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This Modern Apprenticeship is available at two levels. This makes it suitable for employees with no previous experience in freight logistics, and also for upskilling existing employees. The SCQF level 5 apprenticeship gives candidates a basic grounding in the way supply chains operate and how the logistics industry works. At level 6-7, candidates can choose a route that's relevant for their role and likely career choices - from driving an HGV to logistics operations management.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 5 in one of:

  • Driving Goods Vehicles: Van
  • Warehousing and Storage
  • Warehousing and Storage Support Operations
Entry requirements

Candidates for this Modern Apprenticeship don’t need any prior experience or qualifications. However, candidates selecting the driving route must be at least 18 years old, and will need to pass a medical examination before they can apply for a provisional LGV licence.

Progression and development

Once they complete their apprenticeship, employees could progress into roles such as:

  • Warehouse operative
  • Logistics operative
  • Van driver
  • Rigid vehicle driver
  • Articulated/drawbar driver

Successful apprentices could also improve their skills and knowledge by studying for a range of higher level qualifications, such as:

  • Modern Apprenticeship in Freight Logistics at SCQF level 6
  • Modern Apprenticeship in Supply Chain Management at SCQF level 7

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

SCQF level 6-7

Your employee will study for a qualification in one of:

  • Driving Goods Vehicles at SCQF level 6
  • Warehousing and Storage at SCQF level 7
  • SCQF 6-7 Logistics Operations
Entry requirements

Candidates for this Modern Apprenticeship don’t need any prior experience or qualifications. However, candidates selecting the driving route must be at least 18 years old, and will need to pass a medical examination before they can apply for a provisional LGV licence.

Progression and development

Once they complete their apprenticeship, employees could progress into roles such as:

  • Supply chain officer
  • Warehouse team leader
  • Driver trainer
  • Van driver
  • Rigid vehicle driver
  • Articulated/drawbar driver
  • Assistant transport manager

Successful apprentices could also improve their skills and knowledge by studying for a range of higher-level qualifications, such as:

  • Technical Apprenticeship in Supply Chain Management
  • Driver Training and Assessor Awards
  • CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply
  • HNC/D in Supply Chain Management
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport qualifications
  • Institute of Operations Management qualifications

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employees to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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