Cost €580

inc. Govt Charge

Transport, Distribution & Logistics

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QQI Level 5 Award in Logistics and Distribution 5M2767                  Duration: 1 year
Practical Customs Training Course with IIFA
Manual Handling

Note: This course costs €380 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

Mature students (over 21 years) may be entitled to VTOS funding


  • Warehousing
  • Inventory Control
  • Purchasing
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Communications
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Statistics

Please note the components listed above may vary occasionally


This course offers students a selection of exciting subjects that will provide a broad understanding of freight forwarding and the logistics industry which is currently experiencing skills shortages.

At any one-time, millions of tonnes of goods are on the move around the world. A Freight Forwarder is a dynamic career in an industry where there are constant demands for people with knowledge and understanding of the business.

Throughout the year students will participate in a blend of classroom and on-line learning, together with off-site visits, presentations from industry leaders, mandatory work placement and independent study.

You will receive Practical Customs Training provided by the Irish International Freight Association (IIFA) which, Post-Brexit, is vital for employees of businesses who trade with the UK and countries outside the EU.

You will also receive Manual Handling Training which is necessary for work in the warehousing or distribution industries.


A full Award is granted on passing the relevant eight components. You will be assessed throughout and at the end of the year (Continuous Assessment). On successful completion of each component, you will be awarded a Pass, a Merit or a Distinction grade.


If you are ambitious and looking for an exciting industry with a wide variety of employment opportunities, then this is the course for you.

This course is particularly appealing to those who are interested in the Supply Chain – the flow of goods from point of manufacture to the consumer both within Ireland and around the world.


This industry is experiencing skills shortages across all sectors. This course together with the Customs Procedures Training, will ensure excellent job opportunities in the Logistics and Supply Chain industry.

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the Level 6 Logistics Associate Apprenticeship which is industry based or progress to a degree in Logistics in TU Dublin or Carlow IT. Past students are with DHL & in Third level.

Anne Gorecka of the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship said that it is “a great bonus to have this QQI Level 5 behind you” when looking for an apprenticeship position.

Students may progress to participating Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.  This Award links with Logistics, Supply Chain Management & Sustainable Transport Management Degrees in TU Dublin. Click this course code 5M2767 to see the list of other Third Level courses this Award links with.
You can also select “any award” in the same search box and this will return all courses open to students who have successfully completed a QQI Level 5 course.



  • Leaving Cert./LCA
  • Applicants must have attained a Pass grade in Leaving Cert Ordinary Level Maths or equivalent
  • Students who have/are taking LCA or Leaving Certificate Foundation Maths must sit a short Maths test in Killester College as part of the Application process.
  • Students  who may not have formal academic requirements but who have the ability to successfully participate on the course will be considered. (RPL Recognition of Prior Learning)


See what students say

“Having worked in the industry for a number of years I wanted to further my career which meant going back to education as a mature student. I learned so much and the course gave me the confidence and opened up my options to pursue my career.” Neil Conor 2020 Transport, Distribution and Logistics Student, Killester College

“Studying the Transport, Distribution and Logistics course at Killester College was challenging but an enjoyable experience, as I am facing a career change after a long time working in a different area, it made me realise that it is never too late to start a new career. I was fortunate in my choice of Killester College and all staff were always encouraging and supportive, especially all my teachers. Roisin’s talents inspired me to following my career in Logistics and made me understand that my background can be a plus in my new career. The course was inspiring and gave me useful skills needed to start a new career in Logistics. I would recommend it to anyone considering a career in Transport, Distribution and Logistics.”

Ledamara Casagrande 2020 Transport, Distribution and Logistics Student, Killester College

Course code: TBA

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