This course is quality assured and awarded by RoSPA Qualifications as a Customised Award. Please note this course is not on the Ofqual register of qualifications.
Update your drivers’ safety knowledge on specific issues that face your organisation
What is RoSPA Level 1 Award in Driving Theory (RFS Customised Award)?
The RoSPA Level 1 Award in Driving Theory (RFS Customised Award) allows you to update and train your drivers on specific issues your organisation faces on the road. Our Driving Theory course is interactive and thought provoking and provides your drivers with an insight into how their driving can be affected whilst driving for work as well as encouraging them to adopt a more positive attitude to the driving environment.
Why take the RoSPA Level 1 Award in Driving Theory (RFS Customised Award)?
In 2019, there were 1,752 people killed on the roads in Britain and 25,945 people seriously injured. Within the same year there was a total of 153,158 casualties of all severities in road traffic crashes.
On average, five people who are alive today in Great Britain will be dead tomorrow because of a road collision. Countless more are seriously injured. Whether your fleet consists of cars, vans or LGVs, for your organisation, our RoSPA Level 1 Award in Driving Theory will allow you to keep your employees up-to-date on the factors that affect their driving; and will encourage them to develop more awareness of the driving environment.
Why study with RoSPA?
We set the standards for road and vehicle safety
Gain a Level 1 qualification
Real and practical benefits that drivers will take back to their organisation
Flexible study options to suit your needs
What does the RoSPA Level 1 Award in Driving Theory (RFS Customised Award) cover?
For your driver(s) to gain the Level 1 in Driving Theory qualification, they must complete one mandatory unit – Defensive Driver Development:
The Defensive Driver Development module will enable your driver to:
- Recognise driver behaviour as the root cause of most vehicle incidents
- Understand how beliefs influence driving behaviour
- How managing space around the vehicle reduces exposure to road risk
The duration of this mandatory module is 45 minutes plus a 15 minute online assessment.
The driver must then complete the following 5 units:
What your driver will learn
Identify the most common driver distractions
Understand how distractions increase occupational road risk
Understand the causes of fatigue
Understand the risks related to fatigue
Understand solutions to overcome fatigue
Fit to Drive
Understand the importance of being fit to drive
Understand different types of driving hazard
Understand a systematic approach to coping with driving hazards
Vulnerable Road Users
Understand the risks associated with different types of vulnerable road users
Understand ways of driving to keep other road users safe