The CILT(UK) Level 6 Professional Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport is designed to enhance new and existing expertise in the supply chain strategic development whilst developing core strategic leadership and management skills.







The qualification comprises of five mandatory units, candidates must complete all mandatory units.




All units are Mandatory:




Logistics and Transport – Strategic Contexts


In this unit candidates will be encouraged to examine organisations from a global perspective, through case studies and models. The unit looks at resource utilisation and how managers can make the most of the limited resources available to them. Stakeholder and relationship mapping will clarify the different priorities in the competition for resources. Cost benefit analysis is examined in order to make strategic decisions and investment appraisal, with the principles of risk being considered.

Strategies are developed that assist logistics organisations to survive in a global environment, whilst contributing to and promoting a sustainable environment.

The final element in this unit considers the various types of competition and their impact; it also examines contingency planning and trade-offs between stakeholders. The implication of performance on an organisation’s supply chain is explored.


Leadership and Strategic Management in Logistics and Transport


The first element of this unit defines culture and examines organisational culture in a wider environment, with the associated internal and external factors that influence the differing cultures in organisations. Through the use of concepts and models, the relationship between organisational culture, strategy and performance is investigated.

The section on leadership describes and investigates a number of theoretical and practical aspects of leadership in the work environment. There is also a review of the alternative styles that a leader can utilise in different situations. This section further examines the purpose of the organisation, its values and vision, relating this to the methods used to influence and motivate people to achieve the organisation’s goals.

Collaboration is examined in the global environment, as are the benefits and risks of intra-organisational working to achieve common goals and organisational improvements.

The final element of this unit looks at ethics. Ethical, or unethical, business practices usually reflect the values and beliefs of the organisational culture; the links between what the organisation says and what it does is examined, as are the legal implications.


 Strategic Network Planning in Logistics and Transport


This unit is concerned with the important subject of strategic planning, taken from an organisational, intra-organisational and a global perspective. The first element is concerned with examining organisational models and looking at how influences inside and outside the organisation can affect business strategy. Risk and decision-making models are examined in some depth.

The second element looks at forecasting, and using the information that is available to make effective and realistic business decisions.

Delivering Customer Service is an element in which the area of relationships with customers is explored in order to develop and build a culture of customer focus thus delivering excellent customer service.

The final element in this unit addresses the issues surrounding change. Today’s organisations need to continuously adapt to new situations and address these issues if they are to survive and prosper. This section explores the triggers for strategic change and how organisations can develop strategies for innovation and learning



Delivering Strategic Performance 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.



Research Methods and the Professional Project



The unit aims to develop candidates’ ability to apply research methods and statistical techniques to logistics organisations and to enable them to use both qualitative and quantitative methods in problem analysis and solving.


The professional project will develop the candidates’ skills in undertaking a structured and methodical research project involving production of a substantial body of work (8,000 -10,000 words) which has been instigated, developed and produced as a consequence of their own initiative, using in-company research and/or industrial liaison and which offers opportunities for specialism.


In this unit candidates will be encouraged to use work-based research to realise the requisite requirements for this module. Each candidate can base their project on their own work based environment, or using a relationship with a company or organisation






We, at NIRTC, strongly believe this will build on your current skills development, award you an academic qualification, at Level 6 on the Qualifications Credit framework, enhancing your prospects of gaining employment in the commercial environment.

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