Level 6 Logistics & Transport Operations Strategy Training Courses
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Level 6 – Logistics and Transport Operations Management

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  • Choose how you study, pass units and gain your accredited qualification
  • First class course materials designed by industry experts

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The IoSCM Level 6 Logistics and Transport Management course is designed to help you develop the skills to succeed in a senior or strategic management role within the transport and logistics sector. This course will allow you to choose from a flexible range of units dealing with key industry issues, so you can tailor your studies to best suit your interests and career progression.

Course Introduction

The Institute of Supply Chain Management (IoSCM) specialises in distance learning courses that can be tailored to your interests, career goals or the objectives of your employer. When you enrol on a logistics course with IoSCM, you can increase your chances of salary uplift and achieve previously unattainable logistics jobs.

At IoSCM, we offer a full range of logistics training to support your whole career. Alongside the level 6 course, we also offer:

Each time you complete a qualification, you can apply for a new level of membership of the Institute of Supply Chain Management, allowing you to take advantage of industry recognition and apply the relevant post-nominal letters to your name.

Our unique and flexible approach to logistics training allows you to shape your studies around your current commitments. Our logistics courses are designed by industry experts, to ensure that they are as useful and relevant for your ongoing career as possible, and all study materials meet National Occupational Standards (NOS).

As well as providing training for individuals, we also work with businesses to train larger groups of people. If you are looking to develop your team, give our Course Advisors a call on 0800 1422 522.

What are National Occupational Standards?

The National Occupational Standards (NOS) framework sets the UK standards expected of employees, along with the knowledge and skills they need to perform effectively, as laid out by UK government regulators.

Studying the IoSCM Level 6 Transport and Logistics course, which complies with the NOS framework, will equip you with the relevant knowledge and skills to be successful in your logistics career.


Once you have completed your IoSCM Level 6 course, you will receive an internationally recognised Logistics and Transport accreditation from IoSCM.

You will also be awarded a Level 6 in Supply Chain and Operations from SFEDI Awards, an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation that is widely recognised across the Logistics and Transport industry.

As well as this, you will receive your APL Certification, which can be mapped to your future studies. We will also provide you with details of how your qualification compares with different levels internationally.

What is Ofqual?

Ofqual is a government organisation that monitors and regulates the standard of qualifications and training providers in the UK. Qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual are highly regarded and sought after, both in the UK and internationally.

At IoSCM, all of our courses are Ofqual regulated, so you can rest assured that the qualification you complete is high quality and will stand you in good stead for your ongoing career.


The IoSCM Level 6 Logistics and Transport course can be compared with a Bachelor’s Degree in terms of the level of study required, but is much more flexible. We offer our logistics courses online, so you can study at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home. This allows you to fit your studies around your other commitments, as well as saving time and money on travel and study resources. You can also tailor your course to your interests and priorities, by selecting the units that best suit you.

Our Logistics Management courses are regulated by Ofqual, and are recognised internationally, making them a great way to demonstrate your skills to employers. To find out more about how our logistics courses could benefit your career, contact our friendly Course Advisors today on 0800 1422 522.

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Course Information

Read on below to find more information about the IoSCM Level 6 course in Logistics and Transport Operations Management.

If you have any questions about the course and can’t find the answer here, give our expert Course Advisors a call on 0800 1422 522. They will be able to explain everything you need to know, as well as guiding you towards the best course for your needs.

Is this qualification suitable for me?

The IoSCM level 6 Logistics and Transport course is designed for Transport Managers and those in a senior operations role. This course can formalise your hands-on experience, whilst enhancing your expertise in the transport and logistics sector.

Regardless of your current level of experience or preferred learning style, we can tailor our transport and logistics courses to fit your needs. We have a range of study methods available, including NVQ style assessments and traditional academic routes delivered via distance learning, so you can choose a method that best suits your needs.

  • Do you currently work in the transport and logistics industry? Ask us about our work-based route.
  • Do you have previous experience of working in the industry? Ask us about our experience route.
  • Do you have an academic background? Ask us about our research and reference route.
  • Are you completely new to the industry? Ask us about our online study route.

To find out more about our level 6 Logistics and Transport courses and how we can support you, get in touch with our highly trained Course Advisors. They can explain your options clearly and simply, to help you choose the study route that is best for you.

Call us now for a free, no obligation consultation on 0800 1422 522.


This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in a senior or strategic management role in the logistics and transport sector. You can choose from a flexible range of units covering key industry issues, including logistics management and transport management planning, as well as optional units on a variety of other related topics. All of this will help you to develop your strategic management skills, so you can improve operational efficiency as well as developing your own personal progression.

For further details on what is covered in the Level 6 Logistics and Transport course, refer to the ‘Units’ tab above.


With IoSCM, you will have constant access to a customised learning platform where you can find a library of resources, mock tests, and the chance to interact with other students on an international scale.

As well as unlimited online access to study materials, we also offer self-assessments. Students can use these self-assessments to track their progress and identify any opportunities for improvement.


We offer our transport and logistics courses online, giving you the freedom to study as and when you please. You can return to the resources as often as you like via your personal learning platform. We also offer free face-to-face or online workshops on a monthly basis, should you need some additional support.

We know that everyone learns in different ways, so we give flexibility to allow each student to learn in the way that suits them best.

When you enrol on our Level 6 Logistics and Transport course, you will receive unlimited support, guidance and feedback from your tutor, who will have years of industry experience. Your expert tutor will provide unwavering support and guidance throughout your studies, and can be contacted by email, phone, text, WhatsApp, Skype and Facetime. Monthly online tutor webinars are also available if needed.

As well as your personal tutor, you will also be assigned a Student Support Liaison who will act as your main point of contact throughout your logistics course. Your liaison will handle any concerns or queries you have along the way. You will also have the chance to connect with students from across the globe via our online learning platform.

Despite being a distance learning provider, when you study with IoSCM you are never alone. Get in touch to find out more about our unrivalled support package today.

If you’re interested in applying for a Level 6 Logistics and Transport course, get in touch with one of our Course Advisors today on 0800 1422 522.


At IoSCM, we believe that finances should never prevent you from achieving your professional goals. We offer a range of payment methods to fund your logistics training, including monthly instalments with interest-free credit. We also work with businesses, if your employer is able to invest in training for yourself or your team.

Contact us now to find out more about the cost of our Level 6 Logistics and Transport training, and find the best payment method for you.


At IoSCM, we are confident that the high quality of our course materials and tutor support will help you to pass your qualification successfully. In fact, we’re so confident that if you don’t pass first time, we will give you a second chance to study the course completely free of charge.

To find out more about our study guarantee, or to ask anything else about our Logistics courses, give us a call on 0800 1422 522 or email info@ioscm.com.


The IoSCM Level 6 Logistics and Transport course encompasses a wide range of compulsory and optional units, as detailed below.

The flexibility of our transport and logistics courses means that you can customise your qualification by choosing the units most relevant to your interests and career goals. That way, you can ensure that you have the skills you need to enhance your performance and develop your career to the next level.

Award, Certificate or Diploma?

Our qualifications are available as three different sizes, depending on how many units you choose and therefore, how long it will spend studying.

  • Award: Consists of one Group A unit and is the shortest available qualification.
  • Certificate: Complete one Group A unit and two additional units (either Group A or Group B), providing you with solid knowledge.
  • Diploma: More in-depth and comprehensive, you’ll study one Group A unit and also choose three additional units (either Group A or Group B).
  • Extended Diploma:To gain the extended diploma you must complete Group A unit and also choose three additional units (either Group A or Group B).

GROUP A UNITS – Click each unit for further information

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Effective Supply Chains: The major requirements of a supply chain, Designing a supply chain
  • Meeting Strategic Objectives of an Organisation: The drivers of the performance of a supply chain
  • Value of 3PL and 4PL: Value to customers
  • Cause of Supply Chain Failures: Strategic (long term) and operational (medium to short term) planning
  • Developments in Information Technology: Supply chain evaluation tools

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Internal and External Environment: The structure of an organisation, The immediate operational environment – internal and external
  • Operating a Marketing System: Types of markets; product, factor or free markets
  • Financial Documentation: The supply, demand, pricing of products and how business deals with elasticity in demand, Assets and liabilities
  • Change Management Processes: The need for change including scouting, scoping and implementation of change and positive and negative factors which influence change

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Key Requirements of Logistics Management: Customer requirements, lead times, distribution networks, communications, cost implications, added value activities
  • Setting up a Logistic Operation: Hub and spoke operations, outsourcing, locations, transport legislation, technology, equipment
  • Benefits of Different Transport Modes
  • Methods of Rationalising Logistic Operations: The benefits and risks associated with rationalisation activities, distribution networks, route optimisation
  • Technology in Logistics: 3PL and centralisation of activities, Software application to support the centralisation of processes, Route optimisation software, vehicle management system, RFID and EDI applications

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Managing Operations and People: How operational processes transform inputs (suppliers, raw materials, data, etc.) via processes into outputs (customer requirements)
  • Operational Strategy: Operational strategy and how it is required to be designed to meet business strategy
  • Managing People and Change in the Work Place: The effect of change management programmes in the work place
  • Methods of Managing Capacity: How businesses manage capacity, location and layout, quality, operational scheduling
  • Operational Scheduling and Process Management: Operational control, loading sequencing, scheduling, materials requirement planning, manufacturing resource planning, just in time operations and optimised production technology
  • Managing Quality: Quality conformance, quality principles and theories, Methods of minimising cost of quality

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Shipping and Globalisation: Global trends and the trade-offs in cost/sourcing, Global ports and requirements of future port operations
  • Value of Operating and Agile Ports: Components of an agile port, advantage and disadvantages, Methods utilised in an agile port to link transportation modes
  • Resource Requirements: Advantages of specialised equipment, limitations on the equipment and resources available in port operation, Limitations of land use, location, resilience within the national operation structure of port operations
  • Containerised Shipping Operation: Intermodal and transmodal networks, Sequencing of movement of containers

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Production: Components of the production function
  • Requirement of Product Design and Production Strategy: Product life cycle, product strategy, research and development, product design, design services and organising product development
  • Location, Layout and Productivity of Manufacturing: Facilities location, facilities layout, work measurement and individual and organisational productivity
  • Forecasting, Planning and Scheduling of Production: Forecasting demand, planning production, scheduling production, economic order quantity model planning and controlling projects
  • Purchasing and Inventory Management: MRP I, MRP II, the purchasing function, expediting, a standard purchasing system, just in time management system

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Purchasing Environment: Environment scanning, Purchasing environment to determine strategy for changes
  • Purchasing Strategy: Cost leadership, differentiation or focus, Alternative strategic direction
  • IT in the Purchasing Process: Management information systems
  • Supplier Assessment and Performance Rating: The tendering process
  • Support Tools for the Purchasing Process: Desk and field research

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Warehouse Requirements of Business: Need for warehousing, Customer needs
  • Warehouse Layout for Specific Business Needs: The types of warehouse layout
  • Important Considerations of a Warehouse Location: Types of logistic operations
  • Services of 3rd Party Distributors: Review of core competencies against the need for internal/external third party logistics

GROUP B UNITS – Click each unit for further information

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Balance Sheets, Income Statements and Cash Flow: Interprets assets and liabilities – distinguish between market and book values
  • Cost vs. Value of Developing a Project: How a business values and monitors profits vs. cash flow, Capital budget
  • Financial Analysis and Impact on Short and Long Term Business Plans: Conduct financial statements analysis, Long term and short term financial planning, sources of short term financing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Mergers and acquisitions, economies of scale, combining resources, Financial benefits of mergers, risks of mergers

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Responsibilities of HRM: The role of HRM as a specialist function, The contribution of the HRM function
  • HRM Processes and Practices: Human resource planning
  • HRM and Performance Management: Increase line manager responsibility for HRM, Performance management systems
  • Methods of Managing Employment Relationships: Turnover and retention of staff, Management role in employment relations
  • Reward Management: Talent management and recruitment methods

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Strategic Importance of Creating an International Supply Chain: Drivers of international freight movement
  • Multimodal Freight Movement Operation: Physical flows and processes required to move products
  • Legislation of the International Movement of Freight: Legislation requirements of each mode of transport when moving freight across borders, International control bodies
  • Alternatives to Moving International Freight: Freight forwarding agencies, 3PL, strategic warehouse placement, Collaborative business opportunities for the movement of goods

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Strategic Role of Inventories: Inventory supports the following organisation objectives; quality, speed, dependability, flexibility and cost
  • Inventory Cost on Business Performance: Types of inventory buffer, Costs of placing orders
  • Managing Order Levels: Reorder point and re-order level, economic order quantity and economic batch quantity/lot size
  • Inventory Control: Continuous and periodic review models; time interval model, make to order, assemble to order, make to stock, independent and dependant demand

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Process of Management Activities: Planning of organisation objectives and goals
  • Impact of Leadership and Management Techniques: Styles of leadership and how they impact the organisation
  • Risk Management: Risk management processes and how they can be aligned to strategic objectives
  • Organisational Cultures: How an organisation may change of develop specific culture and what may be the benefits and challenges to the implementation
  • Factors Impacting Time Management: Factors that influence time management, target setting, work sequencing delegation and the development of a time management strategy

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Characteristics of Quality: How to map a typical organisation process against functionality, appearance, reliability, durability recovery and contrast
  • Quality Management Systems: Implementation, How customer requirements are transformed into customer satisfaction by the following elements of a quality management system; resource management, management responsibility, product realisation and measurement of process improvements
  • Total Quality Management Systems in an Organisation: TQM techniques, Adding Value for Customers, Creating a sustainable future, Developing organisational capability, Harnessing creativity and innovation
  • European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Transport Planning and Economic Development: Transports linkage to the economy, Planning consideration
  • Transport within a Supply Chain Infrastructure: The challenges each mode of transport presents
  • Methods of Trip Distribution Modelling: Risks associated with changes to distribution networks, The merits of distribution models, The effects of employing route optimisation software models
  • Effective Transport Policy
  • International Movement of Freight: Legislation, customs requirements, role of freight forwarders and the appropriate choice of mode of transport

Jobs and Progression

By completing each level of our logistics training, you can increase your value to your employer, progress your career and expand your earning potential.

Once you have completed your Level 6 Logistics and Transport qualification, you can expect to aim for logistics jobs such as:


To find out how our logistics courses could benefit your career, give us a call on 0808 1422 522.

Our expertise

Once you have enrolled on the Level 6 Logistics and Transport course, you will receive unlimited one-to-one support, feedback and guidance from your personal tutor. Your tutor will be there to provide assistance with completing your qualification, as well as marking each of your assignments and giving constructive advice to help you reach your full potential. You can get in touch with them via Whatsapp, Skype, Facetime, text, email or phone, depending on the method that suits you best.

Each tutor has years of experience in industry, so they will be able to provide expert guidance to support your career. You will also be assigned a personal mentor who will always be on hand to offer any additional support you may need.

About our Level 6 Logistics and Transport Tutor

  • Over 20 years’ experience in logistics and transport management
  • CPC qualified
  • Level 7 qualified
  • Education in Training Level 4 Certificate

What they have to say:

“I love using my past job roles and the skills gained from them to design and develop IoSCM’s course materials. Implementing real-life experience into our qualifications ensures we’re of the highest standard and hugely valuable to the industry.”

Get in touch with us on 0800 1422 522 to find out more.



Don’t just take our word for it! We are trusted by thousands of businesses whose employees are studying our distance learning courses across the globe. From entry level personnel to senior managers, we’re enhancing hundreds of logistics careers with our fully accredited logistics and transport management courses.



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Are you looking for training for your employees? Contact our Business Development team to discuss how IoSCM can create the perfect training package for you.

Our Business Development team are highly knowledgeable in the Supply Chain industry, with years of experience and proven success in guiding and advising organisations worldwide towards the best suited training for their requirements. Our team work with you, establishing an understanding of the current skills and knowledge of each team member along with the organisations development needs, to recommend a tailored supported training package for you and your team.

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  • Assistance every step of the way
  • Learner Updates created for your business
  • Access to external support and resources in collaboration with IoSCM
  • One to one support for each and every member of your team
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“Based in the UAE I have a very busy job in Sales & Marketing with travel in Middle East, Asia & Africa and with a family it can be difficult to make time for any studying.

The IoSCM course gives me the option to study anytime or location and also the chance to study at my own pace. I am currently working my way through the first part of my course but have found all the info online very informative and all my questions/problems have been answered very promptly.”

Scott Macpherson, IoSCM Level 3

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