ICFM launches new online fleet management course
04 June 2019
Author: Sean Keywood
A new online fleet management course has been launched by training organisation ICFM.
The new Intermediate Certificate course in car and LCV fleet management is the second to be offered online by ICFM, joining the Introductory Certificate.
ICFM says the new course is an enhancement of its current paper-based distance learning arrangement.
It covers five 'core competencies' - managing people, fleet administration, finance, acquisition and law - which are available as individual modules or all together.
The content mirrors ICFM's 'fast track' training room-based tutor-led programme.
Those taking the course are able to complete it over a period of time of their choice, although ICFM recommends 12 months.
ICFM director Peter Eldridge said: "We have historically had a steady stream of members purchase the previous 'hard back' distance learning modules, both as a learning tool to support a perceived area of weakness in their fleet expertise involving a specific subject, or as the complete five-module set, to obtain ICFM Certificate level qualification - in preference to attending the tutor-led course.
"Naturally, we want to encourage more fleet decision makers to complete the whole intermediate course through to the awarding of their Intermediate Certificate, but equally we recognise that having the individual modules available as an online learning facility is an important provision for our members and we will continue to accommodate both options."
Eldridge said ICFM had launched the online course because the way fleet managers are working and studying is changing.
He said: "They want to be able to study when they have time during the day - that may be while on a train, for example - and not have to do it at home after a full day's work and with family considerations.
"Distance learning can be very time consuming and not all 'students' want to be in a training room environment."