IBT Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Level 3) course delivers in-depth insight into the practice of supply chain management in modern business. This course delivers a detailed overview of the importance of supply chain management and its role in sustaining organisational performance. Moreover, the main issues that are currently faced in supply chain management due to globalisation such as difficulties in the information flow, logistics and distribution, inventory planning and capacity utilization are detailed in the current course. Moreover, through effectively completing the current course, the learners will able to attain a job in supply chain departments of well-established companies as they gain both practical as well as theoretical understanding of SCM and its wider application in modern business. Further learners who were progressively finishing the IBT Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Level 3) course can attain the capability to solve the issues linked with supply chain management of the organisation and empower the firm’s operating performance.

IBT Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Level 3) course includes six units which are easy to comprehend and also helps in understanding the major factors that influence the supply chain process. Further, the six units include the introduction to supply chain and logistic concept, inventory management, transport management, managing procurement etc. Hence, this course is designed to help learners attain comprehensive knowledge regarding practice supply chain management in a global context and thus empower the learners in taking on operational level roles in SCM.

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

  • Learners should acquire Level 2 qualification or relevant work experience of 3 years
  • Learners should have the age limit between 16 and above
  • Learners should attain standard literacy and numeracy that was well supported by general education that is equivalent to 4 GCSE having grade A*-C.
  • International learners should participate in the IELTS exam or similar exam and acquire 5.5 and above score in the exam if their primary language is not English. Furthermore, learners should attend the English test, which is carried out in the IBT’s qualification’s approved area.

Qualification structure

Unit Ref. No. Unit title Credit
CSM301 Introduction to logistics and supply chain 20
CSM302 Sourcing and planning processes 20
CSM303 Managing supplier performance 20
CSM304 Management of manufacturing operation 20
CSM305 Introduction to Inventory management 20
CSM306 Management of Transport service 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.


IBT Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Level 3) course assists the learners' in-depth knowledge on supply chain management, its importance, negative as well as positive impacts and also its significance in the successive performance of the company. In addition to that after successfully completing the current course, the learners can attain more skills for effectively analysing the firm’s supply chain process and also the learners were capable of advancing their existing position to the higher level with the help of the current course. Besides that, the IBT Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Level 3) course aids both fresher’s and experienced learners for accomplishing a good position in their profession. Learners can alternatively pursue any level 4 qualification offered by IBT in supply chain management or other related topics

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

  • To examine the relevance of business logistics and supply chain concept
  • To identify the important factors of credit risk management and procurement
  • To evaluate the various shopping types in the procurement cycle and logistics interface
  • To scrutinise the significance of manufacturing and transportation management
  • to analyse the importance of inventory 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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