Launched early this year, the AFP Fleet Academy emerged from the Institute of (ICFM), providing a training curriculum based on the same course structures, professional trainers and range of resources. The AFP was formed two years ago by uniting the ICFM with the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO).
The academy offers online and tutor-led training options for new and experienced fleet industry members. The courses are structured to support a wide range of fleet stakeholders, including:
- Fleet administrators and managers
- HR & finance
- Fleet service providers
- Motor manufacturers
- Contract hire & leasing
The AFP works “to elevate the standards of management in the fleet sector and help the current and next generation of fleet leaders put new skills and knowledge into action,” according to Ronnie Gillman, the group’s training manager. Academy courses are available to everyone in the fleet industry without any qualification pre-requisites.
The Fleet Academy is “designed to get everyone involved, enabling delegates to develop their professional skills, gain recognition and further their career,” said Gillman.
“The fleet sector plays a fundamental role in the UK economy,” added Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI. “The IMI is, therefore, delighted to see the commitment being made by the Association of Fleet Professionals to elevate the sector’s standards with its Fleet Academy, which is now an IMI Approved Centre.”
Details about AFP courses, including pricing, dates and locations, is available on the AFP website.