Introduction to Driving in the UK for ESOL learners

Ref: C2527975

This course will help you get ready for your driving theory test and give you an insight of what to expect. We will introduce some of the important skills for passing your driving theory test. We will learn a variety of things that are useful if you are learning to drive. For example, how to apply for the provisional license? How to book the test? , checking the car before you start driving; Mirrors; Road signs; Theory test questions; Vocabulary your driving instructor may use when asking you to do things once you start taking your driving lessons.

Course aim

This course will help you get ready for your driving theory test. We will introduce some of the important information on how the driving test in the UK is set and how to apply for your provisional driving licence.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • Please note that this course is for ESOL students, it requires minimum of higher Entry 2/3 level English.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • I will be able to apply for my provisional licence and book my driving theory test.
  • I will have a better understanding of practical driving techniques and terminology used while driving (use the clutch, change gear, turning left, right etc.)
  • I will be able to understand what the hazard perceptions are and identify any potential problems through the videos.
  • I will be able to recognise some road signs.
  • I will be able to study driving theory on my own.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

This course is a face-to face course But, if the course goes on-line, you will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Introduction to Driving in the UK for ESOL learners

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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