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Logistics and Supply Chain - Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA)

Start Date: 13th September 2021
Code: PHPN1013

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Duration: 2.5 Years Full-time
Start date: 13th September 2021
End date: 28th August 2023
Day: Mon
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Course Content

A Higher Level Apprenticeship is a work-based programme which helps you to learn while you earn, and gain a recognised qualification. Working with your employer for four days per week, you attend college one day per week, and undertake a Foundation Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain, that is validated by Ulster University.

 You will undertake modules in Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain, Compliance, Warehousing and much more. As well as developing your practical skills, other specialist modules underpin your professional development, giving you the personal skills that you need to succeed in the Supply Chain and Logistics industry

This course is specifically aimed either at new employees who want to start work before undertaking a full-time degree course, or at existing employees whose roles are changing significantly. The qualification articulates into the proposed Ulster University's Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with Supply Chain, for apprentices who wish to further progress their learning.

Given the demand for Supply Chain and transport and Logistics graduates, Higher Level Apprenticeships provide an excellent pathway for people who want to gain a higher education qualification, without running up the levels of debt associated with attending university full-time.

This course is currently being validated by Ulster University.  Modules include:

Level 4 Modules (Year 1)

  • Introduction to Transport, Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Accounts and Financial Management
  • Marketing & Procurement
  • Compliance (Health and safety, legislation, regulation, CPC, customs)
  • Inventory & Warehousing & Fulfilment
  • Automation and Technology

Level 5 Modules (Year 2)

  • Transport & Logistics Operations & Planning
  • Leading and Managing People
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Organisations & Strategic Management
  • Logistics, Transport or Supply Chain Work Based Project  (Themed)


The course duration is 2.5 years and apprentices will achieve Ulster University Foundation Degree in Science Logistics  & Supply Chain 

Special Features

Due to the specialist nature of this course students will be taught by industry experts working along side Northern Regional College skilled lecturers to ensure full compliance with the state of this sector at this present time.

Assessment Methods

The modules are assessed with a challenging blend of examinations and coursework. The course provides a fantastic opportunity to enter the fast moving  world of Supply Chain, Transportation and Logistics both locally and worldwide. 

Many assessments in the course are structured on real-life industry scenarios that students will face in their future careers. There are opportunities to meet Supply Chain professionals, industrial visits and guest speakers. An additional module to enhance your employability is also be included as part of the programme. This programme of study is likely to include enrichment components which are aimed at enhancing your employability.

Course Update

This course is subject to approval.

GCSE or Essential Skills Maths and English. UCAS points to be confirmed on UU final approval. We will also accept students who do not meet the UCAS requirement but can demonstrate learning gained from work or other experience that may be used to demonstrate the ability to study the course. 

Third country nationals, including European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss Nationals and their family members, are eligible to undertake a HLA provided they have a right to live and work in the UK.  See HLA page for further details.

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