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Warehousing and Logistics

Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date

You may start an Apprenticeship at any time. This programme will take a minimum of 12 months to complete.

Entry requirements

You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice. Please see our Apprenticeship vacancies.

You will achieve

You will achieve: Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship

Course overview

Warehouse Operatives work in a variety of warehouse environments. Work activities include taking deliveries, checking for damaged/missing items, storing goods, moving stock by various methods, picking/packing orders, loading goods for dispatch, maintaining stock records and documentation, and cleaning. They are required to safely use a range of equipment, machinery and vehicles, as relevant to their role and setting. This could include mechanical racking systems, materials handling equipment (MHE) or fork lift trucks.

For further information please click here for the Apprenticeship Standard information.

Course content

Core knowledge – all Warehouse Operatives will have a good understanding of:

  • Safe driving and/or operating techniques to standard and as trained
  • Safe use of equipment and machinery
  • Use of warehouse systems and processes relating to packaging, moving and receiving stock
  • Basic IT applications and other relevant technology and systems, including warehousing management
  • Relevant regulation and legislation
  • Effective communication with customers
  • Structure of the industry; methods and modes of transport; roles available within the sector in general and in relation to their own career aspirations.
  • The importance of delivering excellent customer service to customers and colleagues
  • Vision, objectives and brand of the organisation; the importance of organisation reputation

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed in your place of work.

All equipment will be provided. At the start of your apprenticeship, you will be given a portfolio which provides you with information about the company you will be working for. You will use this portfolio to evidence your skills and experience.

You will study within the workplace.

Upon completion you could progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Warehousing and Storage or apply for job roles including, Warehouse Operative.

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

Extra information

For further information please contact the team on 01226 216166 or email: apprenticeships@barnsley.ac.uk



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Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship

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