Employee Rights and Responsibilities in the Logistics Sector

Employee Rights and Responsibilities in the Logistics Sector

Total Qualification Time: 50 hrs

This qualification is made up of a single unit which covers the rights and responsibilities of an employee in the logistics sector.

This qualification is available through employers and training providers in England only.

Qualification rationale and objectives

Rationale

The qualification has been designed to develop knowledge and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of an employee in the logistics industry.

The qualification is aimed at those who do not have any prior experience of the industry and are therefore classed as ‘new entrants’.  The Award forms part of induction for SASE (Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England) apprenticeship programmes in the Logistics sector.

This qualification will allow learners to develop a broad understanding of the topic, based on recognised industry practices. The Award will provide a sound basis for working in Logistics for a range of potential learners, and covers the mandatory ERR requirement in SASE-compliant apprenticeships for Warehousing, Logistics Operations and Driving Goods Vehicles.

Objectives

This qualification has been designed to support learners in achieving the following objectives:

  • preparing to progress in the workplace
  • developing specific knowledge, skills and understanding of rights and responsibilities in the logistics sector
  • personal growth and engagement in learning
  • knowledge and understanding

Purpose of this qualification

The primary purpose of this qualification is to develop the learner’s occupational competence as an employee in the logistics sector. 

This qualification is about understanding employment rights and responsibilities in the logistics industry. It covers: contracts of employment; health, safety and security; equality and diversity; data protection; and general sources of information and advice. This qualification is available as a stand-alone qualification, but is more normally undertaken as part of an apprenticeship programme.

The qualification can be assessed by completing a portfolio of evidence which details what learners have completed at work through a variety of evidence such as observation, professional discussion, witness testimony and supporting documentary evidence. The assessor can work alongside the learner to confirm that they have met the requirements of the qualification and that they are therefore competent in their role.

The assessor will observe the learner as they demonstrate that they can carry out their normal work activities competently and to the industry standard, and that they comply with current legislation and company procedures. The assessment process will ensure that the learner can complete their tasks as directed, and that they can interpret the instructions correctly. This will demonstrate that they can select the appropriate resources for the task within the given timescales and specifications.

What does this qualification cover

As this is a competence-based qualification, learners will be acquiring the knowledge and skills required through on-the-job experience or in a learning environment. The unit that forms the Award covers all the nine areas specified for ERR in SASE apprenticeships.

Recognition, progression and further information

Who does this qualification suit

This qualification is suitable for:

  • workers who need the qualification to meet legislative requirements
  • learners in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • apprentices

Entry to the qualification is at the discretion of the centre.

This qualification is mainly taken by individuals employed in:

  • The logistics sector

Apprenticeships

This qualification is a mandatory component in SASE Apprenticeships in the Logistics sector.

Progression

The Level 2 Award in Employee Rights and Responsibilities in the Logistics Sector can lead to employment within the logistics industry.

What approvals are needed

Centres must come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide.

Where can you take this course

Qualification content and delivery tools

Qualification Structure

The qualification requires the learner to complete one mandatory unit FL7C 62 (Regulated code H/502/9963 Employee Rights and Responsibilities in the Logistics Sector (5 credit points).

Group award code: GC08 62 (5 credit points)

Regulated code: 600/1745/4

Unit specifications and Assessment Guidance

The unit specification for this qualification is available on SQA’s website and assessment guidance and workbook is available on SQA's secure website. For further information, please contact mycentre@sqa.org.uk.

How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply along with a short on line assessment. The unit specification gives detailed information on the evidence requirements/assessment criteria and approaches to assessment for the unit.

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