New degree pathway in Transport and Supply Chain Management

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The Foundation Degree and top up BSc Hons Transport and Supply Chains programmes will be delivered in Full time and Part time learning mode by South West College with The Open University validation.

These programmes have established strong links with industry, and this is a guarantee of the relevance of the programmes and provides direct and practical access to resources that contribute to the accomplishment of the course aims and objectives.

This programme is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, it provides students with a core knowledge and the higher technical skills in Transport and focuses on the practical application of knowledge and skills in both the Academic and Work Based Learning components of the programme. A universal approach to the course coupled with opportunities to work with students from other Higher Education programmes will enable participants to gain an appreciation of the importance of a team approach in the modern and vibrant Transport sector. This multi-disciplinary approach is critical to ensure the successful and timely delivery of Transport and Supply Chain Management projects. Students can choose to combine part-time learning with employment or alternatively full-time education.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Transport & Supply Chain Management programme, graduates can consider entering into employment within the Transport and Supply Chain sector or continuing to study by applying for a place on a BSc programme in a relevant discipline including the level 6 BSc (Hons) Top-Up Degree in Transport and Supply Chain Management at South West College.

Validated by the Open University, it establishes a collaborative partnership, providing a supportive framework and using groups of experts from academic institutions, the professions, the business community creating quality of institutions and the learning programmes that is being provided.

These qualifications have been in the pipeline for sometime and were created in response to industry demand. SWC are delighted to announce they are now open for enrolment – for further information please contact linda.clarke@swc.ac.uk

For employers, this is an opportunity to upskill existing staff or recruit new apprentices as they work towards becoming fully qualified industry managers.

Supported by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport it allows successful graduates to become members with the only professional body within the industry – CILT (UK).

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