FQ EMERGENCY RESPONSE AMBULANCE DRIVING COURSES
James Ward of WardADT is one of the few FutureQuals qualified National Principal Assessors authorised to deliver blue light emergency response driving courses and is approved to deliver the Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (CERAD) as well as the Level 4 Diploma in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving Instruction (DERADI) instructors' awards.
This training can *ONLY be provided to services who have a business and legal requirement to be trained in the use of blue lights who will be authorised to make use of legal exemptions upon completion of training. Applicants must be working for a Care Quality Commission (CQC) approved ambulance service or private provider with a contract of employment in place and providers must have in-house FutureQuals centre approval for us to provide training to you. It is the centres' responsibility to correctly vet suitable candidates.
*Please note that the delivery of these courses is strictly business (consultant) to business (provider) based. WardADT does not deal directly with students and is not a FutureQuals Centre. WardADT provides consultancy and training services to FutureQuals training providers and delivers this training on their behalf for their clients be that NHS or private ambulance services.
FQ LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN EMERGENCY
RESPONSE AMBULANCE DRIVING (CERADL3)
The Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (commonly referred to as the CERAD) qualification is the industry standard and is accepted by the NHS Trusts and private ambulance companies as the required standard to safely respond using blue lights and to claim exemptions to specific sections of Road Traffic Law. This course is nationally accredited on the QCF framework as a Level 3 cert qualification and is the only NHS Trust and Driver Training Advisory Group (DTAG) accredited training to enable authorised persons to respond using blue lights and emergency warning equipment. This course complies with requirements set out under Section 19 Road Safety Act 2006 (yet to be enacted) and affords exemptions under The Road Traffic Act 1988 and Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984.
This intensive course is usually delivered on a 3:1 student ratio and is normally structured over three to four weeks (depending on training providers' requirements) with an approved training schedule agreed by FutureQuals.
There are three (3) pathways to gaining this qualification:
Pathway 1: Class 3 Ambulance Vehicles (DVLA Licence Category C1) - (Ambulance (medium) vehicles with 4 or more wheels and a gross vehicle weight exceeding 3500kg, but not exceeding 7500kg)
Pathway 2: Class 2 Ambulance Vehicles (DVLA Licence Category Cat B) - (Ambulance (light) vehicles with 4 or more wheels and a gross vehicle weight of at least 3250kg, but not exceeding 3500kg)
Pathway 3: Class 2 Ambulance Cars ((DVLA Licence Category Cat B) - (Ambulance response cars (RRV, SRV, RRU, SRU, FRV and PRU) with 4 or more wheels and a gross vehicle weight not exceeding 3500kg)
The course consists of 120 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) and 150 Hours (TQT). Learners will be required to complete a minimum of 24 driving hours to be eligible for final emergency response driving assessment at the end of the course.
Over the period of the course students will be required to complete an online selection of theory-based questions supplementing that of a workbook of evidence (known as a portfolio), pass three (3) theory examinations (traffic signs, road markings and use of signals, commencing on-road driving at speed and law/legislation/exemptions applicable to the ambulance driver) as well as successfully pass two driving assessments (routine and emergency response).
The course entails both classroom inputs in theoretical study as well as significant on-road driving time to cover the learner outcomes of this challenging course. The course can cover a range of vehicles from vans and ambulances to cars (rapid response vehicles) at the request of the clients pathway and specifications. Whilst a category C1 driving licence entitlement is usually required (vehicles weighing over 3500kgs) if your company uses PLG class vehicles this course can be delivered to holders of category B (normal car) licence holders under pathways 2 or 3.
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L3CERAD COURSE (WEEK 2)
An inside view on Polaris Medical Services Education L3CERAD student developments as they progress through week 2 into week 3 of their course demonstrating system driving, cornering, speed and safety, overtake deliberation and commentary to compliment their driving plans. Advanced & Emergency Response Driving Instruction provided by James Ward NPA / Advanced Driving Consultant (WardADT). Video provided with permission and special thanks to Polaris Medical Services, FutureQuals Approved Centre: AC352.001
L3CERAD COURSE (WEEK 4)
Following Polaris Education course CERAD035 (June 2022) here we see my students progress onto weeks 3 and 4 emergency response driving. This special inside the ambulance view shows how the students develop dynamic risk assessments through experiential learning under professional instruction of James Ward, FutureQuals authorised National Principal Assessor. Training conducted in compliance with Polaris Education FutureQuals centre approval AC352.001 and legal compliance under RTRA 84, RTA 88 and Sct19 RSA 2006.
FQ LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN EMERGENCY
RESPONSE AMBULANCE DRIVING INSTRUCTION (DERADI)
James Ward is a FutureQuals approved Emergency Response Driver Tutor holding the National Principal Assessor (NPA) award and is authorised to deliver suitable emergency response (blue light) driving instructor training (L4DERADI) to your ambulance/health care company if you are authorised to receive such training (CQC registered service and have your own in-house FutureQuals centre accreditation) and hold the prerequisite qualifications for this instructor pathway.
The FAQ Level 4 Diploma in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving Instruction provides a trainee Driving Instructor with the enhanced knowledge, behaviours, understanding and skills required to instruct, coach, support and assess learners in the delivery of routine and emergency response ambulance demonstration driving, including knowledge and understanding of the driving legislation, regulation, standards and agreed ways of working to a safe and competent level as set out in the High Speed Driver Training Competencies.
Learners will understand the Human Factors than can influence attitude to risk for a developing emergency response ambulance driver, this will be focusing on 3 main areas, completion of the Ambulance Driver Risk Index [ADRI], developing a working knowledge of the Goals for Education [GDE] framework and completion of the Driving Instructor Ambulance Driver Risk Index to measure progression and development.
This course is nationally accredited on the QCF framework as a Level 4 diploma qualification and is the only NHS Trust and Driver Training Advisory Group (DTAG) accredited training to enable authorised persons to teach an assess students using blue lights and emergency warning equipment. This course complies with requirements set out under Section 19 Road Safety Act 2006 (yet to be enacted) and affords exemptions under The Road Traffic Act 1988 and Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984.
This intensive course is usually delivered on a 2:1 student ratio (maximum of 3:1) and is normally structured over six (6) weeks although this can be amended to clients requests with prior agreement from FutureQuals.
The course is delivered in three (3) stages and takes on average approximately 8-months to complete in full. An outline of each stage is highlighted below:
Stage 1: Six week instructional course (non-residential)
Stage 2: 150hrs of mentoring development (instruction on a 4-week L3 CERAD Course)
Stage 3: 300hrs of consolidation training under IQA observation (minimum 3hrs per week).
Personnel must be successful at each stage prior to further progression being permitted and will be required to attend and complete all stages for qualification award (NPA assessment and decision). Depending on the qualifications held, further courses may be required for completion (i.e. level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement and/or Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training). Until all qualifications are held and can be evidence in full (i.e. formally issued), personnel with remain in the consolidation stage, under support and observation of the dedicated IQA appointed. Should any further development or additional training be required at any stage for progression success, then additional costs will be applicable.
In order to attend the course a strict prerequisite is in place, which must be met and evidenced in full which includes:
Employed or sub-contracted for services by the NHS Ambulance Service, Private Ambulance Service or an Approved Training Organisation
Hold a full UK/EU driving licence
Hold no more than 3 endorsement points
Hold the Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving Qualification
Hold the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement or registration and evidence of working towards completion
Hold the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training or registration and evidence of working towards completion
Displays suitable experience, professionalism and have experience of training within the last 6-months
** Optional - Approved Driving Instructor Parts 1 & 2 Complete (legal requirement for B CAT vehicles) **
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