QQI Warehousing


Learn the skills to apply the principles, concepts and processes of warehousing.

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to apply the principles, concepts and processes of warehousing in the workplace whilst working under direction.

Learners attending this programme must meet RPL criteria. Your entry to this course is not guaranteed until The Cpl Institute training team can confirm your RPL eligibility.

If you are unsure of your eligibility contact us on 01 895 5755.

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On course completion learners will be able to:

  1. Analyse the types and functions of warehouses and the goods stored therein, to include structures, titles, line management and operational activities
  2. Discuss the role of warehousing in logistics, to include goods inwards, storage and dispatch, total distribution concept, centralised handling and order progress information systems
  3. Examine the internal and external relationships of a warehouse with customers and suppliers, to include service to the client, customer relations, communication techniques and goal setting
  4. Illustrate storage utilisation in a warehouse, to include standard and specialised layouts, efficient goods processing and space allocation
  5. Summarise the legal requirements under current safety and health legislation to included responsibilities of employer, employees and the general public
  6. Examine the types of fire extinguishers, the elements of fire and the correct prevention and protection procedures, to include types of cylinders, the fire triangle and standard fire drill
  7. Investigate the safety needs of a warehouse and identify the likely hazards, to include product type, mechanical handling, protective clothing, gear and equipment, warning signs and exits
  8. Detail the features and functions of zoning and location points, and their advantages and disadvantages
  9. Identify an appropriate system to manage receipt, storage and distribution of material, with regard to Just in Time (JIT), fixed stock levels and company policy options
  10. Summarise the principal types of equipment used in a warehouse, to include material types, handling, cost efficiency and mechanical equipment
  11. Detail the criteria applied in choosing mechanical equipment, to include cost, material types, usage factors, weight, customer requirements and environmental conditions
  12. Investigate the various types of stock control systems, to include classification of systems, stock record cards, book and computer systems and ABC analysis
  13. Explain the purpose and objectives of a product damage report to include standard claims, procedures and non conformance reports
  14. Analyse the different physical types of stock take and their advantages and or disadvantages, to include periodic, continuous and annual audits
  15. Summarise the various systems of reconciliation, to include stock adjustment procedures, error impact, responsibilities and levels of accountability
  16. Design a stock check sheet, to include pricing and or costs, article numbers, quantities, sheet no., date, book figure and signature
  17. Record stock levels, to include supplier, quantity, delivery date, order no. and value and calculating average price of goods
  18. Plan a stock take, to include customer service, workflow, interruptions, appropriate timing, authorisation, signing off

All learning outcomes must be assessed:

  • Examination – Theory 60%
  • Project 40%


  • Pass 50% – 64%
  • Merit 65% – 79%
  • Distinction 80% – 100%


Successful completion of this component award enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.


QQI Level 5 Warehousing Certificate