Basic Course

The familiarisation course is to experience the differences between both armoured and non-armoured security utility vehicles. This phase is the beginning level of the security driver-training programme and is designed to educate drivers from an assortment of organisations in the importance of vehicle language. Understanding vehicle language will reflect on someone’s abilities in maintaining control of the vehicle at all times and in all types of conditions.

Duration: 2 days

Part one: technical theory (classroom)

The classroom phase covers technical driving, which explains in detail the characteristics of vehicle behaviour and explains vehicle language. This is followed by introducing the characteristics of an armoured vehicle and how this differs to a normal vehicle.

Part two: practical driving (track)

The driving phase is designed to teach the students all aspects of practical driving whilst maintaining control of the vehicle. During the final phase of the course each student will have to negotiate a set course under test conditions. They will be assessed on their driving skills to safely operate the vehicle under normal and simulated stressful conditions. Students will have to undergo a timed driving test at the end of the course, which confirms if they have successfully understood the aspects of vehicle language and can implement them accordingly.

Students will also be taught correct vehicle maintenance, required daily checks, fault finding on causes and remedies.

The project is supported by the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy of the Federal State of Brandenburg (MWAE) from funds of the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Federal State of Brandenburg. Read more