Local authority road safety officers in London are being encouraged to apply for a free place on one of the Foundation courses being held in the coming months.
Complimentary places on the Road Safety Practitioner Foundation Course are being offered to London-based road safety officers thanks to funding provided by Transport for London (TfL).
The next London-based course runs on 10/11 June (part 1) and 29/30 July (part 2) and there are a few places still available. A further three courses funded by TfL will be held before the end of 2014.
A course is also scheduled to be held in northwest England (Blackpool) in autumn 2014.
The Road Safety Practitioner Foundation Course delivers the basic skills, knowledge, and understanding required to deliver a road safety intervention. It provides participants with an overview of the whole process from identifying a road safety issue, to developing an intervention and through to evaluation.
The course comprises four days of tailored face-to-face learning delivered in two, two-day sessions. Between these sessions participants are required to complete an assignment relating to the topic covered in the initial session. A final assignment, which forms the final assessment, has to be completed four weeks after the second session.
An evaluation of the course concluded it is highly effective and suitable for a wide range of professionals. The course has also been praised by Cornwall Council and by other delegates who have attended.
Click here for dates and venues for upcoming courses, or for more information contact Cheryl Evans, head of training at the Academy, on 01635 519984.