Continuous Professional Development

Continuous Professional Development for RLC

Welcome to the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) page, which is designed to provide you with all the information relating to the profession development opportunities available to members of The Royal Logistic Corps. Each trade within the Corps has its own trade pathways, with trade courses mapped to civilian qualifications and opportunities to progress academically up to a Master’s Degree.

RLC Officers, Regular and Reserve Personnel

Every soldier and officer in the Corps, Regular and Army Reserve, should consider themselves a professional logistician with the qualifications, experience and understanding to be able to transfer seamlessly to an appropriate second career in industry. Gaining recognised qualifications, taking every opportunity for professional development and expertise in your chosen trade will make this process much easier as well as benefit the Corps and your future career prospects.

RLC Retired Community

If you are part of the RLC retired community and would like to know more about continuing your development then the information provided is just as relevant. The information provided includes many external courses that you will be elible to take. Including degrees and courses with highly recognised awarding organisations.

Your Professional Development

Put simply, start thinking of your professional development as early as you can – take some time to peruse the opportunities within your trade, have a look at our FAQs and Get in Touch if you need further information.

We will be adding information relevant to all the RLC trades over time. At the current time we have information for Logistic Specialist (Supply), Movement Controller and Driver. Please click on the trade image below to access the CPD information.

Information on free external learning opportunities can be found at the bottom of the page.

Please note:

HEALTH WARNING* Not all past trade qualifications can/will automatically be mapped across and therefore some qualification may now be invalid or outdated.

Click on the buttons below to take you to details of the RLC specialist trade/role career map and qualifications.


The current list of RLC trades approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) can be found by clicking their Logo below.

Institute Offers

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, CILT (UK) have a dedicated page for military regarding membership offers: Ministry of Defence Personnel Membership page

The Institute of Hospitality have a dedicated page regarding military membership: Ministry of Defence Personnel - special membership offer page

Defence Logistics Profession Portal

Information is also available via the: Defence Logistics Profession Portal

Free Learning Opportunities

Free Courses
These sites are independent sites that offer free courses that might be of interest.

Cranfield University
Supply Chain Management & Logistics: An Introduction to Principles and Concepts by Cranfield University

Oxford Home Study
Free online Courses

Open Learn
Free courses

Free courses

Future Learn
Short online courses

The Army Leader
50 Free Online Courses