CILT(UK) Level 5 Professional Diploma in Logistics and Transport (QCF)

This vocational qualification is designed to develop students with the knowledge and skills required to attain a management role in the Logistics and Transport sector.

Key Facts

Course Length:
12-18 months

Scholarships and Bursaries

School of Engineering
Contact Name:
Graham Orr
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Completion of the course is expected to be 12 months. The total time permitted to complete a Professional Diploma award by the CILT (UK) is three years from the date of registration. There are no class cohorts as students may begin their studies at any time during the year. 

Course delivery

The course is delivered online with lectures pre-recorded using a software package called Panopto. In addition to the recorded lectures there are a series of Directed Reading and Reflection Exercises (DRRE). Each module is split into a number of sections with each section being assessed by an assignment, often an essay. Each section also has two or more DRRE which do not form part of the formal assessment however they are designed to help the student prepare for the section assessment. Finally should it prove advantageous live webcast lectures may be scheduled. These will be in addition to, and not as a replacement for, the recorded lectures and DRRE.


Each student is allocated a personal tutor who will provide guidance and support through the course. Tutors are contactable by email, phone, skype and the Facebook group restricted to students and staff. Additional support is available from the full range of student support services already available within the university and the administration staff of Research, Innovation and Enterprise.  

Students are expected to complete four modules: 1 x Mandatory; 1 Elective module and 2 Optional modules. It is possible to complete 2 Elective modules and 1 Optional module if wished.


  • Management in Logistics and Transport

Minimum of one Elective  module from

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transport Operations
  • Transport Planning

Maximum of 2 Optional modules from:

  • Movement of Goods
  • Movement of People
  • Transport and Society
  • Warehousing
  • Project Management

The logistics industries offer a career that will continually develop an individual’s potential and reward ambition in a challenging global environment. Since the demand for logistics professionals outstrips the supply, there are excellent opportunities for rapid career progression for those with the drive to succeed. Careers in logistics offers early responsibility, exciting challenges with good remuneration and opportunities to travel. 

  • Graham Orr
  • Ged Edwards
  • Brian Peregrine
  • Richard High

Assessment methods include a variety of written formats from essays (ranging from 1,500 to 2,000 words), Directed Reading and Reflection Exercises (up to 500 words in length) and oral presentations delivered both in a group and individually.

In addition to summative assessments the programme also undertakes a range of formative assessments that may include one or more of the following: peer assessed work, group presentations, reflective journals, blogs and wikis, internet searches, document analysis, and bibliographic exercises.

The qualification is open entry and suitable for applicants already be employed within the logistics and transport sectors and aspiring to middle management positions and also suitable for graduates from other disciplines entering the logistics and transport industry of the first time.

This award qualifies students to apply for membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport with the right to use the post-nominal MILT and potentially also apply for accreditation as a European Senior Logistician (ESLog).       To be eligible for ESLog, students must have completed the following modules:

  • Compulsory Module: Management in Logistics and Transport
  • Elective Module: Supply Chain Management
  • Optional Modules:Transport Operations and Warehousing.