About this Training

This course provides Fleet Managers with an introduction to the science and art of vehicle dynamics as it relates to the use of civilian armoured vehicles.

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

  1. The major factors that form the essence of vehicle dynamics;
  2. How vehicle perform based on their dynamic influences; and
  3. The major vehicle dynamic factors that are significantly altered as a result of the armouring of a 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:

1. Understand and describe what is meant by the term “Vehicle Dynamics”. 

2. Understand and explain what are the main factors that form the science and art of “Vehicle Dynamics”

3. Describe the main dynamic or physical factors that are altered by the nature of the armouring installed on a civilian armoured vehicle; and 

4. Understand the importance of recognising and respecting the changes to the vehicle dynamics of a vehicle once it has been fitted with armour protection.

David A.

A well presented and thoughtful presentation on the key issues to keep in mind when driving an armoured vehicle.

John S.

Having been in a vehicle rollover, I found this course to be very informative. It helped to reinforce what I need to know when driving a civilian armoured vehicle.

Andrew H.

A very useful course in helping me to remember the key things about vehicles and how they manoeuvre.

Why is vehicle dynamics so

important for civilian armoured vehicles?

The role, skills and expertise of the driver of a civilian armoured vehicle are certainly complex with many different aspects.

This course is designed to give you a basic knowledge and understanding of the physical dynamics when driving a civilian armoured vehicle. In doing so, we aim to build up your knowledge of the theory and practicality of how a vehicle moves and performs, particularly noting its size, weight and of course, the centre of mass.

Vehicle rollovers are a significant event caused by vehicle dynamics.

Definitely not something you want to experience!

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.

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.