Driver Awareness

Duration 1-2 hours

Last audited 2nd June 2023

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

  • 1 learner per course

  • 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.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed by health and safety professionals

Accredited by CPD and assured by RoSPA Qualifications

What you'll learn

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.

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Module 1: Planning 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.

Module 2: Vehicle Checks

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

Module 3: Driving 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.

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.

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.

Written by experts

In partnership with

Zoe Hewer

HSE Director and Safety Professional

Zoe Hewer is a highly respected HSE Director and Safety Professional who holds a BSC (Hons) in Environmental Health & Safety. 

She has over 20 years of experience across a range of roles and sectors as a Local Authority Environmental Health Officer, Operations Manager and Head of Health & Safety and Training. 

She delivers a variety of health and safety training such as Driver Safety, CDM Regulations and Health & Safety Auditing. 

Zoe is a dedicated Health & Safety management risk expert who continues to help others by working with them to meet their compliance requirements, implementing risk management strategies and advising them on how to comply with their statutory duties.

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