Supply Chain Practitioner (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) Level 3 Apprenticeship

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This apprenticeship is suitable for staff working in one or more supply chain functions with responsibility for providing a planning function; i.e. forecasting customer demand, liaising with the factories schedule production, processing orders or working with hauliers/distribution centres.

What will I study?

Knowledge units:

  • End-to-end characteristics and processes of the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) supply chain
  • Critical supply chain KPI's
  • Key legislation, policies and procedures
  • IT systems
  • The principles of capacity planning
  • Procurement: the principles of buying
  • Plan manufacture
  • Logistics
  • Customer service

Skills units:

  • Prioritise  the flow of FMCG products
  • Lead and participate in problem solving
  • Use continuous improvement techniques
  • Lead and participate in problem solving
  • Manipulate and interpret changing data
  • Use IT systems
  • Complete supply chain documentation
  • Develop and manage a small project plan
  • Identify, manage and escalate risks to the business
  • Communication

Behaviours and Attitude:

  • Safe working
  • Responsive to change
  • Pride in work
  • Have courage/conviction in their decisions
  • Act in aligment with the business vision
  • Builds good relationships with others
  • Tenacious approach to problem solving
  • Effective communicator



How will I be assessed?

Three stages:

On Programme- including off the job training and assessment

Gateway Assessment –Discussion between employer and provider to agree if learner is ready for end assessment

End Point Assessment- made up of 4 elements:

  • Knowledge test
  • Structured interview
  • Assessment of portfolio of evidence
  • Professional discussion relating to CPD activity

Entry requirements

Employer to set

What next?

Level 5 Management

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2020 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide