The delivery of SUD and VS is for the 3.5-hour theory unit only. A temporary relaxation for meeting the Silver work-related road risk (WRRR) professional development requirement at S5 is in place, meaning that members are currently able to pass the WRRR training requirement by undertaking the theory part only of SUD of VS (as appropriate for the vehicle type), with the practical on-cycle element undertaken by the time of the yearly Silver re-approval audit in 2022. However, members are encouraged to undertake the practical element in 2021 providing government guidance and company policies can be met. In particular, new drivers that have never completed the on-cycle element are encouraged to undertake the on-cycle training as soon as possible.
FORS Professional LoCITY Driving is offered as a seven-hour remote course, focusing on minimising the environmental impact of vans and HGVs by reducing emissions through the use of pre-journey planning, vehicle checks, fuel-efficient driving and alternative fuels. LoCITY Driving meets FORS Gold professional development requirement G5 on fuel, emissions and air quality.
LoCITY training counts towards Driver CPC hours, however the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will not allow the upload of Driver CPC hours for SUD and VS as the remote theory part and on-cycle element are more than 24 hours apart. Some training providers licensed to deliver FORS Professional driver training offer both remote and classroom training.
To view dates and book places for your drivers on SUD, click here.
To view dates and book places for your drivers on Van Smart, click here.
To view dates and book places for your drivers on LoCITY Driving, click here.