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What is Eco-Driving?

Did you know that transport is a major contributor to UK greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for approximately 22 per cent of all domestic emissions? With the UK Government setting out plans to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, and the ever-growing increase in fuel costs, your organisation is proactive in taking the necessary steps to reduce its carbon footprint and save money.

Eco-driving, also known as efficient driving, is a method of driving a vehicle more efficiently and economically, helping lower fuel use and reduce environmental impact.   

As we become more aware of the devastation caused to our planet’s resources, we need to look for alternative ways to reduce our impact on the environment, especially when behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Why take the RoSPA Eco-Driving course?

The online Eco-Driving course is designed to teach drivers techniques on how to drive vehicles more economically. As well as making journeys more efficient and reducing fuel consumption, eco-driving can contribute towards improving road safety, as many of the techniques learnt can help lower the risk of collisions and reduce the wear and tear of vehicles. Saving your organisation time and money.

Plus, driving more economically offers huge benefits for our environment by cutting down on carbon emissions and improving the air quality.

The key benefits of Eco-Driving:


Fewer accident repairs

Reduce wear and tear on your vehicle

Reduce your impact on the environment

Who is Eco-Driving for?

This online course is ideal for any organisation operating a fleet of vehicles or who employs people who drive for work purposes including; fleet managers, HR managers, training managers and logistics managers.
The Eco-Driving course is also beneficial for any organisation looking to reduce their fuel consumption and help their drivers develop safe and efficient driving techniques.

What does the Eco-Driving course cover?

Eco-Driving is a stand-alone course, based on the Eco-Driving module in the RoSPA Level 1 Award in Driving Theory qualification.

The duration of this course is 30 minutes and can be completed online. By the end of the course, learners will: 

  • Gain knowledge on how to drive in an eco-safe way and understand the importance of Eco-Driving
  • Understand how to achieve savings on fuel costs and reduce wear and tear on your vehicle
  • Identify ways to drive safely and efficiently and state reasons for eco-safe driving
  • Learn about managing space and time to increase safety margins
  • Be able to state methods of reducing fuel consumption which will help to monitor and calculate your consumption
  • Learn about using the vehicle’s controls smoothly to improve the economy.

Why study with RoSPA?


We set the standards for road and vehicles safety


Real and practical benefits that drivers will take back to your organisation


Flexible study options to suit your needs