Transport and Logistics update - August 2020

Additional Flexibility – Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2 and Supply Chain Operator Level 2

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Dear colleague,

Following notification from the EQA Provider, NSAR, Pearson have been allowed to apply additional flexibility in the observation component of the Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2 and Supply Chain Operator Level 2 End Point Assessment Standard.

The apprentice retains the option to pause EPA until such time that an onsite practical observation can take place safely. However, applying the discretion will give apprentices the opportunity to complete their EPA during these unusual circumstances. Apprentices should agree their assessment method in advance with their employer and training provider.

In line with the flexible arrangements, apprentices will be assessed in the following way:

  • Production of a witness testimony evidencing the criteria from the observation component (at both pass and distinction level).
  • Up to 60-minute professional discussion session with the Independent End-Point Assessment to validate the testimony.

Witness Testimony: The witness will produce an account to demonstrate the apprentice’s ability in meeting the observation criteria, with no word limit, including dates of when the apprentice has undertaken the specific activity/activities.

Witness Declaration: The witness will confirm that the account is a true and accurate reflection of the apprentice’s working practice. The witness must be trained by Pearson before any testimonies are created and submitted for assessment.

60-minute Question & Answer Session: Pearson’s independent end-point assessor (IEA) will ask the apprentice questions to gather more information and confirm any matters arising from the evidence provided.

Further detail and guidance will be shared with you via your Business Development Manager from the 26 August and Pearson will be able to conduct these adapted assessments in the week beginning 7 September.

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