Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) inSupply Chain Warehouse Operative

The Supply Chain Operator apprenticeship supports the progression and development of your aspiring warehouse and logistics operatives. It can also provide the opportunity to recruit new talent and inject fresh skills and enterprise into your organisation. Apprentices will be trained within the context of your organisation, meaning apprentices contribute to business productivity, while developing their own skills and abilities to effectively develop, maintain and improve administration services and support functions.

Our programme combines academic learning and on the–job practical training with a strong focus on workplace performance enabling apprentices to develop highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours to effectively support and engage with different parts of your organisation. This includes learning to interact with internal or external customers, focusing on adding value and contributing to the efficiency of your organisation through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested.

  • Rated outstanding for apprenticeships in our June 2017 ofsted inspection
    Ofsted - Outstanding Provider

Key Facts

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College Code: C-AP2SCWO

Who is this Apprenticeship for?

Existing employees working within a warehouse and/ or logistics profession who have hands on experience but desire a qualification for further development or for new entrants who want to work in such environments.

Course Content

  • Operating and handling equipment safely and efficiently as required for their role, such as Forklift Trucks, High Reach Trucks, Powered Pallet Trucks or Man Up Trucks
  • Manoeuvre vehicles in restricted spaces; safely use and position vehicle fitted equipment such as mirror requirements. Work individually and as part of a team to safely move and handle objects
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping and manage waste effectively
  • Know where to find instructions or guidance
  • Check for damaged or missing items as appropriate
  • Take responsibility for maintaining health, safety and security of people at all times. Comply with appropriate rules, regulations and processes for safely and efficiently moving, handling, packing and unpacking different items, both manually and using relevant equipment (such as MHE, vehicle and delivery systems)
  • Understand consequences of incorrect use. Use correct equipment and procedures to record receiving or stowing goods; produce relevant paperwork or labelling processes. Promote the values of the organisation
  • Communicate effectively with customers and colleagues to identify and meet their needs.
  • Use IT applications and other relevant technology and systems, including warehousing management, data capture, radio and barcoding systems, to ensure the safe and efficient processing of goods.

Qualifications included in the Apprenticeship

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard in Supply Chain Warehouse Operative
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English and Maths (if required)

Assessment Methods

  • Regular formative reviews between employer, apprentice and the college
  • Development of assignments demonstrating learning from their job role or work place
  • Practical observation to assess the application of skills within the workplace
  • Professional discussion to holistically assess Knowledge Skills and Behaviours across the standard and will be informed by reflective portfolio
  • Written knowledge test

Entry Requirements

Apprentices with GCSE grades C/4 or above in English, Maths are exempt from Functional Skills. If Apprentices have grade D/3 GCSE or complete an initial BKSB Assessment at Level 1 they can complete Level Functional Skills as required alongside their Apprenticeship.

English & Maths

Before taking the end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and Maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C). If maths and English are required these are typically taught in college specialist functional skills classes.

Progression Opportunities

  • Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor
  • Level 3 Supply Chain Practitioner

Delivery Model

Work based training and assessments to complement the skills that are learnt, developed and used within the workplace.

Day release to complete Functional Skills if required.

Average duration is 15 months which includes an End Point Assessment.

Payment Breakdown

Levy payers pay 100% of training costs via Levy

Non Levy employers with 50+ staff or for an Apprentice aged 19+ - pay 5% of training costs

Non Levy Employers with less than 50 staff and an Apprentice aged 18 or younger, fully funded

Get in touch

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Call: 01509 515461

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