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May 2014
Public Inquiries and AppealsBOOK NOW
14/05/2014 09:00:00 - 15/05/2014 17:00:00
This course is a 'must attend' for any practitioner who may need to give evidence as an expert witness on behalf of a local authority, the private sector or promoter of a development. Simulating the real life speed and pressure of an Inquiry or Appeal environment, the course provides all the key background knowledge and skills support to help delegates formulate and articulate their arguments both in written and spoken form, and also helping them to build on their existing professional experience to develop the core skills needed to demonstrate strong and persuasive arguments.

Target Audience

  • Planning, highways, engineering and transport policy professionals;
  • Members of legal departments and chief executive office;
  • Those involved in the preparation and presentation of evidence at public enquiries

Please find details of the programme here.

Standard fee: £450+VAT
CILT/TPS MemberFee: £399+VAT

Book now or complete and return the booking form to The Events Team at, or on 020 7348 1970.

June 2014
Winning Contracts and Funding Through Effective Bids and TendersBOOK NOW
11/06/2014 09:00:00 - 11/06/2014 17:00:00

Every year, contracts worth many billions of pounds are put out to tender by private businesses and the public sector. In addition, local authorities and organisations within private sector prepare proposals to win a grant from variety of funding streams, for example, the Department for Transport’s funds, European Regional Development Funding and Big Lottery Fund. Competition for these contracts and funds is tough, especially in the current economic climate. This course will help to get you into great shape for bidding, thereby hugely increasing the chance of your future bids being successful.
The workshop will give practical guidance on how to tackle bids from start to finish, giving you the skills and confidence for future competitions, regardless of scope, scale or complexity.

Target Audience

  • Organisations in any sectoror industry wanting to know how to successfully bid for
    contracts in the public and private sectors.
  • Organisations investigating bids and tenders as a new route to market, or those more familiar with formal procurement processes will find the course equally useful.
  • Those exploring funding opportunities, or wanting to improve their existing skills in this area

Please find details of the programme here.

Standard fee: £350+VAT
Local Authority/ Charity/CILT/TPS/CIHT/TPS MemberFee: £299+VAT

Book now or complete and return the booking form to The Events Team at, or on 020 7348 1970.

July 2014
12th Annual Transport Practitioners’ MeetingBOOK NOW
02/07/2014 09:00:00 - 03/07/2014 17:00:00

‘The essential annual meeting place for all transport planners, engineers and urban transport designers’


The 11th Transport Practitioners' Meeting (TPM) held in Birmingham in July 2013 attracted transport planners, engineers and urban transport designers from the UK and beyond. The feedback from delegates was excellent; with over 95% stating the event equalled or exceeded their expectations. The content of the conference included numerous presentations ranging from large projects such as High Speed Rail 2 to detailed presentations on economic growth and development; transport policy; streets and places; and changing travel behaviour. The 12th TPM, which moves to London, has again encouraged - through the call for papers - an extremely varied programme of presentations of keen interest to all transport practitioners.


The conference is aimed at transport planners, engineers, urban transport designers and managers. As well as anyone involved in strategy development and delivery of transport services from the public and private sectors. It is designed to provide a platform for sharing best practice in order to develop the profession. TPM also encourages the involvement of younger members of the profession as a way of enhancing their career development.

Key Features

TPM 2014 will pursue a clear agenda with a focus on attracting outstanding keynote speakers on issues of national policy importance and multi-streamed sessions; demonstrating how key policy instruments are turned into practical projects. The timetable is structured to offer delegates a maximum opportunity to network with additional activities such as technical visits, drinks reception and a conference dinner.

Attendance Fees


One Day

Two Days

TPM One-Day Attendance Rate includes one-day attendance at TPM on either day

TPM Two-Day Attendance Rate includes two-day attendance at TPM, an Awards Dinner ticket and access to TPM drinks reception

Standard Rate

225 + VAT

395 + VAT

Local Authority Rate

199 + VAT

295* + VAT

Speaker Rate

199 + VAT

295 + VAT

Awards Dinner Ticket

£59 + VAT

*The ‘two for one’ deal applies to Local Authority delegates booking en bloc for two-day rate only.


There are opportunities to sponsor all or parts of the event, for example a plenary or themed session, the awards dinner, the conference bag etc. In addition, spaces will be available for exhibition displays. A detailed schedule of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities is available. Please contact Bini Kaur: for further information


The conference programme has been constructed to maximise the opportunities for networking throughout the event. The awards dinner, drinks reception, discussion time during sessions, workshops, refreshment breaks and pre-conference events are all designed to facilitate valuable networking.

The Awards Ceremony and Dinner

The prestigious annual awards ceremony and dinner will take place on the evening of Wednesday, 2nd July at the Emirates Stadium, one of the world’s most breath-taking arenas. The evening will begin with a welcome drinks reception sponsored by the Transport Planning Society, followed by the awards presentations and a gala three course dinner and drinks.

Awards dinner tickets are included in the delegate pack for people attending the conference. Additional tickets can be purchased for £59+VAT.


View the programme here.



September 2014
An Introduction to Highway Design & ConstructionBOOK NOW
23/09/2014 09:00:00 - 24/09/2014 17:00:00

Dates: 11th - 12th March 2014
Location: London

The principles of highway engineering apply not only to the construction of major new road schemes, but also to smaller improvements, reconstruction and ongoing road maintenance, carriageway widening, traffic calming, traffic management, cycle ways and residential road design.

This two day course will consider the roles and responsibilities of highway authorities and consultants, and guide participants through highway design, implementation and maintenance processes of new or remodelled roads.

Why you should attend:
The course is particularly appropriate for recent recruits to consultancies, developers and highways authorities working in design and maintenance departments, engineering graduates and technicians working closely with highway engineers who need to have a greater understanding of highways issues, and more experienced engineers and technicians requiring an update of current legislation, processes and techniques.

Please find details of the programme
Book now or complete and return the booking form to The Events Team at, or on 020 7348 1970.

October 2014
The Principles of Traffic and Transport - London, AtkinsBOOK NOW
20/10/2014 17:30:00 - 30/03/2015 19:00:00

When: Starting from 20th October 2014

Where: London, Atkins

Whether you are new to the transport industry, are looking to refresh your knowledge on transport principles, or if you have taken on a new responsibility or are working in a 'niche area' and wish to broaden your knowledge, PTRC's 20 week evening lecture series offers a cost-effective and time-inexpensive training course that will benefit both the participating employee and their employer.

The programme has been designed to complement both the TPS Professional Development Scheme and the Transport Planning Professional (TPP) qualification enabling participants to gain knowledge across all the mandatory units.

Achieving 80% attendance of the series will give the following benefits:

  • a certificate of attendance
  • 1 year's affiliate CILT(UK) membership
  • eligibility to apply for the CILT Certificate in Traffic and Transport (further study and fees apply)

Certificate of Attendance

Delegates attending the course will recieve a CPD certificate of attendance. One lecture of the course equals to one hour CPD.

Target Audience:

  • Young professionals/graduates
  • Planners
  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Senior employees in need of a refresher
  • Consultants
  • Local Authorities

    Please find details of the programme

    Standard fee: £640+VAT
    CILT & TPS Stakeholder member fee: £525+VAT
    Full Time Student fee: £350+VAT
    Rover Ticket: £700+VAT
    Take Five: £180+VAT

    Book now or complete and return the booking form to The Events Team at, or on 020 7348 1970.