Calling all those in the motorcycling training industry


The MCIA is urging all those involved in the training industry to attend September’s National Motorcycle Conference, where important developments in rider training will be discussed, including plans for the CBT.
    The DVSA will be making a presentation on the future of the CBT, and there will be expert speakers on ‘client centred learning’, which is something that the DVSA will be increasingly focussed on, in its new standards checks.  This means how clients are trained will become as important as what they are taught, which instructors will need to incorporate into their training programmes.
    The conference, organised by AIRSO (Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers), takes place on Wednesday 2nd September 2015 at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire.  It will be jointly chaired by MCIA Director of Motorcycle Safety, Karen Cole, along with Gareth Morgan, Head of Driver and Rider Training for South Wales Police.
    Karen Cole will also be joining the DVSA’s Mark Winn - Head of Motorcycle Rider Product Development to present: Motorcycle Rider Training – The Future.  This will cover information about new standards checks, including ‘risk based quality assurance’ and ‘unannounced quality assurance’.
    The talk will also explain ‘earned recognition status’ for good training schools, and what form this could take.  There will also be a chance to discuss regulatory changes, and trainers will be able to say what changes they would like to see to improve rider safety as well as make suggestions to Mark and Karen about other aspects of rider training development.  
    DVSA registered instructors, who have never attended before, can apply for one of 30 assisted places, subsidised by the MCIA at £25 each. Just call 01903 506095 to find out more.
    Other speakers include:
  • Sam Manicom who will be sharing his experience of attitudes to risk and riding in other countries.
  • Dr Cris Burgess, top psychologist from Exeter University, and Robin Derges, CEO of the Peninsula Casualty Reduction Partnership, talking about ‘Client Centred Learning’
  • Tanya Fosdick, Head of Research at Road Safety Analysis and National BikeSafe co-ordinator Glen Dennis talking about using data to predict and profile ‘at risk’ riders to enable targeted communications and they will share evaluation of BikeSafe research with identifies what type of rider attends workshops and their attitudes to safety and post test training.
  To view the programme click here