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Warehousing & Storage Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

Warehousing Level 3 Apprenticeship at Bedford College

This apprenticeship will give you a deeper understanding of warehousing and logistics in a supervisory or team leader position. Throughout the qualification, you will cover a range of activities carried out by senior staff members. You will learn various techniques surrounding how to manage and improve team performance, as well as how to respond to issues that arise in the workplace. The role will require you to develop both your own and your team’s skills to ensure the department runs smoothly.

Entry requirements

Grade requirements: You will need to have basic literacy and numeracy skills,
upon which this apprenticeship will build.

Other requirements: You will need a keen interest in working in a warehousing
business in the logistics sector and must be willing to work shifts as part of a team,
and have good timekeeping.

Course content

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:
  • Contribute to the provision of customer service in logistics operations
  • Supervise the receipt, storage or dispatch of goods
  • Provide leadership for your team in logistics operations
  • Take responsibility for health, safety and security in your team
  • You will also study a range of optional units dependent on your role.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed via a range of methods including a portfolio of evidence gathered
at your place of work.


You will gain the following qualifications:

Warehousing & Storage Level 3 Certificate


  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in English and maths

Further study and career options

Further study: On completion of this apprenticeship programme, you could study another related Advanced Level programme, such as Logistics Operations Advanced Apprenticeship or Driving Goods Vehicles Advanced Apprenticeship. Higher education is another option including a Foundation Degree in a related subject such as logistics, transport planning, logistics operations and administration.

Future careers: You could also move straight into a full-time job as a warehouse operations team leader or lead driver. With further development and training, for example an in-house/external development programme (CPD), you could progress to a job role such as a warehouse manager or transport manager.

Course Information & How to Apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. If you are in the Bedford area, please call us on 01234 291000 for more information. If you are in the Luton area, please make an enquiry on the Luton Training Centre page.

LengthStart DateDay(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
1 year Flexible Only for Functional Skills if required Free if 16-18yrs. If 19 or over please ring 01234 291000. Cauldwell Street W418

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We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

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Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.

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