Preparation for Driving Theory Test for Beginners

Ref: C3841388

Come along and find out about the driving theory test and what you need to learn to pass it. Learn and practise in a friendly environment.

Additional information about this course

Those wishing to enrol should contact Emma Wilton at St John's Centre to check availability and for Pin number if places available - telephone 0161 872 7795

Course aim

This course ains to give students an understanding of the main requirements of the UK driving theory test. IMPORTANT This course alone will not be sufficient for students to pass the theory test. Further individual study will be necessary

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Students need to have entry 2 English language ability minimum and basic internet skills (e.g search skills)

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

  • Identify the colours, shapes and symbols used on road signs and identify at least four examples
  • Demonstrate an understanding about what hazard awareness is and successfully identify a developing hazard from a film clip
  • Identify four types of vulnerable road user and describe the extra care you would take
  • Describe the different elements of the driving theory test and give examples

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • An up to date copy of the Highway Code would be useful,but is not essential

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Students may feel confident to continue studying for their theory test, apply for a provisional license and start driving lessons. Having a driving license could lead to greater independence and increased job opportunities.

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Preparation for Driving Theory Test for Beginners


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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