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

Start date: 12 September 2020

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

The two-year QQI Level 6 Higher Certificate is open to professionals who wish to further their knowledge in the areas of business, logistics and supply chain management.

The course is designed for participants who currently work in the industry but do not have the necessary academic achievements to progress their career. Students come from a variety of backgrounds across the logistics, supply chain and transport areas.

The Higher Certificate is open to all individuals regardless of experience, we welcome those new to the industry looking to pursue a new career.

Lecturers are Industry Professionals who give real life case studies and examples during class as well as the academic knowledge to underpin learning experience.

An Exit Award (Minor Certificate) is available to those who only complete Year 1.

The Higher Certificate Course will run in three centres this September:
Griffith College Cork, Wellington Road, Montenotte, Cork City.
Griffith College Dublin, 35 Wolfe Tone Street, Dublin 1
Griffith College Limerick, 3 Quinlan St, Limerick, V94 DK23

Please note that subsidised places are limited on this programme.

Subsidised Programme fees (per year) - €1,900

Unsubsidised Programme fees (per year ) - €2,500

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
Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Fundamentals of Finance for Supply Chain
Warehouse and Transport Management
Customer Services for Supply Chain

On successful 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
Management of Supply Chain Operations
Applied Human Resource Management
Marketing for Supply Chain
Customs Clearance and Dangerous Good Awareness
Workbased Project

On successful 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 a workbased 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.


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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