Training, CPD, Education & Student Resources


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 for Spring 2020 – 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

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


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.

By special agreement, PhD students at the Swedish ITS Research School (Forskarskolan) and students recommended by Austriatech are also entitled to free student membership. An admin fee of £10 is payable by others.

Download information sheet and application form – Student Membership Flyer – 2019-2020


Free Webinars by ITS United Kingdom

24 April 2020 – ITS (UK) Young Professionals Forum free webinar 14.30 – 15.30.  All young professionals and students in transport technology very welcome to join in!  Book here 

7 April 2020:  ITS (UK) webinar discussing the impacts of COVID-19 on the ITS sector and what we are learning for the future.  The webinar is prerecorded and has been posted to our YouTube channel – you can watch it here.  Panellists:  Krishna Desai of Cubic, John Nightingale of JCT Consultancy, and Peter Eccleson of Smart Video Sensing.

Now available:  Recorded on 30 March 2020, in this webinar three leading experts in the ITS industry join ITS (UK) Communications Manager Paul Hutton to talk about the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on the industry, what we can learn and how we could offer support to aid the response.  Panellists:  Steve George of SGTI, Gavin Jackman of Aimsun, and Nick Illsley, the architect of DfT’s Transport Direct.   Watch and listen here

Free Webinars from around the world

20 May 2020 – free IRF webinar Road Scanning Innovation – Now and Future  see here

13 May 2020 – free IRF webinar Road Funding Policy: Time for New Revenue Collection Systems  see here

23 April 2020 – free IRF webinar Unleashing road infrastructure potential for Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM)  More details and register here

22 April 2020 – free MOVEAsia webinar Autonomous and Electric Vehicles Deployment in Asia  Register here 

22 April 2020 – free IRF webinar  Cooperative ITS: State of the Art  see here

17 April 2020 – You are invited to the SAFE-10-T Final virtual Conference “Safety of Transport Infrastructure on the TEN-T Network”, which will be organised virtually on Friday 17 April 2020 at 10:00 – 12:30 (Brussels time).   The H2020-funded SAFE-10-T project ( developed a Decision Support Tool (DST) that can be employed to support decision-making regarding the management of transport infrastructure along the European TEN – T network.  The SAFE-10-T Final Conference will present the main results of the Bridge Reliability Model, Multi-Model Traffic Modelling, Whole Life Cycle Model, integration of Big Data, Decision Support Tools & Global Safety Framework as well as the three Demo projects.  See the programme here.  Register now at the following link.  This virtual event is FREE of charge, but registration is mandatory.

15 April 2020:  IRF free webinar on  Whole Transport System Benefits of Road User Charging  see here 

7 April 2020:  ITS (UK) Members SMMT present a free webinar 15.00 – 16.00 to explore COVID-19 and the impact on the automotive industry.  Register here 

27 March 2020 – ERTICO free webinar on MaaS 14.00 – 15.00 GMT  A recording will be posted shortly

20 March 2020 – ERTICO Training Academy on Electronic Documentation and Data in Freight  A recording of this webinar and a report can be found here.


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

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 

Courses will be listed here when they come to notice


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