OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

About this course

Objectives

The objective of the OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management qualification is to provide learners with a specialist programme of study that provides a depth of knowledge and understanding of key aspects within the Logistics and Supply Chain Management sector.

Learners will study level 4 and 5 units, worth 120 credits per academic year with a total credit value of 240 credits (equivalent to the first 2 years of an honours degree). All units are mandatory.

The Level 4 units lay the foundations of learning by providing an introduction to contemporary Business and LCSM topics.

The units combine both theoretical and practical knowledge in the profession and will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of academic and research skills, logistics and the business environment, effective performance, planning and accountability, finance, communication, management and team working.

The Level 5 units give learners the opportunities to apply key skills and techniques in a variety of relevant subject areas. The programme of study provides learners with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals and policy makers in their own country. Learners will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of leading change, effective planning, risk assessment, forecasting, policy, management theory and practice in logistics and supply chain management.

Successful completion of this qualification will allow learners to work in a variety of roles within logistics and supply chain management and to progress to further study.

Equivalences

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

Qualification structure

The OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management qualification consists of 12 mandatory units, 240 credits, 2400 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and the recommended Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification is a minimum of 1200 hours.

To achieve the OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, learners must achieve 240 credits, of which 120 credits are at Level 4 (6 units) and 120 credits are at Level 5 (6 units).

Module1: Academic Writing and Research Skills (20 credits)

Key topics covered include research methodologies, literature review, academic writing styles, critical thinking, research proposal development, data collection and analysis, and presentation skills.

By mastering this module, participants develop the necessary competencies to conduct independent research, produce high-quality academic papers, and effectively communicate their findings.

These skills are valuable for academic success, professional development, and lifelong learning in the field of logistics and supply chain management.

Module 2: Logistics and the Business Environment (20 credits)

Key topics covered include analyzing the external factors impacting logistics operations, understanding globalization and trade implications, aligning logistics strategies with overall business objectives, integrating supply chain processes, promoting sustainability and corporate social responsibility, managing risks, and exploring emerging trends and technologies.

By mastering this module, participants develop the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complexities of the business environment, align logistics strategies with organizational goals, and drive sustainable growth and competitiveness in the logistics and supply chain industry.

Module 3: Operations and Logistics Management (20 credits)

Key topics covered include operations management principles, logistics operations, inventory control, supply chain coordination, lean and agile operations, performance measurement, and technology integration.

By mastering this module, participants learn to optimize operational processes, enhance efficiency, and improve overall performance to meet the demands of a dynamic and competitive business environment.

Module 4: Finance and Accounting (20 credits)

Key topics covered include financial management, cost accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, financial risk management, financial compliance and regulations, and financial performance analysis.

By mastering this module, participants develop the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage financial resources, analyze financial data, and make informed decisions within the logistics and supply chain context.

They are equipped to contribute to the financial success and sustainability of organizations operating in the dynamic and competitive logistics and supply chain industry.

Module 5: Communication in Business (20 credits)

Key topics covered include written communication, verbal communication, business communication etiquette, negotiation and persuasion, interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication, and technology-mediated communication.

By mastering this module, participants develop the communication skills and competencies necessary to thrive in the logistics and supply chain industry.

They are equipped to communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders, build strong professional relationships, and contribute to the success of their organizations.

Module 6: Leading and Managing Teams (20 credits)

Key topics covered include leadership styles and theories, team dynamics, communication and motivation, conflict resolution, decision-making and problem-solving, performance management, and change management.

By mastering this module, participants develop the leadership and team management skills needed to lead teams effectively, foster collaboration, and achieve organizational goals within the dynamic and fast-paced logistics and supply chain industry.

They are equipped to inspire and empower team members, drive innovation, and adapt to evolving business challenges and opportunities.

Duration and delivery

The qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year 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 by approved centres only.

Assessment and verification

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

To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor.

The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the learners’ overall achievement has been arrived at.

Progression

Successful completion of the OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management provides learners with the opportunity to access a wide range of academic progressions including the 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. For more information visit the University Progressions page in this website.

Entry Requirements

These qualifications are designed for learners who are typically aged 18 and above.

The entry profile for learners is likely to include at least one of the following:

  • Relevant Level 3 Diploma qualification or equivalent qualification
  • GCE Advanced level in 2 subjects or equivalent qualification
  • Mature learners (over 21) with relevant management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)

English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit the English Language Expectations page.

What you will learn

Principles and Concepts of Strategy (20 credits):

  • This module provides an understanding of strategic management principles and concepts relevant to logistics and supply chain operations. You’ll learn about strategic analysis, formulation, implementation, and evaluation within the context of supply chain strategy.

Procurement and Inventory Management (20 credits):

  • This module focuses on the principles and practices of procurement and inventory management. Topics covered may include supplier selection, contract negotiation, inventory control techniques, demand forecasting, and supplier relationship management.

Contract and Financial Management (20 credits):

  • Participants will gain knowledge and skills related to contract management and financial aspects of supply chain operations. This may include contract negotiation, contract administration, financial analysis, budgeting, and cost management.

Global Context of Supply Chains (20 credits):

  • This module explores the global aspects of supply chain management, including international trade, sourcing strategies, transportation modes, customs regulations, and cultural considerations. Participants learn how to navigate the complexities of global supply chains and leverage opportunities in international markets.

Principles and Concepts of Supply Chain Management (20 credits):

  • This module provides a foundational understanding of supply chain management principles and concepts. Topics covered may include supply chain dynamics, network design, logistics optimization, risk management, and performance measurement.

Contemporary Issues in Supply Chain Management (20 credits):

  • The module addresses emerging trends and issues shaping the field of supply chain management. Topics may include sustainability, digitalization, supply chain resilience, ethical considerations, and the impact of disruptive technologies.

Overall, completing the OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management equips you with a comprehensive understanding of key concepts, strategies, and techniques essential for success in the logistics and supply chain industry.

Benefits of this course

Comprehensive Knowledge:

  • The course covers a wide range of topics essential for understanding and managing logistics and supply chain operations effectively. From strategic management principles to procurement strategies and global supply chain dynamics, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of key concepts and practices.

Industry-Relevant Skills:

  • Participants acquire practical skills that are directly applicable to various roles within the logistics and supply chain industry. Whether it’s negotiating contracts, managing inventory, or analyzing supply chain performance, the course equips individuals with the skills needed to excel in their careers.

Career Advancement:

  • Completing the diploma enhances participants’ credentials and makes them more competitive in the job market. It demonstrates a commitment to professional development and expertise in logistics and supply chain management, opening up opportunities for career advancement and progression into leadership roles.

Global Perspective:

  • With modules focusing on the global context of supply chains, participants gain insights into the complexities of international trade, sourcing strategies, and cross-border logistics. This global perspective is valuable in an industry that operates in a rapidly evolving and interconnected global marketplace.

Adaptability and Innovation:

  • The course addresses contemporary issues and emerging trends shaping the field of supply chain management, such as sustainability, digitalization, and supply chain resilience. Participants learn to adapt to changing circumstances and innovate in response to evolving industry dynamics.

Networking Opportunities:

  • Engaging in a structured educational program often provides opportunities to connect with professionals and experts in the field. Networking with peers, instructors, and industry professionals can lead to valuable connections, mentorship opportunities, and potential career prospects.

Practical Application:

  • The course often incorporates real-world case studies, projects, and simulations, allowing participants to apply theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios. This hands-on approach enhances learning outcomes and prepares individuals to tackle real-world challenges in their professional roles.

Overall, the OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management offers a valuable educational experience that prepares individuals for diverse roles within the logistics and supply chain industry, fosters professional growth, and contributes to the success of organizations operating in a dynamic and competitive global marketplace.

Qualification Number: 610/0334/7

£2,500.00

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