September 2015 work-based learning and colleges update

23 September 2015

This month's update includes information on funding submissions, the Online Logistics Community and the Driver Training Standard from RTITB.

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Funding submissions: the Skills Funding Agency and Department for Education

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Principles of Carrying and Delivering Goods by Road (QCF)

The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Principles for Carrying and Delivering Goods By Road (QCF) (601/6695/2) was submitted to be approved for SFA funding for 19+ learners in September. We will hear the outcome of this in October.

View the specification for Principles for Principles of Carrying and Delivering Goods By Road

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Principles of Working in Warehousing and Storage (QCF) (601/6918/7) – Performance Tables

The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Principles of Working in Warehousing and Storage (QCF) (601/6918/7) was submitted in September to be included in the DfE 2017/18 Performance Tables. The qualification was accredited for first teaching from 1st August 2015. The qualification is designed to for learners aged 16-19 and provides them with a broad range of underpinning occupational knowledge including work experience where they can expect to learn through experience in their role in a warehousing and storage environment and validate the theory and knowledge delivered in the classroom setting.

More information on Principles of Working in Warehousing and Storage

Online Logistics Community

In October we will be launching an Online Logistics Community. This will give you the chance to be involved and have your say on future developments. If this is something you are interested in please send your details to us.

The Driver Training Standard from RTITB

RTITB has developed the Driver Training Standard to cover training for drivers of rigid and articulated lorries.

RTITB see the Standard as part of wider industry efforts to help solve the shortage of properly trained lorry drivers. All driver training organisations will benefit from benchmarking what they do against the standard and using the materials supplied by RTITB to update and improve what they do.

What is the Driver Training Standard?

RTITB worked with employers and driver training experts to identify the accreditation criteria which cover vehicles, training facilities and instructors. The industry experts identified the knowledge and skills that drivers need to be safe and productive employees. The result is a series of training modules which ensure that drivers are not only fully prepared for the LGV driving test and the Initial Driver CPC tests, but also prepared for the responsibilities and duties they will face on day one of work in the sector.

DTS is for both commercial training providers, where it enables individuals and companies to choose training providers who offer the highest quality training and for in-house training teams whose training can be benchmarked and where necessary, updated and improved.

What does the Driver Training Standard provide?

  • Accreditation. RTITB auditors ensure vehicles, facilities and premises meet the Standard and that all LGV trainers consistently train to the Standard.
  • Training Guides for each of the four modules of the LGV Driving Test and Initial Driver CPC. DTS members are given comprehensive materials and guidance needed to run training programmes to the Standard.
  • Additional material. Extra training resources to help equip a driver with all the other knowledge and skills needed to be a professional driver
  • DTS Register of Training. A record of each driver who successfully completes a course will be held by RTITB and each driver will receive a certificate of training and a driver development folder.

For more information on this please either phone RTITB on 01952 520200 or visit


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