Apprenticeship Support Programmes

The LLA Apprenticeship Support Programmes deliver the knowledge and understanding elements of the learner’s Apprenticeship journey. These in-depth Programmes have also been designed to cover up to 160 hours of the Off the Job Training requirement.

The content uses a distance learning programme, the SCIL case study – a risk-free simulated workplace environment. The case study has been used successfully for over a decade, supporting thousands of graduates through formal qualifications.

Topics covered within the Logistics sector include Freight Forwarding, Supply Chain, Warehousing, Transportation and Procurement.

These Programmes are delivered as part of an Apprenticeship in partnership with colleges and training providers throughout the UK. LLA can connect prospective businesses and students with a delivery partner who can offer the full service delivery of an Apprenticeship Programme.


 (Please note this programme is an apprenticeship support programme and not offered directly. Please contact us to find out more about Colleges and Training providers offering this Apprenticeship)

Unique delivery for an Apprenticeship, our Flexible blended learning approach with pick and mix modules allow your employees more freedom to learn whilst being committed in the workplace.

  • SCILfreight creates the opportunity to apply learning – to experiment, to make mistakes, before implementing your learning in the real world. Students will use computer and paper-based systems to arrange the best means of transport, considering the type of goods and the customers delivery requirements This “learning by doing” approach provides a competence and confidence that no other training method can offer. It takes the students out of the classroom and gives them a role in a realistic but risk-free world leading to significant improvements in individual and team performance.
  • Supports training in readiness for new (2019) HMRC Customs Declaration System
  • Unique distance learning
  • Programme based on a virtual freight forwarding company using employer generated scenarios.
  • Incorporates a performance customs clearance platform

Programme duration: The apprenticeship will typically take 18 months to complete SCIL Freight Logo

International Trade and the role of Freight Forwarders:
The processing of international trade documentation is vital to the UK economy and the demand for international trade skills is forecast to rise.  Freight Forwarders implement these key processes. The sector deals with complex customs legislation and has a need demonstrate competence in compliance with customs controls and procedures.  Clients require their international supply chain to be fully secure, efficient and compliant.
Role of International Freight Forwarding Specialists:
International Freight Forwarding Specialists are employed to ensure that the company they work for, and their clients remain compliant with all applicable customs, import and export laws and regulations.  They understand customs rules, regulations and terms of trade, know where to find information and when to escalate issues. They have specific skills around customs procedures, classification of goods, allocating modes of transport and all relevant paper and electronic documentation. International Freight Forwarding Specialists are responsible for a variety of tasks on a daily basis such as shipment bookings, creating the appropriate documents, liaison with carriers, ports and handling agents, transport requirements, sales quotations, invoicing, financial procedures as well as the many customs processes and regimes they will come across. Clients must be kept informed proactively of progress and this requires skills and behaviours in customer service linked to an appreciation of international cultures, time zones and their effect on transit times. International Freight Forwarding Specialists have the ability to communicate effectively with people from different countries, taking account of differences in working practices.
Core units
These are mandatory units to be completed:

  • International freight movement
  • Customs procedures
  • Business finance and freight costing’s
  • Customer service
Pathways in Freight Forwarding:
There are 3 optional units to choose from, select one:

  • Air Freight
  • Ocean Freight
  • Road Freight
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This is a four-day classroom based programme that will cover:

The Role of Procurement in the Supply Chain, Procurement Objectives, Determining the Specification Types and The Supplier Market.
Medical Supply Chain
Analysis of the Medical Logistics Operation, Medical Supply Chains, Storage Requirements, Procedures and Processes and Quality Assurance.
Management (Leaders vs Managers)
Managing a Humanitarian Logistics Team, Developing Personal Skills to Become a Leader, Organisational Skills and The Attributes of a Leader.

Advanced HELM

This is a four-day classroom based programme that will cover:

Supply Chain Management
Assessing the programme requirements and understanding the global supply chain and programme strategies. Ensuring we plan supply chain behaviour to follow any rules contained in organisation policies and standards. Understanding the supply chain network, planning the types of network and levels of resources needed to operate them and identifying the internal and external interfaces which will need to be built to sustain them.
Stock Repositioning
Providing supplies quickly and cost effectively, reducing the lead time to respond to emergencies, identifying critical material to be held in “stock” at strategic locations. Pre-Positioning models such as Framework agreements, Supplier stock, Government stocks, Organisation stock, Local agreements and Strategic pre-positioning networks.
Phases of Humanitarian Response
Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Relief, Reconstruction and Development.
Team Management & HR
Administer and coordinate groups of individuals to perform tasks, communication, objective setting and performance appraisals, guidance, instruction, direction and leadership.
Cash Transfer Programming
The world of humanitarian aid is changing and organisations are now recognising the importance of Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) in place of direct-aid to meet beneficiaries’ needs. This approach requires different expertise, skills, and resources, particualrly the importance of the Supply Chain team in establishing that the right circumstances exist to effectively establish a CTP. Areas covered include – Supply Chain Assessments, Analyses, Preparedness, Retail Market Assessment, Procurement, Risk Identification, Monitoring the programme and suppliers.

Course Fee & Registration

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