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Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

About the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Businesses are keen to build their supply chain capability and graduates in this area are sought after.

The Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) is particularly suitable for experienced personnel who are seeking formal accreditation and acknowledgement of their practical skillset. 

Supply chain management is the management of the flow of goods and information through the value chain from order, materials acquisition to final consumption. It is about getting the right product, in the right quantity, at the right quality, in the right place at the right time, for the right consumer at the right cost.

To achieve this, supply chain management takes in many of the functions of a business including forecasting, inventory management, purchasing management, warehouse management, and information technology and transport management. 

- To ensure a work life and study balance classes are delivered during the academic year
- Over 17 Saturdays (9am to 4:30pm) from October to May
- Each module is delivered over three or four weeks
- Followed by study weeks where no classes take place.


Download the Diploma Information Sheet Here.


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.


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%

Approved Diploma Centres

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

 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. Is there a graduation?

  5. What are the benefits of the diploma?

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

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

  8. What about CILT student membership when studying?

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

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