New LGV Assessor Qualification from NRI

The National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI) has launched the first nationally recognised LGV Assessor qualification, acknowledging skill and providing new professional development opportunities.

The new qualification, which has been rolled out since May 2019, enables successful candidates to join the NRI’s LGV Assessor Register for 5 years. On qualifying, they are issued with an LGV Assessor ID card and added to the online register at the NRI website.

So far, more than 20 people have joined the NRI LGV Assessor register, and the NRI is seeing a continually high level of enquiries regarding the new Assessor examination. Carlisle-based SP Training trained one of the first assessors to be examined and qualify for their NRI Assessor card – Dave Stones of Yodel.

“It’s important that there is consistency across assessment and marking and providing standardisation that is transferrable across the industry will improve efficiency,” says Tony Higgins, Managing Director for SP Training. “One of SP Training’s key objectives is to help companies meet consistent safety standards so we welcome the Assessor qualification and the benefits it will bring to both individual operators and the industry as a whole.”

An LGV Assessor is typically responsible for conducting LGV driver assessments and monitoring driver performance. Assessments can be conducted for numerous reasons, such as following an incident, an extended period of leave or evaluating driver skills prior to offering employment. Assessors cannot conduct driver training or examinations and are often former, or current, LGV drivers on route to becoming an LGV Instructor.

“Before now, there was no formal recognition for the important role of LGV Assessor,” says Dave Cox, NRI Manager. “Although this is something brand new to the industry, it has already received a warm welcome as businesses want to ensure that those responsible for assessing LGV drivers are independently and professionally qualified.”

On joining the register, Assessors have access to free technical advice, exclusive professional development opportunities and discounts on selected products and services from NRI partner organisations. The qualification also enables Assessors to prove to employers that they have been independently examined, achieved the required levels of skill and knowledge and are committed to upholding high quality LGV driver assessment standards.

The addition of the new register means that two types of NRI membership are currently available – Assessor and Instructor, with a third category expected to be launched later in 2019. The DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency), which endorses the NRI and has helped guide its development since launching in 2017, has welcomed the expansion of the examination process and register.

“DVSA shares the NRI’s mission to promote higher standards of LGV instruction, assessment and mentoring,” says Mark Winn, DVSA’s Chief Driving Examiner.

“DVSA’s priority is to help everyone through a lifetime of safe driving. By providing the haulage industry with a workforce of independently examined and registered driver instructors, NRI will help increase the competence of professional lorry drivers,” he continues. “The higher the standard of LGV instruction, assessment and mentoring, the better drivers will be and the safer our roads will be.”

The NRI Instructor register currently has 560 members and remains the only DVSA endorsed registered led by the industry, for the industry.

The NRI is operated by RTITB, the leading standards setting body for workplace transport training, on a not-for-profit basis and is supported by the FTA (Freight Transport Association) and RHA (Road Haulage Association). It is regularly audited by a governance committee to reassure members of quality, standards and neutrality. The committee includes representatives of both large and small logistics, transport and training organisations alongside trade associations.

To apply to take the new Assessor qualification, or to find out more about joining the NRI Instructor register, call Dave Cox on 01952 520210 or email LGVinstructorregister@rtitb.co.uk .

Employers can find details of NRI registered Instructors and Assessors, and more information, by visiting www.lgvinstructorregister.com .

MT Training Services- Tewkesbury- Gloucestershire- Approved as an NRI Exam Centre

THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF INSTRUCTORS (NRI) IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT MT TRAINING SERVICES HAVE BEEN AUDITED AND APPROVED AS ONE OF OUR EXAM CENTRES.

MT Training Services provide commercial driver training for LGV, HGV, Trailer, 4×4 and ATV operators. Based in Gloucestershire they also cover Herefordshire, Worcestershire and for many services the whole of the UK. Courses include professional driver training to Driving Standards Agency tests standards for categories B+E (Car & Trailer), C1 (LGV up to 7.5 tonnes), C1+E (LGV & Trailer), C (HGV) and C+E (Articulated HGV).

http://www.mttrainingservices.co.uk/    01684773548

Wiltshire Transport Training & Development Ltd- Devizes- Wiltshire – Approved as an NRI Exam Centre

THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF INSTRUCTORS (NRI) IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WILTSHIRE TRANSPORT TRAINING HAVE BEEN AUDITED AND APPROVED AS ONE OF OUR EXAM CENTRES.

WTTL is a Wiltshire based logistics training provider specialising in LGV training. Courses can be carried out at their Training Centre in Devizes, a central location for learners. WTTL offer a range of courses including: Driver CPC, LGV Driver Assessor, SAFED and LGV Driving Instructor.

www.wttl.co.uk    01380 723712

Lancaster Training Services Ltd- Heysham- Lancashire – Approved as an NRI Exam Centre

THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF INSTRUCTORS (NRI) IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT LANCASTER TRAINING SERVICES LTD HAVE BEEN AUDITED AND APPROVED AS ONE OF OUR EXAM CENTRES.

Lancaster Training Services Ltd (LTS) was founded in December 1968 by a consortium of 10 haulage contractors in conjunction with the Road Transport Industry Training Board. They offer apprenticeships in Light and Heavy vehicle mechanics, Vehicle Body & Paint repairs, Parts, Motorcycle Mechanics, Driving Goods Vehicles and Customer Service.

Lancaster Training Services also offer vocational licence acquisition including, car & trailer (B+E), 7.5 tonne (C1) 7.5 tonne & trailer (C1+E), Rigid (C), Artic (C+E), Minibus (D1), Minibus & trailer (D1+E) and Bus/Coach (D)

http://www.lantrain.co.uk/index.html   01524 858326

Tockwith Training Services Ltd – York – Approved as an NRI Exam Centre

THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF INSTRUCTORS (NRI) IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT Tockwith Training Services Ltd HAVE BEEN AUDITED AND APPROVED AS ONE OF OUR EXAM CENTRES.

Tockwith Training Services Ltd  provide HGV driver and lift equipment operator training on Trucks, Lorries, Buses, Coaches, Trailers and Lifting Equipment. They work with leading associations such as the Road Transport Industry Training Board, Freight Transport Association, Road Haulage Association and Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Installers.

http://www.tockwithtraining.co.uk/    01904737049

CRH Transport Training Ltd – West Bromwich – Approved as an NRI Exam Centre

THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF INSTRUCTORS (NRI) IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT CRH TRANSPORT TRAINING LTD HAVE BEEN AUDITED AND APPROVED AS ONE OF OUR EXAM CENTRES.

CRH Transport Training is a training company offering HGV, LGV, ADR and Driver CPC training for all transport and logistics sectors. With Training Centres in Tamworth, Birmingham, Aldridge and West Bromwich, they provide nationwide transport training courses to major logistics companies, SME businesses and individuals.

http://www.crhtraining.co.uk/   01213231777

Denby Transport Limited – Lincoln – Approved as an NRI Exam Centre

THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF INSTRUCTORS (NRI) IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT DENBY TRANSPORT LIMITED HAVE BEEN AUDITED AND APPROVED AS ONE OF OUR EXAM CENTRES.

Denby Transport based in Lincoln in the United Kingdom is a specialist services provider. Their team have experience within the haulage, warehousing and installations industry. Denby offer a variety of industry related training which include: LGV Driving Instructor Training, LGV Driver Training and Drivers CPC.

http://www.denbytransport.co.uk/  01522 503902

2 Start Ltd – Portsmouth – Approved as an NRI Exam Centre

THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF INSTRUCTORS (NRI) IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT 2 Start Ltd HAVE BEEN AUDITED AND APPROVED AS ONE OF OUR EXAM CENTRES.

2 Start Training is a driver training organisation, established in 2009, based in Portsmouth. 2 Start Training consists of three centres in Portsmouth, Reading and Southampton. They offer a range of courses that include C+E LGV Driver training, Driver CPC and Category C, Class 2 Rigid.

http://www.2start-training.com/ 02393873970

Norfolk Training Services- Norwich – Approved as an NRI exam centre

THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF INSTRUCTORS (NRI) IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT Norfolk Training Services HAVE BEEN AUDITED AND APPROVED AS ONE OF OUR EXAM CENTRES.

Norfolk Training Services was founded in 1969 specifically to train lorry drivers. They provide driving tuition for individuals and companies for all types of vehicles. All of their instructors are fully qualified and approved by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). They provide assistance, information, advice and guidance for the learner in applying for their licences, and for taking the required theory and practical tests.

http://norfolktraining.co.uk/courses/driver-training/hgv-lgv-driver-training/lgv-driver-training           01603 259900 ext 241

Only 4 days left to enter the LGV Instructor of the Year Award at Talent in Logistics

We are delighted to be sponsoring the LGV Instructor of the Year award at Talent in Logistics 2017, which will take place on 22nd June 2017.

The LGV Instructor of the Year award is designed to recognise an instructor who can demonstrate high levels of professionalism, an excellent pass rate and a desire to positively inspire future generations of LGV drivers. We would love for the award to go to someone who is an NRI registered instructor – don’t miss your chance to nominate!

The winner of the award will be announced at the Talent in Logistics Awards on 22nd June 2017 at the Telford International Centre, Shropshire. The awards are set to be a fantastic night of celebration, with 18 industry awards scheduled for the evening, as well as a three course dinner, networking opportunities and celebrity host; Tim Vine. Tickets for the awards are available to purchase at www.talentinlogistics.co.uk

Do you know an LGV instructor worthy of winning LGV Instructor of the Year? Nominate them now at http://www.talentinlogistics.co.uk/awards-lgv/

The closing date is midnight on 28th April 2017.

Good luck with your entries; we hope that one of you will be the winner!