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Supply Chain and Operations (IOSCM)

The Level 2 Supply Chain and Operations qualification is delivered by the Institute of Supply Chain Management and is designed for anyone who is looking to establish a career in the supply chain field and currently holds minimal experience in the industry. The course allows you to develop supervisory management skills as well as develop knowledge in specific areas of a supply chain to support career development for professionals and efficiency in operations for organisations.

You will gain skills in specific areas of the supply chain field depending on the units you choose to study.

The flexibility of our unit selection means you can customise your qualification so it is entirely tailored to you. You can choose the units that will be of benefit to your current role or units that will give you the skills required to take your career to the next level.

The qualifications is available as three different sizes, depending on how many units you choose and therefore, how long you will spend studying.

Award: Consists of one core unit and is the shortest available qualification, support time 6 months
Certificate: Complete one core unit and two additional units (either core or optional), providing you with solid knowledge, support time 18 months
Diploma: More in-depth and comprehensive, you’ll study one core unit and also choose three additional units (either core or optional), support time 24 months

Core Units:
– The role and responsibilities of a team leader
– Introduction to warehousing and inventory
– Introduction to supply chain
– Introduction to procurement
– Introduction to the movement of goods
– Introduction to manufacturing planning and control
– Introduction to logistics
– Introduction to international trade and freight

Optional Units:
– IT in manufacturing
– Introduction to ports and shipping
– Sourcing products & selecting suppliers
– Team development and performance
– Supplier relationships
– Introduction to customer service
– Introduction to business

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13/09/2021 : Distance Learning : Flexible
Course Code : PTB574
Level : Level 2
Duration : 6 Weeks
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Assignments are completed and submitted via the IoSCM Learning Platform. Assessments are based around the assessment criteria and learning objectives. Word counts will vary through levels of study.

The following provides examples and explanations of the most common forms of assessment methods:

– Expert witness/witness testimony

– Product evidence

– Professional discussion

– Recognition of prior learning

Entry Requirements

There is no requirement for prior experience or academic background.

This course is designed for learners looking to establish a career in the Supply Chain (or related field) who currently hold minimal experience/understanding of the industry. The course will allow you to develop a foundational understanding of the industry and processes within.


With the achievement of each level, you will expand your earning potential and evolve your career. The job titles become more prestigious and the salary grows as you continue your professional development.

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Staring Date : 13/09/2021
Course Code : PTB574 Distance Learning Enquire

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