Part 1: Certified Cocoa Grader Course - ICE Futures Europe

The ICE soft commodities team have developed this specialised training course for potential Cocoa Graders to learn the technical skills required to grade Cocoa according to the ICE London Cocoa Contract requirements. This course acts as Part 1 of a two part process for the certification. Part 2 relates to practical grading elements that can only be undertaken on completion of Part 1. This course takes place at the ICE Grading Room facility in London - Basildon.

Please note that this course is limited to 5 places per date and places will be confirmed on a first come basis subject to meeting the experience requirement. We will be accepting applicants who can demonstrate some previous practical experience in the commodity sector. If you would like to discuss your experience prior to registration, please email: [email protected] Otherwise, we'll contact you on receipt of your registration for a brief informal chat about your previous experience.

Course Information

Price £1,500 + VAT
Duration 3 days
Location Basildon, London
Available Dates
Oct 01 2024  Register Now

Who Should Attend

Anyone involved in the value or supply chain for these commodities.

Booking Information

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7065 7706

Course Content

A detailed review of the grading process covering: Sample bags, the preparation process for residue, clusters and infestation. A detailed insight of the cut analysis to determine defects, slate and smoke as well as the bean count and other elements of quality assessment will be given.

The course will also cover the requirements related to cocoa grading as detailed in both the London Cocoa contract and the requirements for grading covered in the ICE Futures Europe Grading and Warehouse Procedures (G&WPs).

There is a course exam provided at the end of Part 1. This needs to be successfully completed to allow progress to Part 2.