This section is focused on ‘skills based’ competencies, whether in the workshop, in the yard, or out on the road. 

This year, we have improved our support services to FTA qualified driver assessors, by launching ‘Drive-ASSESS’. This dedicated website gives assessors access to resources and information plus they can also keep track of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  

Our range of engineering courses addresses the cornerstone of operator licensing: vehicle maintenance. Successful implementation in this area safeguards public safety but also demonstrates effective risk management and delivers commercial benefits.

 

With FTA’s technical training, your organisation benefits from:

  • Industry best practice – ensuring your drivers and vehicles remain safe and cost effective.
  • Peace of mind – only qualified and quality-assured Instructors and engineers conduct our training.
  • All Train-the-Trainer courses come with the supporting materials required to cascade training throughout your organisation.
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FTA Driver Assessor Certificate

This course focuses on the practical aspects of driver assessment and corrective training. It is an extremely cost-effective way of providing training throughout a company. Subsequent ‘in-house’ training will ensure that drivers are taught about safe and responsible conduct, giving consideration to fuel economy and other road users. 

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FTA Driver Assessor Certificate – Revalidation Course

This course is designed for candidates who have previously completed the Driver Assessor Certificate course and wish to revalidate their certificate. Delegates who successfully complete the course will be re-certified by FTA for a further 4 years for assessing HGV and PSV drivers. Revalidation can be taken up to 12 months before the expiry of the original certificate and maintain the original expiry date, plus 4 years.

In-company training

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Driver Assessments

This course is designed for drivers of all types of goods vehicles to assess their current driving practices and provide the relevant corrective training. An assessment is conducted over a designated route. Drivers must already hold the appropriate full category of licence entitlement to drive the vehicle. A full report is issued to the employer for each driver. 

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Driver Walk Around and Defect Assessment (HGV/PSV)

This course ensures that drivers fully understand their responsibilities when carrying out walk around checks. It also helps delegates to identify defects, to ensure operator compliance and prevent possible prohibitions and on-the-spot fines. Aimed primarily at drivers and supervisors, this course outlines the importance of conducting regular vehicle checks. PSV operations course is also available.

 

In-company training

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Inspection Procedures and Standards (HGV or PSV)

This course is designed to equip and develop vehicle inspection technicians, workshop supervisors and engineering managers with the relevant information and skills to raise vehicle inspection standards. The course also gives the required knowledge to candidates wishing to undertake the irtec Licence underpinning knowledge test and practical assessment.

Public & in-company training

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Trailer Inspection and Defect Assessment

This course is designed to equip and develop trailer inspection technicians with the relevant information and skills to raise trailer inspection standards. The course also gives the required knowledge to candidates wishing to undertake the irtec trailer inspection licence underpinning knowledge test and practical assessment.

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irtec Licence - Technical Staff Competency Assessments

The irtec Licence is a qualification developed for vehicle technicians in the HGV, PCV and trailer sectors. It is a nationally recognised certificate which demonstrates to any employer in the road transport industry that an inspection technician has reached a required standard to undertake vehicle inspections. 

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Workshop Engineering Manager

Leamington Spa, Warrington + 3 more

This course is designed to equip and develop high level technicians, workshop supervisors and fleet engineering managers. It provides the relevant skills to raise standards, confidently manage their teams, fully understand the importance of compliance and improve technical and commercial awareness.

Public & in-company training

 

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Safety of Loads on Vehicles

This course is practical and classroom-based. It is aimed at drivers and loaders of goods vehicles. It provides delegates with the knowledge and skills to deal with basic load configurations in a safe and efficient manner. 

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Yard Shunter – Train the Trainer

This course provides the necessary information for those responsible for training others in manoeuvring HGVs around company premises and other ‘off-road’ parking areas (ie closed to the public). It is a cost-effective way of cascading training through a company and is an important workplace safety intervention.

In-company training

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