Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (QCF)

Approved by the UK AACE and UK NHS Ambulance Trusts

The Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving has been developed to meet the core requirements of NHS Ambulance Trusts for learners working or intending to work as emergency ambulance clinical practitioners and emergency care support staff. This qualification meets the requirement for ambulance service drivers to claim exemptions under the road traffic act and to operate to the specification of the high speed driver training regulations of the Department for Transport.

This qualification has been designed with extensive input from NHS Ambulance Service Trust Employers. The requirement for competency is driving underpinned by knowledge of legislation but also the requirement for competency in safe response to emergency calls and the conveyance of patients to the definitive place of care.

Our team of ex-NHS Advanced Driving instructors (ADI) and assessors offer extensive practical and educational experience, ensuring professional delivery, mentor support and guided learning throughout your course.

Awarding Body: FUTUREQUALS
Award Type: Regulated
Level: 3
Credits: 23
Duration: 4 weeks (197 hours)
Delivery: Classroom/Practical
Cost: £3780.00 (inc VAT)


You will complete a range of theoretical and practical skills assessments through an independent assessor. These include:


Course Syllabus

Vehicle Daily Inspection | Pre-Driving Checks | Current Legislation | Driving Regulations | Braking Systems
Steering Systems | Gear Selection | Multi-Lane Carriageways | Motorway Driving | Road Signs | Ambulance Reversing
 Vehicle Safety SystemsOvertaking | Adverse Weather Conditions | Conflict Management | Navigation
System of Car Control | Progressive Driving | Emergency Driving | Legal Implications | Emergency Driving at Night

Emergency Response Driving | Exemptions in an emergency

Learner Feedback…

Level 3 Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (QCF)

Course Information

Frequently Asked Questions…

For insurance purposes, learners must be at least 21 years of age, holding a UK driving license and having at least 2 years driving experience. 

There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent and occupational competence in manual and patient handling. Basic First Aid knowledge is advised with a view to working within the medical sector.

To proceed with your application for this course, simply complete the online booking form by using the link above. Once we have received your details the following will happen:

  1. We will contact you for payment of your deposit
  2. A short survey will be sent for completion
  3. Access to our VLE will be provided for you to complete a short assessment
  4. Course materials will be provided
  5. Your mentor will contact you to answer any questions prior to attending the course
  6. An online meeting is arranged for all students via FUZE to answer any questions and discuss what is required before the course.
The qualification has been developed in conjunction with the NHS Ambulance Services and has been signed off by NENAS and AACE (Association of Ambulance Chief Executives) and College of Paramedics.

The qualification is nationally recognised by the NHS Ambulance Trusts, MOD and Private Ambulance Services.  AACE have publicly said that FutureQuals are the preferred Awarding Organisation to work with for the Ambulance qualifications.

Payments can be made via bank transfer or on receipt of an electronic invoice. For those making payments by instalment, this will be provided by our payment partner – GoCardless. There is a 1.5% transaction fee for credit card payments.

Deposit: 25% of the course fee (payable at the time of booking)
Balance:75% of the course fee (payable prior to attending the classroom phase of the course)

We do offer support for those that would like to pay by installment, you must pay a 25% deposit with the balance payable over equal monthly instalments. 50% of the course fee must be paid prior to attending the classroom phase.

Yes we offer ELCAS funding, our ELCAS number is: 4187