Testimonial: “I would just like to say thank you for my blue light driving course. It far exceeded my expectations and I brought a lot away with me both work wise and personally.” (Emergency Care Practitioner Arthur Edwards)
The upcoming introduction of section 19 of the Road Safety Act (2006) will make it an offence to exceed speed limits for fire, ambulance, police or SOCA purposes unless a vehicle’s driver “has satisfactorily completed a course of training in the driving of vehicles at high speed”.
Bespoke’s high speed Emergency Response Driving Courses are designed to meet future driving training legislation, as they are tailored around the codes of practise of the Joint Emergency Service High Speed Driver Training Advisory Group . Our courses cover the required five elements: HSDT1 demonstrate basic driving skills; HSDT2 prepare and drive vehicles at high speed; HSDT3 drive vehicles at high speed on motorways and multi-lane carriageways; HSDT4 undertake an emergency response using a vehicle; HSDT5 avoid skids when using an emergency vehicle. On successful completion of courses, clients will receive evidence and certification to prove the required five elements have been met.
What? Five- and ten-day high speed Emergency Response Driving Courses
When? We operate seven days a week. If you will provide your own blues & twos-equipped vehicle, please contact us to discuss dates. If you prefer to be trained in our vehicles, forthcoming ‘open’ course dates are given below
Where? Our base is in Worcester. However, if you prefer that we come to you, this can be arranged
How much? From £675 (plus VAT) per driver (for training in clients’ vehicles conducted from our base in Worcester), on a 3-to-1 participant to Trainer ratio
Assessment Formative (ongoing) and summative (final) practical assessment, and summative objective assessment (multiple-choice questionnaire)
- 5-day abridged Emergency Response Driving Course for qualified and current advanced drivers
£675 (plus VAT) per driver for training in clients’ vehicles
£813.88 (plus VAT) per driver for training in Bespoke’s vehicles
If you have passed within the last five years one of the following advanced driving tests/courses, then you have the option of taking this abridged course in emergency response driving: RoSPA (‘silver’ or ‘gold’ grades); HPC ‘entry’ or higher; British police ‘standard response’ driving course or higher; British fire service EFAD or responding officer course; or an IHCD D1 or D2 driving course.
- 10-day standard Emergency Response Driving Course
£1,041.66 (plus VAT) per driver for training in clients’ vehicles
£1,319.43 (plus VAT) per driver for training in Bespoke’s vehicles
Qualification Successful completion of both the practical and written assessments is rewarded with a Bespoke certificate in “Advanced & High Speed Emergency Response Driving”. External accreditations (such as RoSPA and Edexcel BTEC) are available (at extra cost).
Forthcoming ‘open’ course dates (‘open’ courses are where individuals, who don’t know each other and don’t work for the same organisation, come together to share a course in our vehicles).
Courses commence on:
21st October (full)
28th October (two courses, both full)
9th December (two courses, both full)
If you’re an experienced emergency response driver looking for a direct route to requalification, and an economic refresher, you might be interested in our Experienced Emergency Response Driver Assessments.