Northern Logistics Academy secures FLT Accreditation

The Northern Logistics Academy has officially launched a selection of Fork Lift Truck training courses after receiving official accreditation from RTITB.

The new provision, to be delivered from the Northern Logistics Academy, based at both the Langtree Street Campus in St Helens and Cherryfield Drive Campus in Kirkby, supports the growing demand for skills and training within the logistics industry. The courses offered will include everything from novice training up to courses for more experienced forklift truck drivers. All of which are accredited by the Road Transport Industry Training Board (RTITB), the regulatory body for workplace transport training

The Northern Logistics Academy is a logistics and transport training specialist, delivering sector specific training and qualifications, a project approved late last year by the Liverpool City Region’s growth deal fund in a bid to help close a growing skills gap. The Academy is equipped with state of the art facilities and equipment from leading international Logistics equipment company, Jungheinrich, with Reach, Counterbalance and Pallet trucks at both campuses.

The launch comes as it was announced that a £150million logistics hub in Haydock received the green light and is set to create thousands of jobs in the local area. The Northwest has seen a huge increase in demand for a logistics skilled workforce as development sites across the region continue to grow including the OMEGA site at Warrington, home to distribution centres for top companies such as ASDA, The Hut Group, Travis Perkins, Hermes and Amazon.

Beth Nolan, Director of Business Development commented saying: “We are really proud of our growing curriculum offer. We have courses for individuals who are new to the industry and for those who are experienced professionals looking to upskill or take the next step in their career. Our delivery of these accredited courses will contribute to developing a skilled workforce for the industry locally. We are keen to work with employers who may need their training tailor-made.”

These courses are designed to improve skills and knowledge and will provide students with an understanding of how to safely operate a Fork Lift Truck, eliminating any potential hazards and risks around the workplace.

For further information on our Fork Lift Truck Training: contact our team on 0800 99 66 99 or email

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