Practical Cycle Awareness Training for Fleet Drivers

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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.

Based upon our successful PCAT course for HGV and LGV drivers, this course is specifically designed to support people that drive for business to be safer on the roads.  The training is promotes increased hazard perception, and increased awareness of vulnerable road users, including those on bikes.  It aims to provide participants with a greater understanding of their needs. 

During the training drivers spend time in the classroom where they are taught about best practices to adopt around vulnerable road users in both rural and urban environments.  They also have the opportunity to spend time on the bike and step in the shoes of someone cycling with the guidance of an expert instructor. 

Bikes and all equipment are provided.

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?

The course costs £1125 (not including venue hire) to organise a bespoke course for up to 16 people.

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.