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“With the ambition to cement my years of work experience with an internationally recognized certificate, I came across the Certification in Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (CHSCM) V3 course.
I had always believed that an online course could never completely meet my expectations but today I am proud and very confident to say that the CHSCM course went beyond my expectation. This is an all-around supply chain management course which has not only trained me as a supply chain professional in an emergency context but has empowered me with skills which make me stand out in the world of SCM. The course materials are built in a rich style that takes you through all aspects of comprehensive supply chain management: strategic planning, CTP, managing people, project planning, monitoring and improvement, reporting, procurement, market assessments and analysis.
It was my first time on such an online course. It is unique! I overcame my greatest fear in less than no time. The “SCILaid Environment” put me in a real world, as every new task made me ambitious to further explore SCILaid. I would always use SCILaid as a reference for my present and future work. The course instructors are worth applauding for full dedication to support the students. I can’t thank them enough for the patient, interactive and professional manner in which they reviewed all of my tasks especially my Independent Assessment Project work. I greatly appreciate the student support team for providing me with all necessary information. My gratitude goes to the team for their simplicity and very understanding way in dealing with real life challenges that students encounter.”
“I enrolled onto the Level 5 Diploma in summer 2018 using the MoD’s Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) Program. LLA made the process remarkably simple and easy to use. Once enrolled, the tutors introduced themselves and offered their full support in all aspects of the learning.
The course structure is fantastic, utilizing the simulated business environment to better deliver an effective outcome as opposed to the usual academic writing required by many learning establishments. Learning in this manner enabled me to understand and apply the real world effects of the information I was learning. There is no pressure applied by LLA to submit your work on particular deadlines and the tutors are always on hand to assist in any ways.
The turn-around time for marking work was generally fast, with work being returned within 2 or 3 days. The occasional submission took longer, but this was generally in line with the length of the submission.
I highly recommend not only the course, but LLA itself for their professional manner and innovate way of delivering the course.
“Thanks goes to my Sponsor the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the LLA team and my tutor for the continuous guidance. I enjoyed the studies and now feel much more knowledgeable about Medical Logistics than before I took the course.
All the tasks are applicable to the medical supply chain that I manage in my organisation. I can now confidently suggest need for medical logistics management improvement to my employer based on knowledge.”
“I would like to express my heartiest gratitude to my organization for financial support, my supervisors who guided and allowed me to study, in particular thanks to the LLA team for your kind support, especially all the student support team and my tutor Adrian Leigh who gave wonderful support, they are very professional. Without your kind support & guidance, I could not implement my dream to obtain this valuable CHL certificate.
The course really met my expectation, especially the Supply Chain, Procurement, Warehouse, Transport and Fleet Management units. It improved my knowledge of the logistics concepts for the overall logistics management and operational in Humanitarian Aid Organizations, including overall strategies, planning, preparation for emergencies responses, coordination/communication with internal and external and team deployment during emergencies operation activities.
I have already applied practically the techniques which I have gained from CHL. The course is supportive, especially for the emergency response operations activities. If you want to upgrade/develop your logistics capacities/skills. I endorse, going to Fritz-CILT Certification in Humanitarian Logistics Programme.”
“I’m thrilled to be the first person within the logistics industry to pass this new course. I have an extremely busy working life but the distance learning enabled me to complete the course in small sections and at a time that suited me. The content is really relevant to my role and encompasses all aspects of managing a warehouse. It has also given me lots of food for thought as I start to think about introducing new ways of working within the warehousing sector.”
“Having joined Eddie Stobart in 1994 as a warehouse operative, I’ve always been based at our Bardon distribution centre where the site sits on an area of 690,000 square feet and can hold 108,000 pallets. I’ve had the opportunity to progress my career and today, I am now managing 21 first line managers and supervisors, who like me, are all working towards gaining their qualifications. They’re already engaged with the online training and their feedback has also been really positive. I’m looking forward to celebrating with them all when they pass.”
“I am glad to inform the world and, in particular, the LLA team and its friends that I have finally completed my CHL qualification and received the long-awaited Certificate.
I can’t find words to express my feelings, when I hold it in my hands. This wonderful piece of paper means so much to me! It implies so many hours of hard work and the unlimited support of my tutor and the whole LLA team. It signifies so many questions, requests from my side and so many useful recommendations and advice from my tutor Adrian, who have been a great mentor for me throughout this study.
Thank you LLA very much for your tolerance and great support! I am very grateful to the whole LLA team. You are real professionals!
Be sure that if you see somebody with the CHL certificate, he/she knows all course programme by heart, because there is no way to miss any of the topics of the programme under the close guidance of your tutors, that`s true. I am so much impressed by this study. The approach is amazing! Wonderful LLA team! I appreciate your kindness, patience and guidance.”
“I choose to partake in the course through the Logistics Learning Alliance as I could study at home at my own pace, yet in a structured bite sized manner; without the need to sit daunting final exams. I find that I learn in a way that has purpose. It is fun relating the answers to the ‘imaginary’ company SCIL plc.
I feel that it allows me to build a real picture and put the learning in to context as you are actually applying answers to information based on scenarios set within the SCIL plc. I have then found that I can apply the ideas learnt, and use ideas from my own business, warehouse, factory and supply chain to complete assignments. Each assignment builds on knowledge previously learnt through past assignments. I feel the ability to apply the knowledge practically through SCILplc really deepens and strengthens the new information in to the mind.
My tutor is great, responding to my assignments via email in good time, and is always there to offer support and guidance to keep me going in the right direction. I feel confident to ask questions no matter how large or small without feeling uncomfortable.
All in all from my personal experience I have found it a great way to enhance my career through relevant learning in a way that can suit a busy working lifestyle, by doing manageable sized assignments to build a portfolio of assignments and therefore knowledge.”
“Thank you for supporting me over the months i was taking CHL. I received my results today with a pass. As a tutor you always brought out a wide angle of the expectation for a logistics operator in relief operations.
The case scenario became real anytime you asked questions of my work, making me think through again and again. I appreciate your insights that not only helped me work on my tasks but opened my mind to be aware of what will be expected of me in operations in real life situations.
Both your commendations and critiques got the best out of me.”
“I don’t know how I could express my great appreciation for the great opportunity that been given to me to join CHL, it was really such a tremendous journey. This programme from A to Z is perfect, I didn’t actually expect the amount of information and the way this is related to every single detail in humanitarian logistics. The learning material are a great treasure, they are amazingly written and well designed in order to avoid any confusion while reading and studying.
This programme has polished my own knowledge and raised up my professional experience to another level. The things that I have learned are life changing elements in my logistics career and add more enthusiasm to move on and achieve more.
A special thanks to tutor, who had a great patient attitude, and supported me to the max with all my enquiries and many questions that I have asked. The administration team and student support, are great supporters as well. They never hesitate to provide any support or follow up during the programme, from the deep of my heart thank you.
Eventually, I would like to sum up this journey by saying I was truly in the presence of knowledge and professionalism.”
“My journey in the Certification of Humanitarian Logistics (CHL) was started with LLA in March 2020. It took two years of hard work and dedication to complete the course. I am so glad to receive my first technical certification along with essential key knowledge of the Humanitarian Supply Chain and Logistics sector.
I found the contents are very much practical, and the course had been designed after enormous research and consultation with multiple leading humanitarian organizations and experts. The provision of virtual scenarios, organizing the piece of information and supporting study materials are very much useful. It is worthwhile for me to gain the underpinning knowledge and applying in practical day to day life. Moreover, I have real experience of student support from the LLA Admin team and leadership, much appreciated and I’m grateful for your support.
I’ve been able to utilize the gained knowledge in my day to day work such as effectively supporting emergency response, teaching and research as well. Similarly, I will continue to do so in my entire career for good causes and humanitarian assistance wherever is needed.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank LLA/CILT/Fritz and the entire team for the great support you gave me during the time I was studying the CHL Programme.
The course really met my expectations, especially Units in Supply Chain, Cash Transfer Programming (CTP), Procurement and Fleet Management which expanded and improved my knowledge in Supply concepts and real-life emergency scenario, including overall strategies, planning, preparation for emergencies responses.
I am now equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to tackle logistics and supply chain challenges I may incur throughout my career. You never hesitated to provide any support during the programme. Looking forward to engaging in another programme with you.
Once again, thank you very much.”
“I write to express my joy for this achievement which for me did not come easy. I thank you all very much, most especially my teacher, Adrian Leigh, for the good tuition, student support and follow up you did to ensure this success.
I am a very busy person in my function as the manager of logistics in my company Addax Petroleum, as well as a mother, wife, church leader, and many other extracurricular activities. Combining these functions result in a great weight. But with my determination to succeed and your continuous support, I was able to achieve this milestone.
The learnings from this course have been so impactful in my professional career and I believe its flames have begun to be well felt by the company. This is a course that empowers one to become a high performer and leader in the skill pool and in business management. I am well informed and ready to make a difference in my company and environment. I will not hesitate to refer as many people as I meet to do this course.”
“It’s better late than never – I completed my CHSCM in early 2015 but am only now writing this testimonial.
As soon as I started my CHSCM course, I found huge a distinction between an academic and a professional study. In the course of CHSCM study, I enjoyed the freedom of freethinking vis-à-vis humanitarian supply chain strategy, planning and configuration, operations and evaluation. It’s mentionable that all the outcomes of thinking were well acknowledged by the tutor and adequate guidance was provided.
CHSCM course has undoubtedly broadened my perspective, enhanced my capability to analyze humanitarian supply chains from end to end, and increased my ability to configure supply chains in a variety of contexts. Notably, after successful completion of CHSCM, I led supply chain for Oxfam, Save the Children International and International Medical Corps in Nepal, Iraq and Nigeria. I was also awarded with FCILT (Fellow, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK), the highest tier of license of its type.
I managed to fund 4 logisticians from Save the Children International, Nepal for the CHL course and 2 of my senior team members were awarded with CMILT membership from CILT UK through my endorsement. I always recommend people to do CHL or CHSCM course. I did my thesis on Promoting Local Market for Sustainable Supply Chain Solutions not for the sake of doing my thesis but did as a believer and I have been an advocate of promotion of local market capacity as a core commitment.”
“A simulated workplace based on a fictitious company called SCILplc, the learning method employed by Logistics Learning Alliance is unique.
Attending meetings, analysing data, implementing new processes, it closely mirrors real life situations and is highly realistic. With full access to an excellent range of learning materials, Logistics Learning Alliance encourages you to put your new found knowledge into practise. SCILplc provides the environment in which this can be done in a safe and risk free manner.
A large number of learning providers still employ dated textbook and essay learning methods. However Logistics Learning Alliance is anything but. As I progressed through each module the need to refer to this material was dramatically reduced. This was why I chose Logistics Learning Alliance, because I wanted to assemble the knowledge that would allow me to confidently apply it in a real workplace. If you can do it in an environment as realistic as SCILplc, then you can do it anywhere.”
“Gradué en Certification en Logistique Humanitaire (CLH) en Novembre 2018, j’ai le plaisir de vous informer que l’UNHCR mon organisation vient de me nommer au poste de Assistant Principal aux Approvisionnements. Cela n’aurait du être possible sans la formation que j’ai suivie. Jai voulu a cet effet partager la bonne nouvelle avec vous. Félicitations de la part de l’équipe de LLA!”
“After a couple of years working in a supply chain environment, I thought of getting a certificate to have something to show to potential future employers. I dreaded the thought of committing myself to a course, so I kept putting it off for a couple of more years.
When the company i worked with had some issues and was on the brink of closing down, I panicked and decided that now is the time to try and obtain a certificate as a ticket for my next job. Fixed lesson schedules were not for me and I didn’t want to commit myself to any form of academic constraints, studying and exams.
From multiple positive reviews, I learnt out about Logistics Learning Alliance and CILT and took the plunge. Immediately, I realized this was nothing like i thought it would be. A case study was sent to me based on a fictitious company which was as close to reality as possible. The environment was like working in a real company, together with real life scenarios, meetings with different members of the staff, analysing data, identifying problems and finding solutions. I am learning new things all the time, things I never gave a second thought to in my line of work. It enables me to see things differently in the post i hold. I never imagined studying can be so enjoyable.
It wasn’t all easy… some tasks can be quite daunting at first, but my tutor at LLA has always been by my side and supported me. I’m sure he goes out of his way to answer any questions or difficulties I might have at any time of the day. I work normal office hours and the only time I have to study is in the evenings and sometimes during the weekends. From the very first time we spoke, my tutor had told me to contact him if I needed to ask any questions (everybody says that). I never realized how true to his word he was. Whatever the day, time or situation, he always finds the time to answer any queries I have. It makes you want to give your very best so his support and efforts at making me a better student will not go to waste. It’s a very enjoyable experience overall with exceptional customer service.
I am currently in my 3rd quarter of the course, and already considering taking it a step further by attempting a higher level certificate once I finish my diploma.”
“I’m very happy to receive my Certification in Humanitarian Logistics CHL qualification. It has added an advantage to my career and to be fully employed by NGO MEDICINE SANS FRONTIERS in the Log/supply department.
Because I have gained so much more knowledge through this self explanatory course. I am motivated to take further course with LLA to gain promotion and to seek improvement and employment in a managerial job.”
“I feel honoured by finishing my Supply Chain Essentials course. It was a great experience, very empowering in terms of learning, the training is world standard.
The support from the LLA team was super. I am happy with the way LLA is designed, it is so efficient, convenient and I was able to study while working at my own pace. Am looking forward to doing another level with LLA.
Thank you LLA.”