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Changing a Tyre


For Beginners:

1. Using a vehicle they are familiar with they will be able to:

check and replenish the fluid levels

demonstrate changing a tyre using correct safety precautions

take responsibility for "grooming" the vehicle for 6 months

demonstrate correct use of car care products

demonstrate changing the oil, air and fuel filters

identify the items required to pass a Warrant of Fitness (to the standard stated in the Road Code).


2. Assemble a basic First Aid kit and demonstrate basic First Aid skills.

3. Research the development of the motor vehicle.

4. Be able to pass the written tests for a learner driver.


Those with some knowledge should:

5. Have passed the practical test for the Restricted Driver's Licence.

6. Be able to plan and drive a journey of approx 150km - demonstrate a detailed knowledge of map reading - discuss the importance of pre-trip checks and journey planning.

7 Research and report on a group such as SADD (Students against Drunk Driving) or MADD (Mothers against Drunk Driving) or a similar group.

8 Demonstrate the correct method of using jumper leads and of towing another vehicle.

9 Research the costs involved with operating a motor vehicle. Research insurance options.

10 Be able to answer simple questions on the basic principles of the operation of a four-stroke engine.


The more advanced should:

11. Have completed the requirements for the full driver's licence.

12. Have graduated from a Defensive Driving Course or Course of Advanced Driving Instruction.

13. Research the causes of traffic accidents and present a report on the findings.

14. Demonstrate the ability to load and manoeuvre a trailer. The load to be secure and within regulation dimensions.


Important Information For all levels:

1. You must choose at least 2 options as well as passing either your Learners, Restricted or Full Licence. One of these choices should be something which is not part of the Licensing Process (completing a Defensive Driving Course is part of the Licensing Process).

2. Once you have gained your Full Licence we allow a further 2 months to complete the other tasks required. You may not continue to use Driving as your Skill after this period unless you are going on to learn to drive a different class of motor vehicle e.g. motor bike, truck.

3. While we realise that a parent will probably be the person most involved with teaching you to drive, your assessor needs to be someone that isn’t related to you, has driven with you at least once a month over the time chosen and has held a full licence for at least 5 years.

4. Please provide the completion dates for each level you have passed. i.e. Learners, Restricted, Full Licence.

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