Level 3 Certificate in Logistics Operations

About the course

This course is for anyone running a store in a supervisory role (that’s anyone from Gunner upwards who has achieved Arty Log Level 2).

The Certificate is a nationally recognised civilian qualification that proves your competencies to potential employers in the logistics industry. It has been designed to support those involved with distributive operations such as: dealing with the handling and storing of goods within a commercial, industrial or removers warehouse or freight facility; movement of goods; customer service; stock control.
Also included in the Level 3 Certificate is Functional Skills Level 2 in maths, English and ICT. You need to achieve Functional Skills at this level in order to qualify for promotion to sergeant.


With this qualification you will complete several units (as well as Functional Skills) including:

  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Health, Safety and Security at Work
  • Make an Effective Contribution to a Business in the Logistics Sector
  • Optimise the use of Logistics Resources Interim sampling report
  • Provide Leadership for your team in Logistics Operations
  • Supervise the receipt, storage or dispatch of goods
  • Schedule logistics Operations to Meet Customer Requirements
  • Contribute to the Provision of Customer Service in Logistics Operations

How long is the course
Minimum of one year to complete.


Free to RA personnel if eligible for the apprenticeship, otherwise £300 for RA personnel (or £125 with SLC). £1200 for non RA personnel (or £200 with ELC). RACPD is ELC provider number 1620.

Your knowledge will come from completion of the Arty Log Level 2 and All Arms Storeman courses, as well as the training and experience you have gained in your professional role. You will prove your work-based competence by producing a portfolio of evidence under the guidance of an assessor in your unit, with the addition of some tests for Functional Skills (if required).

Where do I study?

The qualification is delivered entirely whilst working at your unit.

What's next?

If you’re interested in progressing your logistic skills, then take a look at some of our other logistic courses or speak to a member of the Logistics team (details below).

Other details

If you are not serving in the RA but feel that you are in a suitable role for the course, then speak to a member of our team to find out if you can take it as a standalone qualification funded by you using ELC.


Induction on to the apprenticeship takes place year-round. If you’re in the RA speak to your PD Advisor for details otherwise call the Logistics Programme Manager on 01980 845097/94322 5097.