CILT(UK) Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport (QCF)

Face To Face or in Web space: Learning that fits to you.  

This vocational qualification is designed to develop students with the knowledge and skills required to attain a higher management role in the logistics industries.

Key Facts

Course Length:
18-24 months

Scholarships and Bursaries

School of Engineering
Contact Name:
Graham Orr
Contact Email:
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Course delivery

The course comprises 5 taught modules each of which attract 4 days of teaching (ie 10 x weekends).  

The course starts with a compulsory residential long weekend in Swansea (Friday to Sunday). Friday is Induction Day to complete enrolment, collect student ID cards, library briefing and other administrative matters such as how to logon to the student email account and what software and student support is available. Saturday and Sunday are the first part of the Research Methods module. Unfortunately no university accommodation is available during this weekend and attendees will have to make their own arrangements.

For the other 9 taught weekends, students have the option of:

  • attending the weekend classes face to face in the School of Engineering


  • joining the class live online as each class will be webcast and recorded.

So if you prefer face to face teaching that is available. If you prefer not to travel, or travel is difficult because you are located outside of the UK, you can attend classes online. If you cannot atteend in person or online the classes are recorded and posted in the university's Virtual Learning Environment:  Moodle.


In addition to lecturer support, cohorts are encouraged to work together as a team. A Facebook Group is also available for each cohort restricted to students and staff. Each student has a dedicated tutor allocated to provide a consistent point of contact. Additional support is available from module tutors (if these are different from the personal tutor), the full range of student support services already available within the university.

Students can attend classes either in person in Swansea or virtually via webcasting and all lectures are recorded for viewing later. There are four mandatory modules and one research module which results in the production of a major report

  • Logistics and Transport in Strategic Context
  • Leadership and Strategic Management
  • Strategic Network Planning
  • Delivering Strategic Performance in Logistics and Transport
  • Research Project


Logistics offers a career that will continually develop an individual’s potential and reward ambition in a challenging global environment. Since the demand for logistics professionals outstrips the supply, there are excellent opportunities for rapid career progression for those with the drive to succeed. Careers in logistics offer early responsibility, exciting challenges with good remuneration and opportunities to travel.  

Assessment methods include a variety of written formats from essays and reports (ranging from 2,500 to 2,750 words), Directed Reading and Reflection Exercises (up to 500 words in length) and oral presentations delivered both in a group and individually.

The student-led research project is expected to be around 8,000 to 10,000 words in length. The project is supported by a nominated member of the academic staff in the role of project supervisor.

In addition to summative assessments the programme also undertakes a range of formative assessments that may include one or more of the following: peer assessed work, group presentations, reflective journals, blogs and wikis, internet searches, document analysis, and bibliographic exercises.

The qualification is open entry and suitable for applicants already be employed within the logistics and transport sectors and aspiring to strategic management positions.  

After two years of membership this award qualifies students to apply for Chartered Mambership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport with the right to use the post-nominal CMILT. The award also fulfils part of the requirement for access to the MSc Logistics.