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SQA Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management is the management and control of all materials and information in the logistics process — starting with the raw materials and finishing with the delivery of the final product to the end-user.

The SQA Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management can be studied in the context of either manufacturing industry or non-manufacturing industry.

The globalisation of trade and business means that the study of an SQA Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management can lead to a fulfilling career. It will give learners a working knowledge of the supply chain and the operational side of business, vital to someone working in a fast-moving industry. Learners will also develop the good interpersonal skills needed to work with people at all levels in a company.

The SQA Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management consists of 30 unit credits. Each unit credit has approximately 40 hours of timetabled learning and 40 hours of self-guided learning and study. The SQA Advanced Diploma usually takes two academic years to complete, but this timeframe is flexible.

An SQA Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management can allow advanced entry to an English-speaking university. SQA’s qualifications are recognised worldwide.

Course Tutor Guide (including Course Framework)

Title: SQA Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management
Code: GM5G 48

SQA Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management Course Tutor Guide

Version Change - August 2020

Qualifications Guidance 2020-21

A Guide for Tutors

Communication Units

This document is aimed at tutors who are teaching learners whose first language is not English.

The purpose of this document is to provide a selection of formative exercises that will:

  • motivate learners
  • increase confidence in communicating effectively in English
  • prepare learners to successfully pass the summative assessments

Communication Units for SQA Advanced Qualifications

Research Skills

The guide provides support for developing good practice in how the Research Skills unit might be delivered, scheduled and assessed. It contains guidance on delivering the Research Skills Unit both on a stand-alone basis or integrating with other Units, and provides customised checklists for integration with various Graded Units.