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Transport Management Diploma – CPD Accredited

CPD certified training with tutor support | Exam and certificate included | Lifetime access


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£49 inc VAT (was £299)
Offer ends 09 December 2019
Study method
Online, self-paced
25 CPD points / hours
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Transport Management Diploma – CPD Accredited

The Transport Management Diploma course contains all the knowledge and information necessary for anyone who wishes to work in the transport industry in the UK, and even abroad. This training course contains all of the facts required to become a successful transport manager in any sector of the industry, whether freight or passenger, on land, rail, water, or in the air.

From learning about what transport management is and the skills needed to make a success of the role, to an overview of the transport infrastructure in the UK, through to understanding the challenges and trends facing the transport industry, and the transport manager’s role in health and safety, this course will guide you through all you need to know. You will receive a full and comprehensive introduction to the wider industry and will develop a good understanding of how to make a success of your career as a transport manager.

This is an online course that provides students with the unique ability to follow the curriculum in their own time and at their own pace. Most students are able to manage working full time and still complete this course in a reasonable timeframe, although there is no limit on how long students can take.

After completion of the course, you will be awarded your Transport Management Diploma certificate. This certificate can be downloaded and printed at home, or we can post it to your home address for a small additional cost.


What You Will Learn

The Transport Management Diploma course has been written to provide students with a full, comprehensive overview of how to become a transport manager, and their role, and will set you on the road to a successful career in the industry.

This course will cover:

  • An overview of transport management
  • The skills and attributes of a successful transport manager
  • The sectors that require transport management
  • The ongoing challenges within the transport industry
  • A guide to the UK transport infrastructure, including road, rail, water and aviation
  • Bidding for the rights to operate passenger services
  • Guidance on safely operating freight services nationally and internationally
  • Health and safety requirements within the transport industry
  • National and international transport regulations

Benefits of the Transport Management Diploma

Taking the Transport Management Diploma course offers a range of benefits to students. These include:

  • The option to study from any location, whether at home or away, and at times to suit your schedule
  • Studying at your own pace, with no deadlines or time limits for completing the course
  • Use any internet enabled device to study, from mobile phones to tablets, to computers
  • Short modules make reading and studying easy and enjoyable
  • A thorough and comprehensive syllabus that helps to guarantee that you develop the knowledge necessary to facilitate work in transport management
  • Earning a certified and recognised diploma
  • A cost that is affordable to all.

Course Modules/Lessons

Module 1: An Introduction to Successful Transport Management

  • What is transport management - its definition, its purpose and its key principles
  • The different sectors that require transport management
  • The important personal attributes, skills and knowledge needed to be a transport manager
  • The challenges faced by the transport industry in the UK

Module 2: The UK’s Travel Infrastructure – Road and Rail

  • The road infrastructure in the UK, the types of roads and their usage
  • The organisations that manage the British road infrastructure
  • The challenges presented by the current infrastructure and strategies to combat them
  • The rail infrastructure and the bodies involved in its operation and management

Module 3: The UK’s Travel Infrastructure – Waterways, Ports and Airports

  • The inland waterways infrastructure in the UK, its usage and the organisations that manage them
  • The port infrastructure in the UK, usage and the organisations that manage them
  • The airport infrastructure in the UK, usage and the organisations that manage them
  • The challenges presented by the current infrastructures and strategies to combat them

Module 4: Road Freight and Transport Management

  • Definitions of common terms used in road freight haulage
  • The role of the Transport Manager in the road freight haulage sector and their legal responsibilities
  • How companies apply for road freight haulage licences and who issues them
  • National and European regulations relating to the safe operation of road haulage

Module 5: Passenger Road Transport and its Management

  • How bus services are operated in the UK and the organisations involved
  • How to apply for a Public Service Operator’s licence
  • How to apply to operate bus routes and the requirements
  • The role of the Transport Manager in the process

Module 6 : Rail and Transport Management

  • Who operates passenger rail services in the UK
  • How passenger rail services are franchised to operators
  • The role of the Transport Manager in passenger rail, from tender through to operation
  • An overview of the rail freight industry and its stakeholders

Module 7 : Transport Management for Ports and Inland Waters

  • Types of international and domestic ports and the services that they offer
  • The national and international organisations involved with ocean freight shipping
  • The documentation required for international freight shipping
  • The inland waterway system in the UK and its stakeholders

Module 8 : Transport Management for Airlines

  • An overview of the UK aviation stakeholders and the different types of passenger flights
  • The flight operations that a transport manager is responsible for
  • Crew rostering and the hours that aircrew are permitted to work
  • Route planning and the different factors involved

Module 9 : Trends, Challenges and Best Practice in Transport Management

  • The role of the Transport Manager and achieving best practice
  • The trends and challenges facing the transportation industry
  • The information that a Transport Manager requires, to maximise efficiency and economy
  • The strategies that a Transport Manager can utilise, to achieve best practice

Module 10 : Transport Management and Health and Safety

  • Why health and safety is important in the transport industry
  • The role of the transport manager in health and safety
  • The organisations involved with health and safety, both in the UK and abroad and the sectors they are responsible for
  • The basics of health and safety requirements, which apply regardless of industry

Who is this course for?

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.


Our Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices. Now more than ever people are using the internet while on the move so our course has been designed to be fully compatible on tablets and smartphones so you can access your course on wifi, 3G or 4G.

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

All tests are online and are taken either during or after the course, these are included in the price.

Career path

With experience, you could also move into transport planning and consultancy.

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