Higher Certificate Deposit Payment 2023

Higher Certificate in Business in Sustainable Supply Chains, Digitalisation and Logistics

Course Overview

Bookings for this program are now open. 

If you wish to undertake this program in September 2024 please email your interest to highercert@cilt.ie

Course cost - €2400. Subsidised course cost €1350. The subsidised course cost applies to those who are over 23, resident in Ireland and in employment. See below for more details. 

PLEASE NOTE : LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE VIA CILT MOBILITY & SUPPLY CHAIN SKILLNET AT A SUBSIDISED COURSE COST OF €1,350.These places are reserved for those who are meet the criteria i.e. over 23, resident in Ireland and in employment. See here for more information. 

  • South East Technological University awards & MCILT
  • Delivery - Online
  • Flexible Payment (see FAQs), 

Initial payment of €250 (PLEASE NOTE this is a deposit, full cost of course is €2400).

  • All Benefits of SETU Including Student Card, Online / Library / Blackboard Access / Office 365

Class / Module Information

  • Classes on Monday & Wednesday Evenings - Virtual
  • Module Based Subjects, Each Over Four Weeks, all delivered Online.
  • Year 1: Six Modules
  • Year 2: Six Modules
  • Lectures Begin: September 2024
  • Lecturers Finish: April 2025
  • Locations: Online
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About the Higher Certificate:

  • The Higher Certificate is open to professionals who wish to further their knowledge in the areas of business, logistics, digitalisation and Sustainable 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 areas. 
  • Lecturers are Industry Professionals who give real life case studies and examples during class as well as the academic knowledge to underpin learning experience.
  • The Higher Certificate is open to all individuals regardless of experience, we welcome those new to the industry looking to pursue a new career. 
  • An Exit Award (Minor Certificate) is available to those who only complete Year 1.

Course Modules

Year 1 - Certificate:

  • IT Skills, Communications and  Academic Writing
  • Customs & Dangerous Goods Awareness
  • Introduction to Sustainable Supply Chain Management 
  • Fundamentals of Finance for Supply Chain 
  • Warehouse and Transport Management 
  • Marketing & Customer Experience for Supply Chain Management  

On completion of Year 1 students may exit & receive a Certificate in Managing Sustainability in Transport and Logistics in Sustainable Supply chains, Digitalisation and Logistics (Minor Award - 60 Credits)

Year 2 - Higher Certificate:

  • Advance Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Applied Human Resource Management
  • Digitalisation in Transport and Logistics Management 
  • Managing Sustainability in Transport and Logistics
  •  Purchasing Strategies 

On completion of Year 2 students are awarded a  Higher Certificate in Business in Sustainable Supply Chains, Digitalisation and Logistics (Major Award - 120 Credits).

Core Textbook for the program is The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management - Understanding The Supply Chain 7th ed.  by Alan Rushton, Phil Croucher and Peter Baker. Published by Kogan Page 2022. A copy of the core text will be supplied to all students on the Higher Certificate. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below are a list of questions in relation to the Higher Certificate you will find useful - do take a look!

What is the Cost of the Higher Certificate – Can I Pay in Instalments?

The Certificate course registration fee is €2400 per year, Payment in full before the 1st August will enable an early payment discount of 10%. This reduces the fees to €2160.  


Part Payments

CILT can facilitate part payments, but all fees should be paid in full before the start date. Where fees are not fully paid before the start date, all part payments will be refunded, except for the €250 deposit.

Instalments can be paid by direct debit (Contact CILT.IE), by Standing Order or by Debit/Credit Card.

Limited subsidised (30) places are available via CILT Mobility & Supply Chain Skillnet for candidates living in Ireland - CILT Mobility & Supply Chain Skillnet, Higher Certificate support.  

Pay deposit  of €250.00 to register on the Course and secure the place, pay the balance €2150 before the start date of the course, or pay the balance of the early payment fee (€1910) before the 1st August. 

Contact the finance department at accounts@cilt.ie  for the further instructions 




What do you Mean by ‘Blended Learning’?

Blended Learning for this course is a mix of online class lectures on Monday & Wednesday evenings plus materials and notes that can be viewed via SETU's Blackboard learning platform.

Blackboard is a virtual learning environment and learning management system that is accessed online. All communication; lecture notes, lecture communication, upload of assignments, module results etc. is via Blackboard. You receive a password to log onto the online system from The Education Team.

CILT will also arrange a student knowledge day during term on campus in SETU that all students are encouraged to attend. 

What if I Miss a Class for Some Reason, Can I Catch Up Myself?

Yes, all notes for subjects will be available to you via Blackboard. Please note: the ONUS IS ON YOU as a student to complete self-study for the time you miss. Some (not all) recorded lectures will also be available on Blackboard.

Due to privacy and data protection recording of live lectures is a decision for the individual tutor (and the students) and they may choose not to record part or all of a lecture to facilitate a fuller contribution from all students. Therefore we advise strongly that you atttend live lectures wherever possible and use recordings for revision.  

I’m Finding it Hard to Fit in the Class Days / Assessments – What Do I do?

Firstly, we understand all our students are adults with responsibilities, sickness can happen, family commitments, full time jobs etc. Life can get in the way of study.

Please get in touch with us and tell us your concerns.
We will work with you and come up with a plan see you through.

What is Meant by Academic Year, When are Holidays and When do I Finish?

The Academic Year is when you are studying and in class, for the Higher Certificate:

  • The semesters are Mid-September to Mid-December and Mid-January to Early-May

A full timetable of classes and holidays will be provided at induction. 

Assignment deadlines are at the discretion of the individual tutor, however we do try to ensure that they are evenly distributed to reduce pressures on students wherever possible. 

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances classes can change and may have to be
re-scheduled on alternative dates.

Which Centres / Locations can I Complete the Certificate in?

The Higher Certificate Course will run onliine, CILT will arrange one in-person seminar day for guest lecturers and networking. 

Am I Eligible to do the Course with my Limited Education / Lack of Knowledge / Experience in the Industry?

We welcome all adults to the course who have an interest in logistics, transport and supply chain. We are here to assist you in your learning journey and give you opportunities to meet companies at events and via weekly communication.
Our requirement for the course is Leaving Certificate (or equivalent from other countries).

We also recognise ‘RPL’ Recognition of Prior Learning for students who may have many years experience however may not have completed secondary education.
If you would like to speak to the Education Manager we can arrange that, please EMAIL us for more information.

Can I get a Student Visa to do the Level 6 Higher Certificate?

The QQI Level 6 Higher Certificate  is a part time course and so does NOT Qualify for a student visa.

Can I Claim Tax Relief for the Higher Certificate?

Yes, you can claim 20% tax relief on the TWO YEAR QQI LEVEL 6 HIGHER CERTIFICATE under the following rules:

The Two Year Part Time SETU Level 6 Higher Certificate Course for tax relief must be two years in duration (if you only intend on completing one year, Revenue do not allow tax relief).

As this is a Part Time Course under Revenue rules, the first €1,500 is a disregarded amount e.g.:

€2,400 (fee per year) minus €1,500 (Revenue disregarded amount) = €900

20% of €900 = €180 per year of tax relief

For more information please see the Revenue website.

Any Other Queries – How Do I Contact You?

Contact the Education Team via EMAIL or by Phone on 01 676 3188.

This is the Course for Me! How do Secure my Place Online?

The online application form is open from Early April 2024.

Securing your place takes only a few minutes once the portal is open.

Please Click on the "Book Course" at the top of the screen

This will re-direct you to Payment Option to pay your Booking Fee to secure your place.

Please note that booking won’t be finished until deposit is paid in full. 

If you are having any issues with booking and paying please contact The Education Team by email highercert@cilt.ie or call 01 676 3188.

Can I Get a replacement Certificate ?

Can I get a replacement Certificate

If tou require a replacement Certificate, please download and complete the  "Replacement" form and return it to :

Ther Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport,

1 Fitzwilliam Place,

Dublin 2.

(Click Purple bar)

Replacement Certificate Application Form