Advanced Driving

Defensive Driving with Vicky Lovell is an advanced driving e-learning course designed to help you consider driving safety from a fresh perspective - perfect for anyone getting back behind the wheel as COVID-19 lockdown eases.


While our roads are safer today than they have ever been, driving - either for work or in leisure time - remains one of the highest risk activities we carry out on a regular basis.  With the overwhelming majority of incidents caused by human factors, this course offers advice on simple things we can all do to reduce the risks to ourselves, any passengers and other road users.


Defensive Driving addresses key elements of advanced driving techniques using the C.O.A.S.T. acronym - Concentration, Observation, Anticipation, Space and Time.  Users are then encouraged to practice their skills by viewing a number of short filmed car journeys to pick out hazards and features before Vicky gives her own commentary on the trips.  At relevant points, interactive questions test understanding, and users also have to successfully complete a quiz at the end of the course to release their completion certificate.


Defensive Driving can also be adapted or tailored to suit your own needs - please contact us for more details.


Key Benefits:


  • addresses a major risk to safety and wellbeing, both at and outwith work

  • ensures compliance with UK law (specifically the requirements to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of staff and non-employees, to assess and minimise safety risks, and to provide safety-related information and training)

  • directly supports workplace health, safety and wellbeing strategies

  • complements any existing driver training

  • available on multiple platforms including PC and tablet

  • successful completion awarded with certificate

  • flexible completion reporting

  • available as embedded or hosted package

  • content can be tailored to your organisation 


Vicky Lovell


Vicky is one of the UK's most respected driving safety professionals, with over thirty years' experience.  She appeared as the on-screen safety expert in CBBC's popular Driving Academy series, and in 2012 was a member of the team who won the Prince Michael International Award for Driver Education.  Through her company Arrive Alive Ltd., Vicky also delivers memorable face-to-face workshops and in-car training.


Successful completion of Defensive Driving attracts one CPD (continuing professional development) credit. 


Defensive Driving was developed in asssociation with, and is available to purchase from, echo3education.  


For more information, or to arrange a free, no-obligation trial of the course, please contact us.  Or download our guidance note 'Defensive Driving with Vicky Lovell'.

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