Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Warehousing

The HSE reports that lifting, handling and carrying accounts for 19% of non-fatal injuries in the workplace. That is nearly a quarter of injuries, making it vital that manual handling safety is improved, particularly in environments such as warehouses where manual handling and the moving of heavy goods occurs daily.

Who is the course for?

This qualification is aimed at anyone who is either in employment or searching for employment, particularly those who wish to develop their skills in warehousing.

This course will equip you with a detailed understanding of a variety of warehouse processes, including manual handling, stock checks, processing orders, storage and packaging of goods and assembling for dispatch. You will also look in detail at the customer service process and how it can impact an organisation.

Course Content

This course is split into four manageable units:

Unit 1: Health and safety requirements in a warehousing environment

Unit 2: Understand the principles of warehousing goods

Unit 3: Understand the process of stock checking and preparing goods for dispatch

Unit 4: The importance of customer service in a warehousing environment.

How is the course delivered?

This course is delivered fully online through a online learning platform.

Support is provided throughout from professionally trained tutors who are available to provide guidance and mark assignments, as well as provide feedback on progress where required.

How will I be assesed?

All work is completed and submitted online, with an assessor assigned to mark and feedback on your work upon submission.

Funding and Eligibility Criteria

As this course is fully funded, you must meet the following eligibility and funding criteria in order to access this course.

Funding Criteria:

To qualify for a FREE Level 2 online learning course, you must:

  • You must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/21
  • You must have lived in the EU for the last three years
  • If you are aged 19-23, you must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject*
  • If you are aged 24+ you do not need to have a qualification
  • You must not be on another funded programme i.e. an apprenticeship or another distance learning or online course
  • You must not be on another distance learning course with another training provider
  • If you are working but earning less than £17,374.50 per year, are aged 19 – 23 and have achieved a full Level 2, you will be fully funded.
  • If you are working but earning less than £17,374.50 per year and are aged 24+, you will be fully funded.

*A full Level 2 achievement is equivalent to 5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A* to C). 

Level 2 qualifications are:

  • CSE – grade 1
  • GCSE – grades 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 or grades A*, A, B, C
  • intermediate apprenticeship
  • level 2 award
  • level 2 certificate
  • level 2 diploma
  • level 2 ESOL
  • level 2 essential skills
  • level 2 functional skills
  • level 2 national certificate
  • level 2 national diploma
  • level 2 NVQ
  • music grades 4 and 5
  • O level – grade A, B or C
How To Apply

Please get in touch with us using the enquiry buttons menu in the section below if you are interested in enrolling onto this programme

You can phone us via the details provided on this page or submit the course enquiry form.

Our adult Learning Shops will then book an appointment with a National Carers Service adviser and make arrangements for you to complete an assessment to determine if this course is at appropriate level for you to study at. Learners will attend an induction and assessment session which will be used to check your existing knowledge to ensure this is the most suitable course for you.

We will also need to confirm whether or not you are eligible to pay any course fees, and you may be asked to provide some further information about your current employment and financial status and previous learning.

Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Warehousing
Course Outline: Aimed at anyone who is either in employment or searching for employment, particularly those who wish to develop their skills in warehousing
Qualification: TQUK Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Warehousing
LevelLevel 2
LocationDistance Learning – Delivered Online
Duration10 Weeks
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year
PriceThis course is fully-funded


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