The Association of Fleet Professionals has unveiled the new Fleet Academy with an extensive programme of training for 2022.
The launch marks the moment when the AFP takes over all professional tuition activities from the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM). The AFP was formed almost two years ago by uniting the ICFM with the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO). Paul Hollick (right), chair at the AFP, said, “The launch of the AFP Fleet Academy is effectively the last remaining business from the merger between ACFO and the ICFM, and is a very exciting moment for us.
“Over the last year, we have been integrating all of our courses and bringing ICFM members into the AFP. We are now ready to launch our new programme, which we believe provides an outstanding framework for fleet professionals looking to enhance their skills
“Interest in training across the fleet sector has been increasing in recent years, especially since the start of the pandemic, something that has been prompted in part by a desire to keep on top of emerging trends such as mobility and electrification. We are well-placed to meet this demand.”
The AFP’s 2022 core training programme, based on the previous ICFM structure, offers professional accreditation at three levels – Introductory, Strategic and Advanced – while there are also specialist courses covering electric cars and vans.
The two electric vehicle courses each last for one day and are designed to help businesses plan their transition to electric cars and vans, enabling participants to develop a structured approach that is right for their individual business.