The Chartered Institue of Logistics and Transport



The CILT(UK) Level 2 Certificate in Logistics and Transport offers a broad understanding of the  principles,  applications  and  concepts  of  logistics.  It  gives  learners  the  opportunity  to focus on an area of specialism or interest to gain introductory knowledge of the industry.

The qualification comprises two mandatory units and two option units from of a choice of six.

Mandatory Units:

• Introduction to Logistics
This unit is designed to introduce learners to the concept of logistics in its widest sense andto  some  of  the  general  practices  that  are  important  in  every  part  of  the  logistics  working environment.   Introduction   to   Logistics   covers   people   in   the   working   environment, sustainability and the environment and communications technology.

• Introduction to Customer Service and Marketing
The mandatory unit introduces the learners to the main principles of Customer Service and Marketing  in  logistics  and  transport.  The  learners  will study  the  customer  processes  with particular focus on retaining customers and developing effective relationships with them. The  unit  comprises the  concept  of  the  market,  market  segments  and  the  importance  of understanding  customer  requirements. Learners are also introduced  to the  concepts  of
developing a marketing plan, market research and the influence of the external environment on marketing.

Option Units:

• Introduction to Freight Transport Services
This  unit  introduces  learners  to  freight transport  services.    The  unit covers:  transport  and freight movements; freight transport characteristics; the organisational structure of the freight transport industry and freight transport costs and charges.

• Introduction to Planning and Operation of Freight Transport
This  unit  is  designed  to  introduce  students  to  the  systems  and  mechanisms  used  in planning,   organising   and   operating   freight   transport   in   local,   regional,   national   and international operations. The unit includes: route planning and scheduling; collection storage and distribution centres; mechanisms for controlling operations; regulation and enforcement
of freight transport.

• Introduction to Passenger Transport Services
This  unit  provides  an  introduction  to  passenger  transport  services. It  covers transport  and passenger  movements;  characteristics;  structures  and  organisations  in  the  passenger transport industry and passenger transport costs.

• Introduction to Planning and Operating Passenger Transport
This unit is designed to introduce learners to the systems and mechanisms used in planning, organising  and  operating  passenger  transport  in  local,  regional,  national  and  international operations.  The  unit covers planning  passenger  transport;  route  planning  and  scheduling passenger  transport;  interchanges  and  terminals;  mechanisms  for  controlling  operations; and regulation and enforcement of passenger transport.

• Introduction to Warehousing and Inventory
This unit is designed to introduce learners to the concept of warehousing and inventory and its place in a supply chain.  The unit covers topics including storage and materials handling, warehousing principles and processes and managing inventory.

• Introduction to Purchasing
This unit introduces learners to the concept of procurement.  The process of procurement is having   an   increasing   influence   on   the   profitability   and   competitive   advantage   of organisations   today   and   this   unit   emphasises   the   need   to   achieve   a   professional procurement function. The introduction to purchasing will examine the scope of purchasing; sourcing and contract law; purchasing; progress monitoring and control and global sourcing.

Who the Level 2 qualification is for:
The Level 2 Certificate is designed for new entrants to the logistics and transport sector and as such there are no entry requirements.

How long does it take?
The recommended guided learning hours for the full Level 2 qualification are 160. 
This is made up of 40 hours per unit. The registration period, during which a learner should complete the qualification, is two



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