The Supply Chain Management (Professional Practice) Degree Apprenticeship is a new programme for 2020 delivered in collaboration with leading supply chain employers to support a high-performance workforce.
Apprentices will develop the essential skills and theoretical knowledge required to excel in the supply chain profession. The programme embraces a strong culture of leadership and innovation from the very start of the apprentice's career. With Aston, apprentices will learn how to play a part in revolutionising, shaping and simplifying the exciting and rewarding supply chain world that propels the economy and enables all of society.
Aston University is based in the heart of the UK at the cross-section of the supply chain and manufacturing network. Apprentices studying the programme at Aston will benefit from a close partnership with industry leaders as well as expert teaching staff who have held professional positions in the supply chain sector.
Who is this apprenticeship for?
This Level 6 degree apprenticeship provides the practical and theoretical learning for aspiring supply chain professionals. Students gain new knowledge, the networks and know-how for success, and a formal degree qualification. This includes those early in their career and school leavers applying for degree apprenticeship roles in the sector.
The apprenticeship is taught at undergraduate level (Levels 4-6) over four years, covering a broad range of supply chain and logistics skills with a central focus on practical and profitable development.
Stage one of the apprenticeship is taught at Level 4 and typically takes 16 months to complete. This stage is designed to help learners become effective in the workplace by developing the core knowledge and skills to enhance productivity.
- Workplace Skills
- Warehousing and Transport Operations
- Logistics Management
- Financial Management.
Taught at Level 5, the second stage typically takes 16 months to complete. This stage is designed to extend subject knowledge, apprentices learn how to drive performance and develop their leadership and management capabilities.
- Supply Chain Analytics
- Purchasing Principles for Global Supply Chains
- Developing Management Capability
- Managing Projects and Performance
- Developing Leadership Capability.
The final stage of the degree apprenticeship is taught at Level 6 and takes 16 months to complete. Apprentices will explore the application of supply chain strategy, incorporating disruptive technologies and continuous innovation.
- Technology and Innovation
- Strategic Supply Chain Management.
Stage three of the programme includes a major work-based project. This gives apprentices the opportunity to stretch themselves and showcase their learning by focusing on an in-depth supply chain challenge or issue in their organisation. The end result is a major project report delivering valuable insight for the organisation.