Introduction to Driving Theory

Ref: C2226124

Come along and find out about the driving theory test and what you need to learn to pass it. Are you interested in Driving in UK? Perhaps you are planning on getting a job where you need to be able to drive or you may just want to learn how to drive in order to ease your transport problems and be more independent. If you say yes to any of these questions, this course is for you. We will help you gain the knowledge answer questions about hazard perception, road signs, safety margins etc. A range of teaching styles will be used such as question and answer, quizzes, worksheets and online practice tests to make the learning experience more enjoyable.

Additional information about this course

Suffolk Refugee Support service users only.

Course aim

This course aims to give students knowledge of the main requirements of the 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?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • • • Students need to have English at Entry 2 minimum and basic internet skills ( eg internet search) this course

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

  • Identify the colours and symbols used in road signs for at least 4 examples
  • Identify a developing hazard from a film clip
  • Identify four types of vulnerable road user and describe the extra care you would take.
  • Demonstrate the computer skills necessary to take the test

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • • -Some classes may include trips outside of the classroom to find road signs/markings or observe • traffic behaviour.

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A copy of the most recent Highway Code would be useful and a Theory Drivers Test book It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course information sheet

Introduction to Driving Theory


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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