Dates for the Diary
This Septembers UCPD start dates will be

Cohort 1: 09 September 2024
Cohort 2: 16 September 2024
Cohort 3: 23 September 2024
Cohort 4: 30 September 2024 (Runs in Republic of Ireland)

The CertHE, FdSc and BSc start on 23rd September 2024

The Distance Learning UCPD starts 13th January 2025

New Course - Uncertainty of Measurement in Collision Investigation

During the recent meeting with Senior CI's there was a discussion about the measurement of uncertainty and how we should seed uncertainty calculations through the UCPD and upwards including, and particularly topical at the moment,  CCTV.  The general discussion was that that it is difficult to translate the lab based UKAS methods taught on their course to our science, collision investigation.  We have therefore taken the UKAS methodology and applied it directly to collision investigation in a three day classroom based course.

Attendees will learn how to take the uncertainties associated with the collision investigation task and apply the correct statistical technique to measure the uncertainty.  Given that more CI’s have access to EXCEL than Mathcad the course will use EXCEL as the primary calculation tool and attendees will leave the course with several starter templates for various collision investigation techniques.  We will of course cover CCTV.

An AiTS course completion certificate provided to delegates who complete the course. 

To ensure we get the content right, Craig will run a pilot of the course before delivery starts in September. The provisional content can be found on the course page.

New Course - IMI Award in Light Vehicle Examination and Prohibition

It has taken a bit of time to work out how to do this, but we think we are finally there…

About half of those who come on the CertHE will become vehicle examiners and about half will not thus the CertHE Fundamentals of Forensic Vehicle Examination module has only ever been a broad introduction to vehicle examination covering workshop safety, brakes, steering, lighting, wheels and tyres. For those who require more (usually but not exclusively those who will become vehicle examiners) an additional two weeks of study is available to gain an IMI Award in Light Vehicle Examination and Prohibition.

The additional module will run at the end of the CertHE however you do not have to enrol in the year you take the CertHE and can choose to return at any time in the future under the usual APL rules (normally 5 years). The IMI Award will use the assessments from the CertHE together with additional learning and assessments completed during the new module to gain the Award. The additional module is optional, just let Anna know whether your student is to be registered with the IMI ideally at the start of the academic year. You will not be invoiced until the start of the module.

The additional learning covers,

  • Braking (Part 2)
  • Electrics and Diagnostics
  • CAN Networks
  • Restraint Systems
  • Data retrieval
  • The IMI Award is in the final stage of accreditation and should be available for delivery towards the end of the summer. More information will be available on the course page.

    Seat belt examination for evidence of being worn added to the CertHE
    We have altered the content of the CertHE Fundamentals of forensic motor vehicle examination module from September 2024 to include seat belt examination for evidence of whether they were being worn at the time of collision.



    AiTS have been training collision investigators in the UK and overseas since 1996. We are also the UK's main provider of Roads Policing, Prohibitions and Tachograph training in the UK and Ireland.

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