IoSCM Level 5 Import & Export Management

Supply Chain & Operations Management



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Distance learning, self-paced
6 Months
Level 5 Award in Import and Export
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The Institute of Supply Chain Management (IoSCM) is the leading institute for supply chain qualifications, available at award (price listed), certificate, diploma and extended diploma.

Their courses are delivered via online learning, supported by their team of industry experts with experience across all areas of the supply chain.

IoSCM offers a unique learning method, which is adaptable around your experiences, goals and what you would like to achieve. The courses are 100% adapted to suit the individual; you select your units, hours of study and how your assessed – use your knowledge, evidence from your working role or past qualifications.

About IoSCM and their course

Guarantee success in your industry with the Institute of Supply Chain Management. We offer every student much more than just a qualification; we provide the opportunity to grow, learn and progress as a professional with our unrivalled support network.

You can custom build the IoSCM Level 5 Import and Export Management qualification in order to meet your career ambitions, future job specification or accredit your current skill set.

This qualification is industry recognised across the globe. All IoSCM qualifications are designed and developed by industry experts to provide first class study materials


Through completion of this IoSCM Level 5 qualification, you’ll receive an internationally recognised certification from IoSCM in Import and Export Management.

As well as this, you’ll be awarded an industry recognised qualification, Level 5 in Import and Export Management from SFEDI Awards


The IoSCM Level 5 in Import and Export Management is comparable to a Foundation Degree/HND.

The Level 5 is recognised and much sought after by employers and businesses. It gives you realistic, industry-specific knowledge and skills that is entirely tailored to you and the sector, giving you the best chance of gaining employment across the supply chain.

You can study around your current commitments and still save time and money in comparison to a full time or classroom based course, as you can study at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. If you’d like to find out how an IoSCM qualification can be significantly beneficial to your career, give our expert Course Advisors a call today.

The Level 5 courses are available as:

  • Award
  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Extended Diploma

Assessment Based Study

No exams.

Use the knowledge you’ve developed through studying with IoSCM or other professional bodies, submit evidence of prior/current experience or learn through IoSCM expert course material and submit assignments to achieve your qualification.


Level 5 Award in Import and Export


Core Units

Ports and Shipping Management

  • Shipping and international trade
  • Business strategy in shipping
  • Port operations management
  • Agile ports
  • Port development

Operation Management Processes

  • Operations management
  • Operations processing
  • Relationship between operations management and strategic planning
  • Operations improvement techniques
  • Organisational challenges

Optional Units

Sea Freight

  • The principles of sea freight management
  • Legislation and regulations governing the movement of shipping
  • The role of shipping freight operations
  • Financial strategies found within the shipping industry

Risk Management

  • Risk Management Roles and Responsibilities
  • Risk assessment process and the management of risk
  • Risk Management Strategy

International Freight Management

  • Air freight operations
  • Agile port
  • Multimodal transportation


  • Warehouse policies
  • Requirements
  • Inventory strategy
  • Legislation

Transport Management

  • Nature and purpose of transport planning
  • Land use
  • Sustainability
  • Transport demand
  • Movement of freight

Supply Chain Management

  • Effective management and control
  • Physical and information flows
  • Why supply chain may not function correctly
  • Strategic and operational planning
  • Impact of technology

Quality Management

  • The concept of quality management
  • Embedding quality management
  • Systems that support quality management

Purchasing Management

  • Key roles of management
  • Impact of legislation
  • Working relationships with suppliers
  • Effective negotiating skills

Movement of Goods

  • Principles and Practices in relation to the Movement of Goods
  • The characteristics of goods and the impact on their handling
  • The considerations that influence the flow of goods


  • Logistics services
  • Aim of logistics
  • Transport
  • Policies and influence


  • Purpose of inventory management
  • Fixed period & fixed quantity models
  • Effect of inventory management on supply chain
  • Modern inventory systems

Who is this course for?

Anyone looking to gain further knowledge of the warehousing industry. Suitable for those wishing to progress within their import and export career and those wishing to progress in this industry.


There are no previous requirements needed to study this course and IoSCM will evaluate whether this is the right course for you, ensuring you don’t waste valuable time and resources studying the wrong course.

Career path

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to progress within the import and export industry allowing them to further their knowledge and progress within their role.

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