Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (FutureQuals)

ERDT’s FutureQuals Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving course has been developed to meet the core requirements of UK NHS Ambulance Trusts. This qualification meets the requirement for ambulance service drivers to claim exemptions under the road traffic act. It will provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to drive an ambulance vehicle in response to an emergency.

It will provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to drive an ambulance vehicle in response to an emergency.

We provide a free on-line study facility which assists the candidate’s pre-course learning and reduces course duration and costs.

Course Cost: £2675 plus vat pp. 3 candidates per course. Cost include:

  • FutureQuals assessment, registration and certification
  • On-line study facility with access to all theoretical lecture packs
  • Study packs will be provided for the course: The Roadcraft manual, The DTAG Ambulance Driving manual and the Highway Code.

Ambulance Training Vehicle

Cat C1 Ambulance fitted with a forward-facing camera linked to a 24-inch TV in the rear so the rear candidates have a full view of the training delivery, in addition there is a two-way intercom system fitting between the driver trainer in the front and the rear compartment.


Course content Level 2 Award in Ambulance Driving (QCF) and Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Ambulance Driving (QCF).

  • Vehicle daily inspection, Legislation and Driving Regulations
  • Braking and Steering
  • Transmission systems
  • Be able to vary speed accurately
  • Multi-lane and Motorway driving
  • Reverse and manoeuvre
  • Vehicle safety systems
  • Overtaking
  • Driving in adverse conditions
  • Manage confrontational behaviour
  • Vehicle Navigation
  • The System of car control
  • Driving in the hours of darkness
  • Knowledge of legal exemptions
  • Emergency response driving

Qualification Credit Level and Guided Learning Hours
The Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF) Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving, minimum credits required to achieve the qualification: 23

Successful candidates will receive a FutureQuals Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (QCF) This qualification is recognised by all NHS Services and Private Ambulance Services.

Guided Learning Hours
The guided learning hours (GLH) for this qualification is 4 weeks: Min 197 – Max 197

Your Location: Across the UK at your location using your facilities which must include a suitable classroom with a digital projector or TV and secure parking at your cost.

Our Location: At our location near York using your facilities which include a suitable classroom with a digital projector or TV and vehicle manoeuvring area at our cost.

Accommodation our location: We can provide accommodation in individual lodges from £50 per night B&B or £60 DBB subject to availability.

For information on a specific course, its duration and costs please don’t hesitate to contact us

Please Note: ERDT Training, or courses are not available to members of the public and any course enquiry must be submitted through your Emergency Service or organisation.