Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

Athlone Institute of Technology (Lifelong Learning Online)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Department of Lifelong Learning

General Information
Contact

Yvonne Sarsfield

Email

ysarsfield@ait.ie

Phone

090 6483050

Address

Department of Lifelong Learning, Athlone Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath.

Role

Programme Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

27/07/2020

Start Date

22/09/2020

End Date

30/04/2021

About this Course

Key Features:
• Level 6 Programme (60 ECTS)
• Online/Blended flexible mode of delivery
• Developed in partnership with the Midlands Regional Skills Manager and relevant companies
• Personal and supportive approach to teaching and learning
• Problem Based Learning (PBL) based approaches will be used to challenge and expand the students knowledge, skills and competence.
• The programme addresses to a significant level all four key areas, which have been deemed by government as being of critical importance at this time: digital skills, transversal skills, management and leadership skills and the workplace of the future


This programme aims to provide the learner with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the concepts and principles of logistics and supply chain management in an organisation. The learner will acquire the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of logistics and supply chain scenarios and will be equipped to identify, analyse and manage complex challenges in this functional area of an organisation.

Logistics and supply chain management are playing an increasing critical role in the growth of organisations and businesses in national and international markets. The programme covers the logistics and supply chain management principles necessary for the achievement of effective distribution and logistics channels.

This programme will give learners the opportunity to further their skill, or re-skill and make a positive contribution to the economy through gaining an understanding of the dynamics of business and in particular from a warehousing, transport, distribution, exporting and customs perspective ensuring they are better at making decisions, solving problems and skilled for the workplace of the future.



Objectives

The main objective of the Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to provide learners of all backgrounds with the opportunity to explore and develop their interest in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

On successful completion of this programme graduates will have:
- A knowledge of those business disciplines which form the basis for a successful career in a commercial or public service setting from an Logistics and Supply Chain Management perspective.
- An understanding of the environmental factors that impact upon the success of a business.
- An awareness of how effective interpersonal relations at work contribute to the public image of an organisation and to its success.
- A knowledge of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and their application within a manufacturing and services context.
- A knowledge of the regulatory and customs environments that organisations must work in.
- An understanding of Procurement and Purchasing in a commercial environment.

Entry Requirements

Mature applicants (i.e over 23 years)
or
Leaving Certificate Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish)
or
QQI Level 5 - Full award with a minimum of eight modules
or
Recognition of Prior Learning.

Long Description

The programme covers the logistics and supply chain management principles necessary for the achievement of effective distribution and logistics channels.
The course will also comprise learning in the area of professional development and career planning.
Assessments will be based on real case studies and live work related projects.

Modules:
- Supply Chain Management
- Contract Law, Customs and the Regulatory Environment
- Operations and Logistics Management
- Customer Value and Service
- Purchasing and Procurement in the Commercial Environment
- Distribution, Warehousing Design and Storage


Career Opportunities

Prospects typically arise in the manufacturing and services industries regionally (recognising Longford, Westmeath, Offaly and Laois as transport hubs), nationally and abroad. Furthermore, as a result of Brexit, it is envisaged that there will be an increase in those requiring the skills and competencies acquired through the completion of this programme.

Timetable Info

Induction
Student Induction Sessions will take place in AIT on Friday 18th September 2020 6.00pm to 9.00pm, Saturday 19th September 2020, 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
All registered students must attend one session, and you will be advised of your session when your application is processed.
All current regulations and public health guidelines in relation to social distancing will be in place at these sessions.

Duration
1 year: 24 weeks 7.00pm - 9.00pm Tuesday and Thursday online plus selected Saturdays face to face in AIT.

Saturdays - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Semester 1 (2020): September 26, October 10, November 7 and November 21
Semester 2 (2021): January 16, January 30, February 27, March 13

Delivery Location

Online and AIT

Delivery Notes

Delivery
1 year: 24 weeks 7.00pm - 9.00pm Tuesday and Thursday plus selected Saturdays face to face in AIT.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Yvonne Sarsfield

Address

Department of Lifelong Learning, Athlone Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath.

Phone

090 6483050

Email

ysarsfield@ait.ie

Application Procedures

This is a FREE programme for those that meet funding eligibility criteria.

AIT operates a two stage application process. You must complete both stages in order for your application to be assessed.

STAGE ONE – ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY
You must make your course application here on www.springboardcourses.ie
You must upload a copy of your highest/most relevant qualification, as per the entry requirements above to this application system.

STAGE TWO – FUNDING ELIGIBILITY
When making your application (or as soon as possible after) you complete an eligibility declaration here:

https://tinyurl.com/yawowndq (please copy and paste this link into the address line of your browser)

On receipt of your completed course application and completed declaration an initial assessment will be made and you will receive a request from AIT to upload required documentation to a secure folder. You must complete this request as soon as possible after you receive it. It will expire after 5 days.

This request will ask for a scan/clear photo of the following documents to be uploaded:
Your most recent passport/drivers licence to verify your identity.
A copy of your highest/most relevant qualification, as per the entry requirements for your chosen course.

You must also upload a scan / photo of one of the following documents to demonstrate your funding eligibility.
1) If you are employed: a recent payslip / most recent P60 / letter from your employer confirming this (amounts must be redacted/blacked out from financial documents).
2) If you are unemployed: a DSP payment slip / letter from DSP confirming your payment type/what you are signing for.
3) If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarised affidavit confirming this (a template for this is available here: INSERT AFFADAVIT LINK )
4) If you were previously self-employed: a letter/statement from Revenue stating that you are no longer trading or a similar letter from your (former) accountant.

Applicants that do not complete this declaration cannot be assessed for a place on the programme. Places are limited on all programmes, therefore it is imperative that you complete this when making your application (or as soon as possible afterwards).

Please contact Janine King, AIT if you have any queries in relation to this - email jking@ait.ie

The personal data being collected is required for assessing your eligibility for a place on this programme. If you are successful and accept an offer of a place then the details required for registration will be retained in line with our Student Privacy Policy – www.ait.ie/gdpr. Your redacted payslip/ P60 record will be held securely by AIT for at least 6 years, in line with ESF funding requirements. If you are not successful, or if you withdraw from the programme within six weeks of commencement, your data will be destroyed securely.

Media
AIT Flexible Learning Website

https://aitflexiblelearning.ie/