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Meeting your duty of care

Our courses are designed to help you meet your duty of care obligations and support ‘at risk’ drivers

Minimising your drivers’ risks

Fleet driver training that minimises driver risk, collision rates, fleet costs and reputational damage

Training with a name you can trust

Drivetech, part of the AA, offers over 25 years of dedicated fleet and driver training expertise

Multiple training methods

Online, on-road, workshop and specialist fleet training available

Driver Training nationwide

Our trainer network is across the UK to ensure we’re always available

There is a growing number of Vans and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) on the road. If your business has drivers of these vehicle types, we can help.

As for any vehicle, driver training can help improve driver safety and efficiency, and reduce bent metal and insurance costs. An additional important requirement for drivers to understand when driving a Van or LCV, is how to secure the load properly.

Vans and LCVs are not designed to be driven the same as a passenger car, but many drivers forget this. They drive to work in a car, park it and take the wheel of a Van or LCV. Then they drive off without adjusting their driving behaviour. That is when accidents happen.

Take a look for yourself at our available courses and remember our trainers who deliver these courses are experienced Van and LCV drivers themselves – so they truly are practising what they preach.

Available Courses

Drivetech will help you identify your driving risks and recommend the optimum training. Our training sessions can be based on an individual driver’s needs or an agreed corporate strategy:

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  • LCV Assessment

    Light commercial vehicles are not designed to be driven the same as a passenger car. With this in mind, our LCV Assessment concentrates on subjects specific to driving an LCV including hours spent driving each day, how to secure a load properly and speed limits.

    Duration: 1 Hour
    Delivery: Online Assessment

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  • Stress and Addiction Workshop

    This course is designed for professional drivers and employees, regardless of their experience, who wish to gain a better understanding of the ways stress and various types of addiction affect drivers and their performance. Suitable for LGV / HGV / PCV.

    3.5 hrs.

    Duration: Half Day
    Delivery: In Person, Online Workshop

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  • Fitness & Wellbeing Workshop

    Intended to give professional drivers an understanding of the potential dangers to health and wellbeing associated with driving for a living, including the effect on driving style and ability, and what to do in the event of an accident. Suitable for LGV / HGV & PCV.

    3.5 hrs.

    Duration: Half Day
    Delivery: Online Workshop

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  • EV Familiarisation | On-Road Course

    Introductory training session, designed for drivers who are new to, or are thinking of driving an Electric Vehicle (EV). The session is a blend of vehicle familiarisation, safe vehicle operation and efficiency.

    Duration: 1.5 Hours
    Delivery: On-Road

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  • EV Co-Driver | E-Learning Modules

    EV Co-Driver is a brand-new way of communicating with drivers of Electric Vehicle (EV). Based on ‘nudge’ theory, it’s a fun and immersive way to educate drivers on new technology and best practice.

    Duration: Complete in own time
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • EV Real World Driver | On-Road Course

    Understand the unique operation, maintenance & driving strategies required to maximise safety and efficiency of Electric Vehicles (EV). In addition to vehicle familiarisation, this on-road session includes coaching for maximising range, charging strategy & safe operation, ensuring your business & drivers get the most out of these innovative vehicles.

    Duration: Half Day
    Delivery: On-Road

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  • PHEV Familiarisation | On-Road Course

    Introductory training session, designed for drivers who are new to, or are thinking of driving a Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV). The session is a blend of vehicle familiarisation, safe vehicle operation and efficiency.

    Duration: 1.5 Hours
    Delivery: On-Road

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  • PHEV Real World Driver | On-Road Course

    Understand the unique operation, maintenance & driving strategies required to maximise safety and efficiency of Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV). In addition to vehicle familiarisation, this on-road session includes coaching for maximising range, charging strategy & safe operation, ensuring your business & drivers get the most out of these innovative vehicles.

    Duration: Half Day
    Delivery: On-Road

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  • All of a Sudden

    Examines the circumstances surrounding the most common types of road incidents and crashes. Participants are encouraged to analyse why certain incidents occur from both a driver attitude and behavioural perspective and to take part in a series of accident investigations.

    Duration: 1.5 Hours
    Delivery: Virtual Classroom

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  • Driving in Mind

    Discover the effects of attitudes, thoughts, feelings and emotions on driving behaviour. When negative emotions and feelings are not managed effectively, it can change how you interact with other road users, increase your risk and potentially lead to life-changing incidents.

    Duration: 2 Hours
    Delivery: Virtual Classroom

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  • Line Manager’s Workshop

    Provides Line Managers with an understanding of the importance of all staff following the rules, regulations, policies and procedures that statistically reduce the odds of them being involved in incidents and collisions.

    Duration: 2 Hours, Half Day
    Delivery: Virtual Classroom

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  • Managing Parking Risk

    Parking incidents are the most common cause of fleet vehicle damage. This virtual workshop increases awareness of parking issues and establishes a best practice approach to vehicle manoeuvring by teaching your drivers to assess their options when deciding where and how to park. Also focuses on personal safety when leaving and returning to their vehicle.

    Duration: 2 Hours
    Delivery: Virtual Classroom

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  • Safe Culture Workshop

    Designed to encourage a safer driving culture throughout any organisation. It aims to reduce drivers’ risks by developing their understanding of key elements of safe driving techniques. It looks at the most common attitude & behaviours that statistically increase the odds of drivers being involved in incidents & collisions.

    Duration: 2 Hours
    Delivery: Virtual Classroom

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  • Smart Motorways

    For many of us Smart Motorways are a part of our daily driving routines. It is vital drivers gets to grips with how to use them. This virtual workshop increases awareness of Smart Motorways. It teaches your drivers how to use Smart Motorways for their own safety, and other road users, especially in an emergency. It also explains how the infrastructure and technology works.

    Duration: 2 Hours
    Delivery: In Person, Virtual Classroom

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  • Speed Awareness Workshop

    Designed for all drivers regardless of experience, particularly those drivers with speeding convictions or evidence to suggest that speeding is a concern within an organisation. Drivers speed for a wide variety of different reasons. This workshop explores the likely causes of speeding by raising the drivers’ awareness of the associated risks.

    Duration: 2 Hours, Half Day
    Delivery: In Person, Virtual Classroom

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  • Pit Stop Workshop

    Collection of ‘bite-sized’ tailor-made sessions on a range of driver safety-related topics. The modular approach enables your organisation to choose the specific issues that impact on your employees’ safety when driving for work. Contact us to find out more.

    Duration: 1.5 Hours
    Delivery: Virtual Classroom

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  • Parking & Manoeuvring

    For any business wanting to reduce damage costs caused in car parks and during slow speed manoeuvring. The aim is to develop driving techniqus to reduce vehicle damage and theft in low speed parking and manoeuvring situations.

    Duration: Half Day
    Delivery: On-Road

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  • Parking & Manoeuvring Solutions

    Designed to help reduce damage to vehicles which are parked and left unattended. Also helps with accurate and safe manoeuvring. Designed to be held in a client’s car park.

    Duration: Full Day
    Delivery: On-Road

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  • Personal Driver Coaching

    This session examines the impact of a driver’s emotions on driving behaviour. How their thoughts & feelings can impact their driving style & lead to poor decisions & increased risk. Includes coaching and advice for fuel-efficient driving from the Energy Savings Trust.

    Duration: Full Day, Half Day
    Delivery: On-Road

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  • Post Incident Course

    Support an employee following a collision or other incident which may have caused a loss of confidence. The course will pinpoint the primary cause & identify a solution to prevent re-occurrence.

    Duration: Full Day, Half Day
    Delivery: On-Road

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  • Real World Combination

    Understand a driver’s exposure to risk & reduce the likelihood of them being involved in future road incidents. Discuss vehicle technology and how to achieve better fuel-efficiency through driving techniques and improved hazard awareness. Leads with a 2-hour app presentation followed by driving techniques introduced by the Energy Savings Trust.

    Duration: Full Day
    Delivery: On-Road

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  • Real World Driver

    Understand a driver’s exposure to risk & reduce the likelihood of them being involved in future road incidents. Discuss vehicle technology, hazard awareness and how to achieve better fuel efficiency through driving techniques certified by the Energy Savings Trust.

    Duration: Half Day
    Delivery: On-Road

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  • Fitness to Drive

    Driver wellness: The importance of diet, hydration, regular eye tests and minimising fatigue.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Vehicle Safety Checks

    Introducing a simple methodology: What to check, how and when to do it.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Preparing to Drive

    Personal comfort to promote greater awareness: Seating position and choice of vehicle.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Winter Driving

    Driver and Vehicle preparation: Technology, minimising the risk of losing control of the vehicle.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Safety at the Roadside

    Personal safety and how to manage the situation when stranded at the roadside.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Dealing with Collisions

    Personal safety: What to do next and minimising the risk of a second incident.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Time Management

    Driver frustration under time pressure. Addresses emotions and driving style to minimise risk.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Loading Your Vehicle Safely

    The effect on a vehicle when carrying a load.  Movement and weight distribution.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Mobile Phone Use

    How multi-tasking adversely effects driver behaviour.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • EV | UK Charging Infrastructure (Free Module)

    Are your drivers anxious about charging their electric vehicle? Worry no further. We’ve got them covered with solutions on how to find charging stations, what cables they need, how long charging may take and how much it will cost.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • EV Familiarisation | E-Learning Module

    Improve driver safety and enjoyment through the use of fuel efficient driving techniques.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Fuel Efficient Driving

    Improve driver safety and enjoyment through the use of fuel efficient driving techniques.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Bay Parking Choices

    Best practice advice when parking to improve safety and security. Top tips for bay parking.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Concentration & Distractions

    Three contributory factors: Lapses of Concentration, Errors of Judgement and Violations.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Negotiating Junctions

    Minimising the risk of common incidents such as a rear end collision.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Managing Rural Road Risk

    Minimising the risk of common incidents in the rural environment.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Managing Motorway Risk

    Minimising the risk of common incidents on the motorway.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Speed Sense

    The purpose of speed limits and the risks to all road users when speed is inappropriate.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Driving through Changing Conditions

    Anticipating the risk presented by short term climatic conditions that directly affect driver safety.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Reducing Driving Anxiety

    Managing driving related anxiety to build greater confidence.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Driving Enjoyment

    How driving enjoyment, overconfidence and thrill seeking, adversely influences driver behaviour.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Vulnerable Road Users

    Examining who is most at risk and why. Mirror set up and safety tips to minimise blind spot risk.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Managing Tiredness & Fatigue

    Understanding the cumulative effects of fatigue on driving over a period of time.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Alcohol & Drug Awareness

    The importance of avoiding alcohol & drugs when driving.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Driving at Night & in Limited Visibility

    Night time risk for drivers and pedestrians. We can only manage what we can see.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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  • Parking & Security at Home

    Legal, Safe and Secure? Top tips for parallel parking on street.

    Duration: 10 Minutes
    Delivery: E-learning

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