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Certificate in Emergency Response Driving

IAS Medical are offering places for those who need to achieve a qualification in Emergency Response Driving with a view to satisfying the requirements of section 19 of the Road Safety Act 2006.

The purpose of our training and qualification in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving is to provide the driver with the additional skills, knowledge and understanding required to drive an ambulance vehicle in a variety of situations.

The emergency response driver training course gives the learner the opportunity to be able to drive ambulance vehicles to satisfy the range of operational requirements that may be encountered. The training includes a range of emergency situations and takes into account the needs of your passengers, including patients with varying levels of dependence from health care professionals.

Course Structure

This emergency response driving course is structured to cover 80 hours of training spread over 2 weeks and is based on 2 candidates per vehicle to obtain maximum benefit for learning.

A prerequisite for the course is a comprehensive knowledge of both the Highway Code and Roadcraft and support will be given with these areas of learning.

The first part of the practical course is based around the Roadcraft system of advanced driving used by all emergency services, candidates will receive their initial membership of RoSPA Advanced Driver and Riders, and subject to a successful driving assessment, a RoSPA qualification in advanced driving.

Following on from that, the blue light and response training will put the advanced driving techniques into practice and cover a variety of response priorities.


The course will be assessed in several ways including the exam-based element and ongoing practical assessments as the course progresses. Practical assessments can include both internal and external assessors and is quality assured by RoSPA.

Entry Criteria

Learners must have a contract with an NHS or CQC registered ambulance service and must hold a valid UK driving licence.


The course costs are based on 2 candidates per course and fees are payable before the start of the qualification.

  • This course is fully accredited by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
  • Successful candidates will achieve a RoSPA Qualification in Advanced Driving and an IAS Medical certificate in Emergency Response Driving from the course RoSPA.

The IAS Medical Emergency Response Driving courses are fully accredited by RoSPA; you can view our RoSPA certification here.

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