Armoured Saloon & 4×4 Drivers Award Level 3

About The Course

This unique and fully accredited  Polaris course builds on a drivers entry level  RoSPA  training package and is dedicated to the uniqueness of armoured civilian or ‘White Fleet’  vehicles. It is the only formal  qualification of its type and is delivered only by  instructors experienced  in these types of vehicle. The course is structured to be  delivered over 5 days at our training facility in Berkshire   and  our satellite in Leicestershire.

Using our own training fleet of armoured vehicles, the course starts by helping students understand the differences with normal commercial vehicles, including additional weight, braking and stopping distances, as well optical distortion caused by armoured glass.   Students then progress to dynamic and  realistic scenarios both on and off road.  Throughout, the specifics differences of the armoured  vehicles and the specialist handling skills required, are demonstrated, practiced and assessed.

Summary

This unique and fully accredited Polaris course builds on a drivers entry level RoSPA training package and is dedicated to the uniqueness of armoured civilian or ‘White Fleet’ vehicles. It is the only formal qualification of its type.

Course Info

Category: Driving

Duration: 5 Days

Number of People: 9 Delegates

Total Cost: £1300 inc VAT

The Aims

To equip experienced drivers with the skills necessary to handle an armoured vehicle in normal and hostile conditions

The Gains

  • Demonstrate “Situation-specific” hazard-awareness drills.
  • Demonstrate understanding reaction distance.
  • Understanding road surfaces, camber’s negative effects and vehicle dynamics.
  • Learning to manage the steer /brake trade-off; including emergency braking and controlled braking exercises.
  • Understanding the System of Vehicle Control and the Collision Prevention Formula.
  • Demonstrate The Proactive Mindset (Incident Avoidance)
  • Carry out effective threat and risk assessment and analysis.
  • Route planning; identifying choke points, alternative routes and safe havens.
  • Understanding awareness levels and the effects of survival stress.
  • Dealing with road blocks /check points.
  • Surveillance detection and pre-incident indicators.
  • Understanding and countering ambushes.
  • Identifying Changes in Dynamics with respect to AVs
  • Armoured vehicle specifications /special features.
  • Space management and planning.
  • Correct cornering and steering techniques.
  • Understanding and countering over-steer and under-steer with armoured vehicles.
  • Braking techniques; stopping distances, progressive braking, emergency braking.
  • Reversing techniques; straight line reversing, reverse slalom (using the rear window, mirrors, camera screens), reversing around corners.
  • Driving styles; defensive and responsive.
  • Carry out effective threat and risk assessment and analysis.
  • Surveillance detection and pre-incident indicators.
  • Understanding and countering ambushes. Understanding reaction distance in relation to AVs
  • Weapon and explosive capabilities &  Armour Level  Protection
  • Identifying Changes in Dynamics with respect to AVs
  • Armoured vehicle specifications /special features.
  • Space management and planning & correct cornering and steering techniques in various types of AVs
  • Anti-Ambush techniques; straight line , reverse slalom (using the rear window, mirrors, camera screens), around corners in AVs
  • Correct use of  4wd Defensive Driving  &  on allroad systems
  • Vehicle security packages and ECM introduction
  • Introduction to 4wd Defensive Driving
  • Introduction to 4wd Systems
  • Understanding and countering ambushes.
  • Surveillance detection and pre-incident indicators.

The Assessmenets

Practical skill assessment

Ongoing formative assessment

Course Content

Course Dates

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