Find out more about our Safe Road Skills and Attitudes courses, developed in partnership with the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency.

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What are Safe Road Skills and Attitudes qualifications?

Our Safe Road Skills and Attitudes qualifications have been developed in partnership with the Driving and Vehicle 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.

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:

Unit no. Unit title Credit value Level
1 Preparing for a Safe Journey by Road 3 1
2 Maintaining Own and Others’ Safety in Relation to Vehicles 4 1
3 Rules of the Road 3 1
4 Recognising Safe Road Use 3 1

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 school or college.