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Supply Chain and Operations Management (IOSCM)

This Level 6 Supply Chain and Operations qualification is delivered by the Institute of Supply Chain Management and is designed for anyone who wishes to move into senior management positions within the supply chain. The online supply chain qualification develops an understanding of key issues within the field and develops the strategic supply chain management skills required to succeed in a senior role.

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

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

The qualifications are available in 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 6 months.
Certificate: Complete one core unit and two additional units (either core or optional), providing you with solid knowledge, support 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 24 months.
Extended Diploma: To gain the extended diploma you must complete one core unit and five additional units (either core or optional), support 36 months.

Supply chain management

Finance management
Human resources management
International freight management
Logistics management
Leadership & management
Operations management
Ports and shipping management
Production management
Procurement management
Quality management
Strategic transport planning
Warehouse management

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13/09/2021 : Distance Learning : Flexible
Course Code : PTB577
Level : Level 6
Duration : 6 Weeks
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Course details


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

We would recommend minimum 3-5 years of experience at an Operations Management level within the industry, or fewer years’ experience with a recent degree in a closely related field.

This course is designed for anyone looking to progress into Strategic Management, while still holding a job role within Operations of an organisation. Designed to develop an understanding of key issues within the field and develop the strategic supply chain management skills required to succeed in a senior role.


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 : PTB577 Distance Learning Enquire

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