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 enables UN and associated organizations to access high-quality, standardized driver training in a cost-effective, sustainable manner.

Successful participants will have underpinning knowledge to safely, efficiently and effectively operate light vehicles in a variety of contexts and risk environments.



Upon successful completion of the online ASDT theory module, participants will be able to apply advanced safe driving knowledge, to safely, efficiently and comfortably convey passengers and goods in a mixture of urban and rural driving environments.

The ASDT theory module is a pre-requisite for the Qualified Driver Trainer theory module, as well as for the ASDT practical module.

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

The course methodology used is based on behavioural 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. Underpinning knowledge competencies will be conveyed to learners through the following methods:

  • Self-paced, interactive online learning;
  • Facilitated webinars (two per week);
  • Problem-based activities;
  • One-on-one virtual coaching sessions (one per week)
  • Self-reflection. 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 a written performance check that enable learners to demonstrate their knowledge to the required standard. 


  • This course qualifies successful participants to attend the Qualified Driver Trainer theory module and teh ASDT practical module.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 

Become a Safer, Better Driver

  • Explain the causes of road traffic crashes
  • Mitigate human factor risks
  • Develop critical self-reflection
  • Identify the key characteristics of a safe driver

Plan a Safer Journey

  • Mitigate journey-related risks
  • Conduct a self-check prior to a trip
  • Identify key journey planning considerations

Safely and efficiently drive through road and traffic conditions

  • Apply the system of vehicle control
  • Explain higher mental skills
  • Justify the need for a systematic approach and a pro-active mindset

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

Professional and part-time drivers, self-drive personnel, administration, logistics, fleet management, training and security personnel from across and beyond the UN system. Participants who wish to complete the Qualified Driver Trainer must complete the ASDT Theory module.

Cost of participation

Cost of participation: 

The course fee of $500 covers the training and facilitation services as well as the course materials. Qualified Driver Trainer candidates will also receive the Roadcraft e-Learning course.

This course is delivered over two weeks with 2 webinar sessions per week. Each cohort will be no more than 6 to ensure active participation during the webinars.

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