Road Traffic Collisions Instructor

Course overview and learning outcomes

With major developments in car safety over the last five years, today's emergency crews often face far greater challenges and complexities in extricating casualties safely from vehicles. In order to ensure that our RTCI course continues to meet learner requirements, a number of developments have now been incorporated, including extending the course to enable delivery of a more extensive and in-depth curriculum.

The new 9-day course includes:

  • Exposure to latest developments in new vehicle technologies
  • One-day trauma care from a qualified medical professional
  • One-day controlled and rapid extrication exercises
  • Trained role player casualties for added a sense of realism and opportunity for casualty feedback
  • Modern, authentic, collision-damaged vehicles to create more realistic scenarios
  • Casualty-centred approach mini exercises to aid with incident commander decision making processes
  • New purpose-built arena to provide relative comfort, ensuring learners can give full attention to the task at hand
  • Delivery methodology to encompass localised small-scale station exercises up to and including large-scale major exercises
  • Sessions in lesson planning, exercise planning and learning cycle to enhance students' teaching, delivery and de-briefing skills
  • Latest digital elearning technologies – delivered in partnership with Holmatro

This course provides the skills, knowledge and understanding to enable learners to design and deliver training on road traffic collision specialist equipment, techniques and procedures across a wide range of realistic scenarios. Topics will include:

  • The team approach
  • Exercise planning
  • Training risk assessment
  • Supplementary restraint systems
  • Rescue techniques
  • Casualty care
  • Vehicle hazards
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Modern vehicles
  • Collision investigation procedures
  • Specialist RTC equipment

After successful completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • State the process to follow when delivering RTC instruction
  • Outline the legislation relating to attending road traffic collisions
  • Summarise the health and safety requirements of RTC instruction
    Identify the recent development in vehicle technology and design relevant to RTC operations
  • Deliver RTC instruction
  • Deliver training on the six phases of rescue
  • Deliver casualty extrication training in line with the six phases of rescue
  • Debrief learners on their performance
  • Review own practice

Who should attend and key benefits

The Road Traffic Collision Instructor Course is aimed at Fire service personnel who are about to take up a position or who are responsible for the delivery of road traffic collision training and development, at all levels within the fire service. Learners should:

  • Have completed a teaching or training qualification (service or national level)
  • Be able to use technology appropriately to support learning
  • Be fit for full operational duties in accordance with service requirements
  • Complete the pre course e-learning modules identified in the joining instructions

How is the course assessed and accredited?

This course leads to a level 3 SFJ(A) accredited qualification. The course is assessed against the learning outcomes throughout, using practical observation and testing of underpinning knowledge successful completion of this course will see the learner receive 47.5 Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) Continual Professional Development (CPD) hours.


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Dates and prices

10/06/2019 - 20/06/2019

£2250.00 +VAT

09/09/2019 - 19/09/2019

£2250.00 +VAT

09/12/2019 - 19/12/2019

£2250.00 +VAT

Prices quoted are our standard, one-off rates and discounts are available. Please contact us via the form on the right so that we can discuss your training requirements and how we can work together to offer you the best price.

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