Business and IT and Professional

Introduction

Course Title: Warehousing and Storage Intermediate Apprenticeship
Course Code: PD062



A Warehousing Apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development. It allows the apprentice to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for their immediate job and future career. These are acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off the job training and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context.
The economy relies on the efficient movement of goods within the UK to ensure that goods arrive on time and in the right condition and warehousing and storage businesses play a crucial part in making this happen. If the wrong goods are packed and delivered, this affects customer satisfaction and the businesses' profitability.
Working in a warehouse, depending on the size of the company, you will undertake a range of duties, working alone or in a team, including loading/unloading of vehicles and selecting and packing customer orders, ensuring goods are ready for dispatch on time.

Overview

Qualification

Certificate in Warehousing and Storage Skills (QCF)

Course Content

The qualification comprises of 3 sections

- Diploma in Warehousing and Storage level 2 covering a range of different units to choose from including:
Health, Safety and Security at work, Developing effective working relationships with colleagues, Processing orders for customers, Assembling orders for dispatch, Keeping work areas clean, Using equipment to move goods, Keeping stock at required level, Receiving goods in and Processing returned goods.

- Employer Rights and Responsibilities in the Logistics Industry, which will ensure that the Apprentice knows and understands each of the nine national outcomes for ERR including the range of employer and employee statutory rights and responsibilities under employment law and the range of sources and information and advice available.

- Functional skills in Maths/or English depending upon GCSE achievement.

Entry Requirements

Employers seek to attract applicants who have a keen interest in working in a warehousing business in the logistics sector. They must be willing to work shifts, as part of a team and be good timekeepers. Employers are also interested in applicants who have basic literacy and numeracy skills on which this Apprenticeship will build. Candidates need to be working in a warehouse environment to complete the apprenticeship with the whole apprenticeship being carried out in the workplace.

Next Steps

Warehousing and Storage Advanced Apprenticeship.

Career Opportunities

On completion of this Apprenticeship you may go into a job as a Warehouse Operations Team Member or with further development and training e.g. in-house/external development into the following jobs at level 3: Team Leader Warehouse Manager Transport Manager