About this training

This course provides Fleet Managers with an introduction to the ballistics as it relates to the use of civilian armoured vehicles.

Upon completion of this course, drivers will have a strong understanding of:

  • the physical makeup of small arms ballistics projectiles;
  • their lethality and;
  • how the civilian armoured vehicle is designed to protect against the common ballistics commonly seen in high threat areas.


Target audience

This training is designed for fleet managers who have never managed an armoured vehicle, as well as those who have.

If you currently, or plan in the future, to have a civilian armoured vehicle in your fleet, this will give you a broad-based awareness and understanding of the unique characteristics of an armoured vehicle and the key issues of how to operate the armoured vehicle in the safest and efficient way.

For managers who already have armoured vehicles in their fleet, this training will be a good refresher of what you have might have already learned.

Receive your certificate

This is an awareness based course.
The student is required to:
  • progress through all the lectures in order;
  • view a minimum of 90% of the video content;
  • complete all the questions in the graded assessment at the end of each lesson (where applicable).

Please note the student is also required to obtain a minimum 60% pass rate to achieve the basic Knowledge Level 1 .

When you have completed the assessment quizzes for this course, you will be awarded a certificate noting your level of awareness.

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Understand, identify and describe the components that make up the small arms ammunition that are common threats to people operating civilian armoured vehicles in high threat areas of operations;

2. Understand and appreciate the lethality of small arms ammunition;

3. Identify and understand the principles of Interior, Exterior and Terminal ballistics and their effect on materials used in civilian armoured vehicles;

4. Gain a working understanding of the international standards that are used to certify and verify the ballistic protection afforded by various security materials; and

5. Understand and appreciate the ballistic protection characteristics of a civilian armoured vehicle.



Andrew B.

The course really gets into the gritty part of the science of ballistics and the protective capabilities of armoured vehicles. I have been using these types of vehicles for nearly 10 years and never fully understood the dynamics of ballistics. Valuable knowledge learned.

Hady H.

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to better understand what is ballistics and what it takes for the armoured vehicle to have adequate protection.

Petko P.

The course met my expectation. I think that the material is correctly selected, well informative, and introduced in an interesting manner.

Offered by Armoured Consulting

Armoured Consulting was established to ensure that operators of armoured civilian vehicles could access independent, unbiased and highly skilled technical advice that would enhance the overall safety and efficient operation of their varied fleet of vehicles.

As independent experts and consultants, Armoured Consulting provides services to government agencies, diplomatic missions and manufacturers in the USA, UK, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and Australia.

These services include armoured vehicle inspections and reporting, supervised repairs and maintenance, through life support, vehicle systems engineering design and capability reviews, procurement, training and disposal.

For more information, visit Armoured Consulting's website.

See what it's like to be in a vehicle under ballistic attack:


What is the Armoured Vehicle Awareness Training Program?

This course is part of the internationally recognized Armoured Vehicle Awareness Training Program.

Learn more about this program with this short 8 minute video.