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RoSPA Level 2 Award in Defensive Driving (International)

Deliver Defensive Driving Level 2 with RoSPA Qualifications

Defensive driving is vital for safety, reducing accident risks through heightened awareness and proactive decision-making. And when businesses want to increase driver safety and reduce the chance of a collision, offering regulated, high-quality defensive driving qualifications is vital.

If you’re committed to road safety and want to gain global prominence by becoming a RoSPA Qualifications centre, offering the RoSPA Level 2 Award in
Defensive Driving (International) is essential.

Delivering this internationally recognised qualification will enable your organisation to contribute to raising the standards of driver education worldwide.

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About the RoSPA Level 2 Award in Defensive Driving (International)

The RoSPA Level 2 Award in Defensive Driving is self-regulated by RoSPA Qualifications and is benchmarked at Level 2 using the Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework.

Developed for the international market, this defensive driving qualification is suitable for anyone required to drive regularly at work – in particular anyone who needs to meet driver training standards required by the oil and gas industries.

Why deliver our qualification?


 ✓  Get international recognition
       - Gain prominence as a recognised RoSPA Qualifications centre.
       - Enhance your credibility through a globally respected qualification.

 ✓  Gain a competitive edge  
       - Stand out in the market by offering a unique and Ofqual acclaimed               defensive driving qualifcation.
       - Use RoSPA’s brand recognition to attract individuals and organisations            looking for advanced behavioural driver training.

 ✓  Benefit from quality assurance 
Benefit from RoSPA’s robust quality assurance process, ensuring the             highest standards of training.
       - Showcase your commitment to excellence with RoSPA’s quality mark.

  Boost professional development  
       - Contribute to improving road safety globally by producing highly                   skilled and responisble drivers. 
       - Demonstrate commitment to continuous professional development               for your team.

 ✓  Learn flexibly 
Deliver the qualification over a minimum of 8 hours with                                  approximately 25% theory and 75% practical skills, both of which are            guided learning hours. To meet oil and gas industry standards,                        learning hours may be extended to 16 hours. 

“Our highly trusted qualifications can be added to your organisation's portfolio and be delivered to others when you become a recognised RoSPA Centre”

Julia Small
RoSPA Achievements Director

What does the RoSPA Level 2 Award in Defensive Driving (International) qualification cover?

This defensive driving qualification consists of five mandatory units:

Unit 1 - Recognising the risks associated with different driving environments

Different environments have different driving risks, so this unit will explore this in detail, paying attention to high speed multi-lane roads, urban environments and rural settings.   

Unit 2 – Identifying the factors that can lead to poor driving decisions and how to overcome them

This unit will investigate the internal vehicle factors and external factors that can affect a driver’s decision-making abilities and explore how to improve driver concentration. 

Unit 3 – Understanding the importance of pre-journey vehicle checks

This module goes into detail about the potential consequences of not checking a vehicle before travel, some of which can be particularly catastrophic in some industries, like oil and gas industry.

Unit  4 - How to conduct a pre-journey vehicle check

This practical-based unit shows learners how to effectively demonstrate a pre-journey vehicle check to ensure maximum safety.   

Unit 5 – Demonstrating safe driving at work

Learners will understand the importance of positive driver behaviour, and explore awareness of self theories, the effect of personal health and wellbeing on driving ability and how to deal with other people’s mistakes on the road. It will also hone the learner’s ability to manage distractions inside and outside the vehicle, while making informed decisions to reduce collision risk. 

How is this qualification assessed?


Practical demonstration


Observation of
practical skills


Written assignment


Question and answers.


How to deliver our RoSPA Level 2 Award in Defensive Driving (International)

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By becoming a recognised RoSPA Centre, your organisation can add our highly trusted qualifications, including the RoSPA Level 2 Award in Defensive Driving, to your portfolio and then offer them to other organisations.

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