ICFM launches new one day Fleet Awareness Modules

The Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM) has launched the first in a series of one day Fleet Awareness Modules aimed at members and non-members alike who wish to update their knowledge or familiarise themselves with hot fleet topics. The first of six modules will look at Duty of Care Management and will be held at the AA headquarters in Basingstoke on May 20.

Chairman of the ICFM, Paul Hollick, commented: “The ICFM Council wished to supplement our core competence-based training currently offered to members – leading to the Introductory Certificate, the Certificate and the Diploma in Car Fleet Management – with fleet awareness modules on hot topics of interest and relevance to car and LCV fleet operators, irrespective of their level of fleet experience. We canvassed our members last year and they came up with a list of the top six issues they were interested in. The idea is that each Fleet Awareness Module will address a given topic within a day. We are delighted to offer the opportunity to individuals to hone their skills and keep up to date on best practice.

“We also wished to accommodate trainees who did not currently have the time to commit to studying for the Introductory Certificate in Car Fleet Management but who wanted to quickly come up to speed on a given issue. The Fleet Awareness Modules will also provide an opportunity for participants to undergo a post-event knowledge assessment, leading to the presentation of a Fleet Awareness Module certificate relating to the module content on the day.

“The modules are also seen as a way of introducing non-ICFM members to the benefits of membership and longer duration, more intensive training.”

The six new ICFM Fleet Awareness Modules are:

  • Accident Management
  • Driving Down Fleet Costs
  • Duty of Care Management
  • Fuel Management
  • Grey Fleet Management
  • Influencing Driver Behaviour.

The first Fleet Awareness Module on offer will provide background to Duty of Care; an overview of the key risks and consequences of negligence; cover the implications for drivers and fleet operators; outline risk identification principles and framework; and offer a risk containment process model. The one day session will include case studies and group task presentations and plenary reviews.

The cost of each ICFM Fleet Awareness Module is £130 for members and £195 for non-members.

Anyone interested in attending the first Fleet Awareness Module on Duty of Care Management, between 10.00 and 16.00 on May 20, should contact administration@icfm.com for further details. The closing date for course registrations is April 17.

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Notes to Editors:

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The Institute of Car Fleet Management is the UK's only independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to furthering the education, recognising the achievements and advancing the profession of car fleet management.

Established in 1992, the Institute connects people involved in car fleet management, promotes excellence in car fleet management practices and delivers the industry sector’s premier education programmes. Externally accredited vocational qualifications include the Introductory Certificate, the Certificate and the Diploma in Car Fleet Management.

ICFM is winner of the first Fleet News Training Award 2010.

For more information, visit www.icfm.com

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ICFM The Institute of Car Fleet Management is the UK's only independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to furthering the education, recognising the achievements and advancing the profession of car fleet management. Established in 1992, the Institute connects people involved in car fleet management, promotes excellence in car fleet management practices and delivers the industry sector’s premier education programmes. Externally accredited vocational qualifications include the Introductory Certificate, the Certificate and the Diploma in Car Fleet Management. ICFM is winner of the first Fleet News Training Award 2010.