Why study a Logistics course?


Logistics is crucial for business operations, ensuring products are delivered quickly and efficiently with minimal risk. It involves planning, organising, controlling, and executing the movement and management of goods from origin to destination, using various techniques and technologies.

Key aspects include warehousing, inventory management, and transportation. Studying logistics is important because it equips individuals with the skills needed to optimise supply chains, reduce costs, and improve overall efficiency.

The West Thames College Skills + Logistics Centre is based in Feltham and it is a prime location to support the local area in providing candidates to the workforce.

As a college, we offer a range of courses that support candidates in developing skills to enter one of the largest sectors in the UK. 

What courses are on offer?

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business with Logistics (16-18 Year Olds)

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This course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in business with Logistics. It gives learners an insight into the world of Business with particular emphasis in the area of logistics. How businesses efficiently move goods and services from one point to the other.

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Level 2 Certificate in International Supply Chain Logistics (Adults)

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This qualification aims to advance employment or studies in supply chain logistics, equipping students with essential knowledge and skills. It suits current sector workers, those returning to learning for a new challenge, and those progressing from a Level 1 qualification.

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As well as on-site jobs the industrial and logistics supply chain provides significant levels of employment across the UK:

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UK freight arrives via ports and airports
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Besides the transport crew or drivers, there are also workers who build or maintain the vans, aircraft, trains etc.
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Freight is handled at port or air-side sheds before distribution
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Goods are moved mainly by HGV, LGV or rail, either to distribution hubs or DTC (direct to customers).

Frequently asked questions

What career opportunities are available with a qualification in Logistics?

A degree in Logistics can open doors to a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates can pursue roles such as supply chain manager, logistics analyst, operations manager, procurement specialist, warehouse manager, and transportation coordinator. These positions are available in various industries including manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and transportation.

What subjects and topics are covered in a Logistics course?

The curriculum of a Logistics course typically includes subjects such as supply chain management, transportation and distribution, warehousing, inventory management, procurement and purchasing, logistics information systems, and global logistics. Some programs also cover related topics like business management, economics, and operations research.

What skills will I develop in a Logistics course?

Students will develop a range of skills essential for a career in logistics and supply chain management. These include analytical and problem-solving skills, project management, strategic planning, knowledge of logistics software and technologies, communication, and the ability to optimize processes for efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Are there internship or practical training opportunities available?

Many Logistics programs include internship or co-op opportunities as part of the curriculum. These practical training experiences allow students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world settings, gain valuable industry experience, and build professional networks. Internships can be a critical component in enhancing employability after graduation.


Pre-Employment Courses in Logistics

Pre-Employment Courses in Logistics
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