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Employers put delivery behind the standard

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Launch group at IOC for Express delivery courier standards, trailblazer level 2 apprenticeship. Launch group at IOC for Express delivery courier standards, trailblazer level 2 apprenticeship.

Trailblazer apprenticeship - Express delivery courier.  The Next step is warehouse hub & level three and four

Last day of January 2016,  Gerry Swift at BIS confirmed approval of the Express Delivery Driver standard, subject to some final amendments. IOC Heads of industry meet Feb 26th to debate the assessment and look at the next levels.



IOC Chairman Carl Lomas.

The sector numbers are exploding and we need a workforce to sustain the quality of our delivery. Employer levy and learner loans look set to make delivery work. Everyone has welcomed the news, BIS recognition for the trailblazer apprenticeship standard in Express delivery, courier at level two for our front line workforce from walking post through bike, van and heavy vehicle driver. The assessment framework was already in draft, there have been many employer calls this week and lots of new ideas about the end point assessment. Lisa Smailes of Pearson Edexcel will be addressing the heads of industry event on Feb 26th with a vision for a delivery log book and work based testing.

Justin Moore City Sprint chaired the strong employer group meetings, outstanding contributions from so many employers, nationals, networks and local SMEs.

The standard that will set the future qualification for the front line of our sector. It’s a big thank-you all round for everyone who has made this possible. Broad input came in from TfL & the LEP teams D2N2, LLEP, SEMLEP, NLEP and more with education advice and support from Universities including Derby, SHU and LMU. This will be a vocational qualification for our front-line teams delivering at the client face.

Friday Feb 12th - Following an employer tele-conference feedback to add higher level qualifications has been enormous.

The next step:-

-Express delivery / warehouse hub operator Level 2

-Express delivery / courier supervisor Level 3

-Express delivery / courier hub manager Level 4


Express delivery / warehouse hub operator Level 2

Operative in an express warehouse, load and unload skills to conveyor belt, packages in cages, sortation routes, automation systems to silos for re-loading. (Nothing is stored in Express delivery, a happy warehouse/ hub is empty after the shift, every shift.)

Express delivery / courier supervisor level 3

(A driver role where responsibility for package sortation and route allocation takes place, a master/elite driver who spends time in the hub to oversee routes and package allocation, but is still likely to hold a delivery allocation, operating in a dual role of delivery and supervision.)

Express delivery / courier hub manager level 4

(Supervisor / manager, responsible for route allocations of vehicles, both delivery and collection, working from the hub, managing incoming express delivery packages to volume and delivery timescales in a geographic area. Supervising collection routes into the network and allocating returns loads to the wider network. )

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