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UK Familiarisation Course

The DriveWise UK Familiarisation course is designed for people who are capable and knowledgeable drivers in their own country but may have had little or no on-road experience in the UK. The course will give them basic information required to drive competently and safely on UK roads.

Course Overview

This course aims to build the delegate’s driving confidence and understanding of UK rules and regulations and to help delegates drive safely and efficiently on UK roads.

The full-day course is split into theory and practical sessions.

The theory element covers key information on the following:

  • Licence requirements
  • Vehicle familiarisation
  • Road signs and markings
  • Speed limits
  • Traffic regulations
  • Highway Code
  • Managing junctions and roundabouts
  • Driving on motorways and dual carriageway

The practical element is on-road training. Supervised by a fully qualified DriveWise coach, this element is designed to give direct experience of the topics covered in the theory session and to give the delegate exposure to a variety of driving environments.

Where necessary, the DriveWise coach will also advise the delegate whether they need to pass the UK theory and driving test. If so, additional training courses specific to these tests may be recommended.

Personal Plan – the course concludes with the coach and driver reviewing the driver’s achievements and collaboratively developing an ongoing driving plan.

Course Objectives

Develop an understanding of UK law and regulations
Improved driver awareness and confidence when driving in the UK
Gain experience in driving in urban, rural and motorway environments

Delivery and Duration


  • Duration – 8 hours

Training ratio:

  • up to 3:1

Delivery platform:

  • various including Microsoft Teams, WebEx or Zoom.

Why you should choose DriveWise?

All our courses are engaging, interactive and delivered by trained professionals. By choosing DriveWise, not only are you helping your employees to ensure they become better drivers, you are improving safety for them and all road users, reducing incidents and gaining maximum ROI that will make a real difference to your organisation.

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