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Two Year Part Time Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Course Overview:

  • Only 18 Saturday classes per academic year
  • Module based classes over 3-4 Saturdays
  • One week off between modules
  • Semesterised exams: December & May
  • Flexible payment, deposit only €250

About the Diploma:

This diploma is open to professionals who wish to further their knowledge in the areas of logistics and supply chain management. The course is designed for participants who currently work in the industry but do not have the necessary academic achievements to progress their career. Students come from a variety of backgrounds across the logistics, supply chain and transport industries.

How does the Diploma work?

  • To ensure a work life and study balance classes are delivered during the academic year only
  • Students attend classes in person, there are no online modules 
  • Classes take place over 18 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, followed by a study week where no classes take place and students complete an assignment
  • Lecturers are all Industry Professionals who give real life case studies and examples during class as well as the academic knowledge to underpin their learning experience
  • Diploma is open to all individuals regardless of experience.
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 2019 - ENROLMENT FOR SEPTEMBER 2019 IS NOW OPEN


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 examinations are Semester Based.
October & November modules will be covered in a December exam.
January, February & March modules will be covered in May exam.

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 soft copy sent by email to diplomasupport@cilt.ie 
  • The other in hard copy, printed format and posted to CILT for the attention of Diploma Support, CILT Ireland, 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. Can I get a Student Visa if I want to Study on the Diploma?

  2. Example Timetable for Study on the Diploma for Prospective Students

  3. When is the Closing Date for Applications for September 2019 Start date?

  4. How do I Pay for the Diploma Course?

  5. What are the Entry Requirements?

  6. Are there any Grants Available for the Diploma Course?

  7. What are the Benefits of the Diploma?

  8. I have Questions about the Diploma - who do I Email?

  9. What if I Only Complete the First Year of the Diploma?

  10. What about CILT Student Membership when Studying?

  11. I have Completed First Year, How do I Continue onto Second Year?

  12. I have Lost my Certificate for the Diploma, can I get a Replacement Copy?