Logistics and supply chain management is considered to be one of the cornerstones in the production process within a modern business operation. With the level 4 diploma in logistics and supply chain management, one of the considerable advantages include a better understanding of this section of the industry. Level 4 diploma in logistics and supply chain management offered by IBT aims to impart adequate knowledge and practical expertise among learners so that they can take up operational level roles in logistics and supply chain management.

About Awarding Body

IBT is an awarding body which offers business and management programs that meets the 21st century corporate needs. The high-quality vocational qualifications offered by the Institute ensures that the learners attain enhanced knowledge and skills in the specific field. In addition, the IBT provides assistance to the accredited centres as part of maintaining the quality and standard of the programs offered to the students. The regular monitoring helps the accredited centres in improving the quality of the teaching periodically.

IBT is one of the institution in the UK which offers flexible, professional, and customer-focused management programs to the learners. Attaining the IBT qualification will help the learners in enhancing career opportunities in the corporate sector.

IBT’s Vision and Mission

IBT’s vision is to promote valuable and high-quality vocational qualifications which meet the 21st-century employer and learner needs. The institute strives in maintaining the quality of the programs through offering flexible and advanced support to the accredited centres.

Entry requirements

Students should have the following requirements for joining level 4 diploma in supply chain management and logistics;

  • Students should be at least 18 years of age.
  • Level 3 equivalent qualifications
  • Relevant working experience in the supply chain and logistics department
  • International students without English as the first language should have an IELTS score of a minimum of 5.5. Students can also prove their qualification through attending the English language assessment conducted by IBT across various centres.

Qualification structure

Unit Ref. No. Unit title Credit
LSM401 Basics of logistics and supply chain 20
LSM402 Understanding models for operations management 20
LSM403 Characteristics of organisation and management 20
LSM404 Business economics 20
LSM405 Operations and production management 20
LSM406 E-procurement 20


The assessment will be carried out internally for all units. All the performances are evaluated by coursework. This may include staff observations, practical projects and production of portfolios. There is no formal examination for any of the units.

Learners will assess by their course work and assignments. Students will make sure to meet up the assessment criteria attached with each unit to the appropriate standard for the level of the unit.

Diploma certificate will be awarded following to the candidate's course work. This provided only after the checking and verification of qualified tutor and the confirmation of an external verifier. Candidate must pass all the seven units to get awarded and also a minimum of 40% marks in each unit.


The students will be able to advance towards level 5 diploma courses offered by IBT and seek progression into undergraduate courses offered at the university level. Additionally, the students will be capable of working in any of the operational roles in logistics and supply chain management such as supply chain analyst, supply chain manager, logistics manager, logistics support executive and supply chain/logistics planner.

Delivery Method

The communication and learning will be conveyed through the approved centres of IBT Qualifications via Blended and Online. The student can select one of the IBT Qualification’s approved centres so that they will be able to attain benefits like tutor support and studying with other learners.

Leaners can also choose to study with one of IBT Qualifications’ Distance Learning providers who deliver courses through Blended Learning and Online, so that course can be finished at their own pace. This suits those who perhaps have family or work commitments. This may also be an option for you if you do not live near to one of our accredited centres.

There are IBT Qualifications Distance Learning providers who deliver courses through online and Blended learning, so that learners can complete their course at their own pace. The leaners also have the option to choose any of the IBT Qualifications Distance Learning providers to enroll. This will help those who are working and have family commitments and this type of learning facility will suit for those who are not living near to any of our accredited centres.

Learning Objectives/ Benefits of the course

The benefits of this course include;

  • A better understanding of the theories and principles in supply chain management
  • Good knowledge of operations management through the comparative analysis of various models.
  • Production management methods
  • Methods for efficient handling of operations

What is included

  • A dedicated tutor for individual students to help and provide suggestions throughout the course.
  • Provide formative assessment with formative feedback will be supporting the learner to improve the achievements.
  • Our online learning platform will provide all of the assessment materials.
  • Platform independent accessibility of Online learning portal, ASML delivers the course straight to the student’s smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop through which will enable them to study at their convenience.

Level of attainment

Learners who meet the requirements for the qualification will be awarded a pass. The qualification itself is not graded. For each unit learners will be marked out of 100 and will be graded as follows.

A+ 75% + Higher Distinction
A 65% - 74% Distinction
B 50% - 64% Merit
C 40% - 49% Pass
D 30% - 39% Marginal Fail
D 15% - 29% Fail (Grade, copy from IBT)

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