FORS will offer funded places on a selection of its driver specific training courses, to help members upskill their driving workforce.
The free-of-charge training places, exclusive to FORS members, will be available on a selection of driver training courses.
The spaces are being funded to help members fulfil the training requirements set out in the FORS Standard, and to aid progression through its tiered accreditation.
Places are available on mandatory FORS Safe Urban Driving, Van Smart, and LoCITY Driving courses, with each place allocated on a first come, first served basis.
FORS manager Sonia Hayward said: “Safe Urban Driving and Van Smart meet the FORS Silver professional development requirement, and LoCITY Driving meets the FORS Gold professional development requirement.
"In addition, each course is seven hours in duration and is Driver CPC accredited, which is helpful for drivers ahead of the CPC deadline in September.”
Funded places will be available on FORS Professional Safe Urban Driving, in which commercial HGV drivers experience urban driving from the point of view of vulnerable road users such as cyclists, with each participant completing a practical cycling module.
For light commercial vehicle drivers, places are available on Van Smart which also offers practical vulnerable road user training.
Hayward said: “We are happy to be able to support our members by funding these FORS Professional courses, which will not only help drivers with their professional development, but also help operators with improving their safety and environmental standards.”