Practical Cycle Awareness Training

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Overview

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.


Minimum Age

18
  

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 (only one free taster session per driver). 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. 

Course Dates

DateCourse TypeCourse Title & InstructorLocationLocal AuthorityCapacity & Availability£ CostBook
DateSun 4th Aug 2019Course TypePractical Cycle Awareness TrainingCourse Title & InstructorGlasgow Open Course - 7hr CPC
Phil Jones
LocationBike for Good
65 Haugh Road, Glasgow
Local AuthorityGlasgow CityCapacityCapacity 16
Places Left 14
FREE
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DateSat 10th Aug 2019Course TypePractical Cycle Awareness TrainingCourse Title & InstructorStirling Open Course - 7hr CPC
Phil Jones
LocationRecyke a Bike, Stirling
Alloa Road
Local AuthorityStirlingCapacityCapacity 16
Places Left 16
FREE
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DateSun 1st Sep 2019Course TypePractical Cycle Awareness TrainingCourse Title & InstructorStirling Open Course - 7hr CPC
Phil Jones
LocationRecyke a Bike, Stirling
Alloa Road
Local AuthorityStirlingCapacityCapacity 16
Places Left 16
FREE
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DateThu 5th Sep 2019Course TypePractical Cycle Awareness TrainingCourse Title & InstructorGlasgow Open Course - 7hr CPC
Phil Jones
LocationBike for Good
65 Haugh Road, Glasgow
Local AuthorityGlasgow CityCapacityCapacity 16
Places Left 16
FREE
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