Employing over 28,000 people in the region, the Transport and Logistics sector is a priority sector for D2N2, our Local Enterprise Partnership, as well as a key employer.
The sector provides the means to export/import goods and services as well as transportation locally, regionally and nationally. Another key factor for the priority placed on the transport and logistics sector in this area is East Midlands Airport, the UK’s busiest pure cargo airport and second only to Heathrow in the volume it handles.
This Level 1 certificated course has been designed to introduce you to this vital sector to give you an insight into and increased awareness of its daily operations and increase your opportunities to be employed in this field.
You just need an interest in securing employment in the Transport and Logistics sector.
The qualification for this course is the AIM Awards Level 1 Extended Award in Skills for Working in Transport and Logistics Industries.
It comprises four units that must be completed to achieve the award:
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Completion of this course will give you a vital insight into the Transport and Logistics sector and support your application and interview process in gaining employment with a local/regional employer.
Former Derby College motor vehicle student Sukjevan Dhindsa intends to go as far as he possibly can in his career as a motor technician. Sukjevan – or Jeeves as he is better known to his friends – is aiming to become a Master Technician after being taken on as an apprentice with VW Parkway in Derby. Jeeves who is 17 and from Sinfin, was offered the apprenticeship while on work placement as part of his full-time Motor Vehicle course with Derby College.
He joined VW Parkway in August and will shortly be embarking on VW's own apprenticeship training scheme at Milton Keynes. Once qualified Jeeves would like to work towards every certificate on offer via VW until he becomes a Master Technician. It is the highest level attainable and a qualification which demonstrates diagnostics expertise in areas which include electrical systems, engine performance, heating and air conditioning and engine repair.
Jeeves is settling in well in his new role and is enjoying learning new things every day. He particularly likes working with engines and diagnostics and has found the experienced technicians at the dealership to be approachable and helpful. Jeeves loved his time at Derby College and was impressed by both the theoretical and practical teaching he received there. He said:
I would definitely recommend my college course. My message to potential students would be to go along to the induction days and enrolment days and find out all you can about the course that interests you. I wouldn't be where I am now without Derby College.