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 2018 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 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 2 – Friday 7 September 2018.


After review and the trend towards lower attendance on the Middle Managers Courses in recent years it has been decided to offer this secondary level education package every other year.

There will therefore be no such course in 2018. Further and from 2019 it will be called the Advanced Course; and likely to be run in the month of June, here in the UK.

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