Transport Management Diploma

Transport Management Diploma
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This affordable transport management training course is packed full of content aimed at anyone looking to work in the transport industry in the UK or abroad. You’ll learn about being a successful transport manager, freight and passenger transport, and transport by land, rail, air or water.

On completion of this course you’ll receive a Transport Management Diploma Certificate, which will show you have the knowledge necessary to move up into a transport management role in the future. Whether you have worked in the transport industry before, or have been in management in another sector but would like to switch to this industry, or want to embark on a whole new career, this course offers a flexible online training solution.

What Will I Learn About The Transport Industry?

This training course is split into easy to digest modules in management, aimed specifically at the transport industry. You’ll learn about the business sectors that need transport management services, national and international regulations, and safe operating of freight services. You’ll also be introduced to some of the challenges of the industry that you may face in a management role.

How Will This Course Help Me Become A Transport Manager?

Along with details of the transport industry and general operational processes, you’ll also learn more about transport management, and the skills you’ll need to become a successful transport manager. As well as mastering all the rules and regulations, and the structure of national and international transport services, you’ll pick up knowledge on best practice, so you can control an efficient operation in the future.

With an overview of different types of transport, and specific challenges facing them, it can also help you decide where you would like to take your transport management career in the future, and which area of transport you’d like to work in. Whether you are starting out in the sector, or would like to build on your existing experience, you will find value in this comprehensive e-learning package.

Key Learning Points

Work through the 10 modules to gain a thorough grounding in the transport industry, its trends and challenges, and how to be a successful transport manager.

  • Define transport management and its key principles.
  • Look into the challenges that the transport industry faces in the long and short term.
  • Find out which industry sectors need and use transport management.
  • A look at the road and rail infrastructure in the UK, and the organisations involved in managing them.
  • Become familiar with the UK’s travel infrastructure, such as ports, airports, and waterways.
  • Learn the definitions used in road freight haulage.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a road freight transport manager.
  • Find out more about passenger transport on the roads, and how you can get the relevant licences or bid to operate public transport routes.
  • Understand rail services and their management and franchise operators.
  • Learn about the rail freight industry.
  • Get to grips with inland water and port management, and the organisations involved in ocean freight shipping.
  • Study an introduction to airline management and the role a transport manager plays.
  • Learn about the factors involved in aviation route planning.
  • Find out how a transport manager can achieve best practice.
  • Gain an understanding of the trends and challenges affecting the transport industry.
  • Learn more about strategic management in the transport industry.
  • Understand why health and safety is so important in the transport industry.
  • Discover how a transport manager applies health and safety regulations.
  • Get to grips with standard health and safety regulations.

Advantages of the Course

  • Go into the detailed specifics of transport management, such as documentation involved in different processes, and specific tasks for different transport sectors.
  • Learn more about the different organisations and stakeholders involved in the travel industry.
  • Gain valuable insight into the health and safety element of transport management.
  • This course will help you decide which area of transport management you’d like to work in.
  • Gain a diploma to demonstrate your knowledge of the transport sector to potential employers.
  • If you fail to gain the required pass mark, you can retake the test as many times as you need to.
  • Open to anyone interested in learning more about transport management.
  • Improve your chances of securing a position as a transport manager.
  • A convenient training solution for businesses in the transport sector.

This course is CPD certified.

An Introduction to Successful Transport Management
  • 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 UK’s Travel Infrastructure – Road and Rail
  • 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 UK’s Travel Infrastructure – Waterways, Ports and Airports
  • 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
Road Freight and Transport Management
  • 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
Passenger Road Transport and its Management
  • 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
Rail and Transport Management
  • 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
Transport Management for Ports and Inland Waters
  • 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
Transport Management for Airlines
  • 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
Trends, Challenges and Best Practice in Transport Management
  • 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
Transport Management and Health and Safety
  • 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
Course Code
Online Course
Course Access
1 Year
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