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Is this Supply Chain course suitable for me?

The Institute of Supply Chain Management (IoSCM) Level 3 Award in Supply Chain Operations qualification is designed for those who aspire to be in a supervisory management role within the supply chain field. This IoSCM distance learning course offers supply chain training that on completion, certifies students with management skills as well as a strong knowledge in specific areas of supply chain to support your career development.

Studying through the Institute of Supply Chain Managements not only offers professionals increased efficiency in operations for their organisation, but provides complete flexibility. IoSCM’s unique assessment method is a flexible system that allows you to gain an internationally-recognised qualification that’s tailored to cover the exact skills you need to progress in your career.

We recommend unit choices for each qualification but ultimately, you can design your qualification to combine whichever units you prefer. This online training course for the supply chain field is customised to you and your ambitions.

The units are described below. If you’re unsure about the flexible concept IoSCM offer or if this course is the one for you, our dedicated Course Advisors offer support and guidance to help choose the right qualification for you. Give a member of the team a call today on 0800 012 6770.

Our guarantee

  • Unrivalled support package

  • Fully flexible study options

  • First class study materials and resources

  • Structured, Constructive Tutor feedback

  • Fully Accredited Professional Qualifications

Course content

The IoSCM Level 3 Introduction to Supply Chain Operations can be studied to three levels, Award, Certificate or Diploma, depending on how many units you wish to study. For the Level 3 Supply Chain Operations Award you will be required to complete 1 core unit.

Unit choices are very flexible. While we recommend certain unit choices for each of our supply chain qualifications, each of our distance learning courses can be customised to cover a wide range of other topics.

Core Units

  • Supply Chain Operation
  • Business
  • Logistics
  • Freight
  • Transport Planning Operations
  • Manufacturing and Production
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Purchasing and Processes
  • Ports and Shipping
  • Inventory Processes
  • Warehousing Operations

Optional Units

  • Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Human Resource Management
  • Improving Team Performance
  • Basic Finance Costing
  • Road Freight Operations
  • Freight Forwarding
  • International Trade and Freight
  • Production Planning and Control
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • MRP/ERP Systems
  • Environmental Issues in Manufacturing
  • Understanding the Purchasing Environment
  • Client and Supplier Relationships
  • Purchasing in Action
  • Customs
  • Introduction to Ship and Ports Operations
  • Secure Cargo

If you’re interested in finding out more about the IoSCM Level 3 Award in Supply Chain and Operations, read on below or get in touch with one of our Careers Advisors.

Frequently Asked Questions

IoSCM recognise that many individuals do not do well in an exam environment, that’s why they have created the most flexible distance learning courses on the market. Students can chose to study and prepare assignments, use their professional experiences, submit approved prior learning or chose a combination of methods to achieve their Professional IoSCM Qualification without worrying about taking exams to complete the course.

As the leading provider of supply chain qualifications, IoSCM provide units of study covering all aspects of supply chain management. Recognising the need for Professional training in every sector of the Supply Chain, IoSCM have been designed to enable students to tailor their areas of study to support their individual development needs. Our expert Course Advisors are here to help you chose which IoSCM course is right for you and to assist you with selecting the perfect units of study to support your development goals.

Post nominals are a great way to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding in your chosen field of study, IoSCM students can begin to use their Professional student post nominals when they commence their training. Upon completion of your course, you can choose to upgrade your post nominals to reflect your professional standing and achievements.

To ensure our courses are accessible to as many individuals as possible we provide a number of affordable payment options to our students. These options include payment in full, Interest free credit and Monthly instalments.

Talk to one of our course advisors to decide which payment option works best for your personal circumstances.

Here at DLC Training, we understand that once you have made the decision to study for a Professional Qualification you will be keen to begin your studies. That’s why we have made our enrolment process quick and easy.

As soon as you have completed your student enrolment you will receive your log in details for our learning platform. Here you will find all of the resources, guidance and tips you need to succeed with your studies.

Our student success rates are outstanding and we believe this is due to our unrivalled support packages. Every student studying with DLC Training has unlimited 1-2-1 access to our Industry expert Tutors, as well as the complete support of a student mentor who is on hand to offer advice and guidance throughout your distance learning journey.

Yes. As well as being accredited by an industry leading Institute, your course is also regulated and approved by Ofqual, the governing body for Qualifications in the UK. This means you can study any of DLC Trainings professional training courses safe in the knowledge that upon completion of your studies you will receive a certificate of your educational achievement which will be recognised globally.


We have partnered with the leading institutes to ensure we can support individuals working at every level of the career ladder to achieve their professional development aims. This means that we have progression routes available for all of our students. Why not talk to one of our expert course advisors to discuss the best route of progression for you?

If you would like further information on any of our courses – get in touch! Our skilled specialists are available to answer your queries on:

Freephone: 0800 012 6770