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Clarke Transport Training & our training partners has a strong team of trainers and tutors that work to deliver bespoke and accredited courses to the highest possible standard. We deliver a wide range of programmes including apprenticeships, providing tomorrow's future with the key skills they need to succeed and Employment Solutions to assist individuals back into the workplace.

Previously an exclusively in-house facility, Clarke Transport Training now enables businesses, drivers and workers, from across the logistics, to broaden and improve key skills required in an industry where the skill gap is widening with each year. So, we are focused in doing our bit to help bridge the gap.

Clarke Transport Training, designed to raise the standards across logistics. Clarke Transport Training is located at Clarke Transports main hub in Oldbury, West Midlands. It is situated alongside our fleet operations, so we can train all in a real-life logistics environment with a national transport business.

Bill Clarke, Commercial Director of Clarke Transport, said; “Clarke Transport has based its longstanding reputation on customer satisfaction, delivered by ensuring our own employees are the best trained in the sector.  We are proud to be opening the doors of our Training Centre to attract new people into our business, the industry, broaden skills and bridge ever widening skills gap”

Robert Clarke Snr, Operations Director of Clarke Transport, said “with an ageing workforce means the haulage sector is losing thousands of drivers every year, with the Road Haulage Association estimating that the UK is currently short of 60,000 qualified drivers with a further 40,000 set to leave by next year. Not only do we, as a business need tomorrows logistics professional’s I feel we owe it to the industry to help outside our organisation, that’s why we have opened our training centre to the public”

Training is held at our state-of-the-art Training Centre in Oldbury, West Midlands.

Can't find what you're looking for? Contact the training team on 0121 552 2854 or email: trainingcentre@clarketransport.co.uk

 

Courses that we offer are:
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Driver CPC Module 1 Vulnerable Road Users - Saturday 3rd March 2018
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Clarke Transport Training Centre is now open in Oldbury and we will have spaces for drivers to who wish to refresh their own qualification.

Course Dates:

  • Saturday 23rd June  2018 - MODULE FIVE - Driver Safety at Work - SPACES AVAILABLE​
  • Saturday 30th June  2018 - MODULE FOUR - Driver Essentials - SPACES AVAILABLE​

We have fully trained, qualified and experienced instructors with modern fully equipped classrooms with all facilities on site.

The cost for this interesting and interactive 7-hour module is only £62.75 (£48.00+VAT+Jaupt Upload) delivered by logistics professionals please contact us today to secure your places - trainingcentre@clarketransport.co.uk

Driver CPC stands for Certificate of Professional Competence. Under the legislation, EU Directive 2003/59, it is required by all professional LGV and PCV drivers. Driver CPC is periodic training designed to complement the individual driver's work and be relevant to their everyday job. Drivers will get their Driver Qualification Card (DQC) once they have completed their 35' hours periodic training.

All professional drivers (new and existing drivers) must complete a total of 35 hours' Periodic Training every 5 years following their 'acquired rights' or Initial Qualification to keep their Driver CPC valid.

COURSE CONTENT AVAILABLE

DRIVERS' HOURS (3.5 HOUR MODULE)

Clarke Transport has a variety of 7-hour courses, but our programmes also include 3.5-hour modules, which can be mixed and matched to produce a 7-hour course. In doing so, you can create a bespoke course that suits your learning needs.

This course provides candidates with the knowledge of working time to ensure they are aware of working periods specific to the transport industry. Ensuring drivers know the rules regarding rest breaks and working hours helps to develop a culture of safety and compliance, leading to a reduction in tachograph offences/infringements and corresponding costs.

DIGITAL TACHOGRAPHS (3.5 HOUR MODULE)

This course covers drivers' legal responsibilities and possible penalties, principles of load safety, load security equipment, dangers of high vehicles / low bridges, pre-load checks, securing loads (including curtain-sided trailers), vehicle stability, vehicle roll over and avoidance, and the correct procedure for loading a vehicle.

LOAD SECURITY (3.5 HOUR MODULE)

This course covers drivers' legal responsibilities and possible penalties, principles of load safety, load security equipment, dangers of high vehicles / low bridges, pre-load checks, securing loads (including curtain-sided trailers), vehicle stability, vehicle roll over and avoidance, and the correct procedure for loading a vehicle.

START 1 & START 2 (2 X 7 HOUR COURSES - LGV)

Developed in partnership with the Department for Transport, START (Standardising Training Across Road Transport) aims to embed a standard induction and refresher training programme across the industry. This course covers essential legislation, health and safety, driver health and the social environment of road transport. START is designed in the format of two 7-hour courses, which can be delivered together as an Induction Training programme or for consecutive programmes for experienced drivers as part of ongoing refresher training.

In 2012, there were 14 cyclist fatalities in London, with 5 involving LGVs, highlighting the urgent need to reduce the dangers posed by LGVs to cyclists. The Vulnerable Road Users (VRU) course is based on the Transport for London (TfL) Safe Urban Driving course and has been designed to enable transport operators to take measures to improve safety in all road traffic environments. Candidates will gain an understanding of the changing streetscape and the urban environment, vulnerable road users and sharing the road safely, plus defensive driving techniques and actions in the event of an incident.

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS (7 HOURS - LGV)

This course aims to assist drivers in understanding the rules of the road covering topics that include, the legal definition of a road, different types of roads, speed limits, road signs and markings, loading and unloading, pedestrian crossings, roundabouts, vehicle categories and driving licences and entitlements.

TRAFFIC LAW (7 HOURS)

This one-day course takes the learner through the responsibilities of a first aider; how to assess an incident; how to manage an unresponsive casualty; the respiratory system; and how to deal with wounds and bleeding, shock, seizures and minor injuries. The course is fully accredited by Highfield when delivered by an approved trainer. The learner will become a fully qualified emergency first aider and the qualification is valid for three years.

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COURSE INFORMATION

Courses will depend on the goods being carried and the vehicle in which substances are being transported.

Core Training: Required by ALL drivers

Packaged Goods: Required by ALL drivers carrying packaged goods

Tanker Module: Required by ALL tanker drivers

 

THE STANDARD COURSE

Core, Packages and 7 Classes

The course will provide a basic legal, safety and security requirement run-down for the transport of dangerous goods by road. Additionally, there will be an overview of the regulations for rail sea and air.

The course also includes the basic requirement for the transportation of dangerous goods except explosives and radioactive materials.

Duration: 4 days

 

THE FULL COURSE

Core, Packages, Tanks and 7 Classes

As the standard course but with the addition the basic legal, safety and security requirements for the transport of dangerous goods by road tanker or tank containers

Duration: 5 days

 

Initial Course

WHO IS IT FOR?

All drivers transporting dangerous goods by road within the scope of ‘The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2011’ must hold an ADR driver training certificate.

BENEFITS TO THE DRIVER

• Enhance your employment opportunities

• Work effectively in your job

• Develop your knowledge of dangerous goods legislation

• Claim up to 28 hours Driver CPC

THE COURSE

Delivered by industry experts, ADR Initial courses enable learners to successfully pass the SQA ADR

examinations, allowing them to safely and legally transport dangerous materials by road in the UK and Europe. In addition to gaining an understanding of their own responsibilities and legislative obligations, drivers will be equipped with essential knowledge regarding:

• Potential hazards in the carriage of dangerous goods

• Ways to minimise the likelihood of an incident taking place

• Necessary measures required to increase personal and public safety should an incident occur

• How to limit the effects of an incident

BENEFITS TO THE EMPLOYER

• Highly trained, knowledgeable workforce

• Ensure legal compliance

• Increase operational safety

• Reduce the risk of an incident

• Promote cost-effectiveness

COURSES AVAILABLE

CORE, PACKAGES AND 7 CLASSES

Duration: 4 days (qualifies for up to 21 hours Driver CPC)

CORE, PACKAGES, TANKERS AND 7 CLASSES

Duration: 5 days (qualifies for up to 28 hours Driver CPC)

Clarke Transport can cover all or any combination of the 7 UN Classes of Dangerous Goods listed

below to meet your requirements:

• Class 2 Gases

• Class 3 Flammable Liquids

• Class 4 Flammable Solids

• Class 5 Oxidising Substances and Organic Peroxides

• Class 6 Toxic and Infectious Substances

• Class 8 Corrosive Substances

• Class 9 Miscellaneous Substances

 

ADR REFRESHER

WHO IS IT FOR?

All drivers transporting dangerous goods by road within the scope of ‘The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2011’ must hold a current, valid ADR driver training certificate. Designed specifically for existing dangerous goods drivers, our refresher courses allow individuals to re-qualify when their current ADR driver training certificate is approaching the end of its 5-year validity period.

BENEFITS TO THE DRIVER

• Continue to work effectively in your job

• Keep up-to-date with current legislation

• Further develop your dangerous goods knowledge

• Claim 7 hours Driver CPC

THE COURSE

Enabling individuals to successfully pass the SQA ADR examinations, Clarke Transport’s ADR Refresher courses permit drivers to continue safely and legally transporting dangerous materials by road in the UK and Europe. As well as updating drivers’ knowledge of current legislation and their responsibilities, our highly skilled and experienced tutors will further individuals ‘essential awareness of:

• Potential hazards in the carriage of dangerous goods

• Ways to minimise the likelihood of an incident taking place

• Necessary measures required to increase personal and public safety should an

incident occurs

• How to limit the effects of an incident

BENEFITS TO THE EMPLOYER

• Highly trained, knowledgeable workforce

• Ensure legal compliance

• Increase operational safety

• Reduce the risk of an incident

• Promote cost-effectiveness

COURSES AVAILABLE

CORE, PACKAGES AND 7 CLASSES Duration: 2.5 days (qualifies for 7 hours Driver CPC)

CORE, PACKAGES, TANKERS AND 7 CLASSES Duration: 3 days (qualifies for 7 hours Driver CPC)

Clarke Transport can also cover all or any combination of the 7 UN Classes of Dangerous Goods listed

below to meet your requirements:

• Class 2 Gases

• Class 3 Flammable Liquids

• Class 4 Flammable Solids

• Class 5 Oxidising Substances and Organic Peroxides

• Class 6 Toxic and Infectious Substances

• Class 8 Corrosive Substances

• Class 9 Miscellaneous Substances

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FLT OPERATOR COURSES

Clarke Transport is an approved, accredited provider of RTITB FLT operator training. All our courses are delivered using a combination of theory and practical based learning, ultimately providing an all-round understanding of the lift truck and best practice when operating.

Our operator courses are offered at a range of aptitude levels:

  • Novice: Designed for those with no previous experience of operating a FLT.
  • Experienced: Ideal if you are an experienced FLT operator but do not have a certificate (or can't provide proof you held one).
  • Refresher: Designed for those that have been trained and tested in the past and require a skills update (proof of previous training must be provided).
  • Conversion: Ideal if you already hold certification on one type of FLT and would like to qualify in the operation of another type.

FLT OPERATOR COURSES

Clarke Transport is an approved, accredited provider of RTITB FLT operator training. All our courses are delivered using a combination of theory and practical based learning, ultimately providing an all-round understanding of the lift truck and best practice when operating.

Our operator courses are offered at a range of aptitude levels:

  • Novice: Designed for those with no previous experience of operating a FLT.
  • Experienced: Ideal if you are an experienced FLT operator but do not have a certificate (or can't provide proof you held one).
  • Refresher: Designed for those that have been trained and tested in the past and require a skills update (proof of previous training must be provided).
  • Conversion: Ideal if you already hold certification on one type of FLT and would like to qualify in the operation of another type.

 

Our Course Location

 

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Clarke Transport

Birmingham Depot

Union Road

Oldbury

West Midlands

B69 3EX

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