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Warehousing and Storage Apprenticeship (Level 2 Intermediate and Level 3 Advanced)

Course Information

  • Course Code: AD580
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Validated by: Awarding Body Consortium Awards

The Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship offers a combination of qualifications, that will equip you with skills and knowledge you need to work in the Logistics industry. As a Warehousing and Storage Apprentice, you will learn skills in operating specialist machinery to get things onto and down from high storage spaces; learn about storing goods and improve your spatial awareness so that you can quickly and efficiently load objects of different shapes and sizes.


What will I study?

Selection of units from the Distribution, Warehousing and Storage Apprenticeship:

  • Maintain health, safety and security in logistics operations
  • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues in logistics operations
  • Provide customers with information and advice on goods and services
  • Operate equipment to perform work requirements
  • Move goods in logistics facilities
  • Receive goods from deliveries
  • Place goods in storage
  • Maintain the safety and quality of goods.
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Course work
  • Exams
  • Oral questioning
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration/assignment
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination
What can I do next?

Once you have completed the Apprenticeship you will be equipped with the necessary skills and qualifications required for working within the logistics industry leading to a variety of employment opportunities. You could progress into a job as a Warehouse Operations Team Leader, Lead Driver or with further development and training e.g. into jobs as a Warehouse Manager or Transport Manager. There is further training and development available for those who choose to do so through a Foundation Degree in Transport Planning, Logistics Operations, Administration or Management. For progressing onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, it is expected that you will be in a supervisory role.

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Warehouse Operative

If you enjoy physical work and want to be part of a team, this job could be just right for you. As a warehouse operative, you would deal with goods and products that come into a warehouse or stockroom.

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Warehouse Manager

If you have leadership skills, and you want to work in warehousing, this job could be for you.

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Future income

Starting salaries are around £12,500 a year.

Experienced operatives can earn up to £18,000 a year, and a warehouse team leader can earn over £20,000 a year.

There may be bonuses and shift allowances on top of basic pay.



If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

Additional Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by Blackburn College, either at the workplace, in College or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure you develop the skills the employer wants, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.

This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.