NVQ Level 2 Warehouse & Storage Apprenticeship

A Government funded Level 2 Warehousing and Storage Qualification.

As a new or existing warehouse and storage operative you are required to undertake a range of duties, working alone or in a team, including loading/unloading of vehicles and selecting and packing customer orders, ensuring goods are ready for dispatch on time. As part of your development this fully funded management programme of learning will provide you with the opportunity for you to gain a nationally recognised and accepted qualification.

Duration: 12 months to complete. You will see your assessor every month for a period of between 12 – 14 months. Every month you will demonstrate progression against your selected units from your apprenticeship.

Location: The venue of your training and assessment will take place at your premises. There is no requirement for you travel to a training venue unless this is previously agreed with your organisation.

Apprenticeship Summary

The aim of this Apprenticeship is to provide the warehousing sector with staff who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to help their businesses grow and to provide a career path for Apprentices to higher level jobs and qualifications, so the skills gained with this Apprenticeship are transferable and valuable throughout the Logistics sector.

On your Apprenticeship in Warehousing, you’ll learn the theories of Warehousing and the operational practices associated within a warehouse environment.

Job Roles suitable for this apprenticeship include:

  • Warehouse Operative
  • Warehouse Picker
  • Warehouse Packer

The Apprenticeship is made up of 4 core units:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1
  • Functional Skills English Level 1

The Certificate in Warehousing and Storage at Level 2 is a combined qualification incorporating competence and knowledge, which are separately assessed.

Apprentices must achieve at least 10 credits for competence and at least 10 credits for knowledge when selecting units to meet the requirements of the SASE.

The framework total is 41 credits which includes competence, knowledge, the ERR qualification and the two Functional Skills of English and Maths.

The minimum number of credits for Competence for the Certificate is 15

The minimum number of credits for Knowledge for the Certificate is 11

Total Credits for this combined qualification is 26 credits for the Certificate and are made up as follows:

Mandatory units

  • Health, Safety and Security at work (1 credit for competence and 2 for knowledge)
  • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues in logistics operations (2 credits for competence and 2 for knowledge)

Optional Units Group 1 (Certificate: 2 units from this group)

  • Process orders for customers in logistics operations (2 credits for competence and 1 for knowledge)
  • Assemble orders for dispatch in logistics operations (2 credits for competence and 1 for knowledge)
  • Pick goods in logistics operations (2 credits for competence and 1 for knowledge)
  • Place goods in storage in logistics operations (2 credits for competence and 2 for knowledge)
  • Wrap and pack goods in logistics operations(2 credits for competence and 1 for knowledge)

Optional Units Group 2 (Certificate: 1 unit from this group)

  • Keep work areas clean in logistics operations (2 credits for competence and 1 for knowledge)
  • Maintain hygiene standards in handling and storing goods in logistics operations (2 credits for competence and 1 for knowledge)
  • Maintain the cleanliness of equipment in logistics operations (2 credits for competence and 1 for knowledge)

Optional Units Group 3 (Certificate: 1 unit from this group)

  • Use equipment to move goods in logistics operations (2 credits for competence and 1 for knowledge)
  • Moving and/or handling goods in logistics operations (2 credits for competence and 2 for knowledge)
  • Use a forklift side-loader in logistics operations (1 credit for competence)
  • Use a compact crane in logistics operations(1 credit for competence)
  • Use an industrial forklift truck in logistics operations(1 credit for competence Use a hoist in logistics operations(1 credit for competence)

Optional Units Group 4 (Certificate: 1 unit from this group)

  • Check stock levels and stock records (2 credits for competence and 1 for knowledge) Keep stock at required levels in logistics operations (2 credits for competence and 1 for knowledge)

Optional Units Group 5 (Certificate: A minimum value of 6 credits from this group)

  • Operate equipment to perform work requirements in logistics operation (4 credits for competence and 4 for knowledge)
  • Maintain the safety and security of hazardous goods and materials in logistics operations (3 credits for competence and 3 for knowledge)
  • Receive goods in logistics operations (2 credits for competence and 1 for knowledge) Process returned goods in logistics operations (2 credits for competence and 1 for knowledge)
  • Sort goods and materials for recycling or disposal in logistics operations (2 credits for competence and 1 for knowledge)
  • Contribute to the provision of customer service in logistics operations (2 credits for competence and 1 for knowledge)
  • Supervise the receipt, storage or dispatch of goods (3 credits for competence and 3 for knowledge)
  • Principles of food safety in logistics (1 credit for knowledge)