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DriveSafe online digital courses

Help joining your online course
Coronavirus: All DriveSafe classroom courses are currently unavailable until further notice; however you CAN now complete an ONLINE digital course instead.

Once you have booked a DriveSafe online digital course, to ensure you can successfully join your course please watch the video below.

Device requirements

You will need access to a device i.e tablet, laptop or desktop computer with a microphone and camera, and a reliable internet connection capable of streaming video.

Smart phones may be used, however the course will be far more effective if you have a larger screen.

You will need enough charge to last two and a half hours so it's best to be plugged into the mains supply.

How to join the online digital course

  • From your device, simply click the link we email you before your course date
  • When prompted, select ‘Run’ and choose ‘Join with Video’
  • If requested, please allow access to camera & microphone, and select ‘call using internet audio’
  • Enter your FIRST NAME ONLY (as other clients will be able to see the name you enter)
  • Select ‘Join Meeting’

If using a smartphone or tablet, we recommend you download the free ZOOM app in advance of the course from your usual app store.

For more information you can view the ZOOM tutorial video.

If you do not receive your email link by 12 noon one working day (Monday to Friday) before your course, please check your 'junk' or 'spam' folder.

If you're still not received it, please call us before 3pm one working day (Monday to Friday) before your course on 0300 123 1518.

Please join your online digital course 15 minutes before the start time in case you experience any technical difficulties. When you join you will be placed in a 'waiting area'. Please be patient as our Trainer will meet each client individaully to check their photographic ID.

DriveSafe Zoom test link

We recommend you download the Zoom application the day before your course and hold a test meeting with a family member or friend to ensure everything is working ready for your DriveSafe course.

If you have nobody to test with, you can click on the link below to test that you have successfully downloaded and can open the Zoom meeting app prior to your course.

Zoom test link

Please note this is a TEST link only. You will receive a link for your actual course by 12 noon one working day (Monday to Friday) before your course.

Meeting ID (if requested): 844 9390 2942
Password (if requested): 710352

When prompted, click to ‘Download’, ‘Run’ or ‘Open Zoom meeting’, and accept all permission requests (e.g. ‘Join with video’ or ‘Use computer audio’).

If using a desktop or laptop computer, when you reach the screen below, you will be able to test your audio and video settings by clicking on the ‘Test Computer Audio’ button:
DriveSafe digital 1

In the ‘Audio’ tab, test Speaker and test Mic (follow the prompts given in Zoom):
DriveSafe digital 2

In the ‘Video’ tab, ensure you can see your own image in the video preview pane:
DriveSafe digital 3

Once you have successfully tested the above you will simply need to click the link for your actual DriveSafe course which we will email it to you.

Other important information

- It is essential you provide photographic ID

If you have a photocard style driving licence, please have this available to show your trainer for the the online course as it's the easiest way for us to check your identification.

If you do not have a photocard style licence - you must bring your passport or similar photographic means of identification.

If you wear a form of head dress that covers your face (for personal or religious reasons) you will be required to remove or adjust this (in private) to allow our trainer to establish your identity.

- Late arrivals will not be allowed to participate

Please join your online digital course 15 minutes before the course start time in case you have any technical difficulties.

- Please note:

  • You will need to be in a private room, alone without disturbances. This includes not having childcare responsibilities during the course for safe-guarding reasons.
  • You must engage in the course throughout – clients must not switch off their webcam or use virtual backgrounds (a plain background is recommended), leave the course or have other members of the household in the room with them (unless previously agreed). Clients should give their full attention to the course and not be distracted. Trainers will remove clients at their discretion.
  • Please have a pen and paper available.
  • You will be required to agree not to record the course and respect the privacy of other clients on the course.