Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Warehousing and Storage

The Certificate in the Principles of Warehousing and Storage qualification is ideal for learners who want to enter and/or progress from entry roles in the Warehousing and Storage industries. This knowledge based course will support learners already employed in the sector as well as those wishing to enter the warehousing and storage industry.

Course Duration Course Duration: 8 weeks
Course Level Course Level: Level 2
Course Fees Course Fees: Free
Important Information

This course is currently being subsidised by the college and is, therefore, free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it; in which case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials.

Courses are fully funded subject to learner eligibility and changes in government funding. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss the eligibility criteria otherwise we will confirm eligibility upon receiving your application.

What You Will Learn

Unit 01

Introduction to warehousing and storage – The learner will demonstrate their understanding of the functions and benefits of warehousing

Unit 02

Understand how to receive and store goods – The aim of this unit is to help the learner understand how to receive and store goods. The learner will also understand the health and safety risks involved in these processes.

Unit 03

Understand how to process orders and prepare them for dispatch.

Unit 04

Understand how to check stock and update records The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of what a stock check is and why and how it is carried out. Learners will also understand how records are updated following a stock check.

Unit 05

Customer service in warehousing and storage – The aim of this unit is for learners to learn about the importance of customer service in warehousing and storage and how it can have positive and negative impacts.

Entry Requirements

Due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent. 

If you are between 19-23 years of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification (or higher) or 5 GCSE Grades A*-C/Grade 9-4.

We will require evidence of this in order to receive funding for you.

If you are unsure of your level of literacy, please follow our instructions here and undertake the online literacy assessment at https://www.learnmyway.com/

This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.


How is it Assessed

Each candidate is required to give written responses to questions, which will be submitted to a qualified script marker to assess. These responses can either be handwritten in the assessment booklets or typed using electronic templates which are provided at induction. Candidates are issued with workbooks to assist with assessments.

You will be required to submit 2 assessments each taking 4 weeks to complete.

Course Documents

Awarding Body Information

For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body’s website www.ncfe.org.uk/ and search using the following course code: 603/0634/8 or click here.

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Fees & Funding

Our Level 2 Distance Learning courses are now completely free of charge.

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