On 22nd May the Warehouse Technology Group will throw open the doors of the Logistics Research and Innovation Centre for a one-day event themed "Integrated Warehousing - Planning for Efficiency".
The next Pathway to Apprenticeship programme for 16-18 year olds starts on 15th April.
From Monday 29th October 2012 SQA will be issuing the new DGDT
photo card certification when a course has been sat after 22nd
October 2012 or a replacement certificate is requested.
The government has revised the eligibility criteria for its
Apprenticeship Grant for Employers so that businesses of up to
1,000 employees can now take advantage of the £1,500 payment for up
to 10 new apprentices.
VOSA enforcement officers are handing out leaflets reminding
drivers about the need to complete their Driver CPC training before
the deadline or risk a £1,000 fine.
The National Skills Academy for Logistics has teamed up with
Coventry University to offer a Foundation Degree in Logistics and
Supply Chain Management. It will start in September 2012 at Mantra
Learning in Manchester, and the way it is delivered is different:
it is being designed specially to fit learning with living.
The Foundation Degree normally takes two years to complete and
is split into three parts - a Certificate and then a Diploma of
Higher Education - and finally, a Foundation Degree which can lead
on to an Honours Degree with an extra year of studying.
The UK is facing a looming driver shortage for Large Goods
Vehicles (LGVs) that risks holding back economic recovery,
according to a report released by Skills for Logistics.
The new online driver enquiry service, developed by DSA, has
just been launched to allow lorry, bus and coach drivers working
towards Driver CPC to go online to check records of the periodic
training they've done.
Mantra now offers a complete suite of HSE approved First Aid at
Work courses including annual refreshers and re-qualification.
For a limited period you could save ££s on Driver CPC courses.
Mantra has one-day Driver CPC courses running weekly at Manchester
and Warrington including Saturdays priced at just £50 plus VAT
and £8.75 JAUPT upload fee.
If you are aged 16-18 and looking to start an apprenticeship in
motor vehicle maintenance or warehousing, then a Pathway to
Apprenticeship course with Mantra Learning is the perfect place to
start. You will gain some extra qualifications and learn some real
skills that you will be able to use from day one of your
Mantra has introduced a 2-day course which is aimed at
transport managers who already hold a Road Haulage CPC
qualification but may be unaware of the many changes to legislation
that have since been introduced. It provides a detailed knowledge
of the rules and regulations applicable to road haulage in the UK
and Europe. It also provides an update on the latest industry best
On 18th October 2011, key industry leaders and
training providers heard that unless the UK's more than 400,000
freight drivers pick up momentum on the mandatory Driver CPC
training, Britain may be facing a gap of 30% fewer drivers when the
first five year cycle completes in September 2014.
From 18 October bus, coach and lorry drivers holding a British
paper driving licence are asked to exchange it for a photocard
licence in order to receive their driver qualification card (DQC)
at no cost.
We know it's a busy time of year and the last thing you want is
to take drivers off the road to catch upon their Driver CPC
training. That's why we have introduced Saturday courses to avoid
disruption to the working week.
All LGV drivers are required by law to complete 35 hours JAUPT
approved training every 5 years. Now is the time to act. The later
you leave it, the greater the chance of not completing the required
training by the September 2014 deadline and risk losing your
ability to drive.
The projection for Driver CPC training shows that unless our
operators change the speed with which they are training their
drivers, the UK will face a fall in drivers by 30% by 2014.
Provisional workplace accident figures from the Health &
Safety Executive show just five British workers were killed by fork
lift trucks during 2009/10; down from a peak of 16 as recently as
Mantra Learning is constantly on the look out for good
candidates looking to start an Apprenticeship with a local
employer. Visit our Vacancies page for the current
Young people from 14 years old can learn to drive in a safe
Mantra Learning Middleton Manchester
Manchester. M24 1RU
Tel: 0161 653 5767 Fax: 0161 653 3536
Mantra Learning Cheshire & Warrington
Unit 11/4 Palatine Industrial Estate
Causeway Avenue, Warrington
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