Defensive Driving

Online video based course with short final assessment and printable certificate



£30 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
1 Hour
Access to content
1 Year
No formal qualification
4 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Driving is most likely the biggest risk to your employees. In 2016 there were 1,792 deaths on UK roads, 24,101 serious injuries and 181,384 casualties. (external link: UK Accident Statistics Report 2016).

The aim of the Defensive Driving course is to reduce the risk to driver, passengers and the general public by imparting the philosophy known as Defensive Driving.

Defensive driving requires a proactive mindset, where hazards are anticipated rather than simply reacted to.

Adopting this mindset gives drivers additional time in order that unexpected events can be safely avoided.


4 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

Course media



Duration: 40 minutes

This is a video based online learning course with a short 10 question assessment to evidence you have understood the key learning objectives.

Vicky Lovell is your guide through the content. Vicky has 25 years experience instructing drivers, she has featured on the BBC's Driving Academy and also won the prestigious International Prince Michael Road Safety Award.

The Defensive Driving course introduces the learner to C.O.A.S.T. Then Vicky takes us through a 'rural commentary drive' to understand what defensive driving experts anticipate.

What you will learn:

  • Know how to prepare to drive safely
  • Recall best practices for driving safely
  • Make safe driving choices in specific situations and conditions
  • Understand the defensive driving philosophy
  • Know what to do in case of an accident

Benefits of echo3education Defensive Driving course

  • Accelerated Learning – 40 minutes
  • CPD Accredited
  • Instant digital certificate emailed on successful completion
  • Complementary training record back-up from echo3education

Who is this course for?

All drivers


This course is designed for all drivers.

Career path

Anyone who drives will benefit from the course. Those who drive as part of their job will have the chance to boost career prospects by understand how to stay relaxed behind the wheel to arrive at meetings less stressed and more able to perform.

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Aaron asked:

Does this course have an effect on my insurance?


Hi Aaron, we have not made any arrangements with specific insurers so I would think NO. Ultimately it is for your insurance provider to decide.

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Grahame asked:

Is this cause you receive the certificate at the end


Yes, there is a CPD certificate available to download at the end. You can also request a posted version. Best regards, echo3 team

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What are CPD hours/points?

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