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  • Logistics and Transport L3

    The movement of goods internationally is a massive operation, working 24-7, 365 days of the year. It’s a complex task to co-ordinate and control the logistics of the global economy. This course will give valuable industry insights and knowledge.

    • Course Description

      Level 3 Certificate in Logistics and Transport (IoSCM)

      Course code: PROF14

      Delivery method: Online

      Course duration: 12 months (128-210 guided learning hours)

      Entry requirements: Minimum 2 years experience in logistics and transport related field

      Award achieved: Level 3 Certificate in Logistics and Transport

      Awarding body: SFEDI (Qualification code: 601/320/97)

      The movement of goods internationally is a massive operation, working 24-7, 365 days of the year. It’s a complex task to co-ordinate and control the logistics of the global economy.

      This course will give valuable industry insights and knowledge, allowing you to move your career into the high gear and reach a managerial and supervisory level with new skills that are highly in demand in our mass-market world.

    • Level 3 certificate in logistics and transport course overview

      Skills gained

      • Thorough grounding in the complexities and practicalities of logistics, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of transport methods and how to plan and coordinate the movement of goods.
      • Specialist knowledge of international trade, use of ports, negotiating customs and transporting secure cargo.
      • Understanding the supply chain process, as well as warehousing and inventory control.

      Course outline

      This course is divided into 2 mandatory units and a minimum of 1 credits from optional units:

      Mandatory Units

      Unit 1: Logistics

      Unit 2: Transport Planning Operations

      Optional Units

      Unit 3: International Trade and Freight

      Unit 4: Road Freight Operations

      Unit 5: Ports and Shipping

      Unit 6: Inventory Process

      Unit 7: Warehouse Operations

      Unit 8: Supply Chain Management

      Unit 9: Secure Cargo

      Unit 10: Customs

      Course content

      Mandatory Units

      Unit 1: Logistics (3 credits)

      Module 1: The importance of logistics

      Module 2: Identify the factors that influence logistics

      Module 3: The importance of appropriate requirements for the development, monitoring and control of logistics protocols

      Unit 2: Transport Planning Operations (9 credits)

      Module 1: The role transport plays

      Module 2: Transport policy in relation to current legislation provided within own country

      Module 3: Use of standardised transport equipment in logistics

      Module 4: Links between transport planning & external influences

      Optional Units

      Unit 3: International Trade and Freight (9 credits)

      Module 1: Strategies behind international trade and freight

      Module 2: Planning process related to international trade & freight

      Module 3: Operations involved in international trade & freight

      Module 3: Different payment methods in international trade

      Unit 4: Road Freight Operations (9 credits)

      Module 1: The role of road freight in modern society

      Module 2: The regulatory system for road freight

      Module 3: The required information related to road freight

      Module 4: Challenges that can occur whilst organising road freight

      Module 5: Challenges that can occur in relation to security

      Unit 5: Ports and Shipping (9 credits)

      Module 1: The importance of different types of ports

      Module 2: The role of shipping on an international scale

      Module 3: Main aspects of port development

      Module 4: Port infrastructure & equipment requirements

      Module 5: Challenges of port operations

      Unit 6: Inventory Process (9 credits)

      Module 1: Inventory and the associated process

      Module 2: Stock and the associated processes

      Module 3: Financial value of holding inventory

      Module 4: Understand inventory systems

      Module 5: How modern inventory systems can improve stock control

      Module 6: Techniques used to plan levels of stock

      Unit 7: Warehouse Operations (9 credits)

      Module 1: Inventory and the associated process

      Module 2: Stock and the associated processes

      Module 3: Financial value of holding inventory

      Module 4: How modern inventory systems can improve stock control

      Module 5: Techniques used to plan levels of stock

      Unit 8: Supply Chain Management (9 credits)

      Module 1: Understand the concept of a supply chain

      Module 2: Importance of supply chain management

      Module 3: Identifying risks encountered within a supply chain

      Module 4: Understand the concept of lean within a supply chain

      Module 5: Understand linkages within a supply chain

      Unit 9: Secure Cargo (1 credit)

      Module 1: Understand the relevant legislation, guidance & organisation requirements for securing cargo

      Module 2: Secure cargo safely in a Port

      Unit 10: Customs (4 credits)

      Module 1: The role and function of Customs and Excise

      Module 2: Customs terminologies and their use

      Module 3: Documentation and procedures relating to the importation and exportation of goods

      Module 4: Operational requirements of Customs and Excise

      Assessment

      This course has no formal exams, however, your dedicated tutor will mark a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, providing important feedback and help with any trickier aspects of the course. In addition, you will complete a range of self-assessments that ensure you understand the materials as you learn.

      These are for your own information and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Online

      You will use the advanced IoSCM online learning platform, which has everything you need to enjoy and pass your Logistics and Transport course.

      You will learn in a cutting-edge learning environment, with the ability to create your own personalised profile as well as having access to learning resources and study materials.

      You will also interact with other students in the members’ areas, taking complete control of your own study routes and monitoring your own progress at a pace you enjoy.

      Tutor support

      This Logistics and Transport course comes with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. You tutor will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance whenever required, so that you are always able to progress and get the most out of the learning materials. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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