CILT Certificate, Level 2 (Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5)


Flexible start dates throughout 21/22




  • Business & Management

Why take this course?

This exam-based course is for those who would like a basic introduction to logistics management as part of an on-going logistics training programme, and those who wish to pursue a career in the field of logistics. The aim of this course is to provide you with a work-based qualification that highlights your knowledge, expertise and competence. It provides a detailed introduction to the theories of integrated supply-chain management and establishes the framework and environment in which each sector operates.

The CILT Introductory Certificate in Logistics (Level 2) (QCF) is accredited by CILT, and is roughly equivalent to Level 5 in Scotland (SCQF).

What you will experience

The course provides the underpinning knowledge of logistics theory and the application of this theory to the movement of goods and people. To obtain this qualification you must complete two compulsory core units and two optional units. Please ensure that you specify on your application form which two optional modules you have chosen to study.

Core units (compulsory):

  • M1-L2 Introduction to Logistics
  • M2-L2 Introduction to Customer Service and Marketing

Optional units (choose two):

  • O1-L2 Introduction to Freight Transport Services
  • O2-L2 Introduction to Passenger Transport Services
  • O3-L2 Introduction to Warehouse and Inventory
  • O4-L2 Introduction to Purchasing
  • O5-L2 Introduction to Planning and Operation of Freight Transport
  • O6-L2 Introduction to Planning and Operation of Passenger Transport

You will be assigned a tutor who is a subject specialist in your chosen subject area(s). Your tutor will support you throughout the course to ensure you are fully prepared for the exam. This involves setting target dates for completion of tasks (which will be submitted for marking and feedback provided), answering any queries or questions you may have as you progress through the course materials and delivering a tutorial session to help prepare you for the examination.

The introductory level certificate is knowledge-based and will be assessed by means of external examination. Each unit is assessed by means of a 15 question, multiple-choice examination and 15 restricted response questions. This will assess each candidates understanding of how decisions made in each of the separate areas covered by the syllabus impact on the integrated supply-chain.

Candidates must successfully complete 2 core units and 2 optional units to be awarded the certificate. Candidates usually aim to complete the examinations for 2 units on different exam dates.