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Supply Chain and Operations Management (IOSCM)

This Level 5 Supply Chain Management qualification is delivered by the Institute of Supply Chain Management and is designed for anyone looking to progress to a senior management role within the supply chain management sector. The supply chain online course allows you to develop management skills as well as develop knowledge in specific areas of 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 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
– Warehousing
– Transport management
– Quality management
– Procurement management
– Production management
– Ports and shipping management
– Operations management processes
– Movement of goods
– Logistics
– Inventory

– Road freight management
– Risk management
– Leadership & management
– Human resources management
– Finance management
– Customer service
– Business
– Sea freight
– Project management
– International trade management
– Contracting procurement
– International freight management
– Master scheduling techniques (MST)
– Environmental issues in manufacturing
– Procurement in the public & private sector

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13/09/2021 : Distance Learning : Flexible
Course Code : PTB576
Level : Level 5
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 of two years of experience at a supervisory managerial level within the industry. There are no specific academic requirements.

This course is designed for learners looking to progress into Senior and Operations Management roles, to develop specific knowledge in processes, operations and problem solving within the industry.


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 : PTB576 Distance Learning Enquire

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