Home » Courses » Logistics & Transport » Level 6 Advanced Diploma

CILT Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport

The CILT Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport is aimed at those already working in logistics and transport management roles, or in supply chain management. It is designed to develop skills for middle managers at operational level wishing to move up to strategic management level, and to develop key skills in the area of leadership.

The CILT Level 6 course covers principles and processes involved in logistics and warehouse management, and is relevant to students from a range of backgrounds, looking for a production planning, logistics, transport or warehousing course or a diploma in supply chain management.

Why learn with Distance Learning College and Training?

Course Overview

Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at those with a significant amount of experience in logistics and transport management.

The course covers the following areas;
  • Resource allocation (P/E ratio, EIA, SIA)
  • Sustainable corporate development
  • Competition & Risk Analysis
  • Organisational culture
  • Ethical Management
  • Research methodology
  • Forecasting & Decision Making
  • Organisational strategy models
  • Customer service (CRM, value added)
  • Quality improvement (VCA, PONC, Pareto, Six Sigma)
  • SWOT, STEEPLE, Deming, Ansoff

How does the course work?

Study Time

You can study at a pace to suit you; the more time you spend per week studying, the faster you will be able to complete the course. Your tutor will create a timetable for you, and will set you work and assignments to complete each week. If you can spend around 3 hours a week studying, you should be able to complete the course in 24 months for the Advanced Diploma.


You will sit an examination for each unit. CILT examinations can be sat at the workplace, at Distance Learning College or in the CILT head office in Corby.

Qualification Received

You will receive the CILT Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport.

Your Course Fee Includes
  • Tuition
  • Study Materials
  • 12 Month Institute Membership
  • VAT

Unit Breakdown

Course Structure
  • The course is made up of five compulsory units
Mandatory Units
Logistics and Transport - Strategic Context
This unit looks at the resource utilisation and how managers can make the most of the limited resources available to them. Stakeholder and relationship mapping will clarify the different priorities in the competition for resources. Cost benefit analysis is examined in order to make strategic decisions and investment appraisal, with the principles of risk being considered. The final element in this unit considers the various types of competition and their impact; it also examines contingency planning and trade-offs between stakeholders. The implication of performance on an organisation's supply chain is explored.
Leadership and Strategic Management in Logistics and Transport
The first element of this unit examines organisational culture in a wider environment, with the internal and external factors that influence the cultures in organisations. The section on leadership describes and investigates a number of theoretical and practical aspects of leadership in the work environment. There is also a review of the alternative styles that a leader can utilise in different situations. Collaboration is examined in the global environment, as are the benefits and risks of intra-organisational working to achieve common goals and organisational improvements. The final element of this unit looks at ethics. Ethical, or unethical, business practices usually reflect the values and beliefs of the organisational culture; the links between what the organisation says and what it does is examined, as are the legal implications.
Strategic Network Planning in Logistics and Transport
This unit is concerned with the important subject of strategic planning, taken from an organisational, intra-organisational and a global perspective. The first element is concerned with examining organisational models and looking at how influences inside and outside the organisation can affect business strategy. Risk and decision-making models are examined in some depth. Other elements look at forecasting, customer service and change.
Delivering Performance in Logistics and Transport
The first element in this unit looks at how organisations need to become more aware of strategic performance and to integrate if they are to achieve the aim of operating on a global scale. Tools and techniques are examined that can assist in producing a plan to improve intra-organisational performance. Other elements look at strategic supply and the opportunities to collaborate between organisations, organisational performance and the use of e-technology in the implementation of organisational strategies. A number of tools and techniques will be evaluated that enhance internal and external business integration.
Research Methods and the Professional Project in Logistics and Transport
The unit aims to develop candidates' ability to apply research methods and statistical techniques to logistics organisations and to enable them to use both qualitative and quantitative methods in problem analysis and solving. The professional project will develop the candidate's skills in undertaking a structured and methodical research project involving production of a substantial body of work (8,000 -10,000 words) which has been instigated, developed and produced as a consequence of their own initiative, using in-company research and/or industrial liaison and which offers opportunities for specialism. In this unit candidates will be encouraged to use work-based research to realise the requisite requirements for this module. Each candidate can base their project on their own work based environment, or using a relationship with a company or organisation.

Unparalleled Support

Your personal learning support team are available to provide you with all of the support and guidance you need to get the most out of your course, this includes;

Your Personal Tutor

All of our tutors are industry experts with years of experience both working in similar roles to your own and providing first class tutorial support to students completing qualifications via distance learning. With Distance Learning College you are guaranteed to receive continuous feedback on your progress, expert advice and support tailored to your individual needs from your tutor. We are dedicated to ensuring you get the most out of your course and achieve your potential. You can contact your tutor via email, phone or post.

Your Mentor

Your mentor will be on hand throughout your course from start to finish to ensure you receive all of the support you need. Our mentors have extensive experience in helping students to manage their learning around other home and work commitments. Their support ensures you make continuous progress and achieve the best possible results.

Student Support Team

Our student support team will take the hassle out of contacting awarding bodies, arranging exams, ordering materials and booking you onto student support seminars so that you can focus your time on your learning.