CILT Level 5

Professional Diploma in Logistics and Transport

The CILT Level 5 Professional Diploma in Logistics and Transport is designed for middle managers in the logistics, supply chain and transport sectors aspiring to strategic leadership.

If you are already in a middle management role and are seeking to progress up to become a senior manager, this Diploma will help you achieve your career goal.

Modules include Inventory, Movement of Goods, Production Planning, Retail Logistics, Sourcing and Procurement, Warehousing, International Business, Supply Chain Flow Planning and Supply Chain Network Planning.

The CILT Level 5 will help develop your chances of being recruited for senior positions. As the demand for logistics professionals grows, studying a CILT qualifications can assist with rapid career progression for those with the drive to succeed.



Studying a CILT qualification provides you with an industry-recognised qualification that will allow you to stand out from your peers.


Open your career opportunities and the possibility to get a pay rise by completing an internationally recognised qualification.


CILT qualifications are rated highly by employers, having a recognised qualification on your CV will make you stand out from other job applicants. It will also help to push your career development at your current workplace, increasing the chance of a pay rise and promotion.


Enrolling and completing a CILT qualification will help you pursue your career goals and get that pay rise you have wanted. Employers see CILT as a recognised qualification and rate it highly.

Course Fee & Duration

Average course duration: 15-18 months if student can submit one assignment per month.

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Course Content

The CILT Level 5 Professional Diploma programme with LLA consists of two mandatory units and two optional units from the list below:


Mandatory Units:

Management in Logistics & Transport
This unit presents the fundamental management knowledge required of managers in the logistics and transport industry. It covers aspects of the internal and external structures of organisations, the governance of the people within organisations and those financial and other planning techniques necessary to maintain organisational health. It aims to deliver the understanding and competence of those key elements of management practice that are fundamental to both commercial and non-commercial organisations.
Supply Chain Management

This unit introduces the main principles, concepts and practices of supply chain management and covers four main themes: What is a supply chain and supply chain planning? Why is it important in any business? How does the supply chain operate? What are the principles for supply chain improvement? Where appropriate, the global nature of the supply chain will be emphasised.

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Optional Units:


This unit addresses the application of inventory techniques within industry and its contribution to supply chain performance. It shows how effective inventory strategy can lead to competitive advantage through improvements in customer service, operational efficiency and the utilisation of company assets.

Movement of Goods

This unit provides the underlying knowledge for the movement of goods in a national and international context. It addresses the responses of the transport operator to the characteristics of goods and places the latter’s movements in the context of the total logistics concept. Choice of mode, vehicle and route are integral and the external and internal issues relating to modal infrastructures are featured. A further key element is the location of infrastructure, and the operation of interchanges together with their supporting information links.

Production Planning

This unit provides the fundamental knowledge required by managers in the logistics business sector involved in the flow of materials through a production process. It covers production planning as part of the logistics system and how it fits into a company’s supply chain strategy. This unit views the logistics of production planning processes in terms of the creation of value to the customers, delivering sustainable competitive advantage and minimising waste.

Retail Logistics

This unit formulates and applies principles and practices of supply chain management to retailing focusing on retail logistics, nationally and globally. Key elements are the ways in which changes in society, business organisation and retail structures have impacted upon logistics activity in retailing.

Sourcing & Procurement

This unit covers the role and strategy of sourcing and the procurement processes that follow. It addresses the integration of these processes within the overall corporate strategy and covers the measurement and use of performance and financial controls that aid efficient and effective supplier management.


This unit covers the role of the warehouse and how warehouse strategy fits into the logistics strategy. The key elements are operational functioning of a warehouse, its technology and effective control. The unit aims to deliver the understanding and competence of those key elements of warehouse management practice that are fundamental to both commercial and non-commercial organisations.

International Business

This unit deals with the complex issues of the identification and management of risk inherent in an international supply chain and how government trade policies/promotion and Inter governmental regulation impact on international business practice. The key issues involved in developing a global logistics strategy and delivering the competence necessary to implement and manage a global logistics operation are also addressed. A key element is the contribution to the successful fulfilment of the broader commercial and financial issues associated with international commerce and trade.

Supply Chain Flow Planning

This unit deals with the issues of identifying the demand for products and then balancing it with the appropriate supply. The key issues involved with determining the level of demand are addressed and aspects of supply planning are then explored, highlighting the need for different strategies for different products. The unit also covers the use of inventory to balance the flows between supply and demand, together with the management issues surrounding the attainment of a consensus supply chain plan.

Supply Chain Network Planning

The aim of this unit is to provide candidates with the knowledge to plan, implement and manage a supply chain network in which products flow from their source to the end user. It deals with the complex issues of identifying the network requirements for different types of facilities based upon cost and service criteria.

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