This course aims to develop an existing driver’s skills and knowledge in defensive driving. It has been designed to raise driver standards, reduce traffic accidents and increase an individual’s safety on the road. It helps employers to meet their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974.


Successful completion of the course results in an IBAUK Certificate in Defensive Driving. This course was formally known as the Pearson EDI Level 2 National Award in Defensive Driving.

Who should take this course?

Anyone who wishes to improve their driving skills. It is particularly useful for those employed in professional driving roles e.g. taxi drivers, bodyguards, chauffeurs, HGV and PCV drivers.

By enrolling their employees on this course, employers are assisted in meeting their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974. The course also addresses the requirements of many road safety initiatives, such as the Driving at Work – Managing Work-Related Road Safety initiative.


One day, plus workbook completion time prior to the assessment.


One day practical assessment plus workbook completion.

Course Requirements

You must be in possession of a full current driving licence. You will need your own vehicle.

Course Loading

The maximum ratio of trainers to trainees is 1:2 for the workbook review. Practical work is 1:1.


The course will help you to:

  • Understand what defensive driving is and why it is important
  • Develop skills and attitudes for defensive driving
  • Use these skills to improve vehicle performance and safety
  • Be more aware of the driving ‘environment’ and how best to negotiate it
  • Understand and improve attitudes and behaviour towards driving


Not just safety

Defensive driving doesn't just improve safety. The skills that you learn help you to drive more economically. And because defensive driving teaches you how to anticipate road events, defensive drivers don't suffer so much stress. Our defensive driving course means that you will arrive at your destination feeling calmer and with more money in your pocket!

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