Hospitality and catering

Stock Control and Ordering

Duration: approximately 5 hours self-paced

Learn how to control stock effectively to help contribute to business success. Validated by Occupational Awards Ltd.


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If you would like to purchase a course for multiple people, please contact us on 01287 640062 or so we can process a bulk course order for you.


What will the course cover?

  • Define the role of stock control in a business
  • Identify why stock should be monitored
  • Describe how to calculate food costs using stock figures
  • Recognise the importance of stock rotation
  • Explain how goods should be stored safely
  • List the types of technology used to monitor stock control and describe the benefits of using them
  • Summarise the benefits of stock control
  • Explain how to handle stock safely and securely
  • Understand what temperatures different products should be stored at
  • Identify the importance of used by and best before dates
  • List the purpose of recording stock wastage
  • Describe what should be considered when ordering stock
  • Recognise the different types of suppliers which are used in different businesses