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Forces Resettlement Transport & Logistics


Pick “N” Mix Any Course to Suit Your Own Requirements
Combination Courses Can Be Discounted! Ask For Details

Our courses are aimed at individuals wishing to enhance their new career and work for companies who employ highly skilled drivers in their work force. Training is conducted on a ratio of two trainees to one instructor.  This is recognised by the industry as the best way to train and gain your licence.  Courses run for five days with a test on the fifth day, however longer courses can be adapted to suit your ability.

Full Driver CPC Credits Free of Charge!
To Military Personnel Completing Any Logistic Resettlement Course and Save over £500.00

                                        Licence Procedures                       Licence Types

Course No 1    The Ultimate Driving Course

20 days, 28 nights:
LGV Cat C, ADR or HIAB, PCV and LGV C+E.
Stay fighting fit with this one! One course for every vocational licence.


Course No 2    LGV Cat C (Rigid)

5 days, 6 nights:
The first step in gaining a new career within the transport industry.


Course No 3    LGV Cat C+E (Articulated)

5 days, 6 nights:
What more can we say! The best licence for the road transport industry.
(Trainees must hold LGV Category C licence).


Course No 4    PCV Cat D (Bus)

5 days, 6 nights:
Ideal for local work as a bus driver or go continental.


Brush Up On Your Driving Skills:  Book A LGV / PCV Refresher Course.


Course No 5    CAR Cat B

5 days, 6 nights:
Intensive courses are the fastest way possible to learn and
gain a full UK car driving licence.


Course No 6    Trailer Training

5 days, 6 nights: (B+E or C1+E or D1+E)
If you passed your car driving test after January 1997, you now need to pass a separate test for towing a trailer or caravan weighing over 750kg M.A.M.
(Maximum Authorised Mass).

Most horse boxes, caravans and snack vans weigh this unladen.



Course No 7    Lorry Loader (HIAB)

5 days, 6 nights:
Lorry mounted cranes are popular particularly with manufacturers of building products
and builders merchants who are regularly delivering to construction or residential sites.


Course No 8    Dual Fork Lift Course

5 days, 6 nights:
Counterbalance & Reach truck training in our purpose built warehouse.

Accredited forklift truck training helps you not only stay within the current regulations but ensures that you understand the capabilities of the machine and the safe most effective way to use it.

Course No 9   ADR (Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road)

5 days, 6 nights:
Classroom based course covering core, tanks & packages (Exc Classes 1 & 7).
A must if you already hold or intend to complete your LGV licence.

Ritchies Training Centre have approval from the Department of Transport and the Scottish Qualification Authority to run ADR Courses, we are also approved by The National Dangerous Goods Training Consortium who are an independent body who also ensure the training we offer is to the highest standard.

Classes of Dangerous Goods

Class 1:  Explosives                                 
Class 2:  Gases
Class 3:  Liquids                                      
Class 4:  Flammable Solids
Class 5:  Oxidisers & Organic Peroxides    
Class 6:  Toxics / Infectious
Class 7:  Radioactive                                
Class 8:  Corrosive

Course No 10  Transport Manager CPC Road Haulage

15 days, 21 nights:
If you operate goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes you will require a Standard Operator's Licence for hire and reward operations.


Certificate of Professional Competence

It is a legal requirement that all Goods Vehicle Operators or a member of their staff, must prove that they are professionally competent and of 'good repute' before an Operators licence can be applied for.
To achieve this recognition, the operator, or a member of their staff, must successfully undertake the CPC examinations and gain the Certificate of Professional Competence in Transport Management.
These examinations are conducted four times a year:            March, June, September and December.


Course Details:


1    Introduction
2    Business & Company Law
3    Industrial Relations
4    Health & Safety Legislation
5    Financial Management
6    Commercial Conduct of Business
7    Marketing
8    Organisation Charts, KPIs and Work Plans
9    Business Taxation

10    Operator Licencing
11    Drivers Hours and Records - Basic Requirements
12    Drivers Hours and Records
13    Planned Preventative Maintenance
14    Vehicle Costing
15    Vehicle Taxation
16    Transport Ancillaries and Contracts of Carriage
17    Electronic Data
18    Weights and Dimensions of Vehicles and Loads
19    Safe Loading of Vehicles and Transit of Goods 
20    Mechanical Conditions - Plating and Testing
21    Mechanical Conditions - Fleet Inspection and Enforcement
22    Driver Licensing
23    Traffic Regulations & Speed Limits
24    Traffic Accident Procedure
25    Insurance
26    Vehicle Selection
27    Permits
28    Transit System
29    Frontier Crossings
30    International Transport Documentation


Exam:    60 Multiple Choice Questions (2 Hours)
               8 Written Questions / Case Study (2 Hours)

Enhanced Learning Credits May Be Used For This Course

Hobden Street, Glasgow G21 4AQ
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