Warehouse and Inventory Control

(Endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Business Management - CIBM)


Course duration (3 study options)

  • Online or
  • 3 workshop sessions presented on Saturday afternoons (13:00 – 16:00) or
  • 6 workshop sessions presented on a Monday & Wednesday evening (17:30 – 19:30)

About the programme
Have you always wanted to work in a stores environment?  Are you a person with good organising abilities?  Are you currently involved in logistics, or do you want to enter the field of logistics?

Storekeepers and warehouse staff perform a vital role in any business.  This short learning programme will equip students with the essential skills needed for controlling and managing their organisation’s stock. Key inventory and stores management principles are taught in a practical manner, enabling students to apply their knowledge and skill in the workplace.

Career fields include: warehouse personnel, storekeeping personnel and distribution personnel.

Programme outline
The following topics will be covered in the programme:

  • The supply chain
  • Identification and coding of materials
  • Receiving
  • Dispatch
  • Stock recording systems
  • Provision of materials and merchandise
  • Inventory control
  • Stocktaking
  • Stores and warehousing premises
  • Materials handling and storage equipment
  • Security and maintenance of inventory
  • SHE (health and safety)

Admission requirements

You are required to have knowledge, comprehension and application of the English language at NQF Level 2 / Grade 10 or equivalent.

How will I be certified on completion of this programme?

On successful completion of the programme you will be awarded a Unigrad Short Learning Programme Certificate in Warehouse and Inventory Control (endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Business Management – CIBM).

After completing this programme it is highly recommended that you continue your studies in the field of Procurement and Supply Management.

Programme fee

Contact Unigrad and speak to any student career consultant for course fee information. 

Are there any additional costs?

No.  Prescribed course material, formative and summative (final assessment) fees are included.

What is a Short Learning Programme?

The modern business world demands a vast variety of skills and abilities.  Unigrad offers an extensive range of short learning programmes particularly designed to address these demands by enhancing the quality of skills and knowledge available to the workplace.  These short learning programmes are typically aimed at working adults, or those seeking employment and whilst they are not full qualifications, such as those appearing on the NQF and registered with SAQA, their benefit lies in their rapid and significant improvement to skill and knowledge levels of the student.  This makes short learning programmes ideal for people who need to upgrade their CV’s, but do not have the time or finances to engage in a lengthy course of study.   This short learning programme is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Business Management (CIBM).