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FORS and Driver CPC approved Training Chelmsford

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FORS Safe Urban Driving Course

The FORS Safe Urban Driving Course focuses on vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclist's and motorcycles, but has a focus on cyclists.

The course includes a practical 'on-road' cycle training element and gives drivers a 'real life' experience as to the cyclist's perspective of riding on London's roads, as well as in traffic. The training also counts towards the 35 hours DCPC that professional drivers need to complete by every 5 years to retain their Driver Qualification Card.

The course consists of two 3.5 hour modules (both delivered the same day) with the first module being a classroom-based theory, and the second module, a practical on-cycle session where drivers get a vulnerable road user's view of the road.

Theory Module (3.5 hours)

This part of the course focuses on sharing the road safely and highlights the vulnerability of other road users. It also explains how the London streetscape is evolving to encourage more walking and cycling. Subjects covered include

  • The driver's role in the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)
  • Urban driving, changing streetscape and route planning
  • Vulnerable road users, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists
  • Sharing the road, observation devices and cycle training
  • Collision avoidance and defensive driving
  • Hazard recognition and perception
  • Driver responsibility and attitude.

Practical Module (3.5 hours)

After the initial bicycle control skills training, drivers ride on bikes to areas of potential conflict including junctions, traffic lights and Advanced Stop Lines. Subjects covered include:-

  • Introducing active travel, driver fitness and health
  • Giving drivers a cyclist's perspective of riding on busy roads and an understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable road users
  • Recognising best driving practice around cyclists
  • Practical on road experience at areas of potential driver/cyclist conflict including junctions, traffic lights and Advanced Stop Lines

Please note: Lunch and travel costs are not included unless arranged with the centre in advance but tea, coffee and light refreshments at all breaks will be provided.

IMPORTANT: All Drivers attending must provide an acceptable form of proof of identity in terms of the following:-

  • a photo card driving licence
  • a Driver Qualification Card (DQC)
  • a valid paper licence accompanied by a valid passport

The requirement to provide an acceptable form of identification must be met to allow Us to register the driver onto both the TfL's 'FORS Trained Driver' database and the DVSA's Driver CPC register to confirm attendance with both organisations.

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.

Drivers will only be excused from taking part in the cycle element where a significant medical or psychological issue would risk harm to them or other road users, 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.

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