This qualification is aimed at warehouse operatives who work or volunteer within the logistical operation of an organisation. It will broaden the student’s knowledge and skills in all areas of logistical operations. It will also give them the skills and knowledge they need to progress their role or move into employment such as through an apprenticeship or other work-based programme of study.
There are no entry requirements to access this programme other than you must be employed in a role where you have day-to-day responsibilities within the warehousing and storage area of a business.
You will be assessed in the workplace by an assessor who is assigned to you. A variety of assessment styles will be used, including written questions, observations and professional discussion, work products and witness testimony.
There are no extra costs.
Fashion enthusiast Richard Auzins has used his Diploma in Visual Merchandising as a springboard to working with Marks & Spencer
Richard has started out as a warehouse operative at the company’s distribution centre in Castle Donington, with a view to progressing his merchandising career within M&S. He especially enjoys dealing with the online sales side of the operation.
Richard had originally considered university but then discovered the specialist advanced course in Visual Merchandising at Derby College. Keen on keeping up with latest fashion trends, the course enabled him to translate his passion for fashion into a career.
Although I’m working in logistics, I’m still involved with fashion and homewares every day. The Derby College course helped me get the job and having a qualification in retail merchandising has made me more confident in sharing my ideas at work.
I’d like to move into visual merchandising one day but at the moment I enjoy what I do and M&S is a great business to work for.