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The grant became available at the end of July 2020 and can provide up to 100% of the cost of training for your employees, up to a limit of £1,500 per trainee. It will also cover the cost of our in-house training up to a limit of £1,500 for each employee on the course. Funding is also available to introduce IT improvements for customs intermediaries, traders and hauliers that make customs declaration and to support Recruitment of staff. Companies must register as soon as possible to submit a grant application.


The funding is being administered by PwC and applied for at

More information on the three types of grant available see Employee training, IT improvements and Recruitment.

Six simple steps to apply for the training grant

  1. Register for an account with PwC and apply for a grant here

 2. Find the Strong & Herd courses or qualifications that you think works for you and           ask us for a quote
  3. Receive a grant offer letter
  4. Book & pay for the training course or qualification
  5. Submit claim form through your PwC account with proof of payment
  6. Your funds will be paid within 30 days of your claim

Strong & Herd offers a range training courses that qualifies for this grant to businesses looking to learn about Customs Procedures and Declarations, as well as business support helpline/ hand-holding options to guide you through new processes, including the following:

Customs Declaration – “how to” training

  • Customs Declarations Awareness (5 hours e-learning) – for absolute beginners
  • 2 hour Customs Declarations Explained tutorials – ideal for new starters or as a refresher
  • How to Complete Export & Import Customs Declarations
  • Customs Transit Rules – NCTS (in preparation for UK leaving the Customs Union of the EU)
  • UK Customs Declaration Service Requirements – CDS (2-half days) Exports and Imports
  • Guide to UK CHIEF Data Entry processes – 2 half-day session Exports and Imports (Advanced)

Customs / Import and Export training

  • Export/Import for Complete Beginners
  • Export Essentials & Import Essentials
  • Brexit and Beyond: Post Brexit compliance requirements and EU Exit Readiness
  • Tariff Classification Explained
  • Understanding Origin & Preference
  • Advanced Guide to Customs Procedures
  • Importers’ Workshop: Advanced Guide (2-days)
  • Customs Warehousing & Duty Reliefs
  • Level 3 Qualification: The AEO Practitioner (4 days – 2 exams)


By on July 29th, 2020
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