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At LLA, we provide a wide range of courses in both the Humanitarian Logistics and Commercial Logistics sectors, ranging from entry to senior management levels. Easily the most common question we receive from prospective students is “which is the right course for me to study?”.

In this blog, we will take a look at the different Commercial Programmes available, and which would be most suitable for you depending on your level of experience.

Less than one year of experience?
If you are a new entrant to Commercial Logistics with no previous experience and are looking to learn about the core aspects of the Supply Chain, or if you have some experience within the sector and are looking to move into a supervisor role, then you should look at one of our Introductory level courses.

If you want to study a formal qualification, you should look at the CILT Level 2 Certificate in Logistics and Transport. This course covers subject areas including Logistics, Customer Service and Marketing, Freight Transport Services, Planning and Freight Transport Operations, Warehousing and Inventory, and Purchasing.

If you are looking for a recognised course that is specifically tailored for the Warehouse industry, then the UKWA Introduction to Warehousing and Logistics would be the most suitable course for you. This course covers the key skills and understanding needed to commence and enhance a career in Warehousing and the broader world of Logistics.

If you are looking for a short course to improve your skills in a particular subject area, you can have a look at our LLA Introductory Short Courses. These focus on areas of the Supply Chain including Warehousing, Transport, Production Planning, Freight Forwarding and Sourcing and Procurement.

1-5 years of experience?
If you have around 1-5 years of experience and are seeking to become a supervisor or first line manager within the logistics and transport industry, our Intermediate level courses would be the most suitable option for you.

If you want to study a formal qualification, you should look at the CILT Level 3 Certificate in Logistics and Transport. This course covers subject areas including Warehousing, Inventory, Procurement, Supply Chain Operations, Freight Transport Operations, Green Logistics and Global Logistics.

If you are looking for a recognised course that is specifically tailored for the Warehouse industry, then the UKWA Warehouse Supervisor CPC (for UK students) or IFWLA Warehouse Supervisor CPC (for international students) would be the most suitable course for you. This programme is for Supervisors and Team Leaders in the Warehouse sector, and for those aspiring to those roles.

If you want to enter the profession of Transport Manager or demonstrate your professional competence to meet Operator Licence requirements, the Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) for Transport Manager CPC in Passenger Transport or Road Freight is ideal. The CPC is for individuals looking to obtain the competency requirements for a Transport Manager as required by EU legislation.

If you are looking for a short course to improve your skills in a particular subject area, you can have a look at our LLA Intermediate Short Courses. These focus on areas of the Supply Chain including Warehousing Operations, Transport Operations, Production Operations, People and Performance Management, Sourcing and Procurement, Green Logistics and Global Logistics. We also provide a Warehouse Fundamentals Bitesize course, designed to be completed within just 2 hours, for those who are looking to learn the essentials about Warehousing.

5-10 years of experience?
If you have around 5-10 years of experience, are already in a middle management role and are seeking to progress up to become a senior manager, our Advanced level courses would be the most suitable option to help you to progress.

For those looking for a formal qualification, the CILT Level 5 Professional Diploma in Logistics and Transport is the most suitable option. Modules include Supply Chain Management, Inventory, Movement of Goods, Production Planning, Retail Logistics, Sourcing and Procurement, Warehousing, International Business, Supply Chain Flow Planning and Supply Chain Network Planning.

Those who are looking for a formal qualification with a stronger focus on Supply Chain and Inventory Management should consider the CILT-IoM Level 5 Award. The course is intended for middle managers and supervisors looking to improve their understanding of logistics, stock positioning and inventory management across the business and overall supply chain.

If you are looking for a recognised course that is specifically tailored for the Warehouse industry, then the UKWA Warehouse Manager CPC (for UK students) or IFWLA Warehouse Manager CPC (for international students) would be the most suitable course for you. The course is ideal for employees at middle management level and for those aspiring to become a manager.

If you are looking for a short course to improve your skills in a particular subject area, you can have a look at our LLA Advanced Short Courses. These focus on areas of the Supply Chain including Supply Chain Management, Warehousing Management, Transport Management, Production Planning, Project Management, Sourcing and Procurement, Supply Chain Flow Planning and Supply Chain Network Planning.

Over 10 years of experience?
If you have over 10 years of experience, already occupy senior managerial roles within the logistics, transport or supply chain sectors and are looking to certify their experience, you should consider the CILT Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport. This qualification is for those who want to take their industry knowledge and capabilities to a higher level involving strategic planning and decision making or leadership skills. CILT level 6 modules include Business-level Strategy, Supply Chain Strategy, Logistics Functional Strategies and Strategic Action.

Looking for training for your team?
Finally, if you are in charge of the professional development of your team and are looking for a bespoke training Programme, we have a variety of different options for in-company People Development programmes which can be studied online or face-to-face (or a mixture of both). Bespoke workshops can be created by LLA to meet specific needs for your company.

For companies who have apprentices, LLA can provide off the job training elements for Apprenticeship Programs. Areas covered include Freight Forwarding, Supply Chain, Warehousing, Transportation and Procurement.

We hope that this blog has helped you to decide which Commercial Programme is the right one for you. If you have any questions or would like more information about any of these courses, please contact us.

You can also read our previous blog about the different courses we provide in Humanitarian Logistics.