Tipperary Training – Logistics and Distribution QQI Level 5

Logistics and Distribution

QQI Level 5 Major Award


45 Weeks

Course Aims

The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision, managing inventory, ordering and receiving goods and supporting a freight forwarding service in a range of logistics and distribution environments and contexts.

This Traineeship is 45 weeks in duration, beginning in an education and training environment, with work placement following either during or after the in-class learning. The traineeship includes a substantial period of time (generally 30% minimum) in the workplace, e.g., 3 days per week in work placement/2 days per week in class OR block work placement. Development of a traineeship programme is triggered by identification of a skills need within a particular industry. Successful trainee participants receive an award at Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The work-based component is supported by an in-company mentor/supervisor who oversees completion of each trainee’s skills checklist on-the-job.


TitleAwardAwarding Body
Induction - Common Awards  
Customer Service - 5N0972Customer Service (5N0972)QQI
Freight Forwarding - 5N2728Freight Forwarding (5N2728)QQI
Inventory Control - 5N2726Inventory Control (5N2726)QQI
Word Processing - 5N1358Word Processing (5N1358)QQI
Career Planning And Work Experience - 5N1356Work Experience (5N1356)QQI
Spreadsheet Methods - 5N1977Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977)QQI
Purchasing - 5N2727Purchasing (5N2727)QQI
Warehousing - 5N2725Warehousing (5N2725)QQI
RTITB - Forklift Reach Operator CertificateForklift Reach Certificate (RTITBR)RTITB
RTITB - Forklift Counterbalance Operator CertificateForklift Counterbalance Certificate (RTITB1)


  1. Education: Applicants must have achieved a QQI Level 4 Major Award or its equivalent.
  2. Aptitude: Good numerical and communication skills are essential, including verbal and written command of the English language.
  3. Previous Experience: n/a