Warehousing Level 2
Level 2
Qualifications Level 2 Diploma in Warehousing
Duration Minimum 12 months
Start date Flexible
Attendance In the workplace. If required an opportunity to attend college for functional skills.
Progression Warehouse operative, Warehousing supervisor/traffic office manager, Logistics management (eg team leading, management, moving into traffic operations). Or further study - Level 3 Certificate in Logistics Operations.

This apprenticeship has been developed to develop the apprentice with the necessary skills needed for the work place and logistics operations to meet industry standard. The supply chain and logistics is a growing sector that plays a major role in the UK and global economy. The warehousing and storage certificate at level 2 includes the award in food safety for logistics at level 2.

The apprenticeship takes into account the need for effectiveness, efficiencies and accuracy in a potentially hazardous environment and suits manufacturing plant or a distribution depot and roles may include tracking deliveries, storing goods and packing and loading orders.


Business benefits:

  • Increase productivity. Apprentices will be equipped with skills and knowledge directly relevant to your organisation, helping to improve your productivity.
  • Increase profitability. Skilled and motivated apprentices can improve your company’s efficiency and profitability as they increase their expertise in their role.
  • Gain competitive advantage. You gain advantage overyour competitors through planned development of your workforce.
  • Generate new ideas. Apprentices can bring new ideas and innovation to your business as well as an energy and enthusiasm to the work place.
  • Offer flexibility. Apprentice training is flexible, primarily delivered in the workplace, and offers minimal disruption to your business.
  • Motivate your workforce. Trained employees feel more valued and motivated and can help to improve your workforce retention and progression within the company.


Structure of apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade A-C.


A selection of units:

  • Health, safety and security at work
  • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues in logistics operations
  • Pick goods in logistics operations
  • Wrap and pack goods in logistic operations
  • Place goods in storage in logistics operations
  • Process orders for customers in logistics operations
  • Assemble orders for dispatch in logistics operations
  • Maintain the cleanliness of equipment in logistics operations
  • Keep work areas clean in logistics operations
  • Maintain hygiene standards in handling and storing goods in logistics operations
  • Moving and/or handling goods in logistics operations
  • Use equipment to move goods in logistics operations
  • Use a compact crane in logistics operations
  • Use a forklift side-loader in logistics operations
  • Use a hoist in logistics operations
  • Use an industrial forklift truck in logistic operations
  • Keep stock at required levels in logistic operations
  • Check stock levels and stock records
  • Operate equipment to perform work requirements in logistics operations
  • Receive goods in logistics operations
  • Process returned goods in logistics operations
  • Sort goods and materials for recycling or disposal in logistic operations
  • Contribute to the provision of customer service care in logistics operations
  • Principles of Food Safety in logistics
  • Maintain the safety and security of hazardous goods in logistics operations
  • Supervise the receipt, storage or dispatch of goods


Functional skills

Functional skills are practical skills in English and Mathematics that will help individuals to operate confidently, effectively and independently in the workplace. These qualifications are a mandatory part of the apprenticeship programme that must be passed to allow successful completion unless the GCSE grades have been previously achieved. Employers have highlighted these abilities as an essential skill and many see them as a minimal requirement when applying for jobs.


Your employee will develop technical knowledge and will show competence through work activities. Assessments involves observation of the duties carried out and a range of other methods; including witness statements, professional discussions and reflective accounts, written reports and computer based assignments in the work place. Candidates will work with their assessor to gain a work based qualification and will work with an electronic portfolio that enables them to demonstrate their skills practically.


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