Course Type: Part Time,Apprenticeship

Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management


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 Management Level 3 Apprenticeship programme provides a holistic approach to enabling your workforce, particularly managers and team leaders, 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 team leaders and managers 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

  • 18 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 3 Certificate in Supply Chain Management

    • Combined Technical Certificate in Supply Chain Management

    • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

    • Level 2 Certificate in Functional Skills, if required

      • Maths

      • English