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Fleet decision-makers enrol on new ICFM course

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Seven leading fleet decision-makers have enrolled on ICFM’s tutor-led Diploma (Advanced Level) Programme to gain best practice insight on the challenges ahead.

Matthew Cox (Hampshire Constabulary), Chris Haynes (Skanska UK), Cliff Lewis (Interserve), Surinder Purewal (CLC Group), James Rooney (Centrica), Colin Westlake (Devon County Council) and Sarah Wood (Staffordshire Fire Joint Emergency Transport Services) have all signed up for the course.

ICFM director and lead course tutor Peter Eldridge said: “The challenges that fleet decision-makers face at the start of a new decade are huge, but they also present major opportunities.

“Technology is evolving at an exponential rather than a linear pace and that is impacting on fleets and in particular what managers are doing with ‘big data’.

“Fleet chiefs must also focus on how they are going to reduce their company’s emissions contribution amid the climate change crisis and empower employees to make sustainable choices in relation to their mode of travel and undertake analysis of how and where within their fleet operations plug-in vehicles can be embraced.

“The fleet business model is shifting from being asset focussed (the vehicle) to being much more employee movements driven, so fleet and travel managers need to evolve their operational position to follow suit.

“The ICFM’s Diploma (Advanced level) Programme will provoke debate over the direction of travel for individual fleets and will provide course delegates with the knowledge and tools they need to take a far more strategic fleet management view.”

The host venue for the course is the new training facility at the Tamworth headquarters of Jaama.

The Diploma (Advanced level) Programme is one of the most comprehensive learning platforms available to people engaged in the strategic management of a vehicle fleet, says ICFM.

It comprises of four two-day tutor-led advanced study modules, coupled with three role-based projects which are completed throughout the duration of the course covering an approximate 18-month period. It concludes with a written dissertation following the completion of the last module.

The course content for the four modules are: Module one (advanced interpersonal skills); module two (advanced finance); module three (advanced administration and control); module four (advanced vehicle acquisition and disposal).

Fleet decision-makers interested in enrolling for the next Diploma (Advanced Level) Programme can obtain further details from the ICFM Administration Hub at: administration@icfm.com.

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