CILT(UK) Level 3 Certificate in Logistics and Transport

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK- CILT (UK)

The Qualification is made up of two mandatory units and one optional unit from a choice of eight.

Mandatory Units:

Business Theory

This unit gives learners the ability to understand business theory from marketing and product positioning to managing information, reporting to finance and the legal requirements for the operation.

Business Application

This unit contains a wide spread of information covering key management practices and theory across functional management through to business planning, motivation and the art of managing people.

Optional Units:


This unit provides learners with essential knowledge and understanding to develop the skills that an aspiring warehouse manager requires to operate effectively. The unit covers all the key areas of warehousing operations and the main activities involved in each area.


This unit is designed to introduce learners to the knowledge and understanding of inventory management and the techniques involved in balancing trade-offs to deliver optimum supply chain performance. It shows that inventory management is a key contributor to competitive advantage in the sector, and can lead to improvements in customer service, operational efficiency and company asset utilisation.

Passenger Transport Operations

This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of the structure and operation of all types of passenger transport operations for local, national and international journeys in all the major modes of transport. It examines the role of passenger transport in today’s society, including environmental issues, and management and takes account of structure, planning, regulation and control of the passenger transport industry. Finally, the unit looks at funding and finance and the roles played by both public and private sector organisations.


This unit is designed to equip learners with the basic skills and knowledge required to perform procurement effectively. The unit covers the procurement environment, procurement operations, commercial management in procurement and performance management in procurement.

Freight Transport Operations

This unit provides learners with knowledge and understanding of the structure and operations of all types of freight transport operations, including supply chain operations, across all the major transport modes. It examines the role of freight transport today and includes environmental issues and management. Importantly, freight transport planning and the regulation and control of the freight transport industry are included.

Local Authority Passenger Transport Planning and Provision

This unit seeks to equip practitioners with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver effective and efficient services that meet the identified needs of local communities. As well as technical capabilities, this unit aims to develop learner’s abilities to contribute to the authority’s aims and objectives in respect of passenger transport provision.

Supply Chain Operations

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to understand the operation of supply chains in various business settings. This unit provides an exploration of supply chain origins and concepts as well as the different flows in a supply chain, with the upstream and downstream linkages identified. The supply chain environment is analysed for both local and global operations.

Transport Planning

This unit covers the different elements of transport planning, showing the part played by each in the decision-making, planning, development and implementation of transport projects. In addition, it covers relevant issues concerning travel behaviour, mode choice and accessibility. In particular, this unit aims to broaden learners’ thinking on the various factors that have to be balanced in transport decisions: economic prosperity, environment, congestion, social inclusion and accessibility, equality, choice and safety.

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Supply Chain Certification




Long (+12 months)

  • English
  • Online

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