The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has announced plans to work in partnership with City & Guilds as part of efforts to tackle a present lack of skills development for the UK logistics sector.
Focusing on a shortfall in government funding for skills improvements across the freight industry in recent years, FTA managing director of policy and communications James Hookham said the internationally-recognised nature of City & Guilds made the organisation the perfect partner to work with in developing a new skills framework that will benefit the whole of the industry in the years ahead.
"The logistics sector has been overlooked by government for too long for skills funding, partly because it lacks a national vocational training structure or recognised qualification structure," he said. "FTA's partnership with City & Guilds will aim to deliver that and help fill the void in skills development opportunities in the logistics sector."
In the coming months, City & Guilds will be launching its new Level 3 qualification for Commercial Fleet Management that has been developed with considerable input from the FTA.
It will mark the first in a series of new qualifications being provided for fleet sector professionals by the body over the coming years and is expected to prove highly popular among fleet operators.
"Through this unique partnership we will provide learning excellence with vocational training industry standards, which will help bring the logistics sector into the 21st century," Mr Hookham concluded.
Posted on 3rd February 2015
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