The National Logistics Academy

Transport Leader - Level 3

Overview of role

Managing teams and projects to meet a private, public or voluntary organisation's goals.


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E) 

Typical length

12 to 18 months 

Entry requirements

Set by the employer.

Candidates will usually have 5 GCSEs at grade C (or above).

What apprentices will learn

  • Team management principles – team dynamics, motivation and managing resources/workloads
  • Leadership techniques – coaching, decision making, role modelling and managing change
  • Performance management – absence management, appraisals, setting goals and objectives
  • Human resources and legal requirements – equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Operational and project management – planning, prioritising, collecting, analysing and using data and risk management
  • Financial management – controlling budgets, delivering value for money, governance and compliance
  • Regulatory transport compliance – driver records, traffic regulations, customs documentation


This apprenticeship will provide learners with further routes to progress on to becoming an International Transport Manager. 


This apprenticeship is delivered in the workplace and at one of our fully equipped training centres around the country. The apprentice gains the knowledge, skills and experience for managing teams and projects to meet the organisation's goals.

The apprenticeship training is tailored to the needs of the individual employer and is delivered by highly qualified and technically competent training advisors. The programme is a blended combination of on the job tuition plus off the job master classes, workshops, e-learning content and professional discussions.

Additional training may be included such as short courses in mentoring, speaking and listening skills or giving presentations as appropriate.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Professional registration

Apprentices will be enrolled as a student member with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport on enrolment.