FAQ Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (CERAD)


FAQ Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (CERAD)

The same programme used and accepted within the NHS the L3 CERAD programme is designed by ambulance services for Ambulance services. In order to be enrolled onto this programme you will need to work for a CQC registered provider or the NHS. This will be checked before course commencement.

4 weeks

From £2,995.00

  • 01 August
    4 weeks, 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    • £2,995.00 excl. VAT
    Register2 places remaining
  • 22 August
    4 weeks, 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    • £2,995.00 excl. VAT
    Register3 places remaining
  • 19 September
    4 weeks, 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    • £2,995.00 excl. VAT
    Register3 places remaining
  • 17 October
    4 weeks, 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    • £2,995.00 excl. VAT
    Register6 places remaining
  • 14 November
    4 weeks, 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    • £2,995.00 excl. VAT
    Register3 places remaining


Monthly Payment Options

Image of PayItMonthly logo. We offer monthly payment options for our ambulance training courses.

Book now, pay monthly. Choose 'Pay deposit' at check out.

Did you know that you may be able to pay for your course on a month-to-month basis?

• 20% deposit
• Installments over 10 months
• No interest

To pay monthly, choose 'Pay deposit' payment option when you check out. Within a maximum of 3 working days, you will receive an email application via email. Fill in your application - job done!

What if you're not approved? Not to worry. We will contact you to arrange an alternative method of monthly payment. Your place on the course is confirmed once we agree a payment method with you.

To pay via PayItMonthly (credit facility), a 20% deposit must be paid upfront. This is non-refundable. The PayItMonthly credit option only covers up to £3000 of the cost - if the amount exceeds £3000, the exceeding amount must be paid upfront. It is not available for FREC 3 unless combined with other courses. You will be receive a PayItMonthly (credit facility) application within a maximum of 3 working days. Please complete the application at your earliest convenience. You will then await approval from PayItMonthly. This booking may be cancelled by Basegreen until you are approved for PayItMonthly or we agree an alternative payment method with you.


Discounts up to £340

Do you want to combine your course with one of our FREC courses?

This may open up employment opportunities. For example, you could complete the FREC 3, the FREC 4 and CERAD to become an Emergency Care Assistant. Message us to receive your discount code.

Criteria apply - you must ensure that you will be able to meet all your course requirements before the commencement of each of the programmes you book on. Basegreen will not be liable if you are not able to do so.


About this Course

Whether you are wanting to work for the NHS or a private ambulance provider, the Futurequals Emergency Ambulance Driving course is the right choice for you to be able to drive an ambulance vehicle with blue lights on. There are career opportunities to be a Emergency Care Assistant if you should wish to combine this course with our FREC suite - and you may be eligible for a discount. Contact us. Criteria apply.

What you will learn as part of the emergency driving (CERAD) course:

  • How to carry out inspection and checks
  • To be able to comply with all driving regulations
  • To drive on motorways and dual carriageways
  • How to brake, steer, reverse and use safe systems
  • How to safely drive in adverse conditions and at night
  • To be able to navigate and drive in emergency response situations, as well as use the vehicles transmission systems

The CERAD course runs for 4 weeks at our Sheffield base, though we are happy to make alternative arrangements for multiple bookings. Pick one of the dates above. Once you complete your booking, you will receive an email with joining instructions. Join us on your chosen date, and one of our kind receptionists will greet you and direct you to your classroom, where one of our expert tutors will ensure you're trained to become an emergency ambulance driver!

 There is tea and coffee available at our training centre.


A Basegreen Academy ambulance vehicle at Jeremy Clarkson Diddly Squat Farm Shop, during a blue light driving (CERAD) course



  • Candidates must possess a UK Driving Licence
  • Candidates must be employed under a CQC registered organisation (but contact us if you're not, and we will discuss this with you and support you)

Download the Qualification Specification


Progression and Career Opportunities

Successful candidates will be qualified to drive ambulance vehicles under emergency conditions. This course is Futurequals accredited and accepted by both NHS and private providers. Combine with our FREC 4 course to become an Emergency Care Assistant. You may be eligible for a discount - contact us to find out.



Basegreen Academy
Off Jessell Street
S9 3LQ


an ambulance vehicle in a training centre, ready for an ambulance emergency driving (CERAD) course, with a Learner plate


About Basegreen Academy

We are a Futurequals Approved private training organisation based in Sheffield and Manchester, but delivering our training nationally. Our programmes are nationally recognised and regulated, and our trainers are well experienced in their field.

We are also certified by Cyber Essentials.

Our goal is to support individuals in achieving their career goals, and to partner with organisations to fill skills gaps. Don't hesitate to enquire and discuss your requirements.

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