Degree Apprenticeship Undergraduate: BSc (Hons) Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Leadership Professional


Develop your problem solving and logistics skills to keep business moving with our Supply Chain Leadership Professional Degree Apprenticeship. Study for a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management while you work, with no tuition fees.

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Course highlights

  • Gain a thorough insight into contemporary research and leading-edge practice within supply chain management
  • Develop transferable management and leadership skills for a wider business context
  • Work-based approach allows you to deliver impact in the workplace as you learn

This course will take you from the nuts and bolts of the supply chain with the management of procurement and contracts, inventory and warehousing to logistics and sustainable transportation through to global business strategy and international supply chain management.

You’ll develop project management and leadership skills and the creative tools to solve the complex logistical problems presented by supply chain management in the 21st century.

From day one you’ll be working with the digital platforms and perspectives prevalent in international trade and the course will be immersed in sustainability and the net zero agenda. Your learning will be enriched through case studies developed with our industry partners.

Key facts

An apprenticeship is a job with training, combining practical experience with academic learning.

At least 20% of your contracted working hours will be classed as 'off-the-job'. This time will be dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship, and therefore is not part of your usual work duties.

The off-the-job learning will be delivered through face-to-face workshops, online lecturer-led learning sessions and activities, and practical learning experiences in your usual work setting.

The off-the-job learning for our Supply Chain Degree Apprenticeship is delivered through a blend of online and on-campus workshops. Apprentices have a week's block teaching at the beginning of every trimester (September, January, May) on campus, and then fortnightly timetabled online webinars (three hours long).


All assessments are designed to allow you to demonstrate your learning, and to make sure you are developing the abilities and skills you need to complete the course.

You’ll be assessed using a variety of authentic assessment techniques that are aligned to real-world activities. These include group and individual presentations, reports, posters, contribution to online discussions, plans, case studies, online tests, and interviews. You’ll be fully supported to develop the academic skills required to undertake these assessments. There are no written exams.

The End Point Assessment (EPA) will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills acquired throughout the four-year programme through a major work-based project, such as inventory reduction, use of lean practices or tracking multiple outcomes of a supply chain process. This project, which is agreed by the Course Leader and the Employer should prove to be of significant benefit to the business.


Some typical job titles for a Supply Chain Leadership Professional include Supply Chain Executive, Supply Chain Management Lead, Chief Supply Chain Officer and Demand Planner.

The course will support you to acquire the knowledge, skills, and behaviours associated with the occupational standards for the Supply Chain Leadership Professional. It is suitable for school leavers, as well as those who have been working in organisations within the sector but are supported by their employers to upskill and develop their management skills and business acumen.

Entry requirements

In addition to the person specifications that have been set out by your employer, these are the entry requirements for the course.

  • Employment in a suitable role
  • Employer support to undertake this course
  • Confirmed eligibility to be funded as an apprentice as set out within the ESFA’s Funding Rules
  • A completed Skills Scan and Initial Assessment discussion
  • Evidence of at least 96 UCAS Tariff points at Level 3 e.g. A Levels, BTEC (or equivalent)**

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How to apply

To apply for an apprenticeship, you need to have the support of your employer. If you already have the support of your employer or have any questions before talking to them, please do not hesitate to contact one of our apprenticeship experts who will be happy to help.

For employers

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of degree apprenticeships, then our dedicated Degrees at Work team are here to help. Get in touch today on the details above or take a look at our information for employers.

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