Certificate in Humanitarian Logistics

 Getting Started 

The Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL) Programme will require you to complete 7 units, each comprising of a series of scenario-based tasks exploring core Humanitarian Logistics topics including: Humanitarian Supply Chains, Warehousing and Inventory, Procurement, Transport, Fleet Management, Cash Transfer Programming and Managing a Humanitarian Supply Chain Response.

The Programme is broken down into 2 PARTS and Certification can only be achieved if you successfully complete BOTH of the following:

Online Learning

CHL: Humanitarian Logistics Self-Guided Practice

This the Online Learning portion of the programme and consists of reviewing learning materials and answering online assessment activities and questions. Your LLA tutor will provide you with more information about the Online Learning part of the Programme once you have completed your Introduction Task, which is attached to your Welcome email. The Self-Guided practice is available at DisasterReady.org and you can create an account completely free of charge.


Coached Assignments

LLA Distance Learning Coached Assignments

As part of the CHL Programme, students will complete 19 coached Assignments with LLA. Each assignment should take around 5 hours to complete. An LLA expert coach reviews your assignments, provides feedback and guidance.

Upon successful completion of each unit, you will then move to the next unit working on both the coached tasks and self-guided practice activity. Coached assignments are managed by LLA through email and requires accessing the full case study and learning materials which will be provided by LLA. You can find these details in your Welcome email.


Online Learning + Coached Assignments = FULL Certification

1. Familarise yourself with the Student Handbook

The handbook can be found at: https://logisticslearningalliance.com/student-handbook/

You should read the whole handbook but in the first instance, pay particular attention to the following sections:

    1. Sending Emails
    2. Policies and Procedures
2. Re-Read the Terms and Conditions for Distance Learning so that you fully understand them.

The Terms and Conditions can be found at:        https://logisticslearningalliance.com/terms-and-conditions/ 

3. Read the Guidance on Plagiarism

The guidance on Plagiarism can be found at:      https://logisticslearningalliance.com/plagiarism-and-referencing/

4. Complete the Student Record Form

If you have not already done so, you will need to complete the student record form which can be found at: https://logisticslearningalliance.com/new-student-record-form-humanitarian/


It is very important that all information in this form is accurate, as without it we will not be able process your student information and this will in turn, impact the progression and completion of your programme.

Please note you will also not be allowed to start your first task or assignment until all the requested forms have been completed and all requested documentation has been received.

5. Read and Sign the Learning Agreement.

Read the Learning Agreement that was sent to you as an attachment in your Welcome Mail.

Complete and sign the document.

6. Return the Signed Learning Agreement and Proof of your Identity to Fritz CHL v4 Email Address

The Student Support Email is Fritzchlv4@logisticslearningalliance.com

Acceptable forms of Identification are usually:

  • Passport
  • Photo Driving Licence
  • Photo Work ID
  • National Photo ID Card

If you do not have any of the above, please speak to us so that we can look at alternatives.


7. Access the SCILaid.org website

This can be found at: https://scilaid.org/

Login Details can be found in your Welcome Mail.

8. Explore the Case Study and Learning Materials.

Familarise yourself with the Case Study, in particular you should visit

  • The Meetings, particularly David Tatlock and Jake Mulryan
  • About SCILaid
  • Geographical Information particularly the Betaland Map

You will need information from these sections to answer the Case Study Questions, but should explore the rest of the case study as well.

9. Complete the Introduction Task.

The Introduction Task was sent to you as an attachment to your Welcome Mail.

You will not be able to answer the questions until you have explored the case study, as almost all of the questions require information from within it.

This Introduction Task and your future Coached Tasks require you to use the case study downloaded from the campus.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will not be able to complete the coached tasks using the content from the Disaster Ready Platform.


10. Re-Read the Student Handbook Section - Sending emails – Submitting Assignments and Tasks

Read this section again, so that you know:

  • How to label your submission with correct filename.
  • Know the correct format for your email subject.
11. Submit your Introduction Task to your Tutor

Your Tutors name and contact email were sent to you in your Welcome Mail.

  • It should be noted that all Task Submissions and Help Requests should be sent directly to your tutor unless otherwise directed.
  • Our Tutors try to respond to Submissions within 3-5 working days and help requests within 1 working day.
Other Important Details.

Please note:

  • Our Office Opening Hours are







  • We are closed on UK Public Holidays
  • Ensure you read the section of the Student Handbook regarding sending emails before you email any member of LLA Staff.
  • Please inform us immediately in case of any change in your contact details
  • If your particular query is not answered in the student handbook, please contact Student Support: Fritzchlv4@logisticslearningalliance.com
  • We would stress, that it is important to be disciplined with your studying and try to have a routine in place. You are responsible for your own pace of study.
  • Experience has shown us that keeping to a regular timetable, linked with support from your Tutor, is the best way to make good progress through the Programme to a successful conclusion.
  • Please get in touch if you feel in need of guidance. You should not hesitate to make full use of the strong Tutor support built into this Programme. The Tutor’s role is to steer you through the Programme to a successful conclusion and our Tutors are always happy to help.
  • If you have any difficulty, either with the reference material or with the tasks you can discuss these with your colleagues, your mentor or with us. Please email your queries to us at the above address. But do remember, while we encourage discussion of the concepts raised, the assignments that you submit must be your own work.
  • If you have difficulties with maintaining regular internet access, we have a downloadable version of the case study available. Please contact Student Support or your tutor for more details.
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