Practical Cycle Awareness Training

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Email training@cycling.scot for free driver training. 

More information can be found in our brochure.

Practical Cycle Awareness Training (PCAT), with funding from Transport Scotland, will allow drivers of large vehicles to step into the shoes of more vulnerable road users, including those on bikes, on foot and those with disabilities to provide them with a greater understanding of their needs.

Participants will spend time in the classroom, followed by a practical cycle training session to familiarise themselves with travelling by bicycle, foot, motorcycle and scooter. By learning basic on-road cycling skills, carrying out bicycle safety checks and negotiating road junctions and traffic, fleet drivers gained a better appreciation of the safety considerations from various road users’ perspectives.

The practical element is based on Cycling Scotland’s Essential Cycling Skills programme.

Being JAUPT-accredited, this course counts towards 7 hours of driver CPC (Certificate of professional competence). PCAT also meet FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Silver requirement ‘S5 Vulnerable road user training.

What skills do I need?

Participants will need a valid Driving Licence and an understanding of their regular working environment.

How long does it take?

This is a 1 day course.

What will I need?

You will need clothing appropriate for the weather, and a current photographic driving licence.  Bicycles will be provided.

What will it cost?

Free taster session available. Please refer to our brochure for more details or email training@cycling.scot

What's next?

You may be inspired to complete some of our other training courses to develop your personal cycling skills or as a leader or instructor.