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This specialised role promotes occupational road safety for people who drive for work. Occupational drivers are statistically at higher risk of being involved in road incidents and crashes. They spend longer periods of time on the road than the average driver and regularly drive whilst experiencing stresses such as traffic, time pressures and fatigue.
Fleet Trainers work 1-2-1 or 2-1 with occupational drivers, both in class and on the road, to help improve their road safety. Fleet trainers demonstrate how to carry out appropriate vehicle checks to ensure vehicles are safe and legal. In the case of company owned vehicles, trainers ensure that their clients understand company policies for recording or reporting vehicle faults and reiterate the importance of recognising their responsibilities as a driver.
To successfully pass the DIA Fleet course you will need to complete a mixture of online testing/e-learning, in-car and in-class assessment.
Modules to be completed prior to assessments in Crawley, West Sussex
Fleet Trainer module to take place over 3 days at Crawley, West Sussex
Driving Assessment (Fleet Test): A driving assessment must be taken and passed as part of the DIA Fleet Course. This is limited to three attempts. The Diamond Fleet Test comprises of:
- A maximum of four driving faults
- One manoeuvre
- No emergency stop
- 15 minutes of descriptive talk through
- Duration 60 minutes approx.
Award in Vehicle Knowledge: This is an e-learning module which you have 28 days to complete. If you already hold the DIA Award in Vehicle Knowledge, you may be able to use this qualification towards the DIA Fleet Trainer course.
Fleet Trainer Module This can only begin once the driving assessment and Award in Vehicle Knowledge are successfully completed. The Fleet Trainer module takes place over 3 days (part in-car, part in a classroom) with continual assessments.
Fleet Theory Test: This is a written exam conducted under exam conditions over 90 minutes. This is limited to three attempts. You must bring suitable photo ID before being allowed to sit this test.
Final Assessment This will take place on the afternoon of the last day. You will receive your result on the final day of the course providing you have completed all modules. If successful, you will be provided with a certificate enabling you to apply to the DVSA for your official Fleet Licence. The DIA Fleet Trainer course fee does not include the DVSA’s £120 registration fee. This is limited to three attempts.
Details of three day assessment
What you will need to bring with you
Registration and coffee from 8:30am – Breaks and lunch will take place during the day.