UNSSC’s Road Safety Training Programme aims to directly contribute to Pillar 3 of the UN Road Safety Strategy and SDG Goal 3, target 3.6: “By 2030, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.” It will enable UN and associated organizations to deliver high-quality, standardized driver training in a cost-effective, sustainable manner. Successful participants will have requisite skills, knowledge and attitudes to train others on the safe, efficient and effective operation of light vehicles in a variety of contexts and risk environments.



Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply, with precision, advanced safe driving knowledge, skills and attitudes to safely, efficiently and comfortably convey passengers and goods in a mixture of urban and rural driving environments.
  • Apply, organize and articulate, with precision and without supervision, advanced driving instruction, coaching and evaluation techniques;
  • Demonstrate proficiency with real life examples.

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

The QDT course uses a blended learning methodology comprised of the two online modules (ASDT and ToT theory), followed by a practical, face-to-face training module. Our methods are based on traffic psychology, experiential learning and the Goals for Driver Education (GDE) framework.

Learners are encouraged throughout the course to engage in critical self-reflection to support experiential learning and behaviour change. Knowledge, skills and attitude competencies will be imparted to learners through the following methods:

  • Underpinning knowledge of advanced driving, instruction and coaching methods will be delivered via two online modules.
  • Application of knowledge and skills are imparted via performance-based experiential learning in practical settings.
  • Learners will deliver knowledge and skills-based training in a classroom and closed driving circuit, followed by in-car coaching and assessment in a variety of urban, rural and highway conditions.
  • Learners will be encouraged throughout the course to engage in self-reflection to maximize experiential learning. This is accomplished through formative discussions, learning diaries and dynamic feedback sessions during and after practical and problem-based learning activities.


  • Formative evaluation will be conducted throughout the course to provide feedback, encourage honest self-assessment and highlight experiential learning opportunities.
  • Summative Evaluation is conducted through practical and written performance checks that enable learners to demonstrate their skills and knowledge to the required standard. 
  • Following the completion of the formal training courses, qualified participants are evaluated to ensure they are using the skills and knowledge learned.


  • This course qualifies successful participants to independently deliver UNSSC’s Road Safety Programme course content. Certification is conditional on learners tailoring a course training plan and delivering an driver training course (DDT or ASDT) within three months of the ToT course completion.
  • Certification is valid for three years; re-certification is available through several options, including delivering a course with a Master Trainer, or having a Master Trainer observe a course being delivered.
  • Summative assessment results and overall course results are rated as “Competent”, "Developing Competency", or “Not Yet Competent”. To be assessed as “Competent”, a participant must demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and attitudes in the final (summative) practical and theory assessments, and plan, deliver and review a training course within three months.
  • Successful trainers with at least one year of training experience post-course may qualify for the Master Trainer (ToT Trainer) course.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 

Advanced Safe Driver Training (includes the Defensive Driving Module):

  • Advanced defensive driving theory
  • Advanced vehicle control skills
  • Practical on-road driving and coaching

Methods of Coaching

  • Coaching theory
  • Practical skills lessons
  • Practical in-car coaching and assessment

Methods of Instruction

  • Adult learning theory
  • Planning and delivering a classroom-based lesson
  • Planning and delivering a skills-based lesson
  • Course Administration and planning

Methods of Evaluation

  • Formative and summative assessment
  • Objectively and consistently assessing driving knowledge, skills and attitudes

Performance Checks

  • Theory lessons (classroom/static vehicle)
  • Skills lessons (driving circuit)
  • Advanced driving (on-road)
  • Coaching and assessment (on-road)

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

Relevant administration, logistics, fleet management, training and security personnel (General Service 3 or higher) from across and beyond the UN system. Participants need to have a valid international driving licence and a current medical clearance in order to participate in the course.

Cost of participation

Cost of participation: 

The course fee of $3,000 covers the course, training and facilitation services as well as the course materials, three years of certification services, access to the online learning platform, and the Roadcraft e-Learning course.

Participants are responsible for their own travel, transfers, accommodation and meals.

Please note that a minimum number of 10 participants is required to conduct this course.

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