Structured Training

Gafta offers in-depth and structured training that covers all aspects of Gafta contracts, arbitration and the related legal principles involved with contracting for, and shipping commodities. Structured training is offered via 2 programmes, one face-to-face and one online. The individual courses/modules are available to purchase separately, but when all of them are undertaken they form a comprehensive overview of commodity contracts, essential documents, issues that may arise, how to mitigate risk and your legal obligations. Completing either the DLP or GPD programme provides students with the opportunity to take the Trade Diploma Exam and even progress on becoming a Gafta Qualified Arbitrator through the Arbitrator Diploma.

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4 in-person training courses taking place throughout the year in a variety of locations

  1. Trade Foundation Course
  2. Commodity Contracts
  3. Commodity Shipping
  4. Commodity Dispute Resolution

Face-to-face training is ideal for those who want an intensive learning experience, with constant access to subject-matter experts and networking opportunities.

More information about GPD courses

6 online courses taking place over 3 fixed semesters per year

  1. Introduction to Contracts
  2. Fulfilling Contractual Obligations
  3. Payment and Risk
  4. Charterparties and International Carriage Regimes
  5. What to do in Exceptional Circumstances
  6. Problems and How to Resolve Them

Online training is ideal for those who prefer self-directed study that they can fit around their workday.

More information about the DLP

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Gafta currently do not offer transferability routes between the GPD and DLP programmes.

These training programmes can lead to Gafta's examinations. Either route of training must be completed in full in a maximum of 5 years in order for students to be eligible to take the Gafta Trade Diploma or Gafta Arbitrator Diploma. 

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