Warehousing and Storage Courses

Delivering products and services: right place, right time, right cost
Would you like a career in the warehousing and storage industry?

The effective storage and distribution of goods have always been critically important in manufacturing and retail. As online shopping grows, storage and warehousing become even more important.

Nowadays, customers judge a company based on its delivery performance. Was the delivery correct? Was I kept informed? Did it arrive on time? Will I shop here again? A ‘perfect delivery’ is a major competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.

Of course, the field of transport and logistics is broad. The supply chain covers the effective storage and transport of every element that goes into making a product, not just its final delivery to a customer.

Our career-focused courses and programme

Study Programmes

This is the first step for school leavers, aged 16-19. You will work towards a qualification whilst building on employability skills, receive personal and professional development and achieve the level of Maths and English.


Level 1 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage

Career options:

  • Order picker
  • Warehouse worker
  • Stock control assistant
  • Warehouse manager

Course locations:

  • Salford
  • Manchester

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In this Study Programme you’ll learn how to undertake preparations for receiving goods, use different stock control methods and the best way to report and record any variations. You will also learn the best health and safety practices to help minimise potential risk.

What you will learn:

  • Health and safety
  • Keeping stock at required levels
  • Maintain cleanliness of equipment and work areas
  • Receiving, moving and handling goods
  • Assembling orders for dispatch
  • Using equipment to move goods
  • Customer service in logistics operations


Our Warehousing and Storage Pre-apprenticeships are a great way for 16-24 year olds to develop first-hand experience of working with children and young people. You’ll also get essential work preparation training and work on your maths and English if required.


Warehousing and Storage Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are simply jobs with training. You typically receive training to support your career 1 day a week. You get paid, gain a qualification as well as valuable skills and experience. Anyone between the ages of 16-65 can apply to become an apprentice.


Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative

12 months

Work in:

  • Retail
  • Storage
  • Removals
  • Transport


  • Workplace health and safety

Good to know:

  • Physically demanding
  • Shift work required

Full specification:
Supply Chain Warehouse Operative, Apprenticeship Standard

As a Warehouse Operative you’ll carry out a range of moving, packaging and stock-taking roles and duties in a warehouse environment.

You’ll learn all about the safe and effective use of a range of equipment, machinery and vehicles, which may include: mechanical racking systems, materials handling equipment (MHE) or forklift trucks. You’ll learn how to use warehouse systems and processes relating to packaging, moving and receiving stock (as well as the IT systems that support this).

This Apprenticeship Standard qualification has been designed by 22 employers, so you can be sure that it meets the needs of the modern transport and logistics industry. Designed by: John Lewis, XPO Logistics, Blue Arrow and Office Depot (to name a few).

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