Leedz Academy is promoting a venture that BITC (Baking Industry Training College) has initiated. They are offering online classes for students interested in pursuing their Advanced Diploma in Retail and Supply Chain Management. This online course gives learners a foundation in the skills and knowledge required for business and management. It also enables learners to gain expertise in retail and supply chain management for the service industry along with a paid internship to gain practical knowledge.
The baking industry includes firms involved in the production, transportation, warehousing, distribution and retailing of baked products. Good management and integration of the entire supply chain ensures maximum efficiency and prevents delays. Retail, as the final stage of the supply chain, plays a critical role in delivering the products to the end-users. This 120-credit BITC Advanced Diploma course gives learners a foundation in business and management knowledge and skills. It also enables learners to gain expertise in retail and supply chain management for the baking and food service industry. The knowledge and skills gained from the course are transferable and can be applied to other related industries as well.
Learners are required to complete 8 modules and a 6-month internship.
This unit will develop learners’ understanding of the national and global business environment and the internal and external circumstances in which different organisations operate. Learners will also learn how to tackle the challenges faced by baking and food service operators.
This unit aims to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of those aspects of organisations that concern and support people. This includes communication practices, teamwork, remote working and other organisational structures. Learners will also learn to develop suitable workplace strategies for baking and food service organisations.
This unit aims to develop learners’ understanding and knowledge of the marketing mix. Learners will develop skills to apply the seven aspects of the marketing mix to businesses. Learners will also learn how to develop various types of marketing plans for baking and food service operators.
This unit aims to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of the scope and importance of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Learners will be equipped with skills to deliver effective CRM in the baking and food service industry.
This unit provides learners with a basic understanding of retail operations. It aims to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and techniques to operate the basic functions in physical and online stores. Learners will learn topics such as store management, visual merchandising, retail space planning and IT application tools.
This unit provides learners with a basic understanding of electronic commerce and electronic marketing. Learners will acquire knowledge and practical skills in operating popular social media marketing tools such as facebook, youtube, twitter and Instagram
This unit provides learners with a basic understanding of supply chain management (SCM). Learners will learn how to conduct supply chain capacity design and planning, as well as apply lean supply management principles. Learners will have an opportunity to examine the SCM challenges faced by baking and food service operators.
This unit introduces learners to the basic principles of logistics. It aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to operate basic logistical functions in purchasing, inventory, warehousing, transportation and packaging.
Learners will get to apply the knowledge and skills which they have gained in the classroom in a real work setting. Learners will be deployed to Retail or Supply Chain Management positions for a period of 6 months. Industrial Attachment is a compulsory and integral part of the course. Should a learner be unable to complete the Industrial Attachment due to circumstances beyond the control of the college, the learner will be required to complete a Project Work instead.
|Mode of Delivery:||Face-to-face|
|Duration||12 months full-time (6 months classroom + 6 months industry attachment).|
|Assessment Method:||Students will be assessed by a variety of assignments and examinations|
|Graduation Criteria:||Students who have successfully completed the course by passing every module will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Retail and Supply Chain Management by the Baking Industry Training College.|
|Minimum Age||18 years|
|Academic Qualification||Completed at least grade 12 or equivalent|
|English Proficiency||IELTS 5.5 or equivalent|