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Membership & Education

The CILT(UK) is the professional body for individuals and organisations in the logistics, transport and supply-chain fields and has around 20,000 members. Members of the Institute receive a wide range of benefits and services including:

Logistics & Transport Focus - the Institute's highly regarded member's only Journal.
Events - A wide range of activities, both national and local, are available enabling members to network with other members.
Faculties and Forums - these cater for members in specialised areas of transport and logistics.
Library & Information Services - The Institute has an extensive library at Corby and provides access to LexisNexis information.
Members bookshop - the members only bookshop offers discounts on many publications.

Full details on the complete range of benefits of membership can be found at the Institute's main website.

Membership Grades

Membership of the Institute is open to anyone working in transport and logistics. Grades of membership:

eMembershipeMembership is open to everyone that is interested in logistics and transport, but who may not, for a variety of reasons, either qualify for, or aspire to, higher grades of membership. It offers instant online access to most of the benefits of membership, without the hassle of a full application. eMembers receive all of our online membership benefits (except voting rights, designatory letters after your name, access to parts of The Knowledge Bank* and will not receive a printed copy of Focus Magazine but this can be accessed on a tablet or PC).

Apprentice MembershipApprentice affiliate members receive all of our online membership benefits (except voting rights, designatory letters after your name, access to parts of The Knowledge Bank* and will not receive a printed copy of Focus Magazine but this can be accessed on a tablet or PC).

Affiliate Membership
This offers instant access to most of the benefits of membership, without the hassle of a full application. You will receive all membership benefits, except voting rights, designatory letters after your name and access to parts of The Knowledge Bank.

Full time Student Membership
This offers instant access to the valuable benefits of Institute membership. You will receive all membership benefits, including vital access to various parts of The Knowledge Centre - an essential resource assisting you with your studies.

Member (MILT)
This grade is for those meeting the Institute's requirements for qualifications in transport or logistics.

Chartered Member (CMILT)
This grade is for those who have a specific combination of qualifications and experience, including two years at a senior level. You will have full access to all membership benefits.

Chartered Fellow (FCILT)
This grade is for those who have at least seven years' consecutive experience in a position of high responsibility immediately prior to application. This grade offers full access to all membership benefits.

Membership Subscriptions

Subscriptions are payable annually. For details of the currrent subscription rates, see the table below. Note: you may also be able to claim tax relief on the cost of your membership subscription and you should ask your local tax office for more information.

GradeAnnual SubscriptionMonthly Subscription*
Chartered Fellow  £216.00  £18.00
Chartered Member  £174.00  £14.50
Member  £143.00  £11.90
Affiliate  £112.00  £9.50
eMember  £50.00  £4.16
Full Time Student (Not in employment)  £25.00  £2.80
Retired Members (all grades)  £64.00  £5.33

* Monthly subscriptions are only available through payment by Direct Debit.
All prices stated are in GBP.

Institute Qualifications

The Institute's professional qualifications are recognised within the UK and worldwide as a statement of professional achievement, knowledge and competence. Those holding the qualifications will find them invaluable in advancing their careers. Qualifications are available at various levels, from introductory level through to those suitable for aspiring junior and senior managers as well as a distance-learning MSc programme offered in conjunction with Aston University, UK.

CILT Level 2 Introductory Certificate
This Introductory Certificate is designed for employees new to the profession or for students at secondary or FE level to provide a grounding of the concepts and applications involved in the movement of goods and people. The course provides an introduction to the theories of integrated supply chain management and establishes the framework and environment in which each sector operates.

CILT Level 3 Certificate
A programme for new or aspiring supervisors and first-line managers in logistics and transport, designed to increase knowledge, skills and confidence as part of a managerial role and provide an understanding of Logistics and Transport Management through a range of optional units. Assessment is either by examination or competency based. The modular, examination-based route may also enable students to gain exemption from the national and international CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence). Some logistics units of the competency-based route are recognised by the European Board of Logistics (ECBL).

CILT Level 4 Professional Diploma
This modular programme provides the increased sector-specific knowledge and expertise essential for modern business to managers with operational responsibilities. The course develops core management skills in Human Resource Management, Economics, Finance and Marketing within the areas of Supply-Chain, Transport Planning or Transport Operations. Students are also able to specialise in their area of expertise, with optional units covering International Business, Inventory, Movement of Goods, Movement of People, Production Planning, Project Management*, Retail Logistics, Sourcing & Procurement, Transport & Society, Transport Planning Techniques & Warehousing.

The modular examination-based route may enable students to gain exemption from the national and international CPC (Certificate in Professional Competence). Some Logistics units of the competency-based route are recognised by the European Certificate Board for Logistics (ECBL).
*This module is offered by The Association for Project Management

CILT Advanced Diploma in Logistics
The ILT Advanced Diploma in Logistics provides new and aspiring senior managers with the strategic management skills required for this level of responsibility. This course covers the identification of logistics requirements, strategy formulation, the design of logistics strategies and plans, improving the effectiveness of logistics operations, supporting logistics development and practice and culminates with a logistics-based research project. This course is recognised by the European Certification Board for Logistics (ECBL).

CILT Advanced Diploma in Transport
This Advanced Diploma in Transport gives aspiring leaders a tactical insight of what will be required of them at the next stage of their professional development and prepares the next generation of business champions for this important transition. Two core units deal with the development of Transport Policy at local, national and international levels coupled with Business Strategy and Policy. Students then study either Transport Planning, Transport and Society or other relevant units specific to their chosen specialism and career path.

MSc in Passenger Transport Management & MSc in Logistics Management
A CILT(UK) MSc will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to bridge the gap between operational and strategic management to fulfil your professional potential and enhance your strategic capabilities for your own and your organisation's benefit. The three-year distance learning programme is validated by Aston University, UK, and enables students to work, learn and implement their new ideas and strategies simultaneously.

More Information

If you would like more information on The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport including a membership application pack, please write to us at:

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
Logistics and Transport Centre,
Earlstrees Court,
Earlstrees Road,
Corby,
Northants,
NN17 4AX

Tel: +44 (0)1536 740100
Fax: +44 (0)1536 740101
Email: enquiry@iolt.org.uk

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    • This page has brief details of membership grades, current subscriptions and qualifications. For more information, please contact the Institute (details at bottom of the page) or ask any Committee member at a meeting.

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