OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management


OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management aims to provide broader understanding of logistics and supply chain management and is designed for logistics and supply chain professionals in the early stages of their career looking to enhance their knowledge. Upon successful completion of this program the learners will equip skills needed to further their career as a logistics and supply chain professional as well to work toward a relevant Master’s programme with advanced standing.

  • All the important management theories and models are covered in this course. As a result, the students will gain a better understanding of the various management techniques that are applicable in the workplace.
  • Will be helpful to the students to develop their problem-solving skills through the practical application of the various management models and theories.
  • A nationally – recognised qualification, the credits earned at this course can be transferred to other courses, if the students want to pursue MBA or any other Masters.
  • On successful completion of the course the students will be able to demonstrate their proficiency in the various management practices which will improve their chances of making a successful career progression.

OTHM is an established and recognised Awarding Organisation (Certification Body) launched in 2003. OTHM has already made a mark in the UK and global online education scenario by creating and maintaining a user-friendly and skill based learning environment. OTHM has both local and international recognition which aids OTHM graduates to enhance their employability skills as well as allowing them to join degree and/or Master top-up programmes.

OTHM qualifications has assembled a reputation for maintaining significant skills in a wide range of job roles and industries which comprises Business Studies, Leadership, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Health and Social Care, Information Technology, Accounting and Finance, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

  • Time-constrained scenario-based assignments
  • No examinations

For entry onto the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management qualification, learners must possess:

  • An honours degree in related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification
  • Mature learners (over 21 years) with management experience
  • International students whose first language is not in English, they will need to have score of 5.5 or above in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

On successful completion of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management a number of progression opportunities become available:

  • Master’s top-up programmes at many universities in the UK and overseas with advanced standing; or
  • Directly into employment in an associated profession.
  • Quality, Standards and Recognitions- OTHM qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) hence the learners can be very confident about the quality of the qualifications as well.
  • Career Development to increase credibility with employers- All OTHM qualifications are developed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge that every employer is looking for. The learners pursuing an OTHM qualification will obtain an opportunity to enhance knowledge and grow key competencies to tackle situations and work projects more effectively which will in turn gives learners the potential to get promotion within workplace. Alternatively, it allows them to progress onto a MBA top-up/ Bachelor degree / Master degree programmes around the World.
  • Flexible study options- All OTHM qualifications has a credit value which tells you how many credits are awarded when a unit is completed. The credit value will give an indication of how long it will normally take you to prepare for a unit or qualification.

Three different types of qualification are:

  • Award is achieved with 1 – 12 credits
  • Certificate is achieved with 13 – 36 credits
  • Diploma is achieved with at least 37 credits

The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 600 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.


Reference No : J/618/1227

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The unit focuses on the valuing adding role of logistics in supply networks. It aims to impart learners with a thorough understanding of key theoretical and operational aspects of managing specifically transportation, storage/warehousing and packaging logistics. The related considerations for business competitiveness is emphasised as is the interdependency between operational, technological and regulatory aspects.

Reference No : R/618/1229

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The unit aims to provide learners with in-depth knowledge about planning processes across all key aspects of supply chain management. The relevance of each of the planning processes, the associated information requirements and modelling and analytic techniques are covered.

Reference No : L/618/1231

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The unit seeks to provide learners with a thorough understanding of procurement and supply management from a strategic, technological, process and relationship perspective. The goal is to provide insights on the role of procurement within supply chain management, the negotiation and contractual issues encountered with suppliers , effective supplier relationship management, the tools and techniques to assess sourcing options and technological enablers in procurement.

Reference No : Y/618/1233

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of supply chain and operations management, including its scope, impact and importance as well as the strategic decisions that need to be made in today’s world of global markets and global supply, taking into account the major competitive drivers. The unit discusses approaches and supply chain and operations management practices in a range of contexts.

Reference No : H/618/1235

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is to develop learners understanding including key elements of sustainability and their importance to businesses, knowledge and skills of sustainable operations management, the different practices across the supply chain that can be worked upon to improve sustainability as well as the performance measures and the business impact of sustainability, the business drivers and barriers affecting the move towards sustainability. A variety of different sectors are explored.

Reference No : T/508/0626

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is to develop learners understanding of research principles including the formulation of literature reviews, statistical analysing using SPSS, research proposals, referencing, data collection using surveys and interviews, questionnaire design, qualitative data and methods for drawing conclusions from the analysed data.

Delivery Methods

School of Business London provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, including online learning and blended learning. Thus, learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our cutting-edge Learning Management System. Learners can interact with tutors by messaging through the SBL Support Desk Portal System to discuss the course materials, get guidance and assistance and request assessment feedbacks on assignments.

We at SBL offer outstanding support and infrastructure for both online and blended learning. We indeed pursue an innovative learning approach where traditional regular classroom-based learning is replaced by web-based learning and incredibly high support level. Learners enrolled at SBL are allocated a dedicated tutor, whether online or blended learning, who provide learners with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish.

The significant difference between online learning with live classes and online learning methods at SBL is the Block Delivery of Online Live Classes. Learners enrolled at SBL on blended learning are offered a block delivery of online live classes, which can be booked in advance on their convenience at additional cost. These live classes are relevant to the learners' program of study and aim to enhance the student's comprehension of research, methodology and other essential study skills. We try to make these live sessions as communicating as possible by providing interactive activities and presentations.

Resources and Support

School of Business London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal. Our support team liaises with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and streamline all the support processes efficiently.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of the School of Business London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

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