Driver Awareness

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
Driver Awareness
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£25 +VAT

include vat

Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

This Driver Awareness course teaches you about the dangers associated with driving, helping you become better at anticipating and negotiating driving risks and distractions to make the road safer for you and other road users.

By the end of this course you’ll know how to plan a safe journey, perform vehicle safety checks and personal safety checks. You’ll also understand the risk you pose to other road users as a driver and know how the recent changes to the Highway Code affect how you should drive to reduce this risk. The course also covers the four types of driving distraction and how to manage them for a safer drive.

This course was last audited on: 2nd Jun 2023
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the main risks associated with driving and the steps you can take to minimise these risks.
  • Plan for an upcoming journey and ensure all aspects of driver safety are considered.
  • Identify the checks you should carry out on your vehicle and why these checks are important.
  • Recognise the main distractions you may face when driving and how to avoid them.
  • Apply the principles of safe driving to your own driving practices.


CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is one year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course content

1Planning Your Journey

Things to consider before driving including your competence as a driver, your confidence and your vehicle, different types of road, the Hierarchy of Road Users and your responsibilities to other road users, weather conditions and driving for work policies.

2Vehicle Checks

General driver safety, POWDERS and IPSGA, MOTS and insurance, safe loading and towing, emergencies and incidents, breakdowns and emergency kits.

3Driving Risks and Distractions

Risks on different road types, risks from other road users, ways of managing risks including driver attitude, the Dutch Reach, reaction times, speed awareness, severe weather and COAST and driving distractions including auditory, cognitive, manual and visual.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass, don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This Driver Awareness course is designed for anyone who is qualified to drive a motor vehicle and would like a refresher on road safety and how to be a more perceptive and safe driver. The course is particularly useful for people who drive on the roads for work, especially those who drive frequently, for long periods at a time or using unfamiliar routes.

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Add your chosen course to your basket. Once you’ve added all the courses you need, follow our step-by-step checkout process where you can purchase using Debit or Credit card.

For companies ordering 5 or more courses, you’ll also be given the option to pay by invoice.

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Course access

Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training. 

If you’ve purchased a single course, we’ll send you a unique course code. You can use this to add your training to an existing account, or create a brand new one. 

Purchased multiple courses for training your team? We’ll email you all the login details you need to distribute to your staff.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.