Currently, WyeDrive are the only Driving School in Herefordshire able to offer this qualification.
This presents an incredible opportunity for anyone from the age of 14 to work towards a BTEC qualification in driving. Even before they are legally able to drive.
About Safe Road Skills and Attitudes
Find out more about our Safe Road Skills and Attitudes courses, developed in partnership with the Driving Standards Agency.
What are Safe Road Skills and Attitudes qualifications?
Our Safe Road Skills and Attitudes qualifications have been developed in partnership with the Driving Standards Agency.
They’re approved for learners aged 14+ at schools and colleges, and are open to all road users, whether they‘re car drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists or horse riders.
Learners will gain an understanding of the rules of the road as set out in the official Highway Code, as well as consider the impact that their attitudes and behaviour can have on other road users.
Why take Safe Road Skills and Attitudes?
A huge number of accidents occur among young people who are new drivers, endangering their lives and those of other road users. Safe Road Skills and Attitudes qualifications aim to make a positive contribution to road safety by educating all road users, building a sense of personal responsibility and encouraging a mature attitude towards risk and road safety issues.
Learners who pass the 13-credit Level 1 Certificate will be eligible to sit a shorter version of the Theory Test for Drivers, called the DVSA Abridged Theory Test * (£18 for the 35-question test instead of £23 for the 50-question test)
* Learners must sit and pass the DVSA Abridged Theory Test within three years of the date on their Certificate.
What will I learn?
Our Safe Road Skills and Attitudes qualifications will help you to:
develop skills in planning safe journeys and the costs and benefits of different forms of transport
learn about vehicle checks and maintenance, and how to respond in the event of breakdowns or accidents
understand the rules of the road as contained within the official Highway Code, and how attitudes and behaviour can affect other road users
address wider themes of citizenship, environmental issues and European development, as well as spiritual, moral, ethical, social and cultural issues.
How is the qualification structured?
Safe Road Skills and Attitudes is available as an Award or a Certificate, both at Level 1.
It covers the following units:
For the Award, learners must complete units 1 and 2.
For the Certificate, learners must complete all four units.
How will I be assessed?
Units 1, 2 and 4 are internally assessed via a portfolio of evidence. Unit 3 is externally assessed via an onscreen test, which can be taken online at a school or college or even in your own home!
Preparing for a Safe Journey by Road
Maintaining Own and Others Safety in Relation to Vehicles
Rules of the Road
Recognising Safe Road Use
WyeDrive tutors are accredited to deliver this qualification in association the Centre for Development and Training.
To find out more about how you can get started please contact us.
If you would like to introduce this into your school or college then please call us for an informal chat. 01432 851855 or 07949 026126