SAPICS Basics of Stores & Stock Control (BSSC)  

What is the purpose of this course?

The Basics of Stores and Stock Control is an entry level course for those wishing to make a career in one of the many disciplines of warehousing and distribution management.


This course is targeted at all stores personnel, including the store man and all first-line supervisors.  Other major users of the stores function also gain specific benefit from attending this course.

What will I learn?

Qualifying learners will be able to: 

  • Warehousing and Supply Chain Management

  • Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships

  • Risk and Safety Management

  • Warehouse Safety and PPE

  • Inbound Logistics

  • Classifying and Coding of Stock

  • Warehouse Layout and Productivity

  • Materials Handling and Storage Equipment

  • Stocktaking and Stock Audits

  • Warehouse Issues

  • Warehouse Returns, Customer Service and Reverse Logistics

  • Transportation and Distribution Management

  • Emergency Situations and Precautions

What is the pre-requisite for this course?

There are no pre-requisites for entry into this program, but basic literacy and numeracy skills is recommended .

How long will it take me?

4 Months for self-study

5 Days facilitation

Learning options

This course is available as a self-study program. 


  • Prepare from home, work, or while traveling

  • Save time and money on travel to training venues

  • Learn at your own pace.

  • Tutoring available if required

  • Final exam Proctored

How will I be assessed?

Final examination:

The final exam covers the full course content.  It is a closed book, 3 hours exam. A learner requires 50% to pass.

To pass the course and earn the Certificate of Achievement, a learner will need an overall score of at least 50% in the final examination with a combined minimum of 50% in the homework and final examination.

What do I get?

SAPICS Certificate 

Equivalent to NQF Level: 3

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