CILT (UK) Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport

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Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport (QCF)
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This course is delivered via our well-established Virtual Learning Environment. All course content is fully available via the screen or for download and can be accessed anytime, anywhere so you can plan your own schedule.

Expert tutors are always on hand to support your learning, as well as technical advisors.

All our courses are assessed by assignment, not examination. Assignments can be undertaken at any time.

Assessment activities have been developed by The Business School (UK) Ltd, and approved by CILT (UK). Each assessment brief gives information regarding exactly what needs to be covered and other supporting information such as word count and referencing guide.

CILT (UK) is the UK territorial body of CILT, which has a presence in more than 30 countries across the world. This network of members and contacts can connect all CILT members wherever they are in the world and constitutes the greatest resource of professional expertise within our areas of interest.

The CILT(UK) Awarding Organisation is regulated by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation. This qualification is available on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and Qualifications in Wales (QiW) database and is delivered by The Business School (UK) Ltd, an approved CILT (UK) centre for the delivery of its qualifications.

Membership of CILT(UK) gives access to a unique range of benefits and unbeatable services designed to support individuals, personally and professionally, throughout their career.

Successful completion of the Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport meets the educational requirement for Chartered Member grade of the Institute; as long as, Learners have 5 years’ experience in the Logistics and Transport industry, 2 of which must be at a senior level. Chartered Member grade allows Learners to use the designatory letters CMILT after their name.

Learners who have successfully completed CILT(UK) Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport are automatically eligible for EMLog – European Master Logistician.


Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport (QCF)
Regulated by Ofqual


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The CILT(UK) Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport qualification provides the strategic management skills and tactical insight necessary for professional and business development in the logistics and transport industry. It bridges the gap between the undergraduate CILT(UK) Level 5 Professional Diploma in Logistics and Transport and the postgraduate standard of a Master’s degree.

To achieve this qualification Learners must complete all five mandatory units - the following example unit descriptions describe a course that is at a strategic level:

Strategic Contexts

In this unit Learners will be encouraged to examine organisational business environments from a global perspective through case studies and models. The unit looks at resource availability, utilisation and how managers decide on the best approach to make the most of the limited resources available to their organisation’s operations. Stakeholder and relationship mapping tools 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.

Strategic Network Planning

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, 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 element explores the triggers for

The other units are:

Leadership and Strategic Management

Delivering Strategic Performance

The final unit is a professional project:

Research Methods and Professional Project

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

The professional project will develop the Learners’ 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 Learners will be encouraged to use work-based research to realise the requisite requirements for this module. Each Learner can base their project

Who is this course for?

The Level 6 Advanced Diploma is aimed at managers aspiring to move to more senior, strategic roles within the logistics and transport professional sectors.

The qualification is open entry and as such is also suitable for graduates in other disciplines who are entering the sector for the first time, although Learners would benefit from having some prior knowledge of the logistics and transport industry at a strategic level.


A previous Level 4 or 5 qualification in a related subject area is required for entry onto our Level 6 course. We want to give our learners the best chance of success and will always discuss eligibility and aspirations prior to enrolment on the course and offer you our expertise to meet your career aspirations.

A good standard of written English is required for this course - GCSE grade A-C.

Career path

Achieving the Level 6 qualification will allow entry onto postgraduate studies including Masters degrees.

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What are CPD hours/points?

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What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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