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 an instructor-led, blended or self-study program. 



Instructor-Led

  • Led by experienced instructors

  • Structured classroom environment ensures that you will stay on track with your studies

  • Peer discussions help reinforce learning materials

  • Contact time 40 hours (including Final exam)

Blended

  • Led by experienced instructors

  • Platforms supported: Zoom, Teams, and Meet

  • Interactive, most suitable for small groups

  • Contact time 40 hours

  • Final exam Proctored

Self-Study

  • 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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