2013 CoP Summaries

CP 9988 Off Road Driver Training:

BORDA's standards for Training Off Road Drivers

The objective is to equip drivers with the very latest skills and knowledge to operate a 4x4 in off highway conditions for work and private use.

  • Is the Associations standard for Driving Light AWD vehicles in the UK.
  • BORDA Specialist Trainer (BST) is the minimum accreditation to deliver BORDA training.
  • BST Assessor is the minimum accreditation to assess BORDA training for Certificates of Proficiency.

Requires continuous supervision from a BST in the front passenger seat.
Assumes sound road driving competence and requires an appropriate current full UK driving licence.
Training on the Public Road, including Unsurfaced Rights of Way, is specifically outside BORDA's Codes of Practice.
Additional training may be required for conditions and equipment outside the scope of this CoP.

Requires exact identification of training needs and appropriate choice of training units to meet the needs.

BORDA recognises 3 levels of Off Road Driver Training and 2 levels of Certification.

Basic Level 4x4 Safety Awareness Course:

Mild slopes, around 15 degree with run out areas and reasonable traction (units 1 - 7)
A standard for private and commercial drivers who use 4x4s regularly but only drive in mild off-highway conditions which may only give reasonable traction such as mud, grass, gravel, snow & ice.
The Basic Level (units 1 - 7) is a half day course at 2 - 1 ratio or full day at 3 - 1 ratio.

Standard Level Off Road Driving Course:

Moderate slopes, around 25 degrees with run out areas and reasonable traction (units 1 - 11)
A standard for private and commercial drivers who may use 4x4's in off-highway areas of moderate difficulty.
The Standard Level will include units 1 - 7 of the Basic Level
The Standard level (units 1 - 12) is a one day course at a maximum ratio of 2 - 1

Higher Level Off Road Driving Course:

Steep slopes above 25 degrees with run out areas, may be low traction (units 1 - 18)
A standard for operators working in unknown conditions and likely to encounter situations that require a high level of training and skill. This level confirms competence at the standard level then extends the drivers skill to cope with situations up to the vehicles capabilities. It also trains drivers to assess and recognise situations beyond the vehicles limits which must be avoided.
The Higher Level will include units 1 - 12 of the Basic & Standard Levels
The Higher Level (units 1 - 20) is a two day course at a maximum ratio of 3 - 1

Certificates:

Certificate of Training

This is issued to candidates subject to demonstrating competence to complete all units of the prescribed level whilst under tuition.

Certificate of Proficiency

This is issued to candidates subject to demonstrating competence to complete all units of the prescribed level un-prompted and will involve continuous and final assessment.

BORDA is the leading organisation specialising in Off Road Training Events. All Training is delivered by BORDA Specialist Trainers who have passed rigorous assessments