- Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Type Professional Institute Founded 1999 Headquarters London Key people
Leonard John Harper BA, Mec, FCILT, FCPA (UK) International President
Cyril Bleasdale OBE FCILTDirector General
Website CILT International
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is a professional body representing the transport and logistics industries worldwide. It is a membership based organisation with over 30,000 members in over 30 countries.
The principal objective of the CILT is "To promote and encourage the art and science of logistics and transport" which it achieves both through its membership and professional qualifications. It provides extensive opportunities for training and mentoring.
- 1 History
- 2 Chartered Membership
- 3 Qualifications
- 3.1 Introductory
- 3.2 First Line Management
- 3.3 Operational Management
- 3.4 Strategic Management Qualifications
- 4 Representation
- 5 External links
- 6 References
The Institute of Transport (IoT) was founded in 1919 and granted a Royal Charter in 1926 to become the Chartered Institute of Transport (CIT).
In 1999, the Chartered Institute of Transport and the Institute of Logistics (IoL) combined activities to become the Institute of Logistics and Transport (IOLT). The word 'Chartered' was adopted into the title in 2004, creating the current title of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Chartered Membership is the Institute's senior professional grade of membership. Only professional bodies that have been granted the Royal Charter can award chartered membership, such as: chemical, electrical, civil and mechanical engineers; certified, chartered, public finance accountants: and surveyors.
As the UK body of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) International, CILT(UK) is responsible for admitting applicants to the grades of chartered member of the Institute, using criteria and processes approved by the International Council of CILT. Its Royal Charter was granted in 1926.
Members are expected to follow a programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
CILT(UK) Supply Chain Awareness Award
The course provides the underpinning knowledge of logistics theory and the application of this theory to the movement of goods and people. It is ideal as an introduction to study or induction course. Candidates can continue with full qualification at a later date (maximum 2 years)
The Supply Chain Awareness Award is assessed by either examination or competence. The general requirement of assessment is the same, whatever assessment method is used. This is that evidence must be provided of the successful achievement of all the outcomes of effective performance and of the required underpinning knowledge and understanding for the relevant unit(s). Assessment will be based on a qualitative judgment of the candidate’s against each of the declared Indicators of Successful Performance. Quantitative (numerical) marking will only be used for multi-choice examinations.
The Supply Chain Awareness Award is aligned to steps 1, 2 and 3 in the Skills for Logistics Professional Development Stairway for Logistics.
CILT(UK) Level 2 Introductory Certificate in Logistics and Transport
The course provides the underpinning knowledge of logistics theory and the application of this theory to the movement of goods and people for new entry candidates. It provides an introduction to the concept of logistics and integrated supply chain management and establishes the context in which the component sectors operate.
- Core Units - compulsory
- Introduction to Logistics
- Introduction to Movement of Goods and People
- Elective Units - choose 2
- Introduction to Inventory Management and Production Planning
- Introduction to Procurement
- Introduction to Warehousing
- Introduction to Transport Planning and Service Provisions
- Core Units - compulsory
The Introductory Certificate is assessed by either examination or competence. The general requirement of assessment is the same, whatever assessment method is used. This is that evidence must be provided of the successful achievement of all the outcomes of effective performance and of the required underpinning knowledge and understanding for the relevant unit(s). Assessment will be based on a qualitative judgment of the candidate’s against each of the declared Indicators of Successful Performance. Quantitative (numerical) marking will only be used for multi-choice examinations. However, all assessment routes must include an element of testing and marking by the CILT(UK) to meet QCA requirements for independent assessment.
The Introductory Certificate is aligned to steps 3, 4 and 5 in the Skills for Logistics Professional Development Stairway for Logistics.
First Line Management
CILT(UK) Level 3 Certificate in Logistics and Transport
The qualification is designed to provide a sound foundation for a career within the transport, logistics and supply chain sectors and aims to equip existing and potential supervisors and first-line managers with a complete set of management skills. It covers the detail of the specialist technical areas within logistics and transport, plus a generic management unit.
Candidates who successfully achieve the core Management unit, plus one of the optional units of Road Freight Transport, Road Passenger Transport or Transport Coordination, by the examination route, and with an average grade across both papers of 60%, will automatically be eligible for the National and International Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). Note: the Transport Co-ordination unit only offers National CPC exemption due to the lack of international content within this unit.
The Certificate provides the educational standard for full membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (MILT).
- Core Unit - compulsory
- Elective Units - choose 1
- Community Transport
- International Trade and Freight
- Production Planning
- Road Freight Transport
- Road Passenger Transport
- Passenger Transport Co-ordinator
- Core Unit - compulsory
The qualification offers two different routes for assessment: competency and examination. The examination route is appropriate for new or first-line managers, aspiring first-line supervisors, or career changers. The competency route is appropriate for experienced supervisors, or first-line managers.
The Certificate is aligned to steps 5, 6 and 7 in the Skills for Logistics Professional Development Stairway for Logistics.
CILT(UK)/Fritz Certification in Humanitarian Logistics
A unique qualification designed for logisticians who work (or aspire to work) in a humanitarian organisation’s logistics functional area. The development of this qualification has been a collaborative venture between a number of humanitarian organisations, the Fritz Institute, based in the United States and the CILT(UK). It is designed to allow candidates to demonstrate their ability to manage the logistics support operations vital to ensuring that humanitarian agencies can respond appropriately to the needs of the beneficiaries.
The qualification covers the detail of the specialist technical areas within a humanitarian aid scenario:
- Humanitarian Aid Supply Chains
- Warehouse and Inventory
- Fleet Management
- Managing a Humanitarian Supply Chain Response
The qualification is studied by the competency route. Each unit is assessed for competence by the production of evidence that meets the criteria of the qualification and demonstrates each candidate's ability to perform at this level.
The Certification in Humanitarian Logistics is aligned to steps 7 and 8 in the Skills for Logistics Professional Development Stairway for Logistics.
CILT(UK) Level 5 Professional Diploma in Logistics and Transport
The CILT(UK) Professional Diploma is a free-standing Level 5 qualification, designed for individuals working within the logistics and transport profession. It is aimed typically at candidates aspiring to middle management positions in specialist functional areas such as Supply Chain Management, Transport Planning, and Transport Operations. The Professional Diploma is also a suitable level of qualification for graduates in other disciplines entering the logistics and transport profession for the first time
A professional qualification for those individuals already working within logistics and transport who wish to develop a strategic view of logistics and transport operations and to become capable of reviewing operational activities.
The Professional Diploma provides the educational standard for full membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (MILT).
- Core Unit - compulsory
- Elective Units - choose 1
- Supply Chain Management
- Transport Operations
- Transport Planning
- Option Units - choose 2 options, or 2 Electives and 1 Option
- International Business
- Movement of Goods
- Movement of People
- Production Planning
- Project Management
- Retail Logistics
- Sourcing and Procurement
- Transport and Society
- Transport Planning Techniques
- Supply Chain Flow Planning
- Supply Chain Network Planning
- Core Unit - compulsory
The CILT(UK) Professional Diploma can be assessed by either examination or competency and requires candidates to demonstrate their underpinning knowledge and understanding of particular logistics and transport subjects; and their ability to successfully complete tasks in a logistics and transport environment.
The examination route is suitable for graduates (or equivalent) newly recruited to logistics and transport careers.
The competency route is suitable for experienced managers in specialist functional areas.
The Professional Diploma is aligned to steps 8 and 9 in the Skills for Logistics Professional Development Stairway for Logistics.
Strategic Management Qualifications
CILT(UK) Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport
The Advanced Diploma bridges the gap between the undergraduate level of the Professional Diploma and the postgraduate standard of a Master’s Degree. It is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of strategic issues, tools and techniques. It provides the educational requirement for Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT).
The CILT(UK) Advanced comprises five compulsory units, which consist of a number of elements. The five compulsory units are:
- Logistics and Transport - Strategic Context
- Leadership and Strategic Management in Logistics and Transport
- Strategic Network Planning in Logistics and Transport
- Delivering Strategic Performance in Logistics and Transport
- Research Methods and the Professional Project in Logistics and Transport
The CILT(UK) Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport can be assessed through two routes:
- Institute Assessment Route - CILT(UK) provides standard assessment material for Units 1-4 and is responsible for assessment, verification and confirmation of results. All candidates will be required to complete 2 assignments for each of Units 1-4 and a professional project for Unit 5, on a topic to be approved by the Institute, and document the results in a report of between 8000 – 10,000 words
- Centre Assessment Route - CILT(UK) Approved Centres can design and manage their own assessment programmes for Units 1-4 providing that they maintain the quality systems and procedures required by CILT(UK) and have gained formal approval for their assessment programmes. Unit 5 is assessed by the submission of a professional project to CILT(UK).
The Professional Diploma is aligned to steps 9 and 10 in the Skills for Logistics Professional Development Stairway for Logistics.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is represented by National Councils, Sections and Branches in the following countries:
- Greater China - Hong Kong / Macau / Mainland China / Taiwan
- New Zealand
- North America
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom - (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK - CILT(UK))
- CILT International Website
- CILT in Australia (CILTA) Website
- CILT, Singapore (CILTS) Website
- CILT in the UK (CILT(UK)) Website
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