Level 3 CILT(UK) Qualification
Practitioner Certificate in Logistics, Supply Chain & Operations Management

The supply chain is a complex network of organisations and functions. Understanding the interconnectivity of this network is crucial for any professional working along it.

The CILT(UK) Level 3 Practitioner Certificate in Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Management (LSCOM) is a comprehensive certificate, emphasising the need of logistics activities that move inventory along the supply chain in alignment to organisational goals; recognising demand and supply drivers, production considerations and influences and constraints that impact on effective supply chain operations, giving you the necessary foundation to develop in your supply chain career.

Who is this Certificate for?

For those working along the supply chain who wish to gain insight into the fundamental workings of supply chain activities and their interconnectivity.

  • Competent operators looking to progress their knowledge through better understanding of best practice processes
  • Practitioners wishing to formalise their knowledge.
  • Professionals new to working in the supply chain.

What will I learn?

  • Develop a core understanding of the skills, knowledge and competencies required to operate along the supply chain
  • Recognise the impact of organisational goals and available resources on the required outputs and deliverables within the context of logistics, supply chain and operations management.

Why choose this Qualification?

  • Supports supply chain professionals to effectively contribute to their organisations
  • Delivers fundamental knowledge around the function and role of the supply chain
  • Opens the door to a life-long career
  • Provides the educational pathway to become a Member of CILT (MILT)

Key information:

Start Dates 2024
April, June and September
Course Fees
CILT Members: £1,453. Non Members with Affiliate Membership: £1,563 (save £181). Non Members: £1,744. Course Fees include assessment enrolment and fees, all learning materials, support and digital classrooms
CILT(UK) Blended Learning
The qualification is delivered through blended learning via interactive online modules within the CILT(UK) learning platform and through facilitated digital classrooms. Inclusive of introductory sessions and assessment preparation.
Course Structure
All learners must complete three units to achieve the qualification: the two mandatory units and one optional unit. Unit 1: Business Operations along the Supply Chain (Mandatory) Unit 2: Cross-functional Interconnectivity (Mandatory) Unit 3: Production Operations Management (Optional) Unit 4: Logistics & Supply Chain Operations (Optional) Learners work to a structured timetable and materials are released as per the timetable.
To achieve the qualification, three assessments must be completed, and a minimum of a pass mark must be achieved in each assessment. Each mandatory unit is assessed via a written assignment. The optional unit is assessed via a 2 hour and 15-minute closed book online invigilated written examination.
Learner Support
Learners are supported for the duration of the course by the CILT(UK) Learning Centre team and will facilitate assessment enrolment, as well as notification of assessment results and feedback.
Digital Classroom Facilitator
A highly experienced industry professional will facilitate the digital classrooms, sharing their insight and best practice throughout the course and supporting learners with their knowledge and skills development
Unit 1: Business Operations along Supply Chain
An introduction to the various components of the supply chain and the interconnected activities facilitated along global supply chains. Develop an understanding of the wider business environment including current best practice on how to effectively implement strategic plans and measure performance as well as the underpinning principles of people management, sustainable quality and cost management.
Unit 2: Cross-functional Interconnectivity
Learn about the interaction of elements along the supply chain with a focus on inventory management processes, including the importance of defining and managing data and information along the supply chain. Develop an understanding of the value chain and supply chain resilience with an emphasis on digital transformation.
Unit 3: Production Operations Management
Analyse the various planning systems used to plan for and forecast demand, materials requirements planning and capacity requirements planning as well as production operations. Review the various approaches to shop floor management and control tools and analyse various investigative improvement techniques to support a programme of continuous improvement and identify the processes that support the circular economy.
Unit 4: Logistics & Supply Chain Ops
Explore the physical operations that occur along the supply chain including, physical inventory management, handling and storage functions of inventory within a warehouse and distribution centre, and the implications of the logistics and transport functions that provide the connecting element along the supply chain.
Benefit from 12 Months Affiliate Membership
Opt to register for CILT(UK) Affilitate Membership as part of your course fee and save £181 total. You can access a number of benefits that will support your learning including the CILT(UK) Mentoring Scheme, Success! (CILT(UK) career development platform) the Knowledge Centre. On successful completion of the qualification, you may be eligible for Member of the CILT(UK) (MILT)
CILT(UK) Competency Framework
This is an OFQUAL regulated qualification at Level 3 and is mapped to the CILT(UK) Competency Framework.
Unit 1: Business Operations along the Supply Chain (Mandatory)

How the business environment influences and is influenced by sustainable global supply chain concepts, focussing on the people, quality and costs that contribute to the achievement of strategic goals.

Unit 2: Cross-functional Interconnectivity (Mandatory)

The importance of effective communication and the data sharing along the supply chain to inform how value can be determined in operational practice and inventory management processes.


Unit 3: Production Operations Management (Option)
Considering operations management within a manufacturing environment, understanding the various planning functions that support production, and the shop floor controls


Unit 4: Logistics and Supply Chain Operations (Option)
Exploring the activities that exist within the logistics processes that provide the connecting element along the supply chain.

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