Spring has arrived and for individuals seeking to improve their knowledge, or companies and local authorities who want to demonstrate their commitment to a well-trained and highly qualified workforce, the new parking courses being developed to target management and leadership levels within the profession will be a welcome addition to the training landscape.
Designed through collaboration between Alpha Parking, the largest independent UK parking training providers, and City and Guilds, the internationally recognised accrediting body, these courses will aim to raise the level of professionalism within the parking sector supervisor and management levels. They will provide the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a variety of management roles throughout all areas of the parking industry, both public and private.
These could include: Parking Manager, Car Park Supervisor, Enforcement or Notice Processing Team Leader, Contract Manager and Debt Recovery Officer. A base of professional qualifications already exists in the parking sector and the City & Guilds Level 2 Parking Enforcement training and the Level 3 Notice Processing qualifications are well-established and industry recognised foundation courses for parking professionals. The addition of management level training will raise the game to a different level as they will provide practical training for those in, or aspiring to enter, parking focused leadership positions.
The courses will be classroom based and assessed via multi-choice exams. The first to be implemented is the “Parking Supervisor and Team Leader Course” which is relevant for all those involved, or wishing to be involved, in first line parking management. The course involves putting into context for these roles the impact of parking industry issues, such as parking legislation and traffic orders combined with management themes such as decision making.