Overview

Warehouses are a vital part of the UK supply chain. They hold goods and equipment until they’re ready to be distributed to shops, stores, supermarkets, and for online deliveries. It is a highly dynamic, fast-moving industry with some of the biggest companies involved, such as Amazon and Apple and it’s technology-driven with an increasing use of automation.

Working as a warehouse operative in the logistics sector will mean that you are part of a massive industry, which employs one in every twelve people in the UK.

Course description

This course has been developed in response to emerging industry trends and the skills and knowledge requirements of employers. By achieving this nationally recognised qualification you will gain a valuable understanding of warehousing and logistics.

The qualification has been designed to support those involved with distributive operations, such as dealing with inbound and outbound deliveries, assembling order through to dispatching goods, keeping stock at required levels, operating equipment to perform work requirements.

In late 2017, jobs for warehouse operatives range between £14,500 – £18,500 per year, with an average of £16,622 which covers jobs in different sectors such as logistics, manufacturing and retail. Salaries and wages will vary depending on the region and company.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

The qualification consists of one unit with five learning outcomes: Unit 1 Warehousing and Storage Principles learning outcomes

  • Understand how to receive and store goods and materials
  • Understand how to process orders and dispatch goods
  • Understand how to deliver effective customer service
  • Understand health, safety, security and legislation
  • Understand how to be an effective team worker

The qualification is delivered in the classroom and you will be assessed through contextualised, vocationally-related and practical experiences along with completion of portfolio of evidence.

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 9 June 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 9 June 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year £181.00 Exam Fee:£63 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 9 June 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.