The Trade suppliers qualification includes dealing with customer sales at the trade counter and over the telephone, stock control and dispatch. They will be familiar with processing customer orders and taking delivery of goods and the basic administration related to these functions.

Trade Suppliers play a vital role in ensuring an efficient flow of goods and services between manufacturers and their skilled trade customer base. Typically, a Trade Supplier will operate a small warehouse and trade counter, which is visited regularly by professional trade customers who have technical knowledge about what they are buying. Trade Suppliers can specialise in roles in a trade business environment, which may include sales, purchasing, account management, logistics and administration.

Course Duration

13 Months

Entry Requirments

You will need English and maths at GCSE Grade E / 2, or equivalent qualifications (eg Entry Level 3). If you do not have English or maths at this level, we will invite you to take a Skills Scan to check your current level of skill.

Assessment

• Knowledge and scenario based tests.
• Practical observation in your workplace.