Logistics update - November 2021

29 November 2021

An update on everything new within the Transport and Logistics sector.

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New Funding Flexibility for Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles

To help address the acute shortage of HGV drivers and the urgent need for training, the ESFA have confirmed that centres can use their Adult Education Budget to also cover licence acquisition (Medical and HGV), if they register on the qualification Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles - for details see: 

ESFA Update further education: 6 October 2021

New End Point Assessments in Logistics Sector 

Pearson already offers EPA in the standards Supply Chain Warehouse Operator, Supply Chain Operator and LGV Driver. We are aware of the critical training needs in the sector for drivers and are considering offering new EPAs for Urban Driver (new standard for 7.5t + vehicles) to help specialisations.

Reminder: Qualification Extensions and Withdrawals for 2022 

The following qualifications are being extended/withdrawn as follows. For qualification withdrawals, no new learner registrations will be permitted after the dates indicated. 

QN Qualification Title Decision Extension Date 
500/7707/7 Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage Principles Extend 31 December 2023 
600/1217/1 Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Award in Employee Rights and Responsibilities in the Logistics Industry Withdraw 31 December 2022
501/1061/5 Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage Extend 31 December 2023 
600/2089/1 Pearson Edexcel Level 1 Award in Warehousing and Storage Extend 31 December 2023 
501/1659/9 Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles Extend 31 December 2023
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