Not only is it good practice for transport managers to refresh their knowledge, the staff who report to them should also be aware of legislative changes that may affect the undertakings given by their employer.

Restricted operator licences account for over 50% of all the licences issued. Although restricted licence holders are not legally required to employ a transport manager, operator licence ‘undertakings’ apply across all licence types. It is therefore important that staff are trained, responsible and capable. This section provides several options for the upskilling and refresher training of transport staff.


With FTA’s Managing Transport Operations training you benefit from:

  • A demonstrable pathway for logistics professionals
  • Competency framework to assist with succession planning
  • Options for support staff and restricted licence holders
  • The option to completely bespoke training to match your company’s objectives

 

Transport Compliance with FTA – as easy as 1, 2, 3

1. Operator Licence Awareness Training (OLAT) 

1-day course for supervisors and managers.

Specifically covers the ‘promises’ made on an operator’s licence.

Provides staff with the answers to ‘why we do what we do’.

Demonstrates a proactive approach towards compliance.

Bespoke in-company options.

Half-day ‘Directors’ course available on the fundamentals of operator licensing.

Seminar style option for groups over 16 delegates, staffed and chaired by FTA.

Assessed by Electronic Voting Software (EVS). In-company training reports. 

 

2. CPC Refresher

2-day course for CPC licence holders

Updates CPC holders on legislative changes

Covers: operator licensing, drivers’ hours and record keeping, driver licensing, maintenance, OCRS,  Driver CPC

Satisfies the recommendations of the Traffic Commissioners to maintain professional development

Assessed by Electronic Voting Software (EVS). In-company training reports

 

3. Introduction to Transport Operations 

3-day course for clerks, supervisors and first line managers who have had no formal  transport training

Covers the fundamentals of road haulage operations including transport and business legislation

Tackles an acknowledged skills gap between qualified transport managers and drivers trained to DCPC standard

Promotes the confidence of front line staff by providing delegates with a basic understanding of relevant transport legislation

Provides details of where to source factual information

In-company training reports

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CPC Refresher for Freight Operators

Leeds, Leamington Spa + 14 more

This course has been developed for transport professionals who would like refresher training on the key operational areas within the CPC syllabus, incorporating any recent changes to legislation.

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FTA Certificate in Driver Recruitment

This course is designed for those who work in an agency environment and are responsible for recruiting and supervising transport operatives to meet customer demand. It will demonstrate to your customers that you are taking an active role in ensuring their compliance with industry regulations.

The course is further discounted for members of the FTA Driver Agency Excellence Scheme, as it demonstrates compliance with the training requirement of the standard. Further details of the FTA Driver Agency Excellence Scheme can be found at fta.co.uk/services/excellence-schemes/driver-agency

Public & in-company training    

 

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Health and safety e-learning courses

FTA's health and safety e-learning courses include NEBOSH National General Certificate, IOSH Managing Safely courses and a range of managing risk courses in the workplace such as An Introduction to Working At Height, Managing Workplace Health and Safety Risks, and Risk Assessment for Managers.

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Introduction to Road Transport Operations

Tunbridge Wells, Stirling + 2 more

This 3-day course is designed for transport clerks, supervisors and first line managers with no formal transport training. It details the fundamentals of road transport legislation, as well as work-related road safety, workplace transport safety, road traffic regulations and competency standards required by transport professionals. 

Public & in-company training

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Management of Drivers’ Hours and Records

Leamington Spa, Stirling + 3 more

This course examines the legal framework of drivers’ hours and records legislation. Although many operations now utilise sophisticated tachograph analysis software, problems can arise when drivers ask to interrogate these records or when incorrect data is produced. This course highlights the complexities that the drivers’ hours rules create, particularly the relationship between the hours’ rules and parallel ‘working time regulations’.

Public & in-company

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Online – Operator Licence Compliance Training

The Online – Operator Licence Compliance course is designed to update transport professionals involved in transport operations and assist them to develop an active role in ensuring legal compliance within their operation.

Online training

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Operator Licence Awareness Training - Directors

This course is designed to help directors and senior managers understand the importance of ensuring legal compliance within their operation. It provides an overview of the operator licensing system and details the fundamental undertakings that apply to operators.

In-company training

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Operator Licence Awareness Training – OLAT

Leamington Spa, Leeds + 20 more

This course is designed to help transport professionals at any level develop an active role in ensuring legal compliance within their operation. It provides an overview of the operator licensing system and details the fundamental undertakings that apply to operators.

Public & in-company training

 

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