CILT Supply Chain Practitioner Programmes

CILT Supply Chain Foundation Practitioner Award, CILT Scheme Professional Practitioner Award & CILT Supply Chain Master Practitioner Award



The CILT Supply Chain Practitioner Programmes have been designed to provide staff with the technical and management skills they need to progress from operational roles into middle management, and then the leadership and strategic capabilities to move into more senior roles.

The Foundation Practitioner programme is the ideal entry level programme. It is for those with some experience but little formal training in the field; and introduces delegates to the fundamental principles of transport, warehousing and the supply chain.

The Professional Practitioner programme is intermediate level. It is for those with experience and/or some formal qualification who want to become more efficient and effective in their role, and builds on prior knowledge and experience to gain a deeper understanding of the wider challenges faced by the supply chain and explores the tactical aspects of storage and distribution in the supply chain.

The Master Practitioner programme is the highest level of our practitioner programmes, for those with extensive experience, and focuses on the strategic aspects of storage and distribution in the supply chain.


Course content:

It is widely recognised that supply chain personnel face significant operational demands. Whether it is the challenges of managing an effective warehouse, coordinating transportation operations, dealing with the breadth and depth of inventory range, forecasting demand or responding to the time critical nature of customer requirements, there is no doubt that the supply chain function is the crux of business operation. With increasingly complex technologies, shorter life cycles, tighter schedules, importation complexities, and legal compliance requirements, it is vital that the supply chain function has the skills to meet the needs of the business.

These innovative focused and flexible development programmes are designed as intensive, employer-funded development pathways for individuals and offer an alternative to the established qualification route whilst maintaining the highest quality standards. They add value to each participant’s professional development with the modules combining academic knowledge and rigour with work-related skills and competencies; and enhance the employer’s staff development programme by providing a valuable return on investment.



At Foundation level the assessment is a classroom-based examination for each module. Whilst at Professional and Master Level the assessments for each module (excluding Unit 3 at Master Practitioner level) are a written assignment taking the form of either a work-based investigation or a sector specific case study. At Master Practitioner Level each delegate is also required to undertake a work-based research and improvement project on behalf of their sponsoring company, thus providing the sponsoring organisation with a significant return on their investment.



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