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Driving for Work
Driving for Work
Driving for Work

Overview - Driving For Work

Where driving is required for work, whether it is a regular part of your employment or a one off situation, there are responsibilities for both the employer and the employee that must be adhered to. These responsibilities are put in place to protect drivers and the people around them.

Although many of us drive regularly in our day to day lives, driving for work may involve taking irregular routes, driving long hours or using a vehicle we are unfamiliar with. Because of these and other reasons, many incidents happen due to inattention, distraction and fatigue, as well as failure to observe the Highway Code. Complying with individual and collective responsibilities will ensure that the risks associated with occupational driving are minimized and this course has been designed to make you aware of these responsibilities and learn how to risk assess various unusual driving situations. The information provided can also be used to help improve the maintenance of your every-day vehicles, improving their performance, and their impact on your wallet.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Understand relevant driving at work legislation
  • Recognise the roles and responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Know how monitoring and control support driving for work
  • Understand what is required to drive company owned, leased or privately owned vehicles for work
  • Be able to adopt a pre-use checklist before driving
  • Review a range of driving guidance profiles
  • Know how to carry out a driving risk assessment
  • Assess your own Highway Code proficiency

Test screens are included at regular intervals to help emphasise important information and a short quiz is included to help you to assess your familiarity with the current version of the Highway Code and find out if you really should improve your knowledge of the Code.

Please note: This module does not apply to LGV, PCV or minibus driving for work.

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Monitoring and Control
  • Driving Guidance
  • Risk Assessment and Review
  • Highway Code and Module Summary


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 1 - 2 hours. With 72 interactive screens, it is estimated that this course will take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning course you can complete this training in convenient stages. The learning management system will automatically record your progress throughout.

Target Audience

This course is intended to help employers, employees and self-employed people understand their responsibilities and legislation regarding driving as part of their employment.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

How It Works

How it Works

This is an online course which is studied via the Virtual College Learning Management System, Enable. All of the training is taken online. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can also revisit the training material, even after you have completed the course.

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You will get a better learner experience if you have sound enabled. Most computers come with built-in speakers, but the narration will generally be written in text on the screen for you to read if you don't have sound turned on.

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You can write your own notes for the course and print them off or simply store them to access later any time you view your course.

When you get to the end, you will be presented with an assessment to check your understanding. Don't worry; in most cases you can take this assessment three times at no extra cost, and we have policies and procedures in place for adding further attempts.

Step 4: Your certificate

You will be able to print your own certificate at the end of the course.

Some courses also include the option of a high-quality posted certificate, for example our Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene courses.


Bulk discounts

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If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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