DIPLOMA IN TRANSPORT & ROAD SAFETY MANAGEMENT (Sandwich) UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST
Diploma in Transport & Road Safety Management is a special partnership programme in the direction of research and training drivers based on RSTC’s copyrighted Driving Management Science (DMS) programme between UCC and RSTC .The programme sought to give the long awaited opportunity to drivers to pursue Driving Management Science at all levels (basic to advance) and to enroll in University of Cape Coast to read Diploma in Transport and Road Safety Management - sandwich programme under Department of Regional Geography and Transportation.
The programme is in line with the common objectives of both UCC and RSTC. That is to address the issue of training and education of drivers in the country and also to facilitate a consolidation of university-industry collaboration in the mutual interest of the parties concerned as well as the country. Also, using DMS to instill professional conduct in the driving profession through education and training and enhancing the competencies of the drivers.
Furthermore, the programme demonstrates the importance of public private partnership to outreach in areas where there is critical national need.
The programme is available to people with the following specific and practical background:
a. Certificate in Basic and Advanced Levels of Driving Management Science from the Road Safety and Transportation Consultancies (RSTC) Limited;
b. Certificate in Charted Institute of Transport and Logistics (CILT);
c. Motor Vehicle Technician Two(II) and Three (III) or their equivalent; and
d. Diploma in Transport and Logistics
The programme targets drivers in public and private institutions and organizations, including:
• Educational institutions in the country
• Commercial drivers,
• Transport Managers/Officers
• HND mechanical or Automobile Engineers
• Holders of GCE O’ or A’ Level certificates
• Holders of NVTI certificates
• Workshop Managers and Technicians
• Car Rentals
The programme takes 18 weeks to complete; however, it is staggered over three (3) semesters. Each semester is expected to cover a minimum of six weeks with students taking at least five (5) courses in each semester. At the end of the three semesters, students are expected to have registered for and passed courses with not less than 45 credit hours to qualify for the award of the diploma.
Fresh students shall be enrolled in the month of May every year starting from May 2012.