Gain an insight into the fascinating world of transportation and logistics with this engaging new programme. The course provides an introductory overview and basic insights into one of the world's fastest growing industries, employing an estimated 1 in 12 people in the UK. Students will also complete a skills project, which builds confidence and employability skills, as well as covering subjects such as equality and safeguarding.
Logistics is about the moving and storing of goods, items and people around the UK and the rest of the world. Virtually everything you see, use or consume is handled by the logistics industry at some point.
During this course, students will gain an understanding of transport and logistics as well as being introduced to business communications.
Topics covered may include the following:
- Introduction to Transport & Logistics
- IT in Transport and Logistic Operations
- Distribution Operations
- Environmental Impact of Transport and Logistics Operations
- The Fundamentals of Planning a Delivery Schedule
- Health & Safety aspects associated with Transport & Logistics
- Career Planning
Students will also have the opportunity to take part in practical driving school here in the college. This includes an accredited ASDAN qualification in Road safety along with practical driver teaching for each student.
Students must have minimum GCSEs passes at grade 3 or above, including Maths and English. Students who have not yet achieved grade 4 in Maths and English, will study Functional Skills or GCSEs as part of their course.
Students should have a keen interest in a career working in the transport and logistics industry. This course involves a range of practical and physical activities. If a student is unable to participate in these activities, alternative arrangements or units will be discussed at interview.
Certificate in Skills for Working in Transport Industries
Students are assessed through a combination of assignments, practical work, projects and controlled assessments set by the awarding body. Students will produce a portfolio of work, which is assessed against the grading criteria for the units. Assignments are set on Moodle, Newbury College's online learning environment and will have an agreed submission date. In addition to portfolio work, some units may also include externally marked assessment material, sat under controlled conditions.
Homework will be set in class and/or via Moodle, Newbury College