Residential Courses

The Federation holds training programmes for the trade which are globally recognised.

There are two levels of residential courses (annually) which offer unique training facilities for all aspects of the oilseeds and oils and fats trades.

Our 2017 Courses will once again be held at the Royal Holloway,  University of London, in the UK ( Key note speakers from the trade, industry and kindred organisations present the course subjects.


A week-long management course covering all aspects of current trade practices and regulations, as well as introducing specialist case studies (disputes) and group discussions. It is aimed at trade managers with a minimum of three years experience in the trade. The Course dates are Sunday 18 – Friday 23 June 2017.

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A week-long course covering elementary aspects relating to the international trade in oilseeds, oils and fats. The syllabus covers FOSFA contracts, contract referred documents, shipping, insurance, trade finance, technical matters and arbitration (dispute resolution). It is aimed at new and relatively junior members of the trade/ industry with little or no knowledge/experience in a trading environment. The Course dates are Sunday 3 – Friday 8 September 2017.

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Further information can be obtained from the Federation (  If you wish to register for one of our courses then complete the relevant online registration form above.

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Association for international trading in oils, fats and oilseeds