Transport Management Course
Do you run a transport business and are looking to improve employee knowledge? Do you work within the transport business and want to improve management skills within your organisation?
The Level 2 Transport Management Certification is an ideal programme for anyone looking to upgrade skills or provide current employees with an up-to-date programme that will give them everything that they need for transportation management, no matter what mode of transport is required.
Whether the mode of transport is by land, air or sea, this programme has been designed to cover the basics of transportation management in the UK and beyond.
What’s Covered in the Course?
The Level 2 Certification uses 10 modules, in order to cover a wide range of topics, including:
- An introduction to transportation management, so that the learner will gain a foundational knowledge of the subject;
- Transportation infrastructure within the UK, including the processes involved in transporting by road, rail, air and sea;
- The differences in freight and passenger transport, and the regulations required for each, including the necessary documentation needed, to successfully transport people or goods;
- The intricacies of port-to-port transportation and inland waterways;
- An overview of the latest trends and challenges within the industry, so that your employees will be up-to-date on current happenings, along with industry standard best practices;
- A specific focus on health and safety, which will give your staff the skills required, in order to access situations prior to transportation, why health and safety processes are in place and the related regulations for both the UK and abroad;
- The roles and responsibilities of the transport manager.
What are the Benefits of the Course?
If the course content hasn’t demonstrated how valuable this certification will be for your business, here are some of the additional benefits:
- Transport managers will be ready to apply what they’ve learnt about the roles and responsibilities of the role, immediately after completion of the course;
- An easy-to-follow curriculum that can be completed anywhere, by anyone – no prior knowledge is required – meaning that you can train new employees in this field;
- It improves the quality of management and service provided by your organisation, from safety aspects to planning;
- It enables you to compete for business on an international scale, as this certification is not UK-specific;
- It gives you peace of mind, knowing that your employees are working using the latest information on industry standards.
- What is transport management - its definition, its purpose and its key principles
- The different sectors that require transport management
- The important personal attributes, skills and knowledge needed to be a transport manager
- The challenges faced by the transport industry in the UK
- The road infrastructure in the UK, the types of roads and their usage
- The organisations that manage the British road infrastructure
- The challenges presented by the current infrastructure and strategies to combat them
- The rail infrastructure and the bodies involved in its operation and management
- The inland waterways infrastructure in the UK, its usage and the organisations that manage them
- The port infrastructure in the UK, usage and the organisations that manage them
- The airport infrastructure in the UK, usage and the organisations that manage them
- The challenges presented by the current infrastructures and strategies to combat them
- Definitions of common terms used in road freight haulage
- The role of the Transport Manager in the road freight haulage sector and their legal responsibilities
- How companies apply for road freight haulage licences and who issues them
- National and European regulations relating to the safe operation of road haulage
- How bus services are operated in the UK and the organisations involved
- How to apply for a Public Service Operator’s licence
- How to apply to operate bus routes and the requirements
- The role of the Transport Manager in the process
- Who operates passenger rail services in the UK
- How passenger rail services are franchised to operators
- The role of the Transport Manager in passenger rail, from tender through to operation
- An overview of the rail freight industry and its stakeholders
- Types of international and domestic ports and the services that they offer
- The national and international organisations involved with ocean freight shipping
- The documentation required for international freight shipping
- The inland waterway system in the UK and its stakeholders
- An overview of the UK aviation stakeholders and the different types of passenger flights
- The flight operations that a transport manager is responsible for
- Crew rostering and the hours that aircrew are permitted to work
- Route planning and the different factors involved
- The role of the Transport Manager and achieving best practice
- The trends and challenges facing the transportation industry
- The information that a Transport Manager requires, to maximise efficiency and economy
- The strategies that a Transport Manager can utilise, to achieve best practice
- Why health and safety is important in the transport industry
- The role of the transport manager in health and safety
- The organisations involved with health and safety, both in the UK and abroad and the sectors they are responsible for
- The basics of health and safety requirements, which apply regardless of industry
Who can take the Transport Management Certification Level 2 course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 10 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 10 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 10 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Transport Management Certification Level 2 course?We estimate that the course will take about 12 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.