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  • Ports and Shipping L3

    Technology and modern transit methods have made the mass shipping of goods easier, not only for large organisations but for many smaller businesses too. If you have at least 2 years experience in the supply chain industry and are keen to build an understanding of shipping and ports in the retail supply chain then this is the course for you.

    • Course Description

      Level 3 Certificate in Ports and Shipping (IoSCM)

      Course code: PROF20

      Delivery method: Online

      Course duration: 12 months (210-270 guided learning hours)

      Entry requirements: Minimum 2 years experience in supply chain field

      Award achieved: Level 3 Certificate in Ports and Shipping

      Awarding body: SFEDI

      Technology and modern transit methods have made the mass shipping of goods easier, not only for large organisations but for many smaller businesses too.

      If you have at least 2 years experience in the supply chain industry and are keen to build an understanding of shipping and ports in the retail supply chain. This course will provide key industry specific knowledge, allowing you to develop your career into a supervisory/management level.

    • Level 3 certificate in ports and shipping course overview

      Skills gained

      • Thorough grounding in the practicalities and complexities of international trade and freight.
      • Specialist knowledge of ports and shipping, including their role, the bureaucracy and legalities involved, equipment requirements and operational issues.
      • An understanding of freight, customs, secure cargo and transport scheduling and planning.

      Course outline

      This course is divided into 2 mandatory units and a minimum 4 credits from optional units:

      Mandatory units

      Unit 1: Ports and Shipping

      Unit 2: International Trade and Freight

      Optional units

      Unit 3: Transport and Planning Operations

      Unit 4: Freight

      Unit 5: Secure Cargo

      Unit 6: Introduction to Ship and Port Operations

      Unit 7: Customs

      Unit 8: Freight Forwarding

      Course content

      Mandatory units

      Unit 1: Ports and Shipping (9 credits)

      Module 1: Understanding the importance of different types of ports

      Module 2: Role of shipping on an international scale

      Module 3: Main aspects of port development

      Module 4: Importance of port infrastructure and equipment requirements

      Module 5: Challenges of port operations

      Unit 2: International Trade and Freight (9 credits)

      Module 1: Strategies behind international trade and freight

      Module 2: Planning processes for international trade and freight

      Module 3: Operations involved in international trade and freight

      Module 4: Payment methods in international trade

      Optional units

      Unit 3: Transport and Planning Operations (9 credits)

      Module 1: The role transport plays

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

      Module 3: Standardised transport equipment

      Module 4: Transport planning and external influences

      Module 5: How the demands for movement of goods are measured

      Unit 4: Freight (9 credits)

      Module 1: The role of freight within the supply chain

      Module 2: Freight operation planning and different modes of transport

      Module 3: Understand how freight operations are regulated

      Module 4: Freight performance control techniques

      Unit 5: Secure Cargo (1 unit)

      Module 1: Legislation, guidance and organisation requirements for securing cargo

      Module 2: Secure cargo safely in a Port

      Unit 6: Introduction to Ship and Port Operations (12 credits)

      Module 1: Activities involved in shipboard operations in port and sea

      Module 2: Application of basic marine legislation

      Module 3: Key ship’s cargo and deck equipment

      Module 4: Shipboard geography, nautical and cargo terminology

      Unit 7: Customs (4 credits)

      Module 1: Customs and Excise

      Module 2: Customs technologies

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

      Module 4: Operational requirements of Customs and Excise

      Unit 8: Freight Forwarding (3 credits)

      Module 1: Importance of freight forwarding

      Module 2: Factors that influence freight forwarding

      Module 3: Appropriate infrastructure and equipment requirements for freight forwarding

      Module 4: Monitoring and control in regard to freight forwarding

      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 Ports and Shipping 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.

      You can take complete control of your own study routes and monitor your own progress.

      Tutor support

      This Ports and Shipping 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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