Initial and ongoing education and training in ITS is very important, both to ensure we have a continuous stream of well prepared young people entering the ITS sector, and to keep up the learning process for existing professionals.  This page offers an updated selection of information about free courses and other learning opportunities.

If you are a provider of courses, webinars and other learning and training opportunities, please get in touch to have your offer listed here.  This service is free to Members and a small charge is payable by others.

Many ITS (UK) Members are willing to give lectures, suggestions for MSc topics, and other help to students and universities.  Lists of these can be found on the Members Homepage of this site.  If you are not an ITS (UK) Member, email us to find out more about guest lecturers and other assistance our Members can give to students and universities.

New – SPECIAL OFFER FOR MEMBERS!

ITS (UK) Member JCT is a leading provider of training in the Traffic Signals sector and has provided high quality training courses to thousands of Engineers over the past 25 years. All courses are managed under an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and are Approved by the Institute of Highway Engineers. Fellow ITS (UK) members qualify for a 10% discount on training. To claim your discount simply ask for it at the time of booking. The discount does not apply to “bundles” which are already heavily discounted but it can be used on any public training courses including our latest online courses. For details of the courses we run and the training schedule please take a look here  or visit or email courses@jctconsultancy.co.uk

JCT are also always happy to quote for in house training.

Student Membership

All undergraduate and postgraduate Students are welcome to join ITS (UK) as Student Members.
This is free to those who study at Universities which are Members of ITS (UK) – Southampton, Leeds, Newcastle, Derby, Coventry, Warwick and Imperial College.
An admin fee of £10 + VAT is payable by others.
Download information sheet and application form – Student Membership Flyer – 2020/2021

Webinars and Courses 2020

Free Webinars by ITS United Kingdom

19 January 2020:  Our new Active Travel Forum launches with an event 10.00 – 11.30 introduced by our President Steve Norris.  The new Forum is led by TRL, Clearview Intelligence and Amey.  More information and booking here.

4 February 2020:  We hold a joint event with our Members the Satellite Applications Catapult, 10.00 – 12.00, Integration and innovation through Satellite Applications Webinar.  Find out more and book your place here

Watch again:

All our Coronavirus series of webinars April – July can be found on our YouTube Channel

5 October 2020:  our Early Careers Forum hosted a delegation from the Universita Politechnica of Bucharest who showcased their MOTUM urban mobility solution.  You can watch the MOTUM presentation and the discussion here

16 September 2020:  our User Behaviour Forum presented their fourth webinar of the year with Dr Kirsten Revell and Dr Katie Parnell, both from the University of Southampton.  The topics were distracted driving and the gender data gap in user behaviour data.  You can watch a recording here

Free Webinars from around the world  

Various dates:  DATEX II replaces the 6th annual forum with online events.  Details are released continuously, so please keep checking here

7 January 2021:  between 1100 and 1200 hours CET (1000-1100 GMT) you are invited by the Association of European Transport (AET) to “Evidence, Power and Money in Transport’s Pandemic Response”, featuring Greg Marsden from ITS (UK) Members the University of Leeds.  The role of science in shaping responses to the pandemic has been highly controversial throughout 2020, with tension between popular narratives, political goals and different views of the evidence. Epidemiological modelling, climate modelling and transport modelling have become even more controversial in 2020. What evidence can best be used to explore and explain future sustainable transport options in ways that resonate with citizens? 2021 will be critical in shaping the new normal so join us for this webinar at the start of 2021 to debate how to shape the transport recovery. There will be two speakers to introduce the topic followed by a discussion session as follows:

    • Dr. Mateu Turró, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
    • Dr. Greg Marsden, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

To book your place, go here.  The AET Covid-19 Working Group continues to encourage AET members and others to submit papers and reports describing their work on the pandemic response. These articles will be published at the AET website and will be used in planning the programme of webinars in 2021.

12 January 2020:  at 13.00 Norwegian time, SAMS Norway and ITS Norway start a series of technical webinars about upcoming C-ITS technologies and standards. First in line is a webinar about C-ITS (Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems) where you will learn about a choice of most important key technologies considered in the C-ITS standardization and technology development.  The event will be held in English.  Find out more and register here

18 January 2021: BSI invites you to a webinar Towards Net Zero – the Role of Government, the Challenge for Business on 18 January 10.30 – 12.15 UK time.  The road to net zero presents numerous challenges and will require collaboration between policy owners, business leaders, SMEs, societal stakeholders and those that can mobilize finance to accelerate the transition.  As part of BSI’s Net Zero Week, this general introductory webinar will explore the legislative drivers that are framing the UK Government’s response to net zero and how organizations can best adapt, both strategically and operationally. We’ll ask what tools and techniques will help, and how greener investment (in projects and people) can be prioritized.  Presentations will be followed by a round table discussion and Q&A.  The webinar is relevant for decision makers in several field, including transport and mobility.

What will participants gain?

  • First-hand insights into the UK Government’s thinking in relation to achieving net zero
  • Help with developing net zero strategies
  • New contacts and leads on how to finance and accelerate the transition
  • The opportunity to have your questions answered by our experts
  • A post-event copy of all presentations and a recording of the webinar

Book your place here

22 January 2021: ITS (UK) Executive Members the Connected Places Catapult invites you to MK:5G Connecting Communities – project update and opportunities overview 10.00 – 12.00.  The aim of the webinar is to allow businesses interested in the MK:5G project to meet and hear from the consortium partners, learn more about the testbed capabilities and opportunities, and the planned trials activities.  The MK:5G project is an exciting new testbed in the Milton Keynes area, including the deployment of dedicated 5G infrastructure and the creation of a data hub facility. The 5G mobile network is designed exclusively for research and development purposes and will cover central MK including key sites (such as the Stadium, Bletchley & CMK rail stations, Hospital, Universities), key junctions on the M1 and a number of rural communities. Book your place here

Watch again

October 2020:  Jennie Martin of ITS (UK) was invited by our Executive Members Jacobs and Atos to moderate a high level panel discussion this week, on a theme of The future of transport: challenges and opportunities in these disruptive and uncertain times.  The panellists represented fellow Executive Members TRL, Highways England, and TfL, alongside Network Rail.  The conversation was very well informed, and surprisingly optimistic.  You can watch it again here  – a recording is available here

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Newcastle University always run a variety of short courses in ITS-related topics. You can see the current menu of courses here.  For enquiries about these courses, please get in contact with the Professional Development Unit either by telephone 0191 208 5456 or email ceg.cpd@ncl.ac.uk.

The EU-funded CAPITAL ITS training programme offer free online training modules consisting of online lectures plus in-depth written course modules.  The topic areas covered are:

  • Introduction to ITS and C-ITS
  • ITS and C-ITS User Services
  • TMC and Roadside Technologies for C-ITS
  • Standards, Architecture and Communications Technologies for ITS
  • Impact Assessment of ITS and C-ITS
  • Financial Incentives and Business and Procurement Models for Implementation of C-ITS
  • Cost-benefit Analysis of ITS services
  • Guidance in Deploying ITS and C-ITS
  • Information Security, Data Protection and Privacy
  • SPICE:  Public Procurement of Innovation in Transport

You can find all the CAPITAL modules here 

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