Warehousing and Storage

At Skills Training UK we go further in fully understanding what it is that our employer clients want to achieve from their training.

We work as their partner in delivering on that vision, developing stronger employees who work well as individuals and as part of a team.

Why Skills Training UK?

  • We are a market leader in the field of employee development, helping to develop productive, well-motivated employees who make an effective contribution to performance.

  • Our success is built on delivering proven results for employers including increases in productivity and cost savings.

  • Our Trainer Assessors have relevant industry experience and achieve the right balance of classroom and workplace learning.

Employer benefits

  • A leaner, more efficient workplace

  • Assisting with employee retention, teamwork and motivation

  • Helping your workforce feel valued

  • Showing customers and prospects you invest in skills

  • Developing health, safety and security in the workplace

Employee benefits

  • Acquiring new knowledge and skills

  • Recognition through nationally-recognised qualifications

  • A career development opportunity

  • Increased personal and team morale

  • Better job satisfaction

What to expect

  • Skills Training UK schedule sessions around shift patterns and night shifts.

  • We can re-arrange sessions to avoid busy periods or unanticipated events.

  • One-on-one sessions at any stage of the training can be arranged for individuals who cannot make a group session due to work conflicts.

  • Our learning materials are high quality and are based on the National Skills Academy for Manufacturing which can be co-branded with any employer.

  • We include individual assessment and development of Maths and English skills. Functional Skills in Maths and English at Level 1 are required.

  • Employees work towards a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Certificate in Warehousing and Storage (CWS).

Training in a Different Class                                

“Employers value this level and type of training. It provides learners with a greater awareness of how quality improvement processes are applied in practice and gives them an opportunity to impact directly on improving efficiencies in the company.”

Skills Training UK OFSTED Inspection Report 2014

How does the training work?

In order to achieve the NVQ Certificate in Warehousing and Storage employees must complete both units from Group A, two units from Group B, one each from groups C, D, E and any from group F.

  • Group A mandatory units

    • Health, safety and security at work

    • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues

  • Group B options

    • Pick goods

    • Wrap and pack goods

    • Place goods in storage

    • Process orders for customers

    • Assemble orders for dispatch

  • Group C options

    • Maintain the cleanliness of equipment

    • Keep work areas clean

    • Maintain hygiene standards in handling and storing goods

  • Group D options

    • Moving and/or handling goods

    • Use equipment to move goods

    • Use a forklift side-loader

    • Use an industrial forklift truck

    • Use a hoist

    • Use a compact crane

  • Group E options

    • Keep stock at required levels

    • Check stock levels and stock records

  • Group F options

    • Operate equipment to perform work requirements

    • Receive goods

    • Maintain the safety and security of hazardous goods and materials

    • Process returned goods

    • Sort goods and materials for recycling or disposal

    • Supervise the receipt, storage and dispatch of goods

    • Contribute to the provision of customer service

    • Principles of food safety


Assessment takes place in the workplace, with employees carrying out their normal tasks to demonstrate their competence

Each employee develops a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates they can perform at the level described. Employees will have a Trainer Assessor who will assist in the preparation of the portfolio.

Download the Warehousing and Storage information sheet

For further information please contact us.

Freephone 0800 612 6224

Email: apprenticeships@skillstraininguk.com