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Whatever the business or sector, logistics and supply chain management is a vital business philosophy and management function.

Northumbria’s Supply Chain Leadership Professional Apprenticeship has been developed around the professional standards of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and provides the skills required to manage the web of national and international connections that make up complex supply chains.

The programme introduces students to the fundamental principles of logistics and supply chain management and how to apply them in the fast-changing digital economy. Areas of study include:

  • Global Business Environment and Functions
  • Inventory and Transport Management
  • Applied Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Risk

Course Information

Level of Study

Mode of Study
3 Years Part-Time

Newcastle Business School

City Campus, Northumbria University


September 2020

Fee Information

During the apprenticeship students will be immersed in a range of practical logistics and supply chain management topics that will allow them to critically explore how they can be applied across sectors.

The first year of the apprenticeship provides sound understanding of how organisations function and how organisations can use logistics and supply chain management in the context of digital business models and e-commerce. Second and third year is about developing knowledge and understanding of the logistics and supply chain management domain.

The final assessment at the end of the apprenticeship will be an individual work-based project, where students can demonstrate a rigorous but innovative approach to logistics and supply chain processes and practices to meet a particular business need, investigating, analysing and providing recommendations to resolve contemporary issues within your own organisation.

Full module information for the programme will be released following validation.

Given the ever-changing nature of the logistics and supply chain management field, our apprenticeship encourages innovation and how to apply emerging technologies to solve business problems.

Our academic team teaching on the programme are experienced in the delivery of logistics and supply chain management content, and have a successful history in preparing students for seeking membership with professional bodies including CILT.

The programme sits within Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School, which has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business education in the UK.  We are part of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools worldwide with double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting.

University study will make-up 20% of the apprentice’s weekly learning and timely face-to-face contact will be essential.  Attendance at tutor-led sessions is very important, however as employees, we appreciate apprentices may unavoidably miss an occasionally taught class therefore all learning and teaching materials will be available via a virtual classroom and accessible to students remotely.  

Whilst on campus, students will have access to the University’s exceptional facilities including social spaces, IT facilities and lecture theatres and not forgetting 24/7 access to our award winner University Library. 


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In partnership with Northumbria University, the organisation will support the learner at work to achieve their apprenticeship. Whilst studying the apprentice will be required to work full-time, for at least 30 hours a week, and will be supported through learning at work to achieve the requirements of the apprenticeship standard.

Both Apprentice and their Line Manager will be supported by Northumbria University throughout the programme, including access to online support materials for line managers. Apprentices will also meet with their own manager/mentor and individual professional development coach in the workplace at least four times each year.

During the programme, many assessments are work-based and aligned to the context and activity of the organisation, leading to increased organisational understanding and performance by the apprentice whilst ensuring they develop new skills and enhance productivity and business performance.

In order to complete the programme, the learner will have to demonstrate that they have obtained the relevant skills, knowledge and behaviour required during their workplace training.

Whilst off-campus and in the workplace, students will have access to our technology-enhanced learning (TEL) facilities which provide access to module information, electronic reading lists and online learning resources such as podcasts, e-books and e-journals.

The employer covers all tuition fees for the apprentice, the total payment required depends on the organisations apprenticeship levy status.

Students studying an apprenticeship do not pay any tuition fees, however, as they are in full-time employment they do not have student status and therefore are not entitled to apply for student finance.  

To discuss the fees of this apprenticeship in detail or to explore signing an agreement with the university, complete the enquiry form below and someone from our Business and Enterprise team will be in touch shortly.

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We guide both employer and employee through the application and funding process and will be on hand to assist you during the apprenticeship journey.

To start the application process for either current employees or new recruits contact our Business and Enterprise team today by email or complete our online enquiry form. Alternatively you can call 0191 227 3251.

All students are required to be in full-time employment to study the Supply Chain and Leadership Professional Apprenticeship. If you are interested in studying this apprenticeship and you are in current full-time employment complete our online enquiry form.

If you are not in full-time employment but would like to study this apprenticeship programme, keep checking our vacancies page for information regarding job opportunities.  


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Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

Standard Entry

Admission onto any of our higher or degree apprenticeships can only take place if you are employed in a role which enables you to undertake the work-based learning at the appropriate level required by the Apprenticeship. Admission is also dependent on your employer having in place a contract with Northumbria University and your employer has signed an agreement with the University.  Applicants should be employees who have access to organisational experience in order to enable them to apply theoretical concepts to their personal and professional experience.

120-128 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator:

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Students will need to provide evidence that they have achieved Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

You should also note, that it is a condition of achieving the apprenticeship that you have GCSE grades C or above (or 4 to 9) in English Language and Maths, or Functional Skills English or Maths at level 2 by the end of your Apprenticeship. If you are unable to provide evidence of these qualifications, you will be required to complete the relevant Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants should use the personal statement on their application to illustrate their abilities, aptitudes, skills, qualifications and experiences which may be taken into account as well as or instead of any of the formal qualifications listed below.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page

English Language Requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit

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