Supply Chain Operations
This combined qualification was developed to provide people who contribute to the operation of supply chain activities across a business and require a qualification that demonstrates they have the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to carry out their role to a professional standard. The qualifications demonstrate to an employer that the employee is capable and competent to do their own job and confirms to the employee that they have a range of flexible skills, knowledge and understanding, backed up by a nationally recognised qualification.
The content and structure of the qualification has been developed to provide broad based opportunities to the practices and processes of supply chain management.
In addition, EAL has consulted throughout the development of this qualification to ensure that the structure and content meet industries and the candidate needs.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; although Centres should ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve the units selected within this qualification. Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes and the external assessment.
To meet the competencies of this level 2 combined qualification learners are expected to be in a operational role in the supply chain sector. The qualifications are aimed at personnel involved in the process of planning and implementing the operations of the supply chain, for example in:
• Purchasing and supply
• Operations management
Centres should be aware that the optional unit groups in this qualification include units at both a higher and lower level. If higher level units are chosen, learners need to meet the demands of those unit(s). Centres are advised to consider, during delivery and assessment of the qualifications, the support, guidance and opportunities they will need to give learners to enable them to meet the demands of the higher level units.
Performance evidence must be the main form of evidence gathered. Knowledge requirements can be met by either knowledged based professional discussion or completion of a project or assignment.
The assessor and learner need to devise an assessment plan to ensure that performance evidence is sufficient to cover all the specified assessment criteria and which maximises the opportunities to gather evidence.