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Introduction to Freight Transport Services

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

The Business School


£21 inc VAT
Study method
10 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.


Logistics and 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.

This introductory course offers a broad understanding of the principles, applications and concepts of the transport industry. It gives Learners the opportunity to focus on this area of specialism to gain introductory knowledge of their professional sector.

This course is designed to introduce learners to freight transport services. The unit is made up of five elements that contain sufficient knowledge to give learners an overall view of this essential role. The programme aims to equip learners with a solid foundation of knowledge on which they can build with experience.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for new entrants to the logistics and transport sector and is suitable for front line and supervisory staff working in the industry.


This is an open access course.

Career path

This course can be followed by the Freight Transport Operations - Intermediate course.

This course is based on the CILT (UK) Level 2 Certificate in Logistics and Transport, and learners may move onto the full course via our Virtual Learning Environment.

The full course has expert tutor support, and certification from CILT (UK).

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Mariana Vintila asked:

Hello, please tell me if you have a course for transport coordinator or transport dispatcher or if this course is what I am looking for


Hi there This is a short CPD course giving a broad introductory overview of freight transport services. It covers all modes of freight transport, including, road, rail and maritime. It is therefore not specific to either transport coordinator or dispatcher. My suggestion would be to look at this for an introduction, but then we can advise directly on potential qualification courses for you.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.


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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.

What are CPD hours/points?

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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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.

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