Forklift and Warehouse operator
Keeping the UK supplied with food, medicine and other goods is a really vital job – and there is a huge demand for skilled operatives in the forklift and warehousing sector. This fully funded course will give you the training you need to start your career.
Online Learning & Practical Training
Our courses combine both theory and practical training, once you have enrolled onto our course you will be sent your Online Learning login details, along with your course notes.
Our Online learning system takes you step by step through the theory element of your training. Watch our instructors demonstrate using Forklift & Warehouse equipment, learn valuable health & safety knowledge and key sector specific information. You will be given a series of questions to check your understanding of what you have watched before you start your practical training.
Don’t worry if you do not have access to a computer or smart phone, let you engagement advisor know and we can arrange for you to complete your online learning at Mainstream.
On completion of your Online learning you will be given a date for your Practical Training. You will attend Mainstream for 5 days, you will learn how to safely use equipment found in a warehouse environment, undertake your Forklift Truck Counterbalance training and test, as well as achieve your qualification!
We have dedicated Quality team to guide you every step of the way!
What you will achieve;
On successful completion of the course, you will have achieved:
- A Counterbalance Forklift Certificate (ITSSR) valid for up to 5 years;
- A Level 2 Award in Forklift Truck Operations;
- 6 NVQ units towards Warehouse and Storage Level 2;
- A Manual Handling certificate.
What happens next?
You will be qualified to work as an operative in the warehouse sector or other industries that requiring the use of forklift trucks. There is a real shortage of skilled workers in this sector and our training could open the way for a long and well-paid career.
What do I do now?
If you’re interested in applying for this course or have any questions, you can ask at your local Jobcentre or give us a call. It could be the start of something really good!
What to bring with you
You’ll need to provide your own steel-capped boots and high-vis vest. Your hi-vis vest needs to be big enough to fit over your outer clothing, including any coat you wish to wear.
Your Job Centre advisor should be able to help you with the cost of personal protective equipment, as well as the cost of travel to our training centre in Sittingbourne. You need to talk to them well before the start of your course so they can arrange support in time.