The BSc (Hons) Logistics Management degree is a work-based, distance learning degree and aims to break down the barriers between learning at work and learning at university. The programme takes into account the high levels of skills and learning that are demonstrated every day in the workplace and provides a degree framework to support and accredit this learning.
The course is open to all suitably qualified candidates and offers an opportunity to transfer your academic qualifications and work experience to achieve a degree in Logistics Management. The programme includes modules in Study Skills for Distance Learning, Reflection and Reflective Practice, Change Management, Supply Chain Strategy and Applied Problem Solving in the Logistics Workplace.
The BSc (Hons) Logistics Management degree is a 'top-up' course. The first one and two years of the course are accredited through previous academic qualifications and/or relevant professional experience. This distance learning degree can take between 13 and 24 months to complete, depending on your individual circumstances and work commitments.
Students who graduate from this degree with at least a second class award, will have achieved the academic requirements to make them eligible to apply for Full Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.
Employers are increasingly looking to recruit graduates who can demonstrate that they have the skills and abilities to succeed in the workplace. This degree has been devised to give you just that edge. Because all students will already be employed the benefits of the degree are:
How You Are Assessed
Throughout the course assessment methods are designed to enable you to develop your potential and permit a close working relationship between the learning experience and individual assessment. Assessment strategies will reflect the focus of the course on independent self-managed learning.
Accreditation of Prior Learning and Experience (AP(E)L) General credit of 120 CATS points is awarded to students who meet the minimum entry criteria of an HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent.
Accreditation of Prior Learning and Experience (AP(E)L) General credit of 120 CATS points is awarded to students who meet the minimum entry criteria of an HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent and have proof of relevant or current professional work experience.
Study Skills for Distance Learners
The module provides students with a structured framework within which to develop the essential skills for distance learning. You will be encouraged to take personal control of your learning and to balance the freedoms and disciplines inherent in a distance learning environment. Using models of theory and practice embellished by your personal experience, you will develop your ability to self-motivate, manage your own studies and reflect on how you learn. You will evaluate theories and practical models to challenge and to expand on received wisdoms to support both your academic and practical development.
Integrating Professional Logistics Experience
Reflection as a technique for aiding and reinforcing learning is a powerful tool in professional development and a wide range of learning environments. Reflective practice is about learning and developing, through examining what we think happened on any occasion and how we think others perceived the event. The manager must open their professional practice to the scrutiny of others, becoming a more effective manager as a result. At an organisational level critical reflection is the basis for maintaining the appropriate alignment of an organisation and forms the basis for strategic planning and organisational change.
This module will provide you with a structured framework within which to reflect on experiences during previous formal managerial training or within past and present Logistics working environments. You will be encouraged to develop your own abilities to practice reflection in the practical arena by critically evaluating your own ideas against academic theories and models, challenging and expanding your own individual management skills. You will facilitate this process through the production of a personal Learning Log, individual reading and study, and face-to-face or online discussion with your tutor.
Management of Change
This module aims to enable you to develop your workplace skills in the management of change by investigating your own organisation in relation to change management from a number of perspectives. You will consider your organisations business and market position how it is structured and how it operatesto understand the context within which change happens. You will consider how organisational structure and culture may support or inhibit change as well as evaluating management of change theoretical models. You will also explore the impact of change on people and the skills needed by effective change agents and organisations.
Upon completion of the module, you will be able to use your learning to inform a study of change management in your organisation and to make recommendations about change strategies for the future.
Supply Chain Strategy
The aim of this unit is to enable you to critically examine the supply chain processes that facilitate the attainment of competitive advantage in a wide range of business sectors. You will also consider some of the issues shaping the development and selection of supply chain strategy within organisations. Upon completion of this unit you will be in a position to:
Applied Problem Solving in the Logistics Workplace
You will look at some more unusual approaches to the solving of complex problems and at techniques used outside your own organisation and experience in this module. At an early stage you select a complex problem in your workplace to study throughout the unit and you will be expected to develop, integrate and apply your learning, ideas and techniques in a real practical context.
The module aims to provide students with:
The dissertation provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your capacity to work independently on a major piece of research and to utilise and build on skills and subject expertise developed in the promotion of your professional and personal skills. You will demonstrate your ability to analyse problems and to apply appropriate professional and self-developmental skills.
You will work with your tutor to research, develop and present your study for assessment following the agreed formats prescribed by the University.
Each programme is designed to meet the needs of students in any business who want to upgrade their qualifications to degree level.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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Admission to the WBDL undergraduate programme is dependent on several criteria; however, your ability to complete the programme satisfactorily and benefit from it will be the main factor taken into consideration. The programme requires a high level of personal commitment and students will need to be well motivated.
Entry with Advanced Standing, APL:
Students will be accepted onto the course with advanced standing through credit awarded for prior certificated learning (APL). Credit for certificated learning will be awarded according to agreed tariffs for qualifications such as HND, Diploma of Higher Education, NEBS etc.
No work experience is required.
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Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) General credit is awarded to students who meet the minimum entry criteria of an HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent.