One of the Objects and Purposes of the Club as laid down in the Club’s Constitution is the development of four wheel driving skills and techniques and the improvement of four wheel driving abilities of members and others and to encourage members to participate in four wheel driving activities. Section 12 – Driver and Trainer Education Team provides details of the responsibilities of the Driver and Trainer Education Team with regard to the education program for Club Members.
The following objectives have been taken into account in framing the Club’s Driver Training Policy :
This Driver Training Policy covers the full range of driver training provided by the Club. The training covered by this policy will equip members with the skills to undertake Club Trips up to and including Grade 5 level. The grading for trips is set by the Committee and described in the Club Magazine. Training courses have been categorised into two groups. Mandatory Training and Supplementary Training. Basic Driver Skill Training and Very Difficult Terrain and Advanced Recovery are the mandatory courses required to fulfil the requirements for the various Trip Gradings. The Supplementary courses are designed to impart specific skills and techniques which will complement the skills and techniques gained on the Mandatory courses. In addition to Driver Training, this policy specifies the processes to be followed in order to train members to a standard which will qualify them to instruct other members in the practices and techniques of four wheel driving.
The Specific Training Courses covered under this policy are:
‘Mandatory’ courses are those required before participating in Club trips graded higher than 2.