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Level 2 Apprenticeship in Logistics Operations


Course Overview

This apprenticeship is ideal for those who are seeking to start a career within the logistics sector. 

It develops the skills, behaviours and knowledge required for a successful career in all aspects of logistics, and focuses on health, safety & security, developing effective relationships with colleagues and ensuring quality standards are met in relation to the collection or dispatch of goods.

This apprenticeship is delivered on the job, within the workplace. Your apprentice will benefit from excellent teaching and training from our industry qualified and highly skilled assessors.  Assessors will work closely with you to ensure the skills being developed reflect your requirements. 

Course Content

Qualifications available in this framework are:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Logistics Operations
  • Level 2 Certificate in Logistics Support Operations

This Apprenticeship is delivered through a mix of on and off the job learning. Through selecting from the optional units available, this qualification can be tailored to suit your employer and your particular job role.

The mandatory units you will need to cover are:

  • Health, Safety and Security at work
  • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues in logistics operations
  • Contribute to the provision of customer service in logistics operations
  • Make an effective contribution to a business in the logistics sector
  • You can then pick from a long list of optional units, of which the following are examples:
  • Prepare the van for driving
  • Protect the van and the load
  • Obtain information on the collection and/or delivery of loads
  • Pick goods in logistics operations
  • Place goods in storage in logistics operations
  • Wrap and pack goods in logistics operations
  • Identify suitable collection or delivery points
  • Release vehicles for daily tasks

Entry Requirement

You should have (or be expected to achieve) at least 4 GCSEs grades A-D, or equivalent. If you do not have acceptable qualifications in maths, English language and IT, you will be expected to study for these as part of your Apprenticeship.

You should have an employer who operates in this sector and who sponsors your Apprenticeship. BCoT can help support you to find employment if you need it.

Where does this course lead to

Successful completion of this Apprenticeship would allow you to progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in any of the following: Traffic Office Advanced Apprenticeship; Logistics Operations Advanced Apprenticeship; Driving Goods Vehicles Advanced Apprenticeship; Warehousing and Storage Advanced Apprenticeship.

Alternatively you could move into a job as a Traffic Office Team Member, Lead Driver or Senior Warehouse Operative.

With further development and training, you could also consider the following roles: Warehouse Manager; Transport Manager. After further training and development for those who choose to do so: Foundation degree in logistics, transport planning, logistics operations and administration.


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Course Outline

Course Code: MP38
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Duration: 1 Year
Start Date: TBC.
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