Fleet managers and other professionals whose role includes road safety can now take a bespoke qualification in their specialist field after Eden Training Solutions teamed up with Road Safety GB to offer a course.

‘Delivery and Management of Safe, Sustainable and Healthy Travel’ is backed by the transport secretary Grant Shapps (pictured) and falls under the government’s apprenticeship scheme.

It is designed to enhance the skills of road safety practitioners in local authorities, emergency services, charities and the fleet sector.

The programme supports and develops leaders and managers, whether they’re new to the role and wish to take their first steps into professional management, or are already in a management role and want to develop their theoretical understanding of management skills and behaviours.

Jon O’Boyle, operations director at Eden Training Solutions, said: “The tailor-made scheme will provide a career-linked training programme that develops skills in leading teams and managing operations, alongside the essential road safety knowledge, and knowledge required for road safety practitioners, from beginner level through to experienced manager level.”