Off-Road ERD Training

Emergency Response Driver Training Ltd is a RoSPA accredited training body and all ERDT Courses are accredited by RoSPA.

The Off Road Emergency Response Driver Training courses are designed for Emergency Services and organisations that have an operational requirement to drive a 4×4 or 6×6 off a prepared road surface to attend an Incident.

The training is accredited by RoSPA and designed to provide the necessary skills required to drive a vehicle off road safely while taking into consideration operational requirements.

The courses are based on individual competencies and will ensure the driver possesses the knowledge, understanding and skill on off road driving systems and techniques.

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

Please note: Instructor training is only available to statutory Emergency Services who wish to deliver training to their staff and not on a commercial basis.

  • Vehicle Daily Checks
  • Legislation and organisational policy’s
  • How Your 4×4 Works
  • Before when and After Driving Off Road
  • Tyre Design and Type
  • 4×4 Off Road Systems
  • 4×4 Gear Range Options
  • Differential locks
  • Transmission Wind Up
  • 4×4 Off Road Driving
  • Additional Off Road Driving Tips

Pre-Course Requirements

The course is recommended for drivers with a minimum of 3 years 4×4 driving experience and who have successfully completed a 4×4 driving course with ERDT Ltd within a 3 year period prior to attending an Instructors course.

Note: You may be required by law to hold a Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) qualification.

  • Vehicle Daily Checks
  • Legislation and organisational policy’s
  • How Your 6×6 Works
  • Before when and After Driving Off Road
  • Tyre Design and Type
  • 6×6 Off Road Systems
  • 6×6 Gearing Options
  • Differential locks
  • Transmission Wind Up
  • 6×6 Off Road Driving
  • Additional Off Road Driving Tips

Pre-Course Requirements

The course is recommended for drivers with a minimum of 3 years 6×6 driving experience and who have successfully completed a 6×6 driving course with ERDT Ltd within a 3 year period prior to attending an Instructors course.

The courses are based on individual Instructor competencies and will ensure they possess the knowledge, understanding and skill on off road driving systems and techniques.

Successful candidates will receive a certificate from ERDT Ltd which will list the RoSPA accredited course content, they will also receive an Instructor development portfolio.

The courses are delivered by highly qualified Senior 4×4 Driving Instructors with many years’ experience.

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.