About this training

This course provides Fleet Managers with an introduction to the unique safety aspects and the safe operational use of a civilian armoured vehicle. 

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

  • what is safety and who is responsible for it;
  • the different major physical characteristics of civilian armoured vehicles as compared to soft skins vehicles; and
  • how to safely manage the unique mobility characteristics of the armoured vehicle

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 and accurately describe what is safety and who is responsible for safety;

2. Distinguish between the different major physical characteristics of armoured vehicles as compared to soft skins vehicles 

3. Consider the effect on safety due to the modifications that are made in order to produce an armoured vehicle;

4. Understand how to safely manage the unique mobility characteristics of the armoured vehicle; and

5. Understand and apply a quick 10-minute pre-deployment safety check.

Jose O.

This course has helped me drive a civilian armoured vehicle more safely

David H.

I found the information in the presentation and handout, most informative. It highlights any safety issues before the trip and gives us an opportunity to fix any problems before the issues lead to a dangerous situation

Josef F

It's a great course. I Will definitely use the checklists from now on

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.

Why is the safe operational use of civilian armoured vehicles so important?

Civilian armoured vehicle may look like an ordinary soft skin vehicle. But to be sure, they don't handle and manoeuvre the same way.

The overall weight of the vehicle is significantly greater as is the weight balance between the front and the rear of the vehicle. This creates a dramatic change in the way the vehicle accelerates, brakes and moves through corners.

One wrong move and the consequences would be catastrophic.

FOCUS and ATTENTION while driving is always an important element of the Safe Operational Use of a Civilian Armoured Vehicle

Never be mistaken that just because you are driving in an armoured vehicle that you will always be safe - no matter who else is on the road.

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.