At the present time, there is no national forum for transport industry trainers to gather to get the latest news and views on the key issues. This is a gap that the RHA aims to fill with a one-day National Training Conference to be held on Wednesday 27 June at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham.

This year the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence “comes of age”. After all the gossip and guesswork, those who have been delaying their involvement are now waking up to the reality that this is an on-going requirement.

2012 presents the perfect opportunity for the training sector to build on its successes. To that end the Conference will accentuate the positives gained and discuss ways to maintain continued improvement.

“I am really excited about the opportunity to gather together the people who are the backbone of training in our industry”, said RHA Head of Training, Steve Ellis.

“I consider them to be the unsung heroes of the many successful Driver CPC programmes which are out there and this will offer them the chance to network, acquire further knowledge of trends and developments and hear some stimulating presentations looking at the progress made so far and opportunities to come.”

The one day event is open to RHA members (£55.00 + VAT), non-members (£65.00 + VAT) and is aimed primarily those who are in-company trainers or employees at training companies who wish to keep abreast of the industry’s changes and developments, in particular Driver CPC. A number of high profile speakers from different organisations will be presenting on the day, including Nick Ratty – Head of Transportation unit HSE, Liz Heaton – Senior Post Test Operations Manager DSA, Guy Chamberlain – Head of Post Test Op’s DSA and Chris Watcham – Health & Safety Director, Mobile Mini UK.