Warehousing and Storage 

Overview

The Warehousing and Storage qualification provides warehouse operatives with a qualification demonstrating they have the skills and knowledge in order to carry out their role to a professional standard.

About these qualifications

The qualifications in Warehousing and Storage provide recognition of the skills and knowledge needed to work in or develop a career in the sector.

These qualifications cover the range of activities carried out by staff working within warehouse and storage. Units range from operating equipment and safety at work to processing orders, team leadership and managing the receipt and dispatch of goods.

These qualifications are part of the apprenticeship framework.

Who are they for

These qualifications recognise the skills and competencies required of staff in the warehouse and storage workplace. These qualifications are for learners currently working in the sector and also available to those who do not currently work in the industry but would like to gain some of the skills needed.

Level 2

About this level

Level 2 will suit you if you are a warehouse or storage operative and want to have your skills recognised by a national qualification.

You will need to complete two mandatory units at this level:

  • Health, safety and security at work
  • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues in logistics operations.

You also complete a minimum of 19 credits from a range of optional units that includes:

  • Process orders for customers in logistics operations
  • Use a compact crane in logistics operations
  • Use a forklift side-loader in logistics operations
  • Contribute to the provision of customer care in logistics operations.

For full details, download the qualification summary sheets or the full qualification standards from the links above.

Level 3

About this level

Level 3 is ideal if you are working as a Team Leader within a warehouse operation, in addition to your normal warehouse operation activities. This could form part of an apprenticeship.

To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Warehousing and Storage, learners must achieve a total of 40 credits from a range of mandatory and optional units across five groups, which include:

  • Supervise the receipt, storage and dispatch of goods (mandatory)
  • Check stock levels and stock records (group 1)
  • Inducting new colleagues into a logistics operation (group 2)
  • Arrange the transport of goods using multiple transport modes (group 3)
  • Optimise the use of logistics resources (group 4)
  • Manage the traffic office (group 5).

For full details, download the qualification summary sheets or the full qualification standards from the links above.

 






WS Level 2 Summary Sheet Click Here
WS Level 3 Summary Sheet Click Here
WS Level 2 Full Qualification Standards Click Here
WS Level 3 Full Qualification Standards Click Here

 
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