UK certification for transport diploma

From the left, Logan Fransman, Sylvester Kaukungua, CILT UK coordinator Mr. Neil Villiers (MBE) and Brighten Simasiku.

The Namibian German Centre for Logistics at the Polytechnic announced this week it has signed an agreement with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK that will provide international certification to the local logistics and transport qualifications.

The qualifications regulated by the United Kingdom’s Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, allows the holders of these qualifications to be evaluated by the Namibian Qualifications Authority. The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK – CILT (UK) – is the independent professional body for individuals associated with logistics, supply chains and transportation. The organisation has a presence in more than 30 countries across the world. This network of members and contacts connect all CILT members wherever they are in the world. It constitutes and represents the greatest resource of professional expertise within the sector.
At present there are 280 students enrolled for the Professional diploma, with more courses becoming available in 2016. All students will benefit from the collaboration between the Logistics Centre and CILT UK, as students receive membership status when enrolling on the programmes.
Logan Fransman, Acting Director of the Logistics Centre said ”No longer will companies, organisation and academic institutes have to wonder and take a chance on the level of knowledge which Namibian students possess. Because of the CILT (UK) registration, these organisations, all around the world will know that Logistics Centre students are held to the highest standards and their education is of the highest quality.”
The Namibian German Centre for Logistics has been a vital part of the Polytechnic and links the academic and private sector together to develop skills in Logistics. The centre is based on cooperation between the Polytechnic of Namibia and Flensburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany.