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Freight Transport Operations - Intermediate

Short course through online learning with quiz to reinforce learning and certificate download.

The Business School


£30 inc VAT
Study method
15 hours · Self-paced
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Access until course completion
No formal qualification
  • Certificate of completion - Free

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This short 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.

This course contributes to your Continuing Professional Development and can be added to your CV to show your own commitment to development.

Remember that your CPD needs to be broad and this course can be used to start your learning journey, to add to your existing, or to familiarise yourself with an industry you may be involved in.

Learners complete a quiz to reinforce their learning on specific topics and can then download a certificate of completion.


Freight transport is a key industry, which contributes hugely to the UK economy, as well as globally. It is one of the few industries that is currently recruiting fast and this course will give you a broad overview of the subject.

This course is based on professional standards from The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK. 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 course designed to provide a sound foundation for a career within the transport field.

It follows on from beginner knowledge gained in the introductory course and provides more in-depth information.

The course is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of the structure and operation of all types of freight transport operations, including supply chain operation, in all the major modes of transport. It examines the role of freight transport today and includes environmental issues and management. Importantly, freight transport planning and the regulation and control of the freight transport industry are included. The unit closes by introducing freight transport specific business activity.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at team leaders, new supervisors or aspiring managers and is also recommended for anyone making a career change.


This is an open entry course and is suitable for anyone with an interest in transport.

It will also be of interest to those who work in other disciplines but within the freight transport environment to support their broader general understanding and awareness.

Career path

This course is based on the CILT (UK) Level 3 Certificate in Logistics and Transport, and learners have the opportunity to move onto the full course via our Virtual Learning Environment.

The full course has expert tutor support, registration and certification from CILT (UK). It offers a number of flexible optional units to align with your aspirations.

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Andrew Baxter asked:

Are you running the beginner course thanks


Hi No I am afraid we do not do a beginners course in Freight Transport Operations. However, we are currently running a special offer whereby you can get free access to our learning materials (with no tutor) and there is a unit in the Level 1 Award in Logistics and Transport, which is called Transport and Distribution in Logistics. You can get free access to this and it might serve you well.

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Rivka asked:

I am just checking that all the course materials can be downloaded and printed off? Will I be given a tutor?


Hi there Yes, your course materials can be downloaded and printed off if you wish. There is no tutor assigned to these short courses. However it is worth noting that these courses are based on longer courses which lead to qualifications and which include full tutor support. Kind regards Helen

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Rivka asked:

Do I need to be working in a particular setting and work towards CPD to do the course? Will I be e mailed a link to access the course ?


Hi, thanks for your question. No you do not need to be working in a particular environment for this course. CPD stands for continuing professional development - this can be anything that supports your learning. You will be emailed a link to access the course directly. Regards Helen Chambers

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Rivka asked:

Hi, it would actually be June when I would do the freight transport intermediate course (15 hours). Can I enrol now for then? How much time is given?


HI You can enrol at any time you wish to. You have access to the course until you complete it, so no worries!

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Rivka asked:

Hi, I am thinking of doing the freight transport operations intermedia course (15 hours) in April 2021. Can I already enroll now and wait till then?


Hi Rivka Yes, you can certainly enrol now and wait until then. You have access to the course until you have completed it. Once you are enrolled, you can work on it at any time you wish in your own time. Good luck! Helen

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

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