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Supply Chain Practitioner

Organising and co-ordinating a network of interconnected businesses to provide goods and services to the end customer.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
30 months
Current funding band
Up to £15,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • processes involved in a supply chain for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG)
  • how to measure performance in a supply chain such as stock levels, accuracy of forecasts, customer service, on shelf availability of products and levels of waste
  • how to forecast customer demand, considering factors such as weather, market trends, seasonality and competitor activity
  • laws, policies and procedures that influence the supply chain
  • the needs and characteristics of different customer groups including retailers, business to business, e-commerce and export
  • IT systems for supply chains including business planning software
  • continuous improvement management and problem solving
  • the principles of buying such as risk, cost, laws, ethics and customer needs

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths on entry will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment (GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C).

Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Occupational Awards Limited 01235 432 032
Skills for Logistics Ltd 01179278800
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.