skills for logistics announce announce remote LGV driver standard

We’ve been working closely with the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE), and our industry external quality assurance provider, NSAR,to agree an alternative means of delivering EPA’s in a safe manner during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Skills for Logistics is now pleased to announce that with immediate effect we are in a position to commence remote delivery of EPA for LGV Driver apprenticeships. Our assessment methodology, agreed with IFATE and NSAR, is based on the following plan:

  • Knowledge test – via our own bespoke online portal
  • Practical driving observation – via witness testimonies, supported by Professional Discussion

Read more here.

With the health and well-being of learners and assessors at the forefront of any new developments, one challenge was how to conduct the in-cab practical assessment in a safe way and it has now been agreed that the practical assessment will be conducted adopting the use of in-cab protective screens.

NSAR has subsequently issued corresponding guidance notes for further clarity and transparency (NSAR EQA Guidance Note – LGV Practical Driving Assessment & Covid-19, 15th May 2020 v1.1) – please get in touch with us if you would like a copy.

Skill for Logistics Chief Executive David Coombes

Chief Executive, David Coombes, said, “We are delighted to announce that our new and revised assessment plans fully meet the requirements of IFATE and NSAR for the full delivery of the entire LGV Driver standard on a remote basis. Skills for Logistics is in a unique position with a proven track record of remote delivery via our own existing bespoke online knowledge portal.”

Bookings from Monday 18th May

We will commence this remote EPA operation with immediate effect and will be pleased to receive your bookings from 09.00hrs on Monday 18th May. Please contact Lanre Yebovi on: Phone: 0117 927 8800

Support from our Head of Quality and Assessment

Our head of quality and assessment, Gary Mackay has worked on this project throughout and will be pleased to support and assist you with any questions or queries you may have. Gary can be contacted on: Phone: 07384 118084 Email: