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Warehousing and Storage

Course Code: AP2

Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Apprenticeship
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: 15 months

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About the course

Have you ever thought about how the role of a warehouse operative contributes to the growth of the UK’s economy? It relies on the efficient movement of goods to ensure that products arrive on time and in the right condition. This warehousing and storage Apprenticeship at City College Plymouth brings you the opportunity to work in a business which plays a crucial part in making this happen! As a warehousing and storage apprentice you will achieve valuable occupational competence within a warehousing and storage role. You will be employed and the majority of your training and learning will take place within your workplace. On completion of the Apprenticeship you will gain a suite of vocational qualifications which form part of the Apprenticeship framework – a great start to your career. Upon successful completion of this recognised level 2 qualification, you may progress into advanced Apprenticeships in team leading, logistics operations driving goods vehicles, or warehousing and storage. You could also choose to go into a variety of jobs in the warehousing industry.

What you'll learn

As an apprentice you will gain valuable
experience and occupational competence within your workplace setting.
You will be employed and, under supervision, your job would working as a
Warehouse Operative. Working as part of a team, you may be required to
load/unload vehicles. You will also have delegated responsibility for
the correct selection and packing of customer orders, ensuring they are
ready for despatch on time.
You will need to achieve a minimum of 41 – 52 credits (dependent on
which qualification you will follow) from completing mandatory units and
a selection of optional units. The optional units will be decided in
negotiation with your assessor and employer and are based on your job
role with your organisation.
You will also have to complete functional skills level 1 in maths and
English, Employment Responsibilities and Rights and Personal Learning
and Thinking Skills.

Entry requirements

Acceptance on this Apprenticeship is via initial assessment.


Assessment is continuous, both on and off the job.

What's next?

On successful completion, you may wish to continue your studies by moving onto a higher level Apprenticeship or course. You could also benefit from greatly enhanced job opportunities, whether with your current employer or elsewhere.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Whether or not you've got a work placement lined up, you can apply for and start an Apprenticeship at any time. We'll work with you to make sure you're on the right career path and help match you with a suitable employer. All you have to do is complete and return an application form and our Work-based Learning Team will be in touch.