The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK - CILT(UK) - is the pre-eminent independent professional body for individuals associated with logistics, supply chains and all transport throughout their careers. It is a membership based organization with over 30,000 members in over 30 countries.
The Institute offers a progressive logistics and transport program to develop your skills and enhance the career: Comprehensive range of training courses; Comprehensive range of short courses; Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme; Routes to Chartered Membership; Mentoring service; and Graduate schemes. CILT qualifications can be studied at centers around UK, some of which also offer distance learning options.
The qualifications offer professionals at every level and in every sector of the industry the opportunity to gain professional recognition of their knowledge and experience. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (OFQUAL), these qualifications are designed to raise standards and to demonstrate both professional and personal achievement. All the qualifications include membership of CILT or Institute of Operations Management (IOM).
CILT and the University of Glamorgan offer two Masters degree programs delivered by cutting-edge e-learning technology, enabling you to complete your studies wherever you are in the world. The programs have all the rigor and quality of traditionally taught courses, but with the increased flexibility of innovative delivery via your PC. With intakes in April and September each year, CILT and University of Glamorgan MSc programs are flexible enough to fit in with your busy schedule.
These Institute of Export (IOE) qualifications are modular and delivered by full distance learning tuition. IOE qualifications will provide students with an in-depth and progressive route to importing and exporting goods and services across the globe. The following qualifications cover the fundamentals of international trade as well as marketing, finance, legal aspects, transport and distribution, documentation, logistics and purchasing and all aspects of global trade from supervisory and operational level through to senior strategic management.
The partnership between APICS – the prestigious US Association for Operations Management – and IOM provides increased availability of education, certification and membership programs for professional personnel in operations and supply chain management throughout Great Britain.
The partnership makes two key, internationally recognized certification programs available in Great Britain: the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is a program designed to test candidates’ in-depth knowledge of a variety of subjects specific to production and inventory management, while the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program extends beyond internal operations to encompass all steps throughout the supply chain. APICS certification can be undertaken via distance learning or through instructor-led programs, according to your preferred learning style.
The Institute of Operations Management (IOM) has been in existence since 1963, originally as two chapters of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), and then from 1975 as an independent organisation called the British Production and Inventory Control Society (BPICS). It changed its name to the Institute of Operations Management in 1996. In 2007 the IOM joined with The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT) and continues to operate separately as a membership body within the CILT. In 2009 IOM became the International Associate for APICS in Great Britain.
The Institute has in excess of 30 years experience in the provision of education and training in all its forms in the manufacturing and service industries. The Institute maintains close links with UK government through the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department for Education and Employment, which recognises the Institute's qualifications.
The Institute’s short course programme provides a framework for on-going professional development: individuals can gain practical knowledge of the most up-to-date techniques, improved job performance and enhanced career prospects.