Level 7 Supply Chain Management & Operations Training Courses
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Level 7 – Supply Chain Management and Operations Strategy

  • Unrivalled support from the first phone call
  • 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 7 Supply Chain Academy is dedicated to helping those within the supply chain industry who are in a senior management role with this course allowing students to study a flexible range of units and develop skills in supply chain areas.

Course Introduction

Guarantee success in your industry with IoSCM. We offer every learner much more than just a qualification we provide the opportunity to grow, learn and progress as a professional with our unrivalled support network.

The responsibilities of supply chain professionals vary from business to business. IoSCM’s qualifications allow learners to develop skills in the relevant subjects through bespoke distance learning courses. You can custom build the IoSCM Level 7 Senior Strategic Supply Chain Management course to meet your current job specification, the objective of your employer, and your career ambitions. 

The IoSCM team has consulted with a large range of organisations from all sectors of the supply chain to ensure this qualification addresses the skills and knowledge expectations of senior strategic management roles in a wide range of businesses.

Key Learning Objectives at Level 7 Include:

  • Gaining a comprehensive understanding of key aspects of strategic supply chain management 
  • The ability to implement learning into job roles within the industry 
  • Understanding the importance of strategic management in meeting business objectives  

When you have completed your course, you will gain an internationally recognised qualification in Supply Chain from the Institute of Supply Chain Management and SFEDI Awards, an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation which is well recognised across the industry. 

The IoSCM Level 7 in Senior Strategic Supply Chain Management and Operations is at the same level as a master’s degree but studied in your own time, at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home.

Level 7 is recognised and highly sought after by employers and businesses. It gives you realistic, industry-specific knowledge and skills that are entirely tailored to you and the sector, providing the best chance of enhancing your strategic abilities.

If you’d like to find out how an IoSCM Level 7 qualification can be beneficial for your career, give our expert course advisors a call today on 0800 1422 522.

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Ofqual is the government organisation that regulates qualifications and the organisations that offer them, maintaining standards and therefore confidence in education across England.

When you choose to study with IoSCM, you can rest assured that every qualification is Ofqual regulated, guaranteeing high quality and a worthy investment for individuals and employers alike.

The NOS framework specifies the UK standards of performance that people are expected to achieve in their work, and the knowledge and skills they need to perform effectively. These standards are approved by UK government regulators.

Essentially, meeting the NOS framework means that with the IoSCM Level 7 Supply Chain course, you will learn exactly what is required in order to be successful in your job role. This will help you to become a valuable asset within your role, giving you the kinds of skills you couldn’t gain from a more academically-focused course.

Course Information

If you have any further questions about this course, and you can’t find the answer here, please give our course advisory team a call on 0800 1422 522. They will be more than happy to assist you with any queries you may have, as well as helping you find the right course for your needs.

Is this qualification suitable for me?

Level 7 is for learners who already have experience in the supply chain industry at a senior management level and are looking to advance their knowledge and capabilities to become a leading professional within the sector.

We provide learners with the opportunity to develop their skills through a bespoke distance learning format, with support from industry experts every step of the way. You can custom build your course to suit your current experience level, career ambitions and employer’s objectives.

As well as being able to tailor the course by unit selection, there are also nine different methods to consider when it comes to your assessments, so you can complete your course in a way that suits your individual learning preferences.

When studying with IoSCM, you will have access to the online learning platform and learning resource centre. The IoSCM learning platform provides you with all your course content, unit information and the option to interact with other learners studying the same course as you. The learning resource centre includes a huge library of resources for you to utilise which will support you throughout your learning.

All courses are studied through online and supported distance learning, so you can work through your course online at your own pace and utilise the support from the support and education teams as and when required.

When you enrol onto a course you will be assigned a learning support advisor. They will be your dedicated point of contact and will handle all queries while you study. You will also be assigned your own industry expert tutor for every unit you study, who will be on hand to provide you with guidance and feedback throughout your learning journey.

To apply for this course, give our course advisory team a call today on 0800 1422 522 or email info@ioscm.com. They’ll be happy to provide you with a step-by-step guide on the enrolment and payment process. To fund your qualification, you can organise payment in full or utilise one of our interest-free payment plan options. We also accept business-funded payments for employers seeking to fund their employees’ development. Contact us now and we can assess the best payment method for you during a free consultation call.


The flexibility of our unit selection means you can customise your qualification so it is entirely tailored to you. You can choose the units that will benefit your current role or that will give you the skills required to take your career to the next level.

Award, Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma?

Our qualifications are available in four sizes, depending on how many units you choose to study. The qualification you choose will come with a generous package of unlimited support for the duration of your study time.

  • Award: Depending on the credit value of the units you select to study, the Award consists of one to two individual units and is the shortest qualification available.
  • Certificate: Select three to four units of study* from the extensive list of topics available. The Certificate is a great course to gain solid knowledge in a number of subjects.
  • Diploma: More in-depth and comprehensive, the Diploma usually consists of four to six units of study* selected to match each learner’s individual requirements.
  • Extended Diploma: The largest qualification option available, the Extended Diploma enables learners to select between six to nine units of study* to enhance their industry knowledge across various topics and subjects.

*Each unit of study has an allocated credit value. To find out more about the requirements for each qualification or discuss the range of units available, download the brochure or speak with an expert course advisor.

Accredited qualifications in the UK are based on units, each of which has a credit value.

The unit credit value (UCV) gives learners an indication of how long the unit will take to complete. For example, 1 credit value usually represents around 10 hours of learning. The more units you study, the more credits you’ll accumulate.

Each qualification has a minimum and maximum credit value allowance. Selecting the correct number of units to achieve the threshold for your chosen qualification is important. Our course advisors can help you decide which course and associated units will help you achieve your development aims.

The value of each unit does not demonstrate complexity, the level of qualification dictates this. For example, Level 2 is comparable to a GCSE qualification, and Level 7 is of the same level as a Master’s degree.

Listed below are the units available within the Level 2 qualification. For further details please download the IoSCM course brochure or speak with our team today

List of Units – Click each unit for further information

This unit contains 3 Learning Outcomes which support learners to:

  • Understand the factors that drive the demand for organisational change.
  • Understand the impact of Change Management models on business improvement.
  • Be able to support Change Management within an organisation.

12 Unit Credit Values

The Senior Strategic Global Procurement core unit provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to successfully manage procurement operations at the most senior level. Upon completing this unit, learners will have the skills to develop a global procurement strategy that can support businesses in meeting their objectives.

Indicative content includes:

  • The value of aligning procurement with business strategy
  • Innovative procurement strategies in business
  • The development of a global procurement strategy
  • Tendering, cost, and risk management approaches in global procurement

15 Unit Credit Values

The Strategic Logistics Management core unit provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to successfully manage logistical operations at the most senior level. Upon completing this unit, learners will have an understanding of the impact of logistics and transport on the global supply chain.

Indicative content includes:

  • The link between logistics and marketing
  • Different types of logistics in the supply chain
  • The importance of continuous improvement in logistics
  • The role of transport in logistics

12 Unit Credit Values

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding required for Entrepreneurship in Business. This unit supports learners to:

  • Understand the role of entrepreneurship in business
  • Understand opportunities and Business Generation
  • Understand strategies to create business ideas

10 Unit Credit Values

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for the successful development of Strategic Business Planning.

This unit contains 3 Learning Outcomes which support learners to:

  • Be able to implement strategic business planning
  • Understand Risk Management techniques in strategic planning
  • Understand the impact of relationships on business performance

12 Unit Credit Values

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to develop a global procurement strategy that can support businesses in meeting their objectives.

This unit contains 3 Learning Outcomes which support learners to:

  • Understand the value of aligning procurement to business strategy
  • Be able to implement innovative procurement strategies in business
  • Understand tendering, cost, and risk management approaches in Global Procurement

12 Unit Credit Values

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding required for Strategic Leadership supports learners to:

  • Understand how strategic leadership changes the trajectory of an organisation
  • Understand the value of effective leadership and innovation
  • Understand the skills and capacities required to exercise global leadership

12 Unit Credit Values

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding
required for implementing Strategic Management Principles within a business. This unit supports learners to:

  • Understand the impact of strategic planning and development on a business
  • Understand how business strategy creates a roadmap to competitive advantage
  • Understand the impact of critical success factors in establishing a thriving business

15 Unit Credit Values

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for Strategic Maritime Management.

This unit contains 4 Learning Outcomes which support learners to:

  • Be able to evaluate the drivers for Global shipping demand
  • Understand Maritime Resource Performance Management
  • Understand Maritime Operations in a business context
  • Understand International Maritime Law and regulations

12 Unit Credit Values

This unit will allow the learner to obtain an understanding of the principles of Quality Management and the methods, tools and techniques to achieve the desired quality level of product/service to satisfy the desired outcome. The unit content covers:

  • Understand the Evolution of Quality Management
  • Understand the application of Quality Management Systems
  • Be able to implement Quality Management processes

15 Unit Credit Values

This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for implementing strategic Warehouse and Inventory Management. This unit supports learners to:

  • Be able to evaluate the key requirements of warehouse design management
  • Understand warehouse business structures within organisations
  • Understand the importance of outsourcing logistics operations
  • Understand the relationship between Inventory Management and an organisation’s profitability

Jobs and Progression

With the achievement of each level, you will expand your earning potential and evolve your career. The job titles become more prestigious and the salary grows as your continue your professional development.

With an IoSCM Level 7 Supply Chain qualification, you can expect to move into roles such as:

  • BUSINESS DIRECTOR: £70,000 – £95,000
  • OPERATIONS DIRECTOR: £70,000 – £110,000 
  • GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN DIRECTOR: £95,000 – £150,000
  • CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER: £140,000 – £200,000

Speak to us today about your career progression by calling 0800 1422 522.

*Salaries are based on national averages and may vary depending on location.

Our expertise

IoSCM Education Team 

We have some of the best tutors in the industry as members of the IoSCM education team. When you have enrolled onto an IoSCM course you’ll receive unlimited one-to-one support, guidance and feedback from your assigned tutor.

Communication can be organised through a phone call, email, text, video call or through the chat system on the online learning platform.

Because we have tutors specialising in every sector of the supply chain industry, we have a strong understanding of the requirements to succeed and progress within every field.

IoSCM Learning Support Team 

In addition to the tutor team, you will be assigned a learning support advisor who will ensure your learning journey goes to plan. They will introduce you to your course, help you navigate the learning platform and have frequent catch ups with you throughout your studies to make sure you’re on track.

Dedicated Business Support

If you’re an employer looking into training courses for employees, you will also have a dedicated business contact who can help you with finding the best training options based on your business requirements. Your business contact will also provide access to your employees’ course progression updates.

Our Client Base

Don’t just take our word for it; we’re trusted by thousands of businesses who have employees studying our distance learning courses, in 101 countries across the globe. From entry-level personnel to senior managers, we’re securing the future of the logistics and transport industry by delivering fully accredited UK qualifications.


Business Enquiry

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.

Benefits to Business

  • Dedicated, tailored business support
  • 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
  • Group Learning available

Bespoke training available – take advantage of the full flexibility of IoSCM.

Corporate Membership

Created to support companies and organisations of all sizes, IoSCM Corporate Membership will advanced the capabilities of your business. With various grading of Corporate Membership available, you can access the professional resources, benefits and industry expert support suited to your business. Click here to find out more.

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"I chose to study an IoSCM Level 7 Diploma to improve my knowledge of the industry and to further my career progression. I undertook much research, as I wanted to find the best course to suit my needs, and I felt the choice of units and the flexibility of study provided by the IoSCM was the best option for me. "

Magloire Muyembe, IoSCM Level 7 Diploma in Managing the Supply Chain

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