This qualification is aimed at individuals who are interested in working within the logistics sector, in particular within a warehousing environment. It covers the underpinning knowledge required to store and receive goods appropriately and to process and dispatch orders. The principles of effective customer service, together with an understanding of key health and safety legislation, are also essential elements of this qualification.
There are no entry requirements to access this study programme, other than an interest in working - or progressing an existing career - in a warehousing environment.
Warehousing and Storage Principles
You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence which you will put together during the course to demonstrate that you have met the required criteria. The portfolio of evidence is in the form of a workbook that may be paper-based or online to suit you.
Fashion enthusiast Richard Auzins has used his Diploma in Visual Merchandising as a springboard to working with Marks & Spencer Richard has started out as a warehouse operative at the company’s distribution centre in Castle Donington, with a view to progressing his merchandising career within M&S.
He especially enjoys dealing with the online sales side of the operation. Richard had originally considered university but then discovered the specialist advanced course in Visual Merchandising at Derby College. Keen on keeping up with latest fashion trends, the course enabled him to translate his passion for fashion into a career.
Although I’m working in logistics, I’m still involved with fashion and homewares every day. The Derby College course helped me get the job and having a qualification in retail merchandising has made me more confident in sharing my ideas at work. I’d like to move into visual merchandising one day but at the moment I enjoy what I do and M&S is a great business to work for.