what is the engage driving scheme


Learn the stuff the driving test doesn't prepare you for

Choosing to learn with an engage driving instructor won’t cost you any more time or money but the benefits could prove priceless. By using special learning modules as part of your normal driving lessons, engage instructors will help you fill in the gaps in the current driving test about issues such as fatigue, peer pressure, basic maintenance, drink and drug driving, speed and distraction.


Will it take longer to learn with an Engage instructor?

The resources do not mean you will need more lessons, in fact they will help you to better prepare for your test, but more importantly they will help you be better prepared for solo driving. It’s the smart choice for learners, parents and instructors.

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Who runs Engage?

The engage initiative runs across Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester. It is supported by Merseyside, Cheshire and Safer Roads Greater Manchester Road Safety Partnerships. Together, our goal is to the reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads by training smarter drivers.

We can fund this project because it is for the greater good. The scheme was awarded the Prince Michael of Kent Awarded in 2014. The instructor training element of the scheme is accredited by People 1st.


What you will learn

Instructors who are part of the engage scheme are specially trained to teach you the crucial things that aren’t covered in the normal driving test. Such as...

  • Driving to the conditions
  • Driving under the influence
  • Refuelling & car maintenance
  • Other road users
  • State of mind & distractions
  • Speed awareness
  • Driving when tired
  • Driving with passengers
  • Impulse control


Want to get involved?

If you would like to learn with an engage instructor, or you are a parent or nominated adult who is helping someone to learn, then just use our search facility to find your nearest instructor. There is no extra cost or time required. You just need to choose an engage instructor when you book your lessons. Then you will benefit from all the extra training.

If you are an instructor who is interested in becoming an engage instructor, then click here. We would love to hear from you.

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