Residential Courses

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

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

Our 2020 Course 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 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 6 – Friday 11 September 2020.

Registration for this course is now open.  

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A week-long management orientated course designed and structured to update delegates on current trade practices and regulations, as well as introducing a number of specialist managerial subjects, risk management case studies and group work. This course is aimed at managers with a minimum of three years’ experience in the trade. The next Advanced Course will be held in 2021, again likely to be in June.

Further information can be obtained from the Federation from Sophie Thomas (FOSFA.general@fosfa.orgIf you wish to register for one of our courses then complete the relevant online registration form above.

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