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Course Code: AP3

Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Apprenticeship
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

Would you like to work your way to a job as a logistics manager or logistics controller? This advanced Apprenticeship in Logistics at City College Plymouth is for you if you already have a role in logistics and you want to progress your skills, qualifications and experience all at the same time. The goal of any logistics operation is to move a product from supplier to customer – this path is called the supply chain, and it needs to keep moving in order for goods to arrive at the right place, at the right time. Logistics managers play an important role in all of this, liaising with a range of people including suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers. On the advanced Apprenticeship, you’’ll hold a management role for a logistics company and complete a suite of qualifications including an NVQ Level 3, which is equivalent to A Levels. As an advanced apprentice, your duties may involve transportation, stock control, warehousing, and/or monitoring the flow of goods and materials. You’’ll be responsible for the day-to-day running of things and making sure that quality, cost and efficiency of the supply chain meets standards. You’’ll learn a range of skills, which could include monitoring stock and keeping records; managing the receipt, storage or dispatch of goods; developing relationships with customers and suppliers; and providing leadership for your team. On successful completion, you may progress to higher level courses offered at the College. You could also progress to employment opportunities in a vast range of organisations.

What you'll learn
  • Certificate in Logistics Operations
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) – completed at work alongside the NVQ3
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) – completed at work and at College
Entry requirements

Acceptance on this Apprenticeship is via completion of an intermediate Apprenticeship and/or a recommendation from the College following an initial assessment,


Assessment is continuous, both on and off the job.

What's next?

On successful completion, you may wish to continue your studies by moving onto a higher level Apprenticeship or course. You could also benefit from greatly enhanced job opportunities, whether with your current employer or elsewhere.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Whether or not you've got a work placement lined up, you can apply for and start an Apprenticeship at any time. We'll work with you to make sure you're on the right career path and help match you with a suitable employer. Just complete and return an application form.