Awarded By

OTHM

Credit Value

120 ECT

Duration

6- 8 Months

Study Mode

Distance/Blended (Online)

Structure

6 Units (20 credits each)

Assessment

Assignment Based

Course Overview

OTHM is a UK based Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). OTHM has a network of numerous delivery centers globally to deliver their qualifications in wide range of courses. OTHM qualifications are developed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for. Pursuing an OTHM qualification will give you the opportunity to enhance knowledge of business and management and grow key competencies to tackle work projects and situations more effectively. This in turn gives you the potential to get promotion within workplace. Alternatively, it allows you to progress onto a Bachelor degree / Master degree / MBA top-up programmes around the World.

The main aim of the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to improve the candidate’s knowledge of logistics and supply chain management by providing an enhanced knowledge on logistics policy, management theory, and practice of supply chain. It allows students to understand, solve, and deal with the everyday issues that professionals and policymakers in their own country deal with in their respective fields. The course will provide students with the knowledge they need to succeed as a manager in the industry. They will build and strengthen their knowledge and abilities in the areas of leading change, effective planning, risk assessment, and forecasting through a combination of theoretical and practical understanding in a specific profession.

In Dubai, UAE the Level 5 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is being offered by the Learners University College for students who want to move ahead in the supply chain management industry to a senior management position. This particular course helps students improve managerial abilities as well as expertise in specific areas of the supply chain to help professionals advance their careers and businesses run more efficiently. The faculty ensures that the students gain enough knowledge to comprehend every aspect of logistics and supply chain so that they do not find any difficulty in understanding the situation in the real world.

The student will also be eligible for direct entry into Year 3 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree program if they complete it successfully. This certification also allows them to continue their education and earn a Level 6 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Working Professionals or learners with a relevant Level 4 diploma or any equivalent recognized qualification or those candidates who are interested in pursuing an Undergraduate Qualification will no doubt lead to the award of degrees in the future. Candidates will be able to work in a number of professions in logistics and supply chain management after completing this program.

The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management qualification consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Business Communication (20 credits)
  • Purchasing, Supplier Management and negotiation (20 credits)
  • Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (20 credits)
  • Strategic Management (20 credits)
  • Supply Chain Risk Assessment and Forecasting (20 credits)

The qualification is designed to be delivered over 6-8 months for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning. The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance, online through Learners University College

For entry onto the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Logistics and Supply chain management qualification, learners must possess:

  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 4 Diploma or equivalent recognized qualification
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency.

OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 5 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diplomas (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme.

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by Learners university college and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

Successful completion of OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management qualification provides learners with the opportunity for academic progressions to OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into Year 3 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme

Progress to the following programmes:

  • BA (Hons) Business (top-up) final year at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • BA (Hons) Professional Studies (top-up) final year at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Studies (top-up) final year at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)

The main aim of the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to improve the candidate’s knowledge of logistics and supply chain management in logistics policy, management theory, and practice of supply chain. It allows students to solve, understand and deal with the everyday issues that professionals and policymakers in their own country deal with in their respective fields. The course will provide students with the knowledge they need to succeed as a manager in the industry.

Career Opportunities in Logistics and Supply Chain Management after completing OTHM Diploma includes:

  • logistics analyst
  • Transportation manager
  • Purchasing manager
  • Supply chain manager
  • Global Logistics manager
  • Logistician
  • Warehousing Manager
  • Logistics Operation Manager
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