Our Assessors and Technicians Technical Training 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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Trailer Inspection and Defect Assessment

Objective:

This course is designed to equip and develop primarily trailer inspection technicians with the relevant information and skills to raise trailer inspection standards.

This course also gives the required knowledge to candidates wishing to undertake the irtec trailer inspection licence underpinning knowledge test and practical assessment.

In-company training

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Van Excellence - LCV Inspection Procedures and Standards

Objective:

This course is designed to equip and develop vehicle inspection technicians, workshop supervisors and engineering managers with the relevant information and skills to raise light commercial vehicle (LCV) inspection standards.

In-company training

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Workshop Engineering Manager

Tunbridge Wells, Leamington Spa + 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. 

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Workshop Engineering Manager

Tunbridge Wells, Leamington Spa + 3 more

Objective:

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

Locations: Leamington Spa, Leeds, Stirling, Tunbridge Wells, Warrington, In-company training

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Yard Shunter

Objective:

This course provides operatives with training and techniques required to safely move heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) around a company’s premises and other off-road parking areas (i.e. closed to the public).

Delegates are taught best practice skills to ensure the safety of yard personnel and prevent damage to vehicles and property in the immediate vicinity.

In-company training

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Yard Shunter – Train the Trainer

Objective:

This course provides the necessary information for those responsible for training others in manoeuvring HGVs around company premises and other ‘off-road’ parking areas (i.e. closed to the public).

This Train the Trainer course is a cost-effective way of spreading training through a company and is an important workplace safety intervention.

In-company training

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