Ecodriving training suppliers can claim a subsidy of £25 (inc VAT) per person trained, provided that the training that meets Energy Saving Trust’s requirements (see Appendix 1 of the scheme terms and conditions for details).
A higher level of subsidy is currently available for training using pure electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.
The subsidy can be claimed for:
The subsidy is available to the entity that sells the training to the client. Usually this means the training company, rather than the individual driving trainer, except when a freelance trainer sells training directly to a client.
Training providers are entirely free to set the prices they charge their customers.
Training suppliers should either:
All training must be delivered by DVSA registered fleet trainers who have attended one of our ecodriving train-the-trainer courses. These courses consist of around two and a half hours of classroom training, plus two hours of on-the-road training. They promote the use of simple, well-proven techniques such as greater anticipation and early gear changes to reduce fuel consumption.
Training suppliers must sign and return a copy of the ecodriving scheme terms and conditions to Energy Saving Trust. Once approved, a training supplier becomes eligible to use the ecodriving scheme logo to promote their ecodriving training.
Participating in the scheme is simple:
The following materials are available free of charge for approved ecodriving suppliers:
If you’re an approved supplier and don’t already have your log-in and password to use this site please contact email@example.com.
You can see an example certificate here.
Produced by the Energy Saving Trust on behalf of the Department for Transport, these ecodriving videos are aimed at ecodriving driving trainers who are instructing others on how to drive electric vehicles. The list of videos will be growing soon, so if your vehicle has not been covered yet you can follow our YouTube account to keep up to date.
Energy Saving Trust Ecodriving Scheme Terms and Conditions 2019-20 - including Appendices
Energy Saving Trust Ecodriving Terms and Conditions Appendix 1 - Format of Training & Key Messages, Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles
Energy Saving Trust Ecodriving Terms and Conditions Appendix 2 - Format of Training & Key Messages, Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
Energy Saving Trust Ecodriving Programme Appendix 3 - Spreadsheet for Recording Training Results, Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles
Energy Saving Trust Ecodriving Programme Appendix 4 - Spreadsheet for Recording Training Results, Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
EST Ecodriving Scheme Appendix 5 - GRPR Compliance
EST Ecodriving Scheme Appendix 6 - Client Confirmation Pro Forma Email