CILT Certificate in
Logistics & Transport Level 2 Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5

Providing you with a good, introductory knowledge of logistics and transport.


Why take this course?

This exam-based course is for those who would like a basic introduction to logistics management as part of an on-going logistics training programme, and those who wish to pursue a career in the field of logistics. The aim of this course is to provide you with a work-based qualification that highlights your knowledge, expertise and competence. It provides a detailed introduction to the theories of integrated supply-chain management and establishes the framework and environment in which each sector operates.

The CILT Introductory Certificate in Logistics (Level 2) (QCF) is accredited by CILT, and is roughly equivalent to Level 5 in Scotland (SCQF).

What you will experience

The course provides the underpinning knowledge of logistics theory and the application of this theory to the movement of goods and people. To obtain this qualification you must complete two compulsory core units and two optional units. Please ensure that you specify on your application form which two optional modules you have chosen to study.

Core units (compulsory):

  • M1-L2 Introduction to Logistics
  • M2-L2 Introduction to Customer Service and Marketing

Optional units (choose two):

  • O1-L2 Introduction to Freight Transport Services
  • O2-L2 Introduction to Passenger Transport Services
  • O3-L2 Introduction to Warehouse and Inventory
  • O4-L2 Introduction to Purchasing
  • O5-L2 Introduction to Planning and Operation of Freight Transport
  • O6-L2 Introduction to Planning and Operation of Passenger Transport

You will be assigned a tutor who is a subject specialist in your chosen subject area(s). Your tutor will support you throughout the course to ensure you are fully prepared for the exam. This involves setting target dates for completion of tasks (which will be submitted for marking and feedback provided), answering any queries or questions you may have as you progress through the course materials and delivering a tutorial session to help prepare you for the examination.

The introductory level certificate is knowledge-based and will be assessed by means of external examination. Each unit is assessed by means of a 15 question, multiple-choice examination and 15 restricted response questions. This will assess each candidates understanding of how decisions made in each of the separate areas covered by the syllabus impact on the integrated supply-chain.

Candidates must successfully complete 2 core units and 2 optional units to be awarded the certificate. Candidates usually aim to complete the examinations for 2 units on different exam dates.

Student in classroom

Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course requires you to manage your workload independently, and will involve attendance at a campus or centre - often for assessment purposes only.

Entry requirements

No prior qualifications are required. However, a reasonable level of literacy and numeracy is needed (Maths and English at GCSE (grade A-C), National 4/5, Intermediate 1/2 or equivalent).

What you need to know

Additional costs

Examination fees of £19 per unit are payable in addition to the course fee. Please note that this fee is currently under review.

Anything else?

Please note that fee waivers may apply. Find out more about funding for part-time courses.

CILT Registration

Students must register with the awarding body Chartered Institute of Logistics (CILT) immediately upon booking the course with North East Scotland College in order to receive CILT course materials. Registration forms are available online or from the Student Advice Centre.

It is a student's responsibility to complete and return the form to North East Scotland College at the time of booking. Please note that CILT do NOT accept registration forms from individual students.

Examination dates are set by CILT and are currently offered in January, June and October each year. Six weeks notice is required by North East Scotland College in order to book the exam dates with CILT. For details of the exam dates please contact:

Jennifer Wilson, Quality Administrator
Telephone: 01224 612325

Next steps




This course requires some attendance at College, often for assessment purposes only. Please enquire about expectations for your specific course when booking.

Attendance is usually at the Aberdeen City Campus or Fraserburgh Campus.

Duration Fees Code
120 Hours over 12 Months £538.00
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.