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CILT (UK) Level 3 Certificate in Logistics and Transport

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 3 Certificate in Logistics and Transport is a free-standing qualification, designed to provide a sound foundation for a career within the transport and supply chain fields and provide students with a complete set of management skills. This qualification is aimed at team leaders, new supervisors or aspiring managers and is also recommended for anyone considering a career change. The achievement of this qualification will demonstrate competency in logistics and transport.

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.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has various start dates throughout the year with intakes in March, June and September. This course is delivered on a Monday evening, 5.30pm - 8.30pm at St Helens College Town Centre Campus. The course takes one year to complete.

Dependant upon demand, this course can be delivered to employees within the workplace. This is done with more intensive study over a shorter period of time. More information is available upon enquiry.

What will I study?

This qualification comprises of two mandatory units and one optional unit:

Mandatory Units:

  • Business Theory - This unit gives students the ability to understand and use theory from such elements as marketing and product positioning to managing information, reporting to finance and aspects of legality.
  • Business Application - This unit contains a wide spread of information covering key management practices and theory across functional management through to business planning, motivation and the art of managing people.

Optional Units:

  • Warehousing - This unit provides learners with essential knowledge and understanding to deliver the skills required by an aspiring warehouse manager to operate effectively.
  • Inventory - This unit is designed to introduce students to the knowledge and understanding of inventory management and the techniques involved in balancing trade-offs to deliver optimum supply chain performance.
  • Procurement -This unit is designed to equip learners with the basic skills and knowledge required to perform procurement effectively.
  • Supply Chain Operations - This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to understand the operation of supply chains in various business settings.
  • Freight Transport Operations - This unit gives knowledge and understanding of the structure and operation of all types of freight transport operations, including supply chain operation, across all the major transport modes.
  • Local Authority Passenger Transport Planning and Provision - This unit seeks to help equip practitioners with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver effective and efficient services that meet the identified needs of local communities.
  • Passenger Transport Operations - This unit aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the structure and operation of all types of passenger transport operations for local, national and international journeys in all the major modes of transport.
  • Transport Planning - This unit seeks to give a favour of the different elements of transport planning, showing the part played by each in the decision-making, planning, development and implementation of transport projects. In addition, it covers relevant issues concerning travel behaviour, mode choice and accessibility are addressed.

How is it assessed?

Assessment will be via two exams and one assignment. Your tutor will support with your assessments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

Not necessarily. Ideally, you will have successfully completed the level 2 certificate in logistics and transport. Alternatively, you may have five GCSEs at grade C or above or, some relevant work experience. More information can be supplied upon application.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £1,250. There are CILT membership, administration and exam fees that are additional to your course fee. There are a number of payment options including an interest-free payment plan with a monthly direct debit payment. If your company are willing to fund your course, we can help you to arrange this.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you may choose to progress onto our level 5 Diploma in Logistics and Transport. This vocational qualification is designed to develop students with the knowledge and skills required to attain a supervisory role in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management sector.

Logistics and Supply chain management offers a career that will continually develop an individual's potential and reward ambition in a challenging global environment. Since the demand for logistics professionals outstrips the supply, there are excellent opportunities for rapid career progression for those with the drive to succeed.

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

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