CILT (UK) Level 5 Diploma in Logistics and Transport

In St Helens

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The Northern Logistics Academy is a logistics and transport training specialist delivering sector specific training and qualifications. St Helens College and Knowsley Community College collaboratively launched the Northern Logistics Academy to plug skills gaps and to encourage uptake of careers within the logistics sector. It has received backing and support from key industry bodies and employers across the Northwest region.

The level 5 Diploma in Logistics and Transport is designed to enhance new and existing expertise in the supply chain, passenger transport, road freight or transport planning environments as well as developing core management skills. It is an ideal qualification for those who are aspiring to middle management positions in specialist functional areas such as supply chain management, transport planning or transport operations.

There is currently a huge skills shortage in the industry resulting in the sector needing to recruit 900,000 individuals leading up to 2020.




St Helens (Merseyside)
St Helens College Water Street St Helens, WA10 1PP


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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK is the membership organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains. CILT qualifications offer professionals at every level and in every sector of the industry an opportunity to gain professional recognition of their knowledge and experience.

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  • Supply
  • Transport Planning
  • Industry
  • International
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply and Chain Management
  • Production
  • Purchasing
  • Planning
  • Freight
  • Freight and Transport
  • Logistics
  • Inventory
  • Mechanisms
  • Supply Chain
  • Operating freight
  • Warehousing

Course programme

The Qualification comprises of one mandatory unit and three optional units, at least one of which must be chosen from Group 1:

Management in Logistics and Transport - This unit presents the fundamental management knowledge required of managers in the logistics and transport industry. It aims to deliver the understanding and competence of those key elements of management practice that are fundamental to both commercial and non-commercial organisations.

Optional Units - Group 1Supply Chain Management - This unit introduces the main principles, concepts and practices of supply chain management and covers four main themes: What is a supply chain and supply chain planning? Why is it important in any business? How does the supply chain operate? What are the principles for supply chain improvement?This unit provides the basis for professionals in the transport industry to understand the principles of effective, safe and legal movement of goods and people by the principal modes in a national and international

Transport Planning - This unit presents the key generic aspects of transport planning. It provides foundation knowledge on the concepts and principles that govern the transport planning process.
Optional Units - Group 2

Inventory - This unit addresses the application of inventory techniques within industry and its contribution to supply chain performance. It shows how effective inventory strategy can lead to competitive advantage through improvements in customer service, operational efficiency and the utilisation of company assets.

Movement of Goods - This unit provides the underlying knowledge for the movement of goods in a national and international context. It addresses the responses of the transport operator to the characteristics of goods and places the latter's movements in the context of the total logistics concept.

Movement of People - This unit provides the underlying knowledge for the movement of people in a national and international context. It addresses the responses of the operator of passenger transport to the characteristics of movements.

Production Planning - This unit provides the fundamental knowledge required by managers in the logistics business sector involved in the flow of materials through a production process. It covers production planning as part of the logistics system and how it fits into a company's supply chain strategy.
Retail Logistics - This unit formulates and applies principles and practices of supply chain management to retailing focusing on retail logistics, nationally and globally.
Sourcing and Procurement - This unit covers the role and strategy of sourcing and the procurement processes that follow. It addresses the integration of these processes within the overall corporate strategy and covers the measurement and use of performance and financial controls that aid efficient and effective supplier management.

Transport Planning Techniques - This unit presents the technical processes involved in transport planning. It provides technical knowledge on the quantitative processes underpin the transport planning process. Transport and Society - This unit addresses the issues surrounding transport and its relationship with society. It reviews the impact of demography, politics and environmental factors on the development of transport for both passengers and freight.

Warehousing - This unit covers the role of the warehouse and how warehouse strategy fits into the logistics strategy. The key elements are operational functioning of a warehouse, its technology and effective control.

International Business - This unit deals with the complex issues of the identification and management of risk inherent in an international supply chain and how government trade policies/promotion and Inter-governmental regulation impact on international business practice.

Project Management - This unit deals with projects and the elements of project management. It provides learners with the knowledge required to assess feasibility, design, plan, implement, undertake, manage, record and make final assessment of projects carried out in a controlled environment.

Supply Chain Flow Planning - This unit deals with the issues of identifying the demand for products and then balancing it with the appropriate supply.

Supply Chain Network Planning - The aim of this unit is to provide candidates with the knowledge to plan, implement and manage a supply chain network in which products flow from their source to the end user.

CILT (UK) Level 5 Diploma in Logistics and Transport

£ 1,905 VAT inc.