‘Fantastic course – in depth, practical and fun, the best course I have been on, the instructors were amazing!’ Ben – UK FRS.


We operate the only Skills for Justice accredited Heavy Road Traffic Collision Instructor Course in the UK on a regular basis. Our instructors are Operational Watch Managers from TWFRS and having delivered over 40 Heavy Rescue courses their knowledge, competency and experience is beyond comparison. We have international customers who come to Tyne & Wear specifically for this course and we can also deliver offsite if facilities are available. Our customers love this course – the current Net Promoter Score on this course is 98%.

Course Information:

Course Philosophy

This course is designed to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge required to deliver Heavy Road Traffic Collision (HRTC) training.

Course Aim

On completion of the training, delegates will have gained the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to plan, prepare and implement HRTC training scenarios.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the delegates will be able to: –
• Apply glass management and stabilisation techniques in respect of LGVs
• Demonstrate the correct cutting and spreading techniques for LGVs
• Demonstrate the correct procedures for stabilising and the controlled lifting of overturned LGVs on light motor vehicles
• Demonstrate the correct methods of stabilising and cutting coaches
• Demonstrate the correct methods of long boarding from LGVs

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course and having satisfied the aims and objectives, each delegate will have developed further skills, increased their knowledge and collated sufficient information to enable them to undertake the role of a Heavy Road Traffic Collision Instructor.

Assessment Objectives

The assessment process is designed to ensure the delegates provide an understanding of the relevant knowledge as detailed within the subject objectives. There are two main objectives applied to the assessment methodology. Firstly, it enables the delegates to demonstrate their level of competence in the subject areas covered. Secondly, this demonstration validates the course content and methods of instruction.

Assessment Design

Assessments will take the form of continuous assessment.

Tutor System

An informal tutoring system will be in use during this course. The aim of the tutoring system is to provide (or arrange) feedback, guidance and support for the delegates during their time at Barmston Mere Training Centre.

Course Criteria

The course has been designed to introduce the delegates to all aspects of Heavy Road Traffic Collision Procedures and further develop them as Instructor in this discipline.
Delegates must be suitably qualified as Road Traffic Collision Instructors (RTCI), prior to attending the Heavy RTCI course. Delegates attending the course should be physically fit. It is advisable that they should contact their doctor or occupational health department for a physical check-up, as this is a physically and mentally demanding course.


This course has been approved by Skills For Justice and successful delegates will receive a level 3 SFJ qualification on completion of the course.


5 Days

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