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UPDATE: RTITB Instructor Academy open

News | 23rd Sep 2020

UPDATED: 23 SEPTEMBER 2020

Following the statement from the Prime Minister on Tuesday 22 September, we want to reassure you that we put the safety of all delegates attending training at the RTITB Instructor Academy at the heart of what we do. The government has made clear that training is exempt from the ‘Rule of 6’ and should continue in a COVID-secure manner. Read more here.

The transport and logistics sector provides an absolutely essential service and are clearly identified as key workers, so training is still extremely important so that we all remain safe.  We will be running all of our courses, including Lift Truck and Driver CPC instructor courses for a maximum of 6 delegates, and LGV Instructor/Assessor courses on a 1:1 basis. Yardshunter and Banksman instructor courses can be ran at usual ratios as large portions of the courses take place outside.

We know some of you may want to shield or reduce risk for your teams where possible, therefore as well as our traditional in-person courses, we will be running full Driver CPC instructor courses on a remote basis and providing remote theory training for LGV assessor, instructor and fleet instructor courses as well as lift truck instructor. If you would like to know more about our remote courses please call us on 01952 520214 or contact us

You can download candidate safety information below:

Or view our course risk assessments below:

We thank you all for your continued support and patience throughout these highly unusual circumstances.

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UPDATED: 14 SEPTEMBER 2020

In recent weeks we have seen a much higher than usual level of phone calls to the RTITB Instructor Academy as organisations resume training.  As we continue to work with a reduced team, this may mean that on some occasions your call to the Academy will be directed to an answerphone.  However, our team members are doing everything they can to respond to all enquiries and calls in as timely manner as is currently possible.

The Academy team is committed to responding to voicemails within 4 hours, and any email enquiries should receive an answer within a maximum of 4 working days (although often much sooner!).

We know these small delays in reaching us may be inconvenient at times, but please rest assured that our team is here for you, working hard to provide a high level of support as we all adapt to ongoing changes and challenges.  Should you have any questions or feedback, please do contact us. Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding.

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UPDATED: 22 JULY 2020

The RTITB Instructor Academy is now able to run Lift Truck instructor courses for a maximum of 6 delegates, Driver CPC Instructor courses for 6 delegates and LGV Instructor and Assessor courses on a 1:1 basis with safe practices in place. Yardshunter and Banksman instructor courses can be ran at usual ratios as large portions of the courses take place outside.

Download candidate safety information below:

View the Instructor Academy risk assessments below:

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UPDATE: 3 April 2020

Instructor courses – essential

The RTITB Instructor Academy is able to run a range of courses at its centre in Telford, the West Midlands or at customer premises upon request (and subject to risk assessment) on a 1:1 basis (or 2:1:1 for Lift Truck instructor courses). These courses are for those working in essential parts of the supply chain.

Remote Driver CPC Instructor courses

We are running Driver CPC Instructor courses fully remotely starting 20th April 2020. Hurry, the first courses are proving popular with only 2 places left (at time of writing). More dates will follow.

Booking routine Instructor courses at the RTITB Instructor Academy

The RTITB Instructor Academy is not running routine courses at the centre in Telford, the West Midlands at the moment.
We are taking bookings for instructor courses as usual for July 2020 onwards. Note that these courses are getting full quickly, so it’s worth booking now if you have plans to do courses later in the year.

Remote Instructor theory training

We are running Instructor theory training courses remotely (via video link) for five of our most popular courses.
This will suit those who are furloughed and want to make a start, or for businesses who want their employees to become instructors but don’t want them to travel at the moment. Doing the course in smaller chunks could also be beneficial for people who get a little overwhelmed by one longer course.

Candidates attending this remote theory training will then have 9 months to complete their practical training. Although we strongly recommend this is done within 6 months to reduce the impact of knowledge fade. All prices are shown excluding VAT.

1. Lift Truck Instructor Initial– 2 days, up to 4 people
£365pp
Candidate would then come and do 8 days – £1,095 (along with up to 5 other people on the course)
First course starts 20th April

2. LGV Assessor Initial – 2 days, up to 4 people
£365pp
Candidate would then come and do 3 days on 1:1 basis – £2,188 (includes NRI exam fees)
First course starts 23rd April

3. LGV Instructor Initial – 3 days, up to 2 people
£820pp
Candidate would then come and do 4 days on 1:1 basis – £2,784 (includes NRI exam fees)
First course starts 27th April

4. LGV Instructor Conversion – 2 days, up to 2 people
£547pp
Candidate would then come and do 3 days on 1:1 basis £2,188 (includes NRI exam fees)
First course starts 20th April

5. LGV Fleet Instructor Initial – 2 days, up to 2 people
£547pp
Candidate would then come and do 3 days on 1:1 basis £1,788
First course starts 30th April

Find out more on 01952 520214 / 07921 453816 / 07549 044206 / academy@rtitb.com. Please note we are on reduced operating hours – times as follows

Monday – Wednesday 8am – 4pm, Thursday 9am – 3pm, Friday 8am-Midday

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