Logistics Associate Apprenticeship


The  new innovative Logistics Associate Apprenticeship (QQI Level 6 programme) is a two-year programme delivered by DIT School of Managment, Aungier Street, Dublin 2. It involves four days per week on-the-job, and one day per week off-the-job in college. On successful completion of the Logistics Associate apprenticeship the apprentice is awarded a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Logistics. 

DIT School of Management are delighted to be chosen as the educational provider of the Logistics Associate Apprenticeshipwith collaborative and innovative industrial engagement with the logistics and transport industry, professional bodies and employers. This new apprenticeship programme is the first non-craft based apprenticeship to be offered by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).

Title: Logistics Associate Apprenticeship

Duration: 2 Years

NFQ Qualification: Level 6

How to become an Apprentice:

You must obtain employment as an apprentice in your chosen occupation.

The employer must be approved to train apprentices.

The employer must register you as an apprentice within two weeks of recruitment.  

Entry requirements for apprentices on the programme:

Applicants may also be eligible to become apprentices via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL processes require the applicant to provide evidence of appropriate past learning, whether that is certified or experiential learning. In some cases it may be sufficient for the applicant to provide copies of appropriate certificates. In other cases there may be a self-assessment exercise, preparation of a file or ‘portfolio’ of appropriate evidence of learning, an interview, and perhaps a demonstration or assessment task. See here for example the RPL process used by Dublin Institute of Technology, the coordinating provider for the Logistics Associate apprenticeship.


Key Tasks / responsibilities will include:

• Liaising with transportation companies to create a good working relationship.

• Preparing invoice for orders and deliveries as part of record keeping measures and evidence of transactions.

• Ensuring compliance with customs duties, controls, tariff, international conventions and agreements.

• Keeping records of all shipping activities, documenting procedures, guidelines and changes in procedures for reference purposes.

• Creating a safe working environment by adhering to safety measures to prevent accident and complications that may arise during work.

Industries served by the Apprenticeship

Freight, distribution, haulage, warehousing, shipping are the key industries served by the proposed apprenticeship. The logistics sector is becoming increasingly sophisticated through supply chain developments. Just-in-Time delivery principles, combined with the pressure for increased environmental performance makes the efficiency levels of logistics management increasingly important. 

Opportunities on Qualification

On successful completion of the proposed apprenticeship, a person could expect to be eligible for a position as a Logistician; Freight Forwarder; Distribution Manager; Transport Manager; supervisor; Transport Planner/ Co-ordinator; Warehouse Manager; Supervisor; Inventory Manager; Process Engineer; Supply Chain Manager; Shipping Agent.

For further information please email Declan.Allen@dit.ie