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Warehousing & Storage Apprenticeship Level 2

Apprenticeship Level 2 Warehousing and Storage at Bedford College

This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone that is currently working in a warehousing and storage environment, or looking to enter a similar logistics role. It is all about the movement and storage of goods and you will gain the hands on skills needed to thrive in this environment. Depending on the type of warehouse you work in, you will learn a range of skills including receiving goods, dispatching goods, checking stock levels and processing returns. There are a number of supervisory and management roles for you
to progress on to in this sector.

Entry 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.

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

Course content

You will learn about:

  • Health, safety and security
  • Receiving goods and materials into storage
  • Maintaining the quality of goods in storage
  • Dispatching goods and materials
  • Auditing stock levels and stock inventories
  • Picking stock and assemble orders
  • Processing returned goods
  • Maintaining the safety of high risk goods
  • Lifting, transferring & positioning goods
  • Modifying systems for distributing stock

Assessment methods

The competence element of the Certificate will be assessed in the workplace.


You will gain the following qualifications:

Warehousing & Storage Level 2 Certificate


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

Further study and career options

Further study: On successful completion of this apprenticeship you can progress
to the Advanced Level 3 Warehousing & Storage apprenticeship.

Future careers: With further training and experience you could progress your career
to supervisory or management level job roles.

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 W209

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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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