CILT (UK) Level 6 Diploma in Logistics and Transport
There is currently a huge skills shortage in the industry resulting in the sector needing to recruit 900,000 individuals leading up to 2020.
When will I start the course and how long will it take?
This course has start dates from January 2016 onwards.
What will I study?
The qualification comprises five mandatory units:
- Logistics and Transport - Strategic Context In this unit learners will be encouraged to examine organisations from a global perspective, through case studies and models. The need for the gathering and use of externally sourced information will be investigated, as will the implications of working with global stakeholders. The unit also looks at resource utilisation, stakeholder and relationship mapping, cost benefit analysis, sustainable corporate development, and competition and risk.
- Leadership and Strategic Management in Logistics and Transport The first section in this unit examines organisational culture in a wider environment and the associated internal and external factors that influence the differing cultures in organisations. The unit also addresses the theoretical and practical aspects of leadership in the work environment, collaboration in the global environment and ethical management.
- Strategic Network Planning in Logistics and Transport This unit is concerned with the important subject of strategic planning, taken from an organisational, intra-organisational and a global perspective. The areas covered are vision and strategy, forecasting in order to make effective business decisions, delivering customer service and innovation and change. 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.
- Delivering Strategic Performance in Logistics and Transport This unit looks at organisational integration and how organisations must become more aware of strategic performance if the aim is to operate on a global level. Supply strategies are also examined, as well as logistics performance and e-technology.
- Research Methods and Professional Projects in Logistics and Transport This unit develops learners' ability to apply research methods and statistical techniques to logistics and transport organisations and to enable them to use both qualitative and quantitative methods in problem analysis and solving. The professional project will develop skills in undertaking a structured and methodical research project involving production of a substantial body of work (8,000-10,000 words) that has been instigated, developed and produced using in-company research and/or industrial liaison and that offers opportunities for specialism.
How is it assessed?
You will be supported through assessment by your tutor.
Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?
Level 5 CILT is recommended.
What are the course fees?
Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information, please click here.
What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?
The Level 6 Advanced Diploma is aimed at managers aspiring to move to a strategic role, for those already working within the logistics and transport professions.
Progression would be a MSc through one of the Universities.
I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?
If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @ sthelens.ac.uk or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.Ref: Tracey Boardman