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ICFM offers online distance learning for car and LCV fleet management


ICFM has launched a new online distance learning course at the Intermediate Certificate level in car and LCV fleet management.

The new online distance learning course is an enhancement of ICFM’s current paper-based Intermediate Certificate level distance learning arrangement, the content of which mirrors the ‘fast-track’ training room-based tutor-led programme.

ICFM director and a lead tutor 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.” 

The ‘fast-track’ programme consists of five core competences delivered via three modules that are completed in less than nine months with job-based assignments and knowledge reviews after each module.

Eldridge said: “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.”

The new programme has identical content to the ‘fast-track’ course and the successful completion of all five modules culminates in the awarding of the ICFM Intermediate Certificate in Car and LCV Fleet Management.

Eldridge said: “The online course has been launched because the way the new generation of fleet decision-makers are working and studying is changing and ICFM wants to give those people an online option.

“They want to be able to study when they have time during the day - that maybe 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.”

The new online distance learning programme will be launched at the beginning of August.

Fleet decision-makers are urged to register their interest by contacting the ICFM Administration Hub at: administration@icfm.com.

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