10 candidates have successfully completed the second Road Safety Practitioner Foundation Course, which is offered by the Road Safety GB Academy.
These candidates follow in the footsteps of those who completed the first pilot course which was held in north east England earlier this year.
The photo shows six of the successful candidates. In the front row are Nigel Spencer (Buckinghamshire) and Tina Housego (Bracknell Forest). In the back row are Claire Harris (Medway), Cheryl Evans (West Berkshire), Imogen Leonard (Windsor & Maidenhead) and Su Ormes (Medway). The others who completed the course but are not pictured are Graham Curtis (London TDO) Keith Wheeler and Liz Rhodes (both Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service) and Tim Emery (Thames Valley Police).
Cheryl Evans, head of training at the Road Safety GB Academy, said: “The new Foundation course provides participants with an overview of the knowledge and skills they need to effectively and safely deliver a road safety educational intervention.
“By the end of the course a participant will be able to assess the need for an educational intervention (based on data); understand the importance of research and evaluation; and understand the need to work in partnership with other organisations.
“The course is essential for all road safety practitioners, new or experienced, who are interested in achieving a qualification in road safety.”
The next course, in the Road Safety GB South East Region, is being held at Medway Council offices on 2-3 December 2013 (part one) and 13-14 January 2014 (part two). The South West Region course is being held at the Devon Travel Academy, Exeter on 21-22 January 2014 (part one) and 4-5 March 2014 (part two). And the East Midlands Region course is being held at the Ian Marlow Training Centre in Leicester on 11-12 February 2014 (part one) and 18-19 March 2014 (part two).
The course fee is £350 plus VAT for Academy members and £500 plus VAT for non-members.
For more information or to book a place on one of the courses contact Cheryl Evans, head of training at the Academy.
Footnote: The Road Safety GB 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). The Academy runs a monthly programme of online seminars which are available free of charge to members. 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. For more details or to apply for membership, visit The Academy website or contact Emma Norton, head of membership.