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An education in Mechanical Engineering would be preferable. I would advise them to get as much diverse work experiences as possible, even if these jobs are not engineering related.
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Logistics and Distribution

Course Code(s):  5M2767
QQI Award Code:  5M2767 Logistics and Distribution
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Cork College of Commerce

Cork College of Commerce
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2767
QQI Award Code 5M2767 Logistics and Distribution
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

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

What will you Study?

Freight Forwarding 5N2728
Inventory Control 5N2726
Purchasing 5N2727
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Statistics 5N2066
Warehousing 5N2725
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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Progression to CAO Courses

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Supply Chain Analyst   Shipping Clerk  
Purchasing Manager - Manufacturing   Air Traffic Controller  
Customs Officers   Logistics / Supply Chain Manager  
Distribution Manager   Transport Manager  
Shipbroker   Ships Captain  
Ships Officer    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Transport & Logistics
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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