Course Type: Part Time,Apprenticeship

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Supply Chain Operations

Supply Chain Operations requires all the elements of an organisation to working in synchronicity to deliver a product to the customer on time in the most efficient and effective manner.


The Supply Chain Operations Level 2 Apprenticeship programme provides a holistic approach to enabling your workforce to manage your Supply Chain Operations from the purchase of raw materials to the operational management of parts to logistics and warehousing through to the distribution of the final product to the customer.  


The nature of the training allows the business to  have input into the activity and material to achieve maximum benefit and output. This qualification is designed by companies for companies.


The framework is flexible and provides knowledge and skills for apprenticeships within several sectors’ within a Supply Chain Operation. 


Ideal candidates are from the following background or work areas:


  • Planning

  • Purchasing

  • Operations management

  • Manufacturing

  • Logistics

  • Warehousing

  • Transport

  • Distribution

    Employer Responsive Training

  • This bespoke apprenticeship programme has been developed specifically with the needs of your organisation in mind.


    Programme Structure

  • 12 month programme

  • Flexible learning with minimal impact to warehousing operations

  • Approximately 10 days’ release time (to be arranged with the company)

  • Flexible modular approach suited to the appropriate sector.


Practical group activities may include:

  • A Supply Chain exercise (3 production runs with work based learning outcomes)
  • Managing performance through data collection and analysis (data capture)
  • Cost Balance Analysis Exercise (making decisions based upon data)
  • Flow Process Analysis Exercise (understanding and documenting the flow of a part, waste identification )
  • Creating a “Systems Picture” of your Supply Chain (a holistic approach to your supply chain)
  • Time Management


Benefits to the Organisation

  • A “work ready” motivated and empowered workforce armed with the attitude, skills and knowledge to succeed within a modern supply chain operation.

  • A workforce with practical experience of implementing tools and techniques including:


    • Health and Safety,                                        Warehousing and Storage,

    • Inventory Management,                                Audits

    • First in First Out (FIFO)                                 Just in Time (JIT) Operations

    • Management of Material Rejects                  Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Systems

    • LEAN Principles                                            Workplace Organisation. 


Benefits to the learner

Upon successful completion the learner will achieve:

    • Level 2 Certificate in Supply Chain Operations

    • Combined Technical Certificate in Supply Chain Operations

    • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

    • Level 1or 2 Certificate in Functional Skills

      • Maths

      • English

A typical programme may include:  

  • Health, Safety and Security at Work.

  • Develop Effective Working relationships with colleagues in Warehouse and Storage operations 

  • Make an effective contribution to a business in the logistics sector

  • Obtain information on storage locations and facilities

  • Obtain information on the supply chain

  • Monitor the flow of supplies in the supply chain

  • Monitor the transportation of supplies

  • Process transport documentation for goods

  • Control supplies at storage locations and facilities

  • Employers Rights and Responsibilities

  • Functional Skills

    • Maths

    • English

  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills