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Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Courses
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

CILT courses are designed for students working in logistics, transport and supply chain roles. There are a number of different levels at which students can study. Each level leads to a recognised qualification from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Trasport; the leading UK based professional body representing the logistics and transport industry.


Distance Learning College are experts in the field of supply chain management meaning that you'll be confident in achieving success by studying with us. We offer supply chain courses to international students at all levels...

Course Levels Available
Introductory Certificate in Logistics & Transport
(Equal to a UK Level 2, European Level 2, Australian Level 2, UAE Level 2)

For students who are new to the logistics and transport industry and are starting out in a career in the sector...


This course helps students to develop an understanding of the principles and processes used within the Logistics and Transport professions to move people and goods, and to provide an introduction to the theories of integrated supply chain management. The course outlines the background of logistics and transport and offers introductions to the supply chain functions of Inventory Management and Production Planning.


Students who successfully complete this course are awarded the Introductory Certificate in Logistics & Transport qualification from the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.

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Students must study two compulsory units to complete this course...


Introduction to logistics

The logistics environment and the role of communication technology within it.


Introduction to customer service and marketing

Customer service and communications, the principles of marketing and the marketplace.


Students must also study two of the following optional units to complete this course...


Introduction to freight transport services

The characteristics of freight transport, the organisational structure of the freight transport industry and the costs and charges within the industry.


Introduction to Passenger Transport Services

The characteristics of the passenger transport industry, structures, organisations and costs.


Introduction to Warehousing & Inventory

Warehouse principles and processes and storage and materials handling.


Introduction to Procurement

The scope of purchasing, sourcing and contract law, progress monitoring and control and global sourcing.


Introduction to Planning & Operation of Freight Transport

Route planning and scheduling, collection storage and distribution centres, mechanisms for controlling operations, and regulations and enforcement of freight transport.


Introduction to Planning & Operation of Passenger Transport

Route planning and scheduling, interchanges and terminals, mechanisms for controlling operations and regulations and enforcement of passenger transport.

Certificate in Logistics & Transport
(Equal to a UK Level 3, European Level 4, Australian Level 4, UAE Level 4)

For students who are currently in or working towards a supervisory or first line management position in transport, logistics, warehousing or production...


The course will develop the student's ability to understand processes and enable practical performance in the application. Students will develop their management skills as well as their understanding and ability within an area of logistics and transport of their choice.


Students who successfully complete this course are awarded the Certificate in Logistics and Transport from the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.

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Students must study one compulsory unit...


Management

Managing operations, people, marketing, finance and legal aspects.


Students must also study one of the following optional units...


Community Transport

Regulation and control and community transport operations.


International Trade & Freight

Contract and order administration, international distribution, customs and excise procedures and controls and international commerce and methods of payment.


Inventory

The function of inventory management, stock control and inventory management performance.


Procurement

Sourcing, purchasing, progress monitoring and control and global sourcing.


Production Planning

Strategic and tactical production planning, sales and operations planning and production planning and control, techniques.


Warehousing

Managing warehousing operations, sales and operations planning, care of warehousing equipment, cost and service control of warehouses.

Professional Diploma in Logistics & Transport
(Equal to a UK Level 5, European Level 5, Australian Level 6, UAE Level 6)

For managers within the logistics and transport sector...


This course covers the essential knowledge managers require within the logistics and transport industry. It covers aspects of the internal and external structures of an organisation, the governance of the people within the organisation and those financial and other planning techniques necessary to maintain organisational health. 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. With its optional and elective units it focuses directly on the key areas of the technical fields that today's modern and professional managers must handle.


Students who successfully complete this course are awarded the Professional Diploma in Logistics & Transport from the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.

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Students must study one compulsory unit...


Management

Internal and external business dynamics, people management and business planning.


Students must study one compulsory unit...


Supply Chain Management

Planning, operations and improving the supply chain.


Transport Operations

The nature, regulations and operation of transport and resourcing transport.


Transport Planning

Planning, the demand for movement and the supply of transport.


Students who have chosen two of the above elective units must choose one of the following optional units.

Students who have chosen one elective unit must chose two of the following optional units.


Inventory

Principles, systems and managing inventory through a network.


Movement of Goods

Origins, destinations and routes, modes of transport, logistics and the supply chain.


Movement of people

Origins, destinations and routes, modes of transport, passenger logistics and the seamless journey.


Production Planning

The concept and fundamentals of production planning, manufacturing and materials planning systems and materials flow through production.


Retail Logistics

Retail logistics strategies, warehouse and inventory issues, globalisation and the retail supply chain and e-retailing.


Sourcing and Procurement

The scope of procurement, sourcing and contract law, purchasing, progress monitoring and control and global sourcing.


Transport and Society

Demographic trends, survey methods and techniques, development of transport in society, categories of society, the car and travel.


Transport Planning Techniques

The transport planning process, development and implementation of strategies and plans, appraisal, evaluation and monitoring techniques.


Warehousing

The role of warehousing in logistics, warehousing process and procedures, technology in the warehouse, cost management and performance management.


International Business

The international business environment, developing a global business strategy, global logistics operations and facilities and international commerce.


Project Management

Project structure, processes organisation and programmes. Project start up, initiation and planning. Project Direction, control and risk management. Project change control and closure.


Supply Chain Network Planning

Identify network requirements, plan the network structure and resources, create network controls and cost proposals.


Supply Chain Flow Planning

Demand, supply and inventory planning.

Advanced Diploma in Logistics & Transport
(Equal to a UK Level 6, European Level 6, Australian Level 7, UAE Level 7)

For new and aspiring senior managers within the logistics and transport sector...


This course helps students to develop the strategic management skills required for professional and business development within a senior management role in the logistics and transport sector. Students who complete this qualification can obtain chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and will be entitled to use the designated MCILT letters after their name.


Students who successfully complete this course are awarded the Advanced Diploma in Logistics & Transport from the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.

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Students must complete 5 compulsory units...


Logistics and Transport - Strategic Context

The global environment, resource planning, allocation and use, sustainable corporate development, competition and risk.


Leadership & Strategic Management in Logistics & Transport

Organisational culture, leadership, collaboration and ethical management.


Strategic Network Planning in Logistics & Transport

Vision and strategy, forecasting, delivering customer service, innovation and change.


Delivering Strategic Performance in Logistics & Transport

Organisational integration, supply strategies, logistics performance and e-technology.


Research Methods and the Professional Project in Logistics & Transport

Research methods and professional project in Logistics & Transport.