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Within the framework of the TRAINPOST distance-learning programme, which is based on a simpler and more user-friendly training approach, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) offers the participant trainees several important courses in the programme. One of them is dealing with Philately. This course is made up of six modules which its general aims is to equip Postal Managers and staff with the necessary knowledge, skills and best practices to ensure optimal management of their Stamp Business and to promote Philately.

NOTE  : The learner may choose the language in which to follow the courses (Arabic, English, French or Spanish), via the relevant home page.

 
 
 
  Introduction
    Section 1 - Duration of the course and its modules
Section 2 - The course materials
Section 3 - Course description and content
  Module 1 : Philately the king of hobbies
    Section 1 : Basic of the hobby of philately
Section 2 : Definition and function of postage stamp
Section 3 : History of philately
Section 4 : How to collect stamp
Section 5 : Classes of philately
  Module 2 : Industry and market
    Section 1 : Structure of the industry
Section 2 : Structure of philatelic market
Section 3 : Structure of Collecting body, organized Philately-club and the role of UPU
  Module 3 : Codes of ethics
    Section 1 : Code of ethics and best business practices
Section 2 : Philatelic policies and codes of practice
Section 3 : Participation in the WNS and model contracts with suppliers
  Module 4 : Strategic planning
    Section 1 : Strategic planning steps and where are we now?
Section 2 : Vision statement & where do we want to be? and haw do we get there?
  Module 5 : Philatelic products and issue planning
    Section 1 : Range of philately products
Section 2 : Philately products explained
Section 3 : Preparation and production
Section 4 : Philatelic issue planning
Section 5 : Issuing, withdrawal and archival policies
  Module 6 : Marketing and promotion of philately
    Section 1 : Market sectors
Section 2 : Tools of marketing
Section 3 : Developing a marketing plan and product role of agents
Section 4 : Developing new customers
     
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