT Careers Foundation should you meet their criteria.

CPD Allocation: 22 hours (structured)