The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
The CILT(UK) Level 5 Professional Diploma in Logistics and Transport is designed to enhance new and existing expertise in the supply chain, passenger transport, road freight or transport planning environments as well as developing core management skills.
The qualification comprises a mandatory unit and learners must complete three option units, at least one of which must be chosen from Option Units Group 1.
Management in Logistics and Transport
This unit presents the fundamental management knowledge required of managers in the logistics and transport
industry. It covers aspects of the internal and external structures of organisations, the governance of the
people within organisations 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.
Option Units - Group 1
Supply Chain Management
This unit introduces the main principles, concepts and practices of supply chain management and covers four main themes: What is a supply chain and supply chain planning? Why is it important in any business? How does the supply chain operate? What are the principles for supply chain improvement? Where appropriate, the global nature of the
supply chain will be emphasised.
Option Units - Group 2
This unit formulates and applies principles and practices of supply chain management toretailing focusing on retail logistics, nationally and globally. Key elements are the ways inwhich changes in society, business organisation and retail structures have impacted upon logistics activity in retailing.
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.
Who the Level 5 qualification is for?
The Level 5 Professional Diploma is designed for professionals already working within the logistics and transport sectors. It is most suited to those who are aspiring to middle management positions in specialist functional areas such as supply chain management, transport planning or transport operations. The Diploma is also suitable for graduates in other disciplines who are entering the sector for the first time.