Warehousing and Logistics

Warehousing and Storage Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship

In Brief


This programme will take a minimum of 12 months to complete.

Entry requirements

  • Two GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, plus GCSE English at grade 3 or above
  • Learners will need to be at least 16 years of age
  • You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice. Please see our Apprenticeship vacancies.

You will achieve

You will achieve a Level 2 Diploma Warehousing and Storage Operative Apprenticeship standard

Course overview

This qualification is about the safe and efficient receipt, movement, storage, handling and dispatch of goods in a warehousing and logistics environment.

Course content

You will study units from the list below relevant to your job role.



  • 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 logistics 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 forklift side-loader in logistics operations
  • Use an industrial forklift truck in logistics operations
  • Use a hoist in logistics operations
  • Use a compact crane in logistics operations
  • Keep stock at required levels in logistics operations
  • Check stock levels and stock records
  • Operate equipment to perform work requirements in logistics operations
  • Receive goods in logistics operations
  • Maintain the safety and security of hazardous goods and materials in logistics operations
  • Process returned goods in logistics operations
  • Sort goods and materials for recycling or disposal in logistics operations
  • Supervise the receipt, storage or dispatch of goods
  • Contribute to the provision of customer service in logistics operations
  • Principles of food safety in logistics

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 +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email: info@barnsley.ac.uk



Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

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 the Info Team.

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

Warehousing and Storage Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship

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