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The CILT(UK) Level 3 Certificate in Logistics and Transport is a free-standing qualification, designed to provide a sound foundation for a career within the transport and supply chain fields and to provide learners with a complete set of management skills.


The Level 3 Certificate is aimed at team leaders, new supervisors or aspiring managers. It is also recommended for anyone making a career change.


The qualification comprises two mandatory units and one option unit from a choice of eight.

Course Content

Mandatory Units:

Business Theory

This unit gives learners the ability to understand and use theory from such elements as marketing and product positioning to managing information, reporting to finance and aspects of legality.

Business Application

This unit contains a wide spread of information covering key management practices and theory across functional management through to business planning, motivation and the art of managing people.

Option Units:


This unit provides learners with essential knowledge and understanding to deliver the skills required by an aspiring warehouse manager to operate effectively. The unit covers all the key areas of warehousing operations and the key activities involved in each area.


This unit is designed to introduce learners to the knowledge and understanding of inventory management and the techniques involved in balancing trade-offs to deliver optimum supply chain performance. It shows that inventory management is a key contributor to competitive advantage in the sector and can lead to improvements in customer service, operational efficiency and company asset utilisation.


This unit is designed to equip learners with the basic skills and knowledge required to perform procurement effectively. It comprises procurement environment; procurement operations; commercial management in procurement; and performance management in procurement.

Supply Chain Operations

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to understand the operation of supply chains in various business settings. The unit provides an exploration of supply chain origins and concepts as well as the different flows in a supply chain, with the upstream and downstream linkages identified. The supply chain environment is analysed for both local and global operations.

Freight Transport Operations

This unit gives knowledge and understanding of the structure and operation of all types of freight transport operations, including supply chain operation, across all the major transport modes. 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.

Passenger Transport Operations

This unit aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the structure and operation of all types of passenger transport operations for local, national and international journeys in all the major modes of transport. It examines the role of passenger transport in today’s society, including environmental issues and management. The unit also includes structure, planning, regulation and control of the passenger transport industry. Finally, the unit looks at funding and finance and the roles played by both public and private sector organisations.

Transport Planning

This unit seeks to give a favour of the different elements of transport planning, showing the part played by each in the decision-making, planning, development and implementation of transport projects. In addition, it covers relevant issues concerning travel behaviour, mode choice and accessibility are addressed. In particular, this unit aims to broaden learners’ thinking on the various factors that have to be balanced in transport decisions: economic prosperity, environment, congestion, social inclusion and accessibility, equity, choice and safety.

How long does it take?

Course Duration

The learner is provided traditional classroom training, learning material (hard copy) and a dedicated mentor for guidance. There is a structured lesson plan for the learner and mentor to adhere on a monthly basis. The learner is expected to be present on all Saturdays at the Institute for the number of hours decided by the learning provider.

The guided learning hours for the full qualification are 240.

This comprises 80 hours per unit.

The registration period, during which a learner should complete the qualification, is two years.

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