CILT Certificate in
Logistics & Transport Level 3 Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 6

Enhance your understanding of logistics and transport along with your management skills.


Why take this course?

This exam and assignment-based course is a free-standing qualification, designed to provide a sound foundation for a career within the transport and supply chain fields and to provide learners with a complete set of management skills.  It is aimed at team leaders, new supervisors or aspiring managers. It is also recommended for anyone making a career change.

What you will experience

The qualification comprises of two mandatory units and one optional unit from a choice of eight.

Mandatory units:

  • Business Theory 
  • Business Application 

Optional units:

  • Warehousing 
  • Inventory 
  • Procurement 
  • Supply Chain Operations 
  • Freight Transport Operations 
  • Passenger Transport Operations 
  • Transport Planning 

For a wider description of the units available, please visit the CILT website

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. 

Your tutor will also look over your assignment and provide feedback prior to final submission to CILT. Candidates must successfully complete two core units and 1 optional unit to be awarded the CILT (UK) Level 3 Certificate in Logistics and Transport. The Level 3 Certificate is knowledge-based and will be assessed by means of external examination and an externally marked assignment.The exams for the two mandatory units consist of 25 short-answer questions and 2 long answer questions (from a choice of 3). The optional unit is assessed by means of an externally marked assignment.

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

It is recommended that candidates with no previous knowledge or experience in this subject area complete the Introductory Certificate in Logistics and Transport (Level 2) before undertaking this course.

What you need to know

Additional costs

Examination fees of £47 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 and requirements 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
240 Hours over 2 Years £794.00
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.