Welcome to the first LLA newsletter of 2021.

Update on COVID-19 Response

Firstly, as we did throughout 2020, we would like to begin with a quick update on how we are responding to the COVID-19 situation.

As we confirmed last year, LLA has now permanently moved away from a physical office to a virtual one. The benefits of our move are highlighted on our blog here. Although we are still in lockdown here in the UK, our earlier move to remote working means that our day-to-day work is unaffected. LLA’s International Business Developer, Haydn Sandvig, has been volunteering and assisting with the vaccination efforts here in the UK.

As we continue to move towards a new form of normality slowly but surely, we know that the situation remains challenging, with new variants and spikes in infection rates around the world. We are also aware that the vaccination effort in many parts of the world remains complex, with Humanitarians and organisations all too aware of the challenges faced during large projects like this and in reaching areas that can often be hard to reach.

As we enter this next, crucial stage of the battle against COVID, we look forward to continuing to work with those who are assisting on the frontline and to continue to develop the skills of those playing a vital role in this effort.

‘Our capacity to predict what lies ahead has never been greater’ – Predict, prepare, protect: How to manage risk in a post-COVID world. https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion/2021/2/23/climate-change-COVID-19-and-crises


Additional dates added for Humanitarian Essentials Logistics Module (HELM) Events in Africa during 2021

As we continue to plan our schedule for 2021 for our Humanitarian Essentials Logistics Module (HELM) events, we have added new locations (visiting Nepal for the first time!) and a new Medical Logistics diploma!

25th-28th May 2021: Nairobi, Kenya: HELM 1 – Supply Chain, Warehousing & Inventory, Fleet Management & Transport

31st May – 3rd June 2021: Nairobi, Kenya: HELM 2 – Procurement, Medical Logistics, Management & Leadership

7th-11th June 2021: Nairobi, Kenya: HELM 3 – Advanced Supply Chain, Stock Prepositioning, Phases of Humanitarian Response, Team Management & HR, and Cash Transfer Programming

28th June – 2nd July 2021: Nairobi, Kenya: ***NEW EVENT ADDED*** HELM 4 – Medical Logistics Diploma: Procurement, Cold Chain Management, Warehousing & Inventory, Distribution and Disposal

27th July – 5th August 2021: ***NEW LOCATION ADDED*** Kathmandu, Nepal: HELM 1 & 2 Diploma – Supply Chain, Warehousing & Inventory, Fleet Management & Transport, Procurement, Medical Logistics and Management & Leadership

27th – 30th September 2021: Monrovia, Liberia: HELM 1 – Supply Chain (including Medical Logistics & Cold Chain), Warehousing & Inventory, Fleet Management & Transport

12th-15th October 2021: Nairobi, Kenya: HELM 1 – Supply Chain, Warehousing & Inventory, Fleet Management & Transport

18th-21st October 2021: Nairobi, Kenya: HELM 2 – Procurement, Medical Logistics, Management & Leadership

For more info, complete our online form here. And if you attend a HELM event, you can now claim a 20% discount for the Fritz-CILT HLC Programmes! Contact us for more details.


LLA Commercial Qualifications and Courses

10% Spring Discount on all Online Courses until 30th April 2021

At LLA, we provide a wide range of different online courses in Commercial Logistics, from officially recognised and industry specific qualifications to our own suite of Short Courses and Diplomas. Whatever your requirements, there is a course available to study through LLA and our unique distance learning method.

As we enter the beginning of Spring, we are offering a special 10% discount on ALL CILT qualifications, UKWA Programmes and LLA Short Courses & Diplomas, available until 30th April 2021. This is a great opportunity to benefit from our special offer and learn new skills which can improve your knowledge and enhance your career development.

Qualifications and courses eligible for this discount are:

  • CILT Qualifications (Levels 2, 3, 5, 6 and CPC)
  • UKWA Programmes (Introduction, Supervisor and Manager CPCs)
  • LLA Short Courses (Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced levels)
  • LLA Level 3 International Freight Forwarding & Supply Chain Practitioner Diplomas

For more information, email enquiry@logisticslearningalliance.com or visit www.logisticslearningalliance.com/special-offers


The A-Z of Supply Chain

During 2020 and 2021, we were working on a new project called ‘The A-Z of Supply Chain’, a weekly series exploring the different functions that make a global Supply Chain work effectively.

It was a fascinating project to work on. We have combined all of the information pieces into one video – we hope you enjoy watching it!


Latest Feedback from Students

We were delighted to receive this testimonial from Dut Machär, who works for International Committee of the Red Cross – ICRC and graduated from the Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL) Programme in 2019. Thank you Dut!


Congratulations to new LLA Graduates

Congratulations to all those who graduated from LLA Programmes between January and March 2021!

We would also like to reiterate our congratulations to all those who graduated during 2020. We know that last year was a difficult and challenging one and we are delighted to see so many graduations – a real testament to the determination and skills of our students.

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