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 should have 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:
Assessment will be through a range of activities including:
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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.
When vehicle technician Zubair Hussain enrolled on Derby College's motor vehicle course he had no GCSEs just a love of cars and a willingness to learn. He had missed out on sitting his GCSEs at school but was keen to gain qualifications and train for a job that really interested him.
And after achieving levels 1, 2 and 3 over successive years along with maths and English qualifications, Zubair secured a place at the University of Derby. He initially took a foundation degree in Motorsport Engineering before topping it up and graduating 14 months ago with a 2:2 BEng honours degree.
Zubair now works as a vehicle technician at Sam Autos, an independent garage in Normanton, Derby,Now he is qualified, Zubair wants to gain as much experience as he can to take him to the next the stage in his career .Zubair would ultimately like his own garage one day and is grateful to Derby College for putting him on the road to a fulfilling and skilled job with great financial prospects.Zubair enjoys mentoring trainee vehicle technicians and advises students on Derby College's motor vehicle course to "work hard and make the most of a great opportunity."He said:
I couldn't believe it. I'd always thought that uni was for clever people and I'd never thought of myself as clever.
"It was my Derby College lecturer Matt Curtis who encouraged me to go and do a degree. Our lecturers were great – just the best. They really wanted us to succeed.