Qualifications and Training for Co-Drivers

Rally Navigation Qualifications now available – Certificate in Performing Rally Navigation & Co-Driving in Motorsport 

We can offer the following qualifications with the awarding body – AOFAQ, Certificate in Performing Rally Navigation & Co-Driving in Motorsport and these qualifications consist of Levels 1, 2 and 3.

The qualifications have been developed by myself based on my 32 years of competing as a co-driver at a high level and the qualifications cover some of the following areas:-

  • How to get started in Rallying
  • MSA Rule and Regulations
  • Timings and Controls
  • Navigation and Road Sections
  • Stage Starts and Finishes
  • Equipment and Responsibilities
  • Stage Maps
  • Recce and Pace Notes
  • Movement and Service Schedules

And Much More

Qualification Structures

Level 1 is targeted for new co-drivers & navigators coming into grassroots of rallying.

AoFAQ Level 1 Certificate in Performing Rally Navigation & Co-Driving in Motorsport

Unit 1 – Health & Safety – Legislation in Motorsport

Unit 2 – Basic First Aid in Motorsport

Unit 3 – Incident Response in Motorsport

Unit 4 – Introduction into Rally Navigation in Motorsport

Unit 5 – Navigator Duties & Responsibilities in Motorsport

Unit 6 – Navigator Rally Timing and Controls

Unit 7 – Introduction into Rally Co-Driving in Motorsport

Unit 8 – Co-Driver Duties & Responsibilities in Motorsport

Unit 9 – Co-Driver Rally Timing and Controls

Level 2 is for new co-drivers based on stage rallying or advanced co-drivers who need to develop their skills even further with many tips and hints to help to be successful.

AoFAQ Level 2 Certificate in Performing Rally Co-Driving in Motorsport

Unit 1 – Health & Safety – Legislation in Motorsport

Unit 2 – Basic First Aid in Motorsport

Unit 3 – Introduction into Rally Co-Driving in Motorsport

Unit 4 – Co-Driver Duties & Responsibilities in Motorsport

Unit 5 – Co- Rally Pacenotes

Unit 6 – Driver Rally Timing and Controls

Unit 7 – Rally Movement & Service Schedules

Unit 8 – Incident Response in Motorsport

Level 3 is for Rally Teams and other Rally Co-ordinators and Motorsport Team Managers.

AoFAQ Level 3 Certificate in Performing Rally Co-Ordination & Team Management in Motorsport

Unit 1 – Health & Safety – Legislation in Motorsport

Unit 2 – Basic First Aid in Motorsport

Unit 3 – Incident Response in Motorsport

Unit 4 – Rally Team Movement Planning & Service Schedules

Unit 5 – Lead Team Briefings & Meetings

Unit6 – Communicate Rally-Related Information

Unit7 – Monitor Vehicle Movements

Unit8 – Develop and Implement an Operational Plan

Unit 9 – Manage Rally Events

Unit 10 – On Event Team Management

Unit 11 – Deal with Logistics

Cost of the Courses

We have secured funding to deliver these courses free in Northamptonshire, however we are currently seeking various other funding streams so we can deliver the courses free across the UK.

There is an option where the courses can be delivered at full cost and packages start from £180 and this includes both practical in a rally car and theory delivered by qualified trainers & assessors in line with quality assurance for formal training and qualifications through an awarding body. The theory training can be delivered through distance learning on a computer or training being delivered through classroom taught delivery with materials and resources based on our Book 3 – How to Navigate & Co-Drive in Rallying. This will soon be available at Amazon, where the previous 2 books on navigation can be located.

The practical training will be held in a rally car on private land and will be driven by Paul so he can go through the various aspects of rally navigation training based on a one to one formant. Training includes going through all the time controls correctly and other aspects on navigation. Paul has a competition National A Licence which allows him to drive and co-drive on rallies around the world. Paul is also a qualified trainer and assessor so all training is delivered against the awarding body strict guidelines.

For further information please contact Paul by email Send Mail