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Logistics Sector Skills - Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)

Business Relationship Manager Peter Steel, had pleasure in representing Open Awards at the Logistics Sector Skills Committee Meeting, held at the IMI, Fanshaws, Brickenden, Hertford on Tuesday 6th October 2015.

IMI Sector Skills recently became the Certification and Issuing Authority for Logistics related Apprenticeship Frameworks – in place of Skills for Logistics

The meeting was attended by organisations with an interest and / or qualifications that are included in Logistics Sector Apprenticeship Frameworks.

The Agenda provided the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and gain a further insight on the changes taking place within existing Frameworks and the New Standards created through the introduction of the Trailblazers.

The Logistics Trailblazer Standards in Development are:

Maritime, Maritime Ratings, Port Operations and Supply Chain, Sea Fishing, Boatbuilding, Courier Services and Logistics and Supply Chain.

Discussions included:

  • The proposed income values for newly approved standards

  • Progression opportunities from the new standards

  • The promotion and value of the new standards as opposed to the current frameworks

  • The Apprenticeship Levy – and the implementation on existing frameworks

  • IAG in schools

  • The lack of Employability, Literacy and Numeracy Skills – requested by employers

  • The plans to generate new standards for high volume occupations – ie 2239 Level 2 Warehousing and Storage Apprenticeships already certificated by the IMI. To date, there are no plans in place for replacement standard.

Open Awards have requested representation to the Port Operations and Supply Chain Trailblazer Group as there are currently no Awarding Organisations highlighted and this group would be the most appropriate to develop new Standards for Freight Forwarding

Open Awards currently have qualifications within the following Frameworks:

Warehousing & Storage

  • FR03561

  • Issue 16

  • Date 30.09.2015

  • Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing & Storage (601/3556/6)

Commercial Moving

  • FR03623

  • Issue 9

  • Date 30.09.2015

  • Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Commercial Moving (600/4096/8)

Package Distribution

  • FR03569

  • Issue 12

  • Date 30.09.2015

  • Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Package and Distribution (600/3352/6)

Further information on the Logistics related qualifications can be found at

Alternatively, contact Open Awards on (0151) 494 2072or your Business Relationship Manager

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