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11289 Van Smart Course - Bristol (funded by TfL)

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Saturday, 18 January 2020 from 08:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

11289 Van Smart Course - Bristol (funded by TfL)

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Type Remaining End Quantity
One Day Van Smart Course
IMPORTANT: Any driver attending the course must have their identity checked by one of the following: • A photocard driving licence • A valid passport • A digital tachograph card • A driver qualification card (DQC) If drivers do not have the relevant vocational entitlement, periodic training cannot contribute towards the issue of a DQC. A driver may also attend training if they present a non-UK driving licence issued by an EU member state or one of the following countries: Gibraltar, Guernsey, Iceland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
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Please note: funded training is only available for FORS accredited operators.

The Transport for London Van Smart driver training programme, endorsed by DVSA, aims to reduce work-related road risks and create long-term behaviour change in the van sector by bringing about professionalism amongst the drivers. 

The vast majority of van drivers are hard-working, reliable and dedicated individuals who look after their vans and are proud of their driving skills and their ability to share the road effectively with other users. However, because they are busy people, it is all too easy for some of them to forget some of the risks they may pose to themselves and vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists. In London, vans cover 80 per cent of all road freight mileage, 10 per cent of road traffic incidents involve a van and 11 per cent of these incidents result in serious injury or fatality.

The course consists of one 3.5hr theory module and one 3.5hr on-cycle practical module. The aim of the theory modules is to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to become safer, diligent, more efficient and professional drivers. The practical module provides instruction to professional drivers to improve their awareness of vulnerable road users (VRUs), using cycles on the public highway. 

Course Objectives

  • To equip the drivers with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to plan and prepare themselves for driving
  • To equip the drivers with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to carry out their job diligently, safely, responsibly and with consideration for others
  • To help van drivers become safer, more efficient and professional

IMPORTANT: Any driver attending the Van Smart course is required to bring their full photocard driving licence with them.


IMPORTANT: If drivers wish to have their details uploaded to the DVSA website so it counts towards 35 hours DCPC, and their employer does not have an agreement with Fleet Source Ltd to invoice directly, then they will need to ensure they have paid the upload fee of £9.95 at in advance of the course date.
(£9.95 Upload fee is £8.75 ex.VAT plus £1 administration (which includes certificate) plus VAT).


In order for a driver to be uploaded to the FORS/TfL register and/or be accredited with the Driver CPC hours they must complete the entire course. Generally, the only reasons for not taking part in the cycle element are on medical grounds, or if during the cycle familiarisation session, the driver is risk assessed as not safe to ride a bike on public roads – in these instances it is acceptable for the drivers to walk the course meeting up with the cyclists at the exercise/discussion points and joining in with the discussion

All bookings are subject to our Cancellation Policy and by registering for a course you are agreeing to its terms. Click here to read the Cancellation Policy

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Aztec Hotel & Spa
Aztec Way
BS32 4TS Bristol
United Kingdom

Saturday, 18 January 2020 from 08:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

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Fleet Source


Fleet Source provides an innovative approach to simplify the legal obligations for work-related road transport and a comprehensive range of products and services that provide operational confidence in compliance, safety and environmental awareness. Our network of fleet specialists, trainers and compliance auditors have a combined wealth of transport experience and knowledge gained from proven backgrounds including, enforcement bodies, transport authorities, commercial and military logistics.

Fleet Source is now one of the top ten DCPC training providers in the UK and also Transport for London’s primary contractor delivering its funded DCPC training program to FORS accredited and registered operators throughout the UK. Fleet Source is also the UK’s largest Approved Vulnerable Road User (Safe Urban Driving & Van Smart) training provider, helping fleet operators reduce the risks of incidents with Vulnerable Road Users such as cyclists.

Fleet Source has the UK’s largest fleet compliance auditing team and as the exclusive accreditation body of the FORS Community Partnership (alongside AECOM and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport), it now conducts over 5000 FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) audits annually, across the UK & Europe.

We can assist you wil the following:


Safe Urban Driving (FORS Approved)
Van Smart (FORS Approved)
TruckSmart (FORS Approved)
LoCITY Driving (FORS Approved)
Staying Legal (FORS Approved)
Work Related Road Risk (FORS Approved)
Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention (TRIP)
Periodic CPC training (11 different modules)
Behavioral Aspects of Driving (BAD)
In-Vehicle Training


FORS Practitioner Workshops
Work Related Road Risk
Operators Licence Awareness Training (OLAT)
Transport Management System (TMS) Internal Auditors course
In-Vehicle Assessor
Transport Manager CPC Qualification course

For more information please see our website or contact us on 0345 600 4045

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