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This course introduces the student to the Basics of Stores and Stock Control, and is a basic course in promoting stores efficiency and sound management practices. It also forms the basis for moving onto higher level courses for more advanced learning in this field.

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Target Group

All stores personnel including Store men, receiving, allocating and issuing functions. Personnel who have regular close interaction with the stores function e.g. planning, purchasing, production control, financial admin. would benefit from the course.

Aims & Objectives

To introduce delegates to the concepts and techniques of effective stores and stock control. To develop stores personnel with a formal qualification in their field. To enable further studies by attaining a core knowledge base of the subject matter relating to the Stores & Warehouse environment.

To prepare delegates for the Warehouse Management In Practice course and further studies.

Entry Requirements:

There are no formal qualifications for entry onto this course, although a candidate must have basic numeracy and literacy skills. Recommended standard 8/9 secondary school certificate. We also recommend the delegate complete an IRM Questionnaire for advisement on which programs they are best suited and aligned to, thus ensuring a pleasant learning experience.


The role of the stores function and responsibilities of stores personnel

  1. Stores organisation
  2. Stores procedures
  3. Ordering and tracking inventory
  4. The purchasing cycle
  5. Stock pricing and valuation
  6. Stock movement transactions
  7. Coding and identifying stock items
  8. Stock taking and cycle counting
  9. Course Structure and Duration

The course consists of 8-15 sessions of 3-4 hours including a final exam. Marks are awarded for homework

assignments and the final exam. A SAPICS certificate is awarded to successful delegates.


The cost of this module is R3500 – 6000.00 excl. VAT, which includes all materials, tuition, venue and exam fees.

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