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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Warehousing and Storage

Key course information

Business, Finance and Management


16 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview

This qualification is designed for people who want to enter and/or progress from entry roles in the Warehousing and Storage industries. You will develop the underpinning knowledge necessary to support you in your role in this sector.Completion of this qualification will support progression into employment or higher-level roles in the industry. The qualification is ideal for those not in employment, or who cannot access an Apprenticeship.This qualification will focus on the study of the warehousing and storage industry and offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge. The objectives of this qualification are to allow you to progress to employment within the warehousing and storage industry to provide informed and prepared potential employees.

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What will I learn?

There are 5 units to this course. These cover an introduction to warehousing and storage, where you will gain an overview of warehousing and storage. You will learn about how to receive and store goods and understand how to process orders and prepare them for dispatch.

You will gain an understanding of how to check stock and update records and you will also be covering customer service in warehousing and storage.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

Learners should be over the age of 19 at the start of the academic year in order to undertake this qualification. You should also have been a resident in the UK or EEA/EU for at least three years prior to enrolment.

Learners cannot be enrolled onto this, or any other, distance learning courses if they are already on a course they receive funding for (such as an apprenticeship or diploma).

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

This is a distance learning course. This means learners do not have to attend college for lessons or sessions with a tutor. You are given a personal log in to e-assessor, where you will submit your work for each unit. Once work is submitted this is automatically sent to your assessor for marking.

Additional Costs and Information

All learners must attend an induction session prior to being enrolled onto the course. A member of the team will contact you upon your registration to organise this. The session will cover all paperwork for the course and an opportunity to receive workbooks for the course to work from.

The course is free to enrol on, however, if a learner wishes to be withdrawn from the course at any point, or fails to submit their work in within the allotted time given to them by their assessor, they will be charged a £115 fee. This is explained to learners at their induction.

We now require all learners to submit unit 1 within the first month of their enrolment onto the course, otherwise they risk being withdrawn from the course and charged the £115 fee.

The allotted time for each learner to complete this course is 4 months. Learners can only complete 1 NCFE course at a time.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: • Level 3 Award in Warehousing • Level 3 Diploma in Warehousing and Storage.It may also be useful to learners studying qualifications in the following sector: • Retail and Commercial Enterprise

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