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Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Enrolment for the September 2018 Intake of the Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chan Management is Now OPEN!


“It links my real world working experience with the academic side, and they both complement each other very well” Alan Smyth - First Year 2017

“The course has given me an opportunity to step outside of my day to day to view and discuss the industry in a broader sense – on top of everything it’s great for networking” John Brewer - First Year 2017

About the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

There is an increasing importance been given to the Logistics and SCM areas within companies in Ireland. Having highly skilled, knowledgeable, and educated supply chain professionals are an essential element to any successful business. Therefore, Businesses are keen to build their SCM capability with graduates.

Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds across the industries with a common goal to enhance their skills, knowledge and competencies to further their careers in this exciting and evolving field. The course is designed to be of interest to participants who currently work in the industry but do not have the necessary academic achievements to progress their career - which is a competitive advantage of the course.

The Diploma, accredited by the Chartered Institute, is open to individuals who wish to further their knowledge in the areas of Logistics and SCM regardless of age and experience within the business. Our lecturers are all Industry Professionals who can give students real life case studies and examples during class as well as the academic knowledge to underpin their learning experience.

Ensure your place today for the September 2018 class by Booking and Paying your deposit online now!

How does the Diploma work?

  • To ensure a work life and study balance classes are delivered during the academic year only
  • Students must attend classes in person, there are no online modules
  • Classes take place over 17 Saturdays (9am to 4:30pm) from October to May (with an introduction session in late-September)
  • Each module is delivered over three or four weeks
  • This is followed by study weeks where no classes take place, and students complete assignments.
Price:  €2,500 per annum.
Duration:  2 years (part-time). Classes held on Saturdays, from September-May each year. 
Year 1: Students study for an Advanced Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Year 2: Students study for the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Start date: Late September 2018


Course Outline

The Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management helps participants to up-skill and provides them with the necessary expertise and confidence to meet the challenges of the industry. 


Year 1 - Advanced Certificate

  • Introduction to writing, presentations and research skills
  • Supply chain management
  • Warehouse and transport management
  • Introduction to financial accounting and quantitative techniques
  • Business applications
  • Customer service

On completion of Year 1 students receive an Advanced Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.  

Year 2 - Diploma

  • Logistics and finance management
  • Management and marketing
  • Human resources management
  • Operations management

On completion of Year 2 students are awarded the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Examination Format


At the end of each module students are assessed either by completion of a 2,500 word assignment (+/- 10%), a case study project or another continuous assessment assignment of a similar standard. 


Students must sit a two hour written examination each year.

Marking System

A pass mark of 40% is required in both assignment and exam. 

Each student’s overall mark is calculated by combining their assignment and exam marks together. 

Marks awarded for assignments and examinations are provisional until formally signed off by CILT's examination board and external examiner.  They meet in June to review all results.

Grade Mark
Distinction 70%+
Merit 1 60-69%
Merit 2 50-59%
Pass 40-49%

Where are Classes Held for the Diploma

Griffith College, Wellington Road, Cork.

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Bolton Street, Dublin 1.

Notice: Guidelines for Diploma Assignments and Examinations

Submitting assignments

Assignments must be submitted three weeks after the completion of a module. 

Two copies of each assignment must be submitted:

  • One sent by email to Pauline Lacey - pauline@cilt.ie
  • The other in hard copy format and posted to CILT 

All hardcopy of assignments should be addressed to:

Pauline Lacey
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
1 Fitzwilliam Place
Dublin 2
D02 DT68

Late assignment submission

Assignments that are submitted late will only be awarded a pass mark. 

Deferment/extension of assignments

Students may only seek deferments/extensions in exceptional circumstances e.g. illness and/or family bereavement etc. 

To seek an extension you must email or write to the Education Services Officer of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. 

Only CILT can approve deferment/extensions requests.


The Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is awarded by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Ireland, the key professional body for the logistics and transport disciplines.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I pay for the course?

  2. What if I only complete the first year of the diploma?

  3. What are the entry requirements?

  4. When is Graduation for 2018?

  5. What are the benefits of the diploma?

  6. Are there any grants available for the diploma course?

  7. When is the Closing Date for Appilcations for October 2018 Start date?

  8. Can I get a student visa to do the course?

  9. What about CILT student membership when studying?

  10. I have completed first year, how do I continue onto second year?

  11. I have lost my Certificate for the Diploma, can I get a replacement copy?