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OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Logistics & Supply Management

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The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is intended to develop learners’ understanding of policy, management theory and practice in logistics and supply chain management. The qualification provides learners with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals and policy makers in their own country and provides knowledge that underpins the ability to work as an effective manager in the sector. Learners will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of business strategy, procurement, inventory management, risk assessment, supply chain globalisation, contract and financial management, and also learn about the factors which dominate how contemporary supply chains are managed. Successful completion of this qualification will allow learners to work in a variety of roles within logistics and supply chain management and to progress to further study.


✓ The OTHM Level 5 Diploma qualifications are designed for learners who are typically aged 18 and above.

✓ The entry profile for learners is likely to include at least one of the following:

✓ Relevant Level 4 Diploma qualification or equivalent qualification.

✓ GCE Advanced level in 3 subjects or equivalent qualification.

✓ Mature learners (over 21) with relevant management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme.

✓ If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit the English Language Expectations page on the OTHM website.

Unit-1. Principles and Concepts of Strategy (20 credits)
Unit-2. Procurement and Inventory Management (20 credits)
Unit-3. Contract and Financial Management (20 credits)
Unit-4. Global Context of Supply Chains (20 credits)
Unit-5. Principles and Concepts of Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
Unit-6. Contemporary Issues in Supply Chain Management (20 credits)

OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 5 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diplomas (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree.


The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management qualification 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.


The qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning.

The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance, online by approved centres only.


All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the center and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion-referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor.

The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the learners’ overall achievement has been arrived at.


Achieving the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study.

As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into Final year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree.

For more information visit University Progressions page.