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Bespoke Training

With our extensive experience in the transport planning sector, we have the technical knowledge to tailor our current courses or create new ones to suit your organisation’s needs. Whether you are located in the UK or abroad, we would be happy to work with you to develop and deliver a training programme that is right for you. 


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In-House Training

We are aware of the need to secure maximum benefit from training budgets, but at the same time ensure that employees have the correct skills to help organisations meet their business and public obligations. Time and financial pressures mean that this cannot always be achieved, especially if there are large numbers of employees involved.  In-house training can offer employers a very cost effective approach to training groups of between 10 and 25 employees in introductory methods and skills, and provide an update on new or emerging techniques and legislation.  We have developed a range of technical courses that are likely to appeal to newer engineers, planners and technicians including those who have been recruited from a non-technical background. All of our one and two day courses can be offered as in-house training programmes. We are also happy to tailor our current courses or develop new courses to suit your organisation’s individual training needs and goals.


International Training

We work with a vast network of trainers and educational specialists in the design and delivery of courses overseas and draw on specialist consultants, academics and practitioners working in local and central government and the private sector. Like all of our courses, we tailor our programmes abroad to meet specific training needs and skill gaps, taking into account the unique requirements of each organisation. 


Recent In-House and International Training

Road Safety Audit and Engineering Capacity Building in Hong Kong

To build the road safety audit and engineering capacity in Hong Kong a ten day Road Safety Audit and Engineering training course was developed and delivered by PTRC. Due to COVID-19, the programme was delivered online.  In August 2020, more than 30 local transport professionals participated in this online course in Hong Kong.

The course content was delivered through a mix of lecture style presentations and group workshops to cover international safe system interventions, road safety engineering principles, collision analysis, simulated site assessments, road safety assessment and Road Safety Audit at all design stages.  Local case studies were utilised, and derived workshop outputs were compared with established international best practice.  Delegates worked in groups to undertake practical assessments and individually complete a knowledge test in order to verify assimilated knowledge transfer.  The course was endorsed and certificated by CILT.


Design and Delivery of Road Safety Audit For Transport Department, Hong Kong

In November 2019, the Transport Department, Hong Kong awarded the road safety capacity building initiative to PTRC. This involved the delivery of a bespoke localised two-day training programme to raise awareness and practical understanding of the principles of Road Safety Audit and Transport Planning Design Manual (TPDM) requirements to government engineers and project managers.  This publication marked a step change in how road safety would be enhanced in the design of new road infrastructure projects and road improvement schemes. Approximately 100 local professionals participated and received CILT endorsed certificates of attendance.     

Traffic Orders - Principles and Good Practice

PTRC delivered three in-house courses on ‘Traffic Orders – Principles and Good Practice’ to Brighton and Hove City Council. The programmes covered permanent-, temporary-, and experimental- traffic orders. These training courses were tailored to the requirements of their Traffic Management Group.   


Introduction to Highways Design and Construction

Highway England commissioned PTRC to deliver the two-day ‘Introduction to Highways Design and Construction’ course to their staff. These were delivered at two separate locations in Leeds and Birmingham. The training covered the principles of highway engineering, design approaches as they relate to Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and Manual for Streets, roles and responsibilities of authorities and consultants. It was well received. 

Very well tailored to the different levels of experience and needs of the group – Highways England delegate

Knowledge requirements for Transport Planning Apprentices

PTRC prepared and delivered a bespoke series of four technical course for HS2’s Transport Planning Apprentices based in Birmingham. Each training course is a one-day training in Birmingham and include Technical Report Writing, Traffic Survey Techniques, Transport Assessment, and Transport Modelling (half day). These lectures focused on the knowledge and skills requirements of the Transport Planning Technician Apprenticeship.

The trainer was enthusiastic and happy to answer questions and gave lots of examples – HS2 delegate

Road Safety Review for Cyclists Programme

PTRC were invited and won the bid to deliver a bespoke Road Safety Review for Cyclists Programme for the Active Mobility Unit of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore. This bespoke road safety audit training consisted of three full day of lectures, site visits and workshops plus a day of assessment and one-to-one mentoring / professional development. This training was delivered in Singapore and although in the rainy season we managed to schedule the site visits to avoid getting wet!

The site visits were very useful and engaging, good for visualising – Land Transport Authority delegate

Road Traffic Data Techniques, One day training

A one day road traffic data course was developed for a Bolton based acoustic and air quality consultancy. This course focused on the various techniques of road data collection, the different methods of traffic generation for new developments/infrastructure facilities and included group exercises and reviews.

Transport Modelling for Non-Modellers, Two Day Training Course

The in-house two-day course delivered for Hampshire County Council covered all the modelling basics outlined in the public modelling course, with emphasis on additional topics/ local examples as requested by the Client. 


Successful Planning Applications

Our one-day training course were delivered to the two teams of development- and transport- planners in Hampshire. The training covered the basic principles of planning application process including the preparation of transport assessment reports, impacts on different transport modes and mitigation measures to address the relevant negative impacts from the proposed developments.

Introduction to Highway Drainage Systems

PTRC delivered a two-day course on our ‘Design, construction and maintenance of highways drainage systems’ course for West Sussex. This training provided current information and practice including legislation, principles and standards of highway drainage systems design, construction and maintenance. Focus if given to environmental aspects arising from climate change and sustainability.



Modelling for Non-Modellers, Two Day Training Course

The in-house course delivered first for Highland Council and later for Suffolk County Council covered all the modelling basics outlined in the public modelling course, with due emphasis on additional topics/ local examples as requested by the Clients. 

Inspired me to want to gain more experience in working with traffic/transport models! – Highland Council Delegate



Equalities Act, One Day Training Course

Nottingham City Council requested an in-house version of PTRC’s public Equalities Act course. The in-house training used Nottingham schemes and examples for workshop and audit exercises.

Really useful, Equalities Act has given knowledge and skills that can be applied immediately. – Nottingham City Council Delegate



Road Safety Audit, One Day Training Course

Tailored for South Gloucestershire Council, the in-house Road Safety Audit course outlined the basic principles underlying Road Safety Audit and reviewed the Council’s own safety audit. 

Really pleased with the course. Got the team talking – review of our own audit was valuable. Understanding of what we should be looking at was really useful. – South Gloucestershire Council Delegate 



Principles of Traffic and Transport, Five Day Training Course

We delivered a five-day version of our popular 20-week evening lecture series, The Principles of Traffic and Transport, for a Lagos-based consultancy, Planet Projects Ltd. The tailored training course was delivered in Dubai and included a study tour of local transport infrastructure.

The programme was a great one; it was educational and made us aware of improvements needed to be made in our locality. - Principles of Transport and Traffic Delegate



Traffic (Transport) Modelling, Two Day Course

We were selected to develop and deliver a Traffic Modelling course for Transport Malta.  The two-day course was partially funded by the European Union European Social Fund (ESF) and incorporated a number of case studies and workshops.



Parking Policies and Parking Calculations, One Day Training Courses

Requested by the Department for Transport Abu Dhabi, the Parking Policies and Parking Calculations courses were each presented on four concurrent days to accommodate the large number of delegates wishing to participate. 


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