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Why train for a BTEC Level 1 – Safe Road Skills and Attitudes

I am offering a BTEC Safe Road Skills and Attitudes for all the 14 -18 year old in Boston the chance to train for a

BTEC Level 1 Award - Safe Road Skills and Attitudes

The Safe Road Skills and Attitudes has been developed in collaboration with the Driving Standards Agency, with the aim of educating road users and changing their attitudes – including building a sense of personal responsibility and promoting mature attitudes to risk and safety issues. The qualifications therefore are not only suitable for car drivers but also benefit other road users from pedestrians to horse riders.

They will also seek to inform young people on safe road use before they start driving. Learners who achieve the Certificate in Level 1 Safe Road Skills and Attitudes will also be eligible to take the DSA Abridged Theory Test (once they reach the required age).

Qualification Title QAN  Credit Value 
Pearson Edexcel Level 1 Award in Safe Road Skills and Attitudes (QCF) 500/9801/9 7
Pearson Edexcel Level 1 Certificate in Safe Road Skills and Attitudes (QCF) 500/9802/0 13

BTEC Level 1 Award - Safe Road Skills and Attitudes

BTEC Level 1 Award and Certificate in Safe Road Skills and Attitudes

The aim of the BTEC Level 1 Award and Certificate in Safe Road Skills and Attitudes is to promote and build positive attitudes to road use and to help young people to take responsibility for using roads safely. We believe that young people who become proficient road users at an early stage will be able to carry these attitudes and behaviors throughout life. This, in turn, should result in fewer deaths and serious injuries among the young and among road users generally.

Candidates who successfully complete the BTEC Level 1 Award in Safe Road Skills and Attitudes are:

  • Gaining important key life skills;
  • Building up BTEC credits from the QCF (Qualification Credit Framework)
  • Students who go on to complete all 4 Units and gain the Safe Road Skills and Attitudes Certificate should there be enough demand are also
    • Eligible, for three years from gaining the qualification, to undertake an abridged version of the Driving Theory test at a discounted cost. The Abridged Theory Test consists of 35 multiple choice questions instead of the usual 50;
    • Eligible for Young Drivers’ Insurance at preferential rates with a leading Insurer.

Schools who include the BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Safe Road Skills and Attitudes as part of their extra-curricular or enhanced learning can:

  • Demonstrate clearly that the school is actively addressing teenage road safety
    Add value to pupils’ experience through extra learning opportunity
  • Gain a competitive edge in terms of variety of enhanced learning, important in attracting new pupils .
  • Specifically designed as a pre-test qualification, this course focuses around developing good, safe driving attitudes that will last a lifetime. The course includes practical exercises along with a written workbook. Accredited by Edexcel, the course is built around the following units:
  • Unit 1 – Preparing for a Safe Journey by Road.
  • Unit 2 – Maintaining Own and Others’ Safety in Relation to Vehicles.

This course is ideal as a precursor to the driving theory test as well as for those drivers who would like to improve their understanding of the need for vehicle checks and planning journey’s

This Safe Road Skills and Attitudes qualification is accessible to anyone from the age of 14 years onwards

Cost: £120 including enrolment

Why train for a Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe Driving (Car Driver)

The Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe Driving (Car Driver) shows the holder has taken extra training to demonstrate they understand the idea of Safe Driving for Life.

 

This Qualification should be seen as a further step to develop a person’s knowledge and experience to help make our Roads Safer. Employers should recognize that holders want to improve their ability to be a Safe Driver for Life. Although the Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe Driving is aimed at learner drivers it can also be used to help experienced drivers further their training and experience to become Safe Drivers.

Adrian-FluxFor learners the qualification is recognized by many insurance companies to be of value. Some are prepared to give up to 15% discount on a driver’s first insurance. Companies such as Adrian Flux is advertising they are offering up to 15% discount for the Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe Driving. To some students this is better that training for the Pass Plus certificate.

I hope that the successful students will look at the Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe Driving as an extra step in their life long development towards Safe Driving for Life. Further training could include joining RoSPA and taking their safe driving award or training with the Institute of advanced Motorists and gaining there award. In both cases insurance companies offer reduced insurance premiums for the training. Of these two I would recommend the RoSPA award because they require continual re-qualification from their members every 3 years. This means that their drivers are continually updating themselves with any changes to the law or changes in car manufacture.

the Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe DrivingAny Driver has launched BTEC Level 2 Award Demonstrate Safe Driving (Car Driver) with huge success, and has a widespread promotional effort in place in schools around the country.

“In today’s climate, getting a job has become more competitive than ever,” he says. “By giving learner drivers an extra qualification the Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe Driving to add to their CV, we have turned our product into one of the most successful on the market in a short space of time.

Considering that one in 8 of all people in the UK leave school without a level 2 qualification or equivalent, Any Driver’s aim was to provide learner drivers not only with a course that led to a driving licence, but also a recognized qualification that would enhance their employment potential. The Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe Driving.

Any Driver was founded by Managing Director Neil Evans in South Wales in 2007, predominantly as a driver training company that provides specialist Continuing Professional Development to the UK’s driving instructors. Since beginning to access the stream of government funding for training in 2008, the company has rapidly expanded its offer and now provides a wide array of training and development options for both driving instructors and learner drivers.


The Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe DrivingThe Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe Driving is broken up into ten different sections which I will now quickly explain.

There are five written assessments and five practical assessments. They are not hard to do when you have the help of a Qualified Driving Instructor who has been trained beyond the normal standards of instruction and holds a further Assessing Qualification and possibly a Mentoring and Coaching Qualification. All the instructors will be qualified to help train qualified drivers who work for companies running fleets of vehicles.

The first two sections of the Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe Driving involve the practical demonstration and understanding of how to do the pre-start checks.

These checks can be for when you are asked to drive a new vehicle or check your own vehicle. With your own vehicle it could be before you are going on a long journey or a periodic check to see everything is OK. So you are aware of any potential dangers. There will also be a written requirement to help you learn and remember the checks.

The Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe Driving second section had again a practical demonstration of how to be considerate and look out for hazards while driving.

Showing you are accessing potential risks that might be occurring while you are driving. The written section has been designed to reinforce these ideas by you writing about how you would assess recognize and deal with these potential problems.

The Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe Driving third two sections deals with the practical side of driving at an appropriate speed for the road conditions and keeping control of the car to reduce wear and tear alongside fuel efficiency and reducing risks of accidents.

The written part helps to identify how different junctions and situations require different types of awareness. Then also comes how to improve fuel consumption and road safety along reducing wear and tear along with the awareness of how to avoid accidents.

The Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe Driving fourth section is aimed at learners helping them understand how to perform their manoeuvres such as Bay parking and Parallel Parking in a safe manner.

The written section helps them identify how to complete the manoeuvres safely.

The last practical component of the course is designed to verify the driver is safe to drive on Motorways. By showing the assessor how safe they are when driving on a Motorway as part of the Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe Driving.

It would be hoped that while training you will have a chance to drive in difficult weather and road conditions. Including night time driving on rural and urban roads. If this is not completed at least you should talk and discuss how this would affect your driving styles.

QCFThe Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe Driving covers all the points that Pass Plus used to cover but goes into the concept of learning deeper by requiring you to write your ideas as well as demonstrating how well you can drive. The written evidence can be printed with a computer for those like myself that find writing with a pen difficult This qualification is worth 13 QCF Points

Are you approaching your driving test then a Any Driver Instructor can enrol you onto this valuable BTEC qualification The Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe Driving

The course includes independant driving on varied types of roads, including motorways – so you’ll need to complete this part after you’ve passed your test, exercises involving vehicle safety and a workbook to confirm your understanding.

Not only will you gain a Level 2 BTEC Award in Demonstrating Safe Driving qualification but the Insurance Companies we work with will guarantee you a 15% discount off your insurance – what more could you ask for!! Follow this link 

BTEC Level 2 Award: Demonstrate Safe Driving.

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Contact your Any Driver for further information.

 

 

 

Look out for my blog about the blog about BTEC level 1 for 14 – 18 year olds promoting road safety

Written by Tony Lane bostondrivingschool@gmail.com