Higher Certificate in Business in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (QQI Level 6)

Start date: 14 September 2019

Duration: 2 Years

Location: Dublin, Cork & Limerick

Certificate: Higher Certificate in Business in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (QQI Level 6)

Cost: €1,900 per year

Course code: HCERTBLSCM

Programme overview

QQI Level 6 in Conjunction with IT Carlow
All Benefits of being a student at IT Carlow Including Student Card, Online / Library / Blackboard Access

Blended Delivery - In-class and Online
Module Based Subjects Over Four Saturdays Plus, Three Online Lectures per Module

Year 1: Six Subjects and Year 2: Five Subjects

Lectures Begin: 14 September 2019
Lecturers Finish: 09 May 2020

Three class centres in Griffith College Centres Cork, Dublin and Limerick

Who Is This Course For?

This programme is for those wishing to enter the transport, logistics and supply chain sector or existing professionals in the sector wishing to further their knowledge and career opportunities.

Course Content

Year 1

Communications and Writing Skills
Business Applications 1
Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Fundamentals of Finance for Supply Chain (PLUS the only in Class Exam for Year 1)
Warehouse and Transport Management
Customer Services for Supply Chain
All Year 1 modules are delivered by Continuous Assessment except Fundamentals of Finance of Supply Chain which has an exam.

On successfuly completion of Year 1 students may exit the programme with a Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Minor Award – 60 Credits)

Year 2 

Advance Finance Stage 2
Management of Supply Chain Operations
Semester Exams (Mid-December – for the above two subjects only)
Applied Human Resource Management
Marketing for Supply Chain
Customs Clearance and Dangerous Good Awareness
Semester Exams (Early May – for the above three subjects only)
Submission: Year of End Project (Mid-June)

On completion of Year 2 students are awarded a Higher Certificate in Business in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Major Award – 120 Credits).

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Breadth

PLO1 Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the underlying concepts and processes across supply chain management, logistics, warehouse & transport management, customer service, operations, human resources, marketing, management, communication, financial accounting and business applications for the industry sector.

PLO2 Exhibit a thorough and critical understanding of selected elements of the Supply chain

Knowledge Kind

PLO3 Creatively apply knowledge of the underlying theories across a wide range of disciplines and demonstrate knowledge of how to apply the theories as learnt to the industry sector.

Know-How & Skill – Range

PLO4 Competently conduct sophisticated research, drawing on contemporary developments, and communicate the related specifications and findings clearly to a range of academic and professional audiences.

Know-How & Skill – Selectivity

PLO5 Demonstrate ability to write, record, research and analyse material that will facilitate business planning in this sector.

Competence Context

PLO6 To apply knowledge and skills learnt to practice through real life case studies
Competence Role

PLO7 Work competently in a self-directed manner, individually, in peer-relationships, and as a team leader in a variety of interdisciplinary and unfamiliar environments Competently initiate, negotiate and manage logistic projects involving complex workflows and multiple personnel to exacting deadlines.

Course Evaluation, Assessment & Grading

Year 1:

Six Subjects: All are examined by Continuous Assessment with one written exam for Finance.

Year 2:

Five Subjects with written exam PLUS End of Year Project

Course Requirements

Applicants over the age of 23 are assessed as mature students and may apply on the basis of age and experience.

If an Applicant is under 23 years of age, they must hold a minimum of a Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 5 Major Award and meet the minimum Institute criteria for such programmes.

Certification

Learners who successfully complete the two-year programme will graduate with a Higher Certificate in Business in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (120 ECTS).

Learners who successfully complete year one of the programme may exit the programme with a Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (60 ECTS).

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