ACPO - National Drug Driving Training.

Blueknight Learning is in the enviable position of being able to offer ACPO accredited training in respect of National Drug Drive Training (Field Impairment Testing and Drug Influence Recognition). We are the foremost company in the country who are able to provide this training.

Our Managing Director, Stephen Collier was the principal UK trainer for this technique prior to his retirement from the police service. He maintains a direct responsibility for this training by sitting on the Department for Transport committee for training and development of FIT and National Drug Drive Training

The two course available are run by the company as and when the need demands. Forces interested in this training should contact us for further details.

Field Impairment Testing and Drug Influence Recognition Practitioners Course
(2 Days minimum)

Aim: To provide students with the skills and knowledge to administer the Field Impairment Tests and understand the influence of drugs on a person

Course Content:

Legal & Procedural Aspects
Review of current legislation
Preliminary Impairment Testing and the Code of Practice
Visual detection of the impaired driver
The Investigative Procedure
Case Preparation and Evidential Issues
Case Law
Station Procedures
Role of the Forensic Physician

Field Impairment Testing
Pupillary Examination
Introduction to psychophysical testing
Romberg Test
Walk & Turn Test
One Leg Stand Test
Finger to Nose Test

Drug Influence Recognition
Drug Categories
Indicators of drug influence –
• Cannabis
• Opiates
• Stimulants
• Depressants
• Hallucinogens
• Inhalants
• Dissociative Anaesthetics
• Poly Drug Use

Field Impairment Testing and Drug Influence Recognition Instructors Course (5 Days )

Aim: To provide student instructors with the skills and knowledge to successfully deliver the Field Impairment Testing and Drug Influence Recognition practitioners course, and to enable student practitioners to become proficient in the use of FIT & DIR.

Course Content:

Module 1 – Understanding the aims and objectives of the training
Module 2 – Relevant legislation and practices
Module 3 – Field Impairment Testing
Module 4 – Human Physiology and the role of the forensic physician
Module 5 – Compare and contrast the Uk system with that of the USA
Module 6 – Interpreting the signs and symptoms of drug influence
Module 7 – Written Examination x 2

Both of these course can be run at a location of yours or our choosing whichever suits your budget.

To obtain further information about this training please contact us directly or visit the DFT.

We have a range of FIT/DIR merchandise please contact us