Level 5 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is intended to provide in-depth knowledge to the learners regarding practices, activities, theory and policies involved in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The IBT qualification in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management will be helpful for the learners in carrying out the managerial roles in the firms. The program focuses on enhancing the knowledge of the learners in relation to the major challenges faced in Supply Chain Management. Hence, the IBT Level 5 Qualification in Logistics and Supply Chain Management will be useful for the learners in planning, organising and leading change. In addition, the qualification will be useful for the learners in understanding and forecasting the Supply Chain risks. The major aim of the program is to prepare the learners for efficiently handling multiple roles in the specific field.

The Level 5 Qualification will be beneficial for the learners to pursue higher-level studies in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Furthermore, attaining relevant job positions in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management field will be possible through the qualification.

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

  • In order to apply for the program, the applicant must be aged 16 and above.
  • The applicant should possess IBT Qualification Level 3 or Level 4 Diploma.
  • Those without IBT qualification should possess an equivalent qualification of work experience.
  • For international students whose first language is not English need to score 5.5 or above in IELTS examination or other valid and equivalent. Or else a student can take an English assessment conducted by IBT Qualification’s approved centres.

Qualification structure

Unit Ref. No. Unit title Credit
DLS501 Basics of Business Communication 20
DLS502 Purchasing and supplier negotiations 20
DLS503 Supply Chain Management 20
DLS504 CSR and Business Ethics 20
DLS505 Strategic Management 20
DLS506 Assessment and Forecasting of Supply Chain Risks 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.


Successful completion of the Level 5 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management will open both the opportunities for higher studies and employment to the learners. A higher Level Diploma in the same field or the career opportunity can be sought by the learner.

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 learners would be able to develop essential knowledge regarding the fundamentals of business communication.
  • Knowledge regarding Strategic decision making.
  • Critical knowledge in buyer-supplier management and negotiation.
  • Improved knowledge regarding Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics in relation to Supply Chain Management.

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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