Sat 5th March 2022 – Vehicle checks/Eco driving – Driver CPC – (Online Learning Course)


This is a virtual course.

Candidates wishing to sit one of our online courses will need a device capable of video call, this means that you will need either a laptop with a camera or a tablet/mobile phone with a camera function. Links will be sent via email to all online courses, all you will need to do is click on the link and connect.

PLEASE NOTE: Any candidate that goes offline during the course and does not come back online within 15 mins will be removed from the course, small interruptions of up to a couple of mins due to technical issues or a battery going will be allowed but we still have to show a full 7 hrs training, therefore if a candidate goes offline, the other candidates will also have to wait and continue when all candidates are back in the course meeting.  There will be comfort breaks and a short lunch break scheduled.

Course Duration: 7 hours

Please ensure you have read the terms and conditions of this course below before purchasing.

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Course Content Covered

Vehicle checks

  • Explanation of the consequence of driving a defective or poorly maintained vehicle. Case histories and a list of possible sanctions, prohibitions or fines for doing so.
  • Advice on the dangers of driving a defective or poorly maintained vehicle
  • Explanation of the requirement for companies to properly maintain vehicles
  • Advice on conducting thorough vehicle checks. Including:
  • Fluids
  • Connections
  • Windscreen and mirrors
  • Panels, locks and doors
  • Tyres, condition and tread
  • Lights
  • Seat belts and interior fittings
  • Advice on common defects on vehicles
  • Common defects due to maintenance issues
  • Common defects due to accidental damage
  • The necessity to report defect

The course includes a practical exercise, where COVID allows and progress confirmation quiz. This course is approved for classroom and for actual on vehicle training.

Eco Driving

  • Economics and how fuel can be the greatest outgoing to a vehicle operator.
  • Emphasis on how fuel consumption can make the difference between profit and loss.
  • Various items fitted to vehicles that can increase fuel consumption.
  • Trailer proximity and wind deflector usage
  • Explanation of how certain factors can increase fuel consumption
  • Speed
  • Rain / Snow
  • Road surface
  • Wind
  • Rolling resistance
  • Correct use of vehicle controls and how this can reduce fuel consumption
  • Breaking
  • Clutch control
  • Cruise control
  • Retarder
  • Gear selection
  • Explanation of the effects of load height and positioning on the vehicle
  • Explanation of the differences that are made by the driver’s attitude to driving
  • Speeding
  • Harsh breaking
  • Tailgating
  • Cornering
  • Benefits that can be made through correct route planning
  • Avoidance of undulating roads, inclines, and declines
  • Forward planning
  • Structuring breaks and locations without off route running

The course includes practical exercises where COVID allows and confirmation quiz sheets