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Business – Logistics and Distribution Level 5

Course Code: BLC

Duration: 1 Year

A one year course in Logistics and Distribution with freight forwarding, supply chain operations, inventory control and purchasing.



This QQI Level 5 award introduces the student to Logistics and Distribution and the co-ordination of the flow of goods in a business environment using Supply Chain operations. It will enable the student to develop an understanding of the movement and storage of goods from the point of ordering raw materials to the point of sales.

Course Content

  • Warehousing
  • Inventory Control
  • Purchasing
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Supply Chain Operations
  • Maths (optional)


Entry Requirements

Five O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate/LCVP or a Merit in Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI Level 4 Certificate. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).


QQI Level 5 award in Logistics and Distribution 5M2767

Additional Certification

  • SOLAS Safe Pass Training
  • Manual Handling
  • First Aid
  • NETSTOCK Inventory Software Certificate


Students who wish to progress in-house and who have achieved a Merit profile on this Level 5 award can apply for the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business currently being run in Ballyfermot College or/and apply through the higher education links scheme for third level courses.

Other relevant courses the Level 5 graduates could apply for would be Logistics and Supply Chain Management (TUD) or Road Transport Technology and Management (LIT).

Alternatively, the graduate of this award could enter employment in a business, logistics and distribution environment or pursue a pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship in Logistics and Distribution.