MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT
European Road Safety Charter
Good Practice

Good practice submission

  1. Gaeilge
  2. English

Good practice submission

Organisation details

Please describe the main road safety challenges/problems you have addressed or are addressing. 
The course is designed to take a Practitioner through the whole process of identifying a need for an intervention; to design and delivery. The course design strongly focuses on the need to have a research led approach, which includes evaluation of the outcomes of the intervention.
What are your objectives? 
By the end of the course a participant will be able to:
Assess the need for an educational intervention based on data
Critically analyse an educational intervention
Understand the role that research and evaluation has in road safety education
Understand the need to work in partnership with other organisations

Project activities

List the actions you carried/are carrying out 
Date 
Friday, 1 February, 2013
Name of action 

The Road Safety Practitioners Course is a 4 day course delivered as 2 X 2 days, with a four week period between. Day one looks at basing a road safety intervention on objective data and how this data can then be linked to deeper research from credible academic sources. Day two looks at educational approaches and psychological behavioural theories. Day three looks at a number of issues covered in day 1 and 2 in greater depth and introduces concepts alligned to evaluation.Day 4 looks at evaluation method. The course is formally assessed.  This assessment takes the form of 2 assignments that are completed at the end of each 2 day block of training.  The assignments are based on projects the course participants are currently engaged in.  The first assignment looks at designing and developing an intervention, the second looks at evaluating an intervention. The course is accredited by both Road Safety GB and City and Guilds.A wider range of organisation have now had members of their teams attend the course including:The UK’s Department for TransportTransport for LondonLocal authoritiesFire and Rescure ServicesRoad Safety AnalysisDriver trainersMinistry Of Transport, Romania

Evaluation

What has been the effect of the activities? 
The course was piloted and evaluated by use of interviews and a questionnaire. The evaluation found that there was a good level of evidence to support the conclusion:• That the participants felt the course was well presented with relevant content. • That the course had increased the participant’s level of knowledge and understanding of road safety education across the learning outcomes. • That the participants, based on self-report data, were applying this improved learning and understanding in their road safety role.
How have you shared information about your project and its results? 
The Academy Courses are promoted using a myriad of channels throughout the UK - via our volunteer regional Training Development Officers.- The Road Safety GB website is contunually updated with the most recent course news and enjoys around 25,000 hits per month- The Academy attends stakeholder events to promote it’s membership and courses- Social Media- Regular Newsletters to the Membership base

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