Logistics Learning Alliance Ltd (LLA) has been pleased to work with the Humanitarian Logistics Association for over 10 years now. With HLA being such a strong advocate of building professional development and capacity building in the logistics support to humanitarian programmes, we have worked closely together to promote, and have recognised, the value of professional Certification across the humanitarian community.

 Who we are: LLA is an internationally recognised provider of Logistics and Supply Chain courses in both the humanitarian logistics and commercial logistics sectors. As a global training provider, we have over 1,000 registered students in over 120 countries across six continents. We deliver two primary learning options: distance learning and face-to-face.

What we do for the humanitarian sector: LLA are the learning delivery partners of the Fritz Institute/CILT Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Certification Programmes (HLCP). Humanitarian Logisticians and Supply Chain Managers are called upon to provide responses in a variety of situations, sometimes planned for, but often happening without warning. In such situations, they must have the ability to quickly construct and operate a supply chain to bring relief to those in need.

Uniquely, the Fritz Institute/CILT Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain programmes are designed to certify the practitioner’s ability to apply their skills in relevant humanitarian aid situations. Updating the programmes in 2017 to include CTP has demonstrated that the programmes remain as relevant and current now as they were when they were first launched in 2006.

Who we work with: Since the programmes were introduced in 2006, and then relaunched in 2017, we have worked with many humanitarian organisations, including ICRC, WFP, Save the Children, UNICEF and MSF, together with many smaller organisations.

The courses we provide: We provide three Certification Programmes – the Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL), Certification in Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (CHSCM) and Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics (MedLog). The programmes were devised and developed in conjunction with many of the leading humanitarian aid agencies with the aim of building capacity and capability in logistics support to beneficiary programmes. The CHL and CHSCM programmes have recently been re-launched with the revised syllabus for each course now including Cash Transfer Programming as one of the mandatory units for both courses. These new versions of the programmes have already proved to be a success with both humanitarian logisticians and their organisations. These programmes are delivered online and are fully supported by our team of humanitarian aid experienced Mentors.

We also have a series of classroom-based learning programmes -the Humanitarian Essential Logistics Modules (HELM) that cover the core requirements for logistics support. These can either be stand-alone professional development opportunities or to introduce/reinforce the learning for the full Certification programmes. These are run periodically in Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone and can be delivered at other locations on request. The next programmes in this series are in 30th October – 2nd November 2018 – Freetown, Sierra Leone; 5th – 8th November 2018 – Monrovia, Liberia and 26th – 30th November 2018 – Nairobi, Kenya.

For details of the course content please visit the website at: https://www.logisticslearningalliance.com/humanitarian-courses-helm

The impact on the humanitarian sector: Since the introduction of HLCP in 2006, hundreds of students have graduated from these programmes, becoming certified logisticians and supply chain managers, who are able to deliver aid and logistical support to those most in need.

Feedback from students and graduates continues to testify to the importance of the Certification and, also, the real practical value that completing the programmes brings to operating in the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain environments.

The humanitarian programmes that LLA delivers are a demonstration of competence and ability to apply skills and knowledge in the field. You can read testimonials from LLA students on our website: LLA Humanitarian Course testimonials

 For more information about the Fritz-CILT Programmes, please contact LLA directly at hlcregistrations@logisticslearningalliance.com or call us on (+44) 1530 276 590.