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Supply Chain Leadership Professional - Degree Apprenticeship - (BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Supply Chain Leadership)

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Supply Chain Leadership Professional - Degree Apprenticeship - (BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Supply Chain Leadership)



    Year of entry: 2019 
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Course Overview

This work-based programme is designed to provide the essential knowledge, understanding, skills and experience required to operate effectively and successfully in a supply chain role. Core areas focus on: supply chain operations; supply, demand and forecasting; network design; legislation; organisational strategy; and finance.

This apprenticeship is suitable for school/college leavers and careers changers who wish to pursue a career in supply chain, or those already in supply chain roles. It will allow apprentices to combine workplace learning opportunities with theoretical knowledge gained through a number of formal classes which are relevant to the organisation in which they work. 

The Supply Chain Leadership Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship has been specially designed and is delivered in partnership with the Supply Chain Academy; a business-led education provider dedicated to delivering supply chain excellence. 

Why study with us?

  • ​Apprenticeships are designed by industry professionals and are aimed at employed people.
  • They can be suitable as a way of upskilling existing members of staff or as a pathway for new recruits.
  • Small groups and specially-designed learning sessions will ensure that apprentices get the most out of their time in workshops and lectures.
  • Typically, 20% of the apprenticeship will be 'off-the-job' – this includes work-based projects and job-related activities.
  • There are no direct fees paid by the apprentice as the programme is supported through the apprenticeship levy.
  • Successful apprentices will gain a degree in Supply Chain Leadership, whilst also having the opportunity to gain a recognised professional qualification from the Institute of Export and International Trade and the Institute of Directors (professional membership fees apply)

About the Supply Chain Academy incorporating CP training

The Supply Chain Academy, incorporating CP training, is based in the UK and was established to enhance global supply chain capability and to enable the sharing of best practice within the sector. They are a "business-led" education provider dedicated to delivering supply chain excellence. Their services include open and bespoke short courses and organisational development, delivered through a network of subject matter experts with real global-wide coverage. The Supply Chain Academy incorporating CP training is part of multi-award winning Uniserve Group – the UK's largest privately-owned logistics and global trade management provider.

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About this Apprenticeship

Supply chain leadership professionals work to integrate the functions and processes of suppliers, distributors, partners, regulators and customers – within and across companies, cities and countries – to form an effective and efficient end-to-end supply chain. This integrated Degree Apprenticeship can support your company, both globally and nationally, and will provide your employees with knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to lead effectively, facilitate trade productively and execute a supply chain successfully, in order to drive company growth, increase market share and generate revenue and profit.

Programme Duration and Delivery

It will typically take three-and-a-half years to complete the Degree Apprenticeship, however there may also be opportunities to join part way through the programme if candidates have considerable experience in a particular area. Apprentices will benefit from lectures and seminars, delivered at locations in Leeds, London or in-company. Learning is supported by a variety of online task and independent research activities which can be undertaken in the work place. 

Why LTU?

  • Top Mainstream University in Yorkshire for teaching quality and student experience.
  • Excellent experience of working with private sector employers.
  • Leeds Trinity University situated on the outskirts of Leeds with good transport links
  • Supportive community where students are a name not a number.​​

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Further Study

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Year 1

Starting Your Apprenticeship Learning Portfolio

Learning Skills for Apprentices

Negotiated Learning: Principles of Supply Chain :

  • First Principles
  • Finance in the Supply Chain
  • (Management Accounts)
  • Operational and Supply Chain Network
  • Capacity Planning, Forecasting and Demand Management​

Negotiated Learning: Projects in the Workplace 

Year 2

Reviewing & Planning Portfolio Enhancements 

Designing Practitioner Research 

Negotiated Learning: Logistics and External Supply Chain Environment :

  • Inventory and Warehouse Management
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Technology
  • Regulatory Environment and Legislation
Work-based project 

Year 3

Advanced Portfolio Planning

Negotiated Learning: leadership, strategy and financial management

Work-based project (commences)

Year 4

Work-based Project (continued)

End Point Assessment 

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Throughout the programme, apprentices are assessed via various methods including:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Professional discussions
  • Assignments
  • Work-based projects

Apprentices will also create a portfolio of evidence throughout the programme to allow them to demonstrate how they have achieved the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Apprenticeship standard. Evidence may include reports, reflective logs and formative assessments.

Upon completion of the degree, each apprentice will undertake the "end-point assessment" which has been designed to enable the apprenticeship to be completed in accordance with the Supply Chain Leadership Professional Degree Apprenticeship Standard. The end-point assessment will consist of a final work-based project, a presentation and a viva (verbal assessment).

Entry Requirements >

Entry requirements are agreed with the employer but will typically include A-Levels or equivalent experience. Apprentices will be required to achieve Level 2 English and Maths.​​​

Student Finance >

UK & EU Students:

​Degree Apprenticeships are fully funded by the employer if their wage bill over £3 million each year. The government will fund up to 95% of the apprenticeships course fees, up to the relevant funding gap, if the organisation has paid into the levy at least once during the financial year or if the organisation has spent all its levy.  Read guidance on how to pay the apprenticeship levy.​ ​

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