MA in Freight Logistics – Warehousing SCQF Level 5

Duration
The average length of time normally taken to achieve and demonstrate competence is 12 months for all of the routes.

Mandatory outcomes
One of the following SVQs to be chosen from:

  • SVQ Driving Goods Vehicles at SCQF Level 5: van (GL1E22) 26 to 36 credits
  • SVQ in Warehousing, Storage and Distribution at SCQF Level 5: (GM6M22) 23 to 78 credits

Core Skills
For the Driving Goods Vehicle SVQs, the following Core Skills should be taken:

  • Communication at SCQF Level 4
  • Working with Others at SCQF Level 4
  • Problem Solving at SCQF Level 4
  • Information and Communication Technology at SCQF Level 3
  • Numeracy at SCQF Level 4

In this route all the core skills are embedded in the SVQs.

For Warehousing, Storage and Distribution SVQs the following core skills should be taken:

  • Communication at SCQF Level 4
  • Working With Others at SCQF Level 4
  • Problem Solving at SCQF Level 4
  • Information and Communication Technology at SCQF Level 3
  • Numeracy at SCQF Level 4

In this route the following core skill should be separately certificated:

  • Numeracy

Optional Outcomes
SQA National Progression Award in Supply Chain Operation G93X45 (or equivalent award from other awarding bodies as agreed with SSC). This qualification is optional for apprentices, but provides a good introduction to the sector.
Other optional outcomes that will enhance the Apprentices employability include:

  • Health and safety awareness course offered by an SQA approved awarding body
  • Or any other accredited or national or legislative recognised short course at a suitable level (the list below is only a suggestion)
  • Forklift (various type)
  • Mobile elevated work platforms
  • Conveyor and shed sweeper equipment
  • Manual handling
  • Road user awareness
  • Risk assessments
  • First aid
  • Lone working

Or more formal courses such as:

  • CILT Level 2 Certificate in Logistics and Transport
  • CILT Certificate in Logistics and Transport

Apprentices following the driving routes within this framework will drive vans or large goods vehicles and will need to undergo training and achieve the driving licence which is appropriate for the type of vehicle which they are driving.

  • Vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes require a car (Category B) licence.
  • Vans from 3.5 to 7.5 tonnes require a Category C1 licence.
  • Rigid vehicles over 7.5 tonnes require a Category C licence. Articulated vehicles over 7.5 tonnes require a C + E licence.

Candidates will fall into three groups relating to their licence status as they join the apprenticeship:

  • The first group will already possess a Category C or C+E Driving Licence and will need no further licence related training and assessment during their apprenticeship
  • The second group will already have a Category C Licence, but as part of their development within the apprenticeship, be working towards the C+E licence
  • The third group will have neither licence and be working initially to the Category C and possibly the Category C+ E as part of their apprenticeship

The full framework can be viewed here.

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