This diploma program enables participants to demonstrate an understanding of logistics and its role in supply chain management. Participants will develop the ability to evaluate any logistics operations to which they are exposed and determine if it is working effectively. They will also be able to assess their own roles as operatives in the logistics process with the aim of improving their own performance.


  • Introduction to logistics and distribution
  • Integrated logistics and the supply chain
  • Customer service and logistics
  • Channels of distribution
  • Key issues and challenges for logistics
  • Planning framework for logistics
  • Logistics processes and Logistics network planning
  • Logistics management and organization
  • Manufacturing and materials management
  • Basic inventory planning and management
  • Inventory and the supply chain
  • Purchasing and supply
  • Principles of warehousing
  • Storage and handling systems (palletized) and Storage and handling systems (non-palletized)
  • Order picking and replenishment
  • Receiving and dispatch
  • Warehouse design, Warehouse management and information
  • International logistics: modal choice
  • Intermodal transport
  • Road freight transport: vehicle selection, vehicle costing, legislation, planning and resourcing
  • Cost and performance monitoring
  • Benchmarking
  • Information and communication technology in the supply chain
  • Outsourcing: the selection process
  • Security and safety in distribution
  • Logistics and the environment

Overall Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module learners will be able to:

  1. relate to the concepts of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  2. understand the principles of Procurement and Outsourcing
  3. apply the principles of Inventory Management
  4. use the principles of Warehousing to improve their Warehousing Operations
  5. relate to Marketing and Physical Distribution concepts
  6. apply Packaging and Materials handling Principles to Logistics Operations
  7. recognize the requirements for Transportation and International Logistics

Course Structure

Executive Diplomas are professional diplomas delivered in a manner that gives you the flexibility to learn at a time and place that suits your personal and work life. You can embark immediately on an Executive Diploma knowing you can fit it into your schedule.


There are 50 Multiple Choice Questions (“MCQ”) for each module. If you start an MCQ session, please remember that it will time-out after 1.5 hours. You have three attempts at the MCQ to achieve a pass mark, which is set at 50%.

Admission Criteria

You should show that you will be able to fulfil and benefit from the objectives of the diploma or certificate and be able to achieve the required standards. Although no prior knowledge is required you should normally be at least 16 years old and have the following:

  • Level 2 (QCF) Certificate; or
  • 4 GCSEs at grade C or above; and/or
  • Relevant work experience.

Delivery Mode

Mode A: Fully Taught mode

Available at selected Approved Learning Centers. For each module we recommend that Approved Learning Centers provide at least 48 hours of face to face lectures and tutorials.

Mode B: Blended Learning mode

Available at selected Approved Learning Centers where classes are held plus learners are given a complete set of learning materials to facilitate independent study which can be accessed through our designated Learning Portal.

We recommend that Approved Learning Centers provide between 24 and 36 hours of lectures/tutorials and that you spend at least 12 hours learning online.

Mode C: Fully Online mode

Learners are given a complete set of learning materials to facilitate independent study which can be accessed through our designated Learning Portal. For each module we recommend at least 72 hours of online learning.


For the Blended and Fully Taught modes please Contact Us for an Approved Learning Centre near you. Please note we are constantly adding Approved Centers.

Student Learning Time

Executive Diploma should be completed in 6 months.