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Material Management

Certificate QLS Level 3 | *FREE PDF Certificate* Tutor Support & Exam | 40 CPD Credits | Free Supply Chain Course

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Offer ends 17 June 2021
Study method
Online, self-paced
200 hours
No formal qualification
40 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Material Management

Certificate of achievement in Material Management Level 3. Additional CPD Accredited Material Management Certificate with 40 CPD points available with no extra study. The course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement.

Oxford Home Study College Is proud to offer this exclusive Level 3 Material Management Course, designed for anyone looking to improve and enhance their career prospects for life! We specialise in the kind of accessible, affordable and enjoyable distance learning that can turbocharge the careers of ambitious candidates worldwide! Study today for a more successful tomorrow, with a little help from Oxford Home Study College!

One of the most important contributory components of supply chain management, inventory management is concerned with the supervision of the flow of goods from manufacturer to warehouse, and ultimately from warehouse to the final point of sale. Along with the physical receipt, storage and distribution of goods, inventory management involves the maintenance of detailed and accurate records of each and every item as it enters or leaves the facility. Effective inventory management has the potential to improve the performance of the entire business. At the opposite end of the spectrum, substandard inventory management can bring operations to a grinding halt. In a world where speed and efficiency are expected norms, capable inventory managers are considered invaluable business assets.

Discover what it takes to climb the career ladder in a logistics or warehousing environment with this engaging Level 3 Inventory Management Course! With no prior knowledge or experience required, candidates are gradually introduced to the primary roles and responsibilities of those who work in inventory management. Whether looking to advance an existing career or explore an entirely new profession, this high-quality distance learning program could make all the difference!



40 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Material Management

Course Benefits

When taking this fully-endorsed Level 3 Material Management Course with Oxford Home Study College, every learner benefits from:

  1. The strongest start to a rewarding career with an intensive introduction to the profession. Explore high-level inventory management in comprehensive detail.
  2. No deadlines or time restrictions to worry about – learners are free to study in their own time and at their own pace.
  3. 24/7 access to our exclusive digital learning platform, which provides all study materials and resources required to complete the course.
  4. The support of an experienced tutor with extensive professional experience, along with the wider Oxford Home Study College support team.
  5. Study from anywhere in the world for a recognised qualification from a leading awarding body, improving your CV and career prospects for life.

Learning Objectives

Our highly-popular Level 3 Material Management Course has been designed to mould and shape the senior warehousing operatives of the future. Building on an existing interest in supply chain and warehousing issues, course content explores the daily duties and responsibilities of the professional inventory manager in detail. Perfect for both newcomers and existing members of the workforce alike, successful candidates will benefit from the highly-targeted skills, knowledge and confidence to excel in any warehousing environment.

Over the course of four concise yet intensive modules, learners discover the critical role the inventory manager plays at the heart of the successful organisation, along with the primary goals of modern Material Management systems. A variety of common challenges and issues are also introduced, along with how to set up an efficient warehouse, the importance of flawless accuracy and so much more besides.

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates take away a series of crucial industry-specific skills, talents and knowledge including:

  • Detailed knowledge of professional warehousing operations
  • An understanding of the role/importance of inventory management
  • The ability to deliver business-wide efficiency and performance improvements
  • Knowledge of key warehousing issues and responsibilities
  • Essential problem-solving and warehouse planning competencies
  • The skills and confidence to establish an effective warehouse from scratch
  • The opportunity to pursue a rewarding career in inventory management

Material Management - Course Outline

This exclusive Level 3 Material Management Course is divided into four intensive modules – each concluding with an online assessment to verify your acquired knowledge and competencies. Comprehensive support and guidance will be provided by your personally-assigned tutor throughout your studies.

Module 1 – What is Inventory?

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • What is Inventory
  • Glossary
  • Types of stock
  • Plus more

Module 2 – Types of Inventory

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Types of Inventory
  • Key Players
  • Plus more

Module 3 – Setting Up the Warehouse

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Purpose of Warehouses
  • Activities within a Warehouse
  • The Eight Objectives of a Warehouse
  • Maintaining Location Accuracy
  • Ownership
  • Layout
  • Materials Handling
  • Plus more

Module 4 – What Makes a Good Inventory Management System?

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • What Makes a Good Inventory Management System
  • The Warehouse Inventory Cycle
  • Identifying Demand
  • The Receiving Process
  • Validating Inventory
  • The Put-Away Process
  • Maintaining Inventory Accuracy
  • The Outbound Process
  • Industry Trends
  • Plus more

Who is this course for?

Material Management

Our intermediate Level 3 Material Management Course is equally suited to existing members of the workforce and first-time newcomers alike. Whether looking to climb the ladder to a supervisory level or secure your first professional position, targeted studies could make all the difference. Likewise, small business owners and entrepreneurs responsible for their own inventory management could find the teachings of this exclusive course invaluable.

Oxford Home Study College is committed to providing ambitious candidates worldwide with simple, convenient and affordable access to premiere distance learning opportunities. We take enormous pride in offering a flexible, accessible alternative to traditional education – free from deadlines, time restrictions and excessive course costs. Study in your own time and at your own pace from anywhere in the world, with all course materials and learning resources provided as standard. What’s more, you can count on the support of our world-class tutors and the wider Oxford Home Study College team, every step of the way!

Whatever your long-term career aspirations, Oxford Home Study College is here to help make it happen!


Material Management

There is no particular entry requirement.

Option 1

Material Management Certificate QLS Level 3 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Certificate Fee: £85+ postal charges

Option 2

Material Management Certificate issued by OHSC

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

Option 3

CPD Accredited Certificate

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£75 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

Career path

Material Management

Upon successful completion of our Material Management Course, candidates may choose to continue their studies at an advanced diploma level, or work towards an extensive range of professional positions including:

  • Supply Chain Director
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Logistics Manager
  • Logistics Director
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Inventory Planner
  • Purchasing Clerk
  • Warehouse Foreman

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.