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Road Safety GB – The Academy

Safer Road Users, 2016

The Academy was established in 2013 following a merger between Road Safety GB and IRSO (Institute of Road Safety Officers).

The Academy’s remit is to standardise the delivery of road safety initiatives and interventions across the profession, and ensure that interventions are well researched and evaluated.

As part of this remit, the Academy has developed a suite of courses that are offered at venues across the country, to enhance skills and provide CPD for road safety practitioners.

The first of these courses – the Road Safety Practitioner Foundation Course - has been universally acclaimed as the most significant advance in training for the road safety profession in the last 10 years. The Foundation Course is now accredited by City and Guilds.

In developing the Foundation Course, Road Safety GB also developed a role descriptor for the position of ‘road safety practitioner’ and a standards document which outlines the skills and abilities a road safety practitioner needs in order to fulfil their role.