The Road Safety GB Academy website has been officially launched and applications to join The Academy are invited from road safety practitioners.
The Road Safety GB Academy (The Academy) is the professional development arm of Road Safety GB. It was formed in April 2013 as a result of the merger between Road Safety GB and IRSO (Institute of Road Safety Officers).
Complimentary membership of The Academy is offered to road safety practitioners employed by local authority members of Road Safety GB – up to a maximum of 10 places per authority.
Applications are also welcomed from practitioners working in the private and voluntary sector, subject to meeting the membership criteria. The annual cost of membership for these practitioners is £35.
Darren Divall, head of The Academy, said: "The Academy aspires to provide all practitioners engaged in road safety with support and guidance to develop and enhance the right tools and skills to deliver effective, evidence-led road safety interventions.
"We will achieve this by developing and delivering academic and vocational training; opportunities for professional mentoring; an online help forum; and providing a practitioner training log to enable our members to demonstrate their qualifications and experience to existing and future employers, and others within the profession."