Warehousing and Storage (1016)

Last Updated: 06 Oct 2016
Providing recognition of the skills and knowledge needed to work in or develop a career in warehousing, including operating equipment and safety at work, processing orders, team leadership and managing the receipt and dispatch of goods.

These qualifications are part of the apprenticeship framework.

These qualifications recognise the skills and competencies required of staff in the warehouse and storage workplace. These qualifications are for learners currently working in the sector and also available to those who do not currently work in the industry but would like to gain some of the skills needed.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Depending on your level and the options you choose, you will over subjects like:

  • operating equipment
  • receiving and dispatching goods
  • storing goods safely
  • processing orders.

You will learn your skills on the job or by training courses and your assessor will help you to identify if there are any skills gaps which need to be filled.

Assessment will be undertaken in the workplace while you carry out real work activities.

Which level is right for me?

Level 1
You are new to warehousing and storage and would like to start or have started working in this area in order to get your skills recognised.

Level 2
You are a warehouse or storage operative and want to have your skills recognised by a national qualification. This could also form part of an apprenticeship.

Level 3
You are working as a team leader within a warehouse operation, in addition to your normal warehouse operation activities. This could form part of an apprenticeship.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you progress in a variety of roles, including:

  • Warehouse operative
  • Warehouse supervisor
  • Fork lift truck supervisor
  • Stock control assistant
  • Removals operative
  • Management.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

Qualifications in Warehousing and Storage are usually delivered through work based learning.

Learners are normally assessed through workplace observation and questioning by qualified and experienced assessors.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Learners must be able to carry out the tasks required in the workplace.

Centres will require qualified assessors and internal verifiers to deliver these qualifications. Internal members of staff can be trained for these roles or they can be specifically recruited.

Centres currently offering the Levels 1 and 2 NVQ in Warehousing and Storage (1009) qualification may apply for fast track approval for this qualification at the same level.

All learners must be working within the warehousing and storage industry.

Level 1

Level 1 will suit you if you are new to warehousing and storage and would like to start, or have recently started, working in this area. You want to get your skills recognised.

There are two qualifications available at this level - a shorter award and a longer certificate. Whichever you choose, you will need to complete one mandatory unit:

  • Health and safety in the workplace.

You then choose a minimum of 10 credits for the award, or 14 credits for the certificate, from a range of optional units that includes:

  • Maintain the cleanliness of equipment in logistics operations
  • Keep stock levels at required levels in a logistics environment
  • Wrap and pack goods in a logistics environment
  • Use equipment to move goods in logistics facilities.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you progress in a variety of roles, including:

  • Warehouse operative
  • Warehouse supervisor
  • Fork lift truck supervisor
  • Stock control assistant
  • Removals operative
  • Management.

Level 1 Warehousing and Storage (1016-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 1 Award in Warehousing and Storage (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 501/1690/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 87 - 120 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 501/1691/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 16 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 107 - 140 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you are a warehouse or storage operative and want to have your skills recognised by a national qualification. This could also form part of an apprenticeship.

You will need to complete two mandatory units at this level:

  • Health, safety and security at work
  • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues in logistics operations.

You also complete a minimum of 19 credits from a range of optional units that includes:

  • Process orders for customers in logistics operations
  • Use a compact crane in logistics operations
  • Use a forklift side-loader in logistics operations
  • Contribute to the provision of customer care in logistics operations.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you progress in a variety of roles, including:

  • Warehouse operative
  • Warehouse supervisor
  • Fork lift truck supervisor
  • Stock control assistant
  • Removals operative
  • Management.

Level 2 QCF Certificate in Warehousing and Storage (1016-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 QCF Certificate in Warehousing and Storage

  • Accreditation No: 501/1082/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 26 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 99 - 125 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you are working as a Team Leader within a warehouse operation, in addition to your normal warehouse operation activities. This could form part of an apprenticeship.

To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Warehousing and Storage, learners must achieve a total of 40 credits from a range of mandatory and optional units across five groups, which include:

  • Supervise the receipt, storage and dispatch of goods (mandatory)
  • Check stock levels and stock records (group 1)
  • Inducting new colleagues into a logistics operation (group 2)
  • Arrange the transport of goods using multiple transport modes (group 3)
  • Optimise the use of logistics resources (group 4)
  • Manage the traffic office (group 5).

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you progress in a variety of roles, including:

  • Warehouse operative
  • Warehouse supervisor
  • Fork lift truck supervisor
  • Stock control assistant
  • Removals operative
  • Management.

Level 3 Warehousing and Storage (1016-07)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Diploma in Warehousing and Storage (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 600/3766/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 40 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 193 - 270 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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