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Supply Chain Practitioner Level 3 Standard


Approx. duration: 30 months

Start date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace with occasional visits to college

Entry requirements:

  • Individual employers will set their selection criteria for applicants.
  • Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a                 week and have a contract of employment
  • Entry onto the Apprenticeship is subject to a thorough skills scan             assessment to clarify course suitability
  • Entry onto the Apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSEs including                   Maths and English 9-3/A-E or Functional Skills Level 1. Apprentices           must achieve Functional Skills Level 2 in English and/or Maths if               they have a GCSE grade below a Grade 4 or C

On-programme learning:

  • Supply Chain Practitioner Standard
  • English and Maths (if required) Level 2

End-point assessment:

Delivered by Skills for Logistics


On completion of this Apprenticeship a Supply Chain Practitioner will have the opportunity to progress within the industry in roles such as Warehouse Manager, Transport Manager, Logistics Professional or specialist roles.

Course Summary: 

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer.

Supply Chain Practitioners will work in one or more supply chain functions. Typical duties could include:

  • Forecasting customer demand as a Junior Demand Planner
  • Liaising with the factories schedule production as a Junior Supply            Planner
  • Processing orders as a Customer Service Operative
  • Working with hauliers and Distribution Centres as an Assistant                   Transport Planner

They have a comprehensive understanding of the entire supply chain, are responsible for their impact on each function and strive to deliver the best value for their business and customer.

Due to the high number of interactions both within and outside of the business, they need strong relationship building, influencing, stakeholder management and communication skills alongside sound analytical, information technology and numeracy skills, with an ability to work in a fast paced environment with frequently changing requirements.

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