Supply Chain Practitioner

Course Level


Course length

30+ months

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Organising and coordinating a network of interconnected businesses in the provision of goods and services to the end customer.

Meet the trainer

Course Guide



What's included? / Modules


  • Prioritise the flow of FMCG products

  • Lead and participate in everyday problem solving

  • Use continuous improvement techniques

  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures 

  • Interpret constantly changing data sets

  • Use IT systems for the supply chain

  • Analyse large amounts of data to identify key trends

  • Manage and escalate risks to the business


  • End-to-end characteristics and processes of the FMCG supply chain

  • Critical supply chain key performance indicators

  • Key legislation, policies and procedures that influence the supply chain

  • Information technology (IT) systems for the supply chain

  • The key principles of Continuous Improvement (CI) Management and Problem Solving

  • The principles of capacity planning

  • Forecasting

  • Plan manufacture

  • Customer Service

  • Logistincs


  • Safe working

  • Responsiveness to change

  • Pride in work

  • Have courage/conviction

  • Building relationships

  • Tenacious approach to problem-solving

Entry Requirements

Employers will set their own criteria, but typically an entrant to this apprenticeship will already have achieved a minimum of Level 2 in English and maths

Delivery and Assessment

The training is a blended learning delivery model, which takes place in the work place during working hours, wherever this may be, according to the apprentices role. 

This consists of: 

  • 1 to 1 monthly meetings of approx. two hours with a GLP trainer (face to face or telephone)

  • On-line learning courses and/or group sessions

  • Building an electronic portfolio of workrelated evidence

  • Maths and English at Level 2 (if not previously achieved)

  • 20% of time at work to be spent working towards apprenticeship

  • End Point Assessment (EPA) by an external examiner to complete qualification, consisting of: knowledge test, portfolio-based Interview & project presentation

Professional Qualifications, Career Progression, Links to professional Registrations

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment for this apprenticeship