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Stores Management

My Distance Learning College


The day-to-day management of the stores department is a critical factor in the successful management within any business. Stock represents a large percentage of the working capital in many organizations. Minimizing loss or damage makes a significant contribution to the overall profitability of the business - and is a key part of the stores function.

This course will teach you the methodologies, principles and practices of good stores management to build your knowledge of this appealing subject.

This course covers topics such as:

  • The Scope of the Stores Department
  • Types of Stores
  • Special Stores
  • Stockyards
  • The Stores Department as a Service Department
  • The Integrated Purchasing and Stores Department
  • Stores Systems and Procedure
  • Stock Records
  • Financial Control of Stock
  • Stores Costs and Budgets
  • Administrative Procedures in Stores
  • The Stores Manual
  • Issue and Despatch
  • Returns and Breakages
  • Procedure this Scrap and Redundant Materials
  • Deterioration
  • Care of Buildings and Stock
  • Security
  • Costing
  • Operative Training
  • Safety Aspects of Storage
  • Legislation


On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Stores Management Diploma

Stores Management Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.

NCFE Level 4 Stores Management Award

This Course leads to an NCFE Level 4 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the program at level 4, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 4 national qualification.

This award has been designed by My Distance Learning College to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning program has been scrutinized and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9491
cost $445.00
estimated time to
complete course
162 Hours
course materials
365 Days