The day-to-day management of the stores department is a critical factor in the successful management within any business. Stock represents a large percentage of the working capital in many organisations. Minimising loss or damage makes a significant contribution to the overall profitability of the business - and is a key part of the stores function.
This course will teach you the methodologies, principles and practices of good stores management to build your knowledge of this appealing subject.
The Scope of the Stores Department
Types of Stores
The Stores Department as a Service Department
The Integrated Purchasing and Stores Department
Staff and Customer Relations
Stores Systems and Procedure
Identification, Specification and Standardisation
Siting a Stores or Stockyard
Transport and Distribution of Goods
Types of Building
Detailed Consideration of Storage Accommodation
Fire and Firefighting
Layout of Buildings
Flow of Materials
Goods Received Facilities
Centralised Goods Receiving
The Stock Records Department
Stock Record Cards
The Aims of Stock Control
Types of Stock Control
Stock Control - Finished Stocks
Work of the Stock Control Department
Types of Stock Taking
Discrepancies and Determination of Errors
Financial Control of Stock
Stores Costs and Budgets
Methods of Pricing Stock
Stores Evaluation for Final Accounts
The Relationships between Production, Construction and Service
Administrative Procedures in Stores
The Stores Manual
Circulation, Introduction, Operation, Advantages and Disadvantages of Stores Manuals
Location of Stock
Issue and Despatch
Returns and Breakages
Procedure with Scrap and Redundant Materials
Care of Buildings and Stock
Safety Aspects of Storage
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 108 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
- All study materials
- Study Guide
- Full Tutor and Admin support
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Stores Management Diploma
Stores Management Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 Stores Management Certificate of Achievement
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Who are ABC
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.