What is the Defence Transport Manager Course?

Aim of the Course

To train unit Mechanical Transport (MT) Managers to first line assurance level in how to manage the day to day operation of a unit MT department within barracks and in an on operational environment.

Facilitated by IDT(A).

Entry Standards

  • Officers, Warrant Officers, and Flight Sergeants (or civilian equivalent).
  • Cat B driving licence or national equivalent.
  • IELTS Level 6.


Twelve (12) working days, with five (5) courses per year.


Defence School of Transport Leconfield.

Outline of Course

The Defence Transport Manager would work closely with the Master Driver and provide the 1st party assurance activity for an MT unit. It offers the opportunity for students to be taught on how to manage a MT department, manning, budgets, vehicle contracts, vehicle and equipment maintenance programme and be able to supervise all administration procedures within a unit MT during peacetime and whilst on operations. It also covers the duties of a HAZMAT (Hazardous Material) Manager. Students will also be taught how to manage road safety procedures and are encouraged to attend the Defence Road Safety Advisor course (11T/0056).
This course is primarily classroom based and has 3 modules:

  • MT Management.
  • MT Accounting Procedures.
  • Hazardous Material (HAZMAT).

Qualifications Gained

Defence Transport Manager Competency.


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