The Chartered Institue of Logistics and Transport



The CILT(UK) 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 to provide learners with a complete set of management skills. 

The qualification comprises two mandatory units and one option unit from a choice of eight.

Mandatory Units:

• Business Theory
This  unit  gives  learners  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.

Option Units:

• Warehousing
This unit provides learners with essential knowledge and understanding to deliver the skills required  by  an  aspiring  warehouse  manager  to  operate  effectively.  The  unit  covers  all  the key areas of warehousing operations and the key activities involved in each area. 

• Inventory
This unit is designed to introduce learners to the knowledge and understanding of inventory management and the techniques involved in balancing trade-offs to deliver optimum supply chain performance. It shows that inventory management is a key contributor to competitive advantage  in  the  sector  and  can lead  to  improvements  in customer  service,  operational efficiency and company asset utilisation. 

• Procurement
This  unit  is  designed  to equip learners  with  the  basic  skills and  knowledge  required  to perform  procurement  effectively.   It  comprises  procurement  environment;  procurement operations;  commercial  management  in  procurement;  and  performance  management  in procurement.

• Supply Chain Operations
This  unit  provides  the  skills  and  knowledge  required  to understand  the  operation  of  supply chains in various business settings. The unit provides an exploration of supply chain origins and  concepts  as  well  as  the  different  flows  in  a  supply  chain, with  the  upstream  and downstream linkages identified. The supply chain environment is analysed for both local and global operations.

• 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. It examines the role of freight transport today and includes environmental issues and management.  Importantly,  freight  transport  planning  and  the  regulation  and  control  of  the freight  transport  industry  are  included.  The  unit  closes  by  introducing  freight  transport specific business activity.

• 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. It examines the role of passenger transport in today’s society, including environmental issues and management. The unit also includes  structure,  planning,  regulation  and  control  of  the  passenger  transport  industry. Finally, the unit looks at funding and finance and the roles played by both public and private sector organisations.

• 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.  In  particular,  this  unit  aims  to  broaden  learners’ thinking  on  the  various  factors  that  have  to  be  balanced  in  transport  decisions:  economic prosperity,  environment,  congestion,  social  inclusion and accessibility,  equity,  choice  and safety.

Who the Level 3 qualification is for:
The Level 3 Certificate is aimed at team leaders, new supervisors or aspiring managers. It is also recommended for anyone making a career change.

How long does it take?
The guided learning hours for the full qualification are 240. This comprises 80 hours per unit.  The registration period, during which a learner should complete the qualification, is two years.



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