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Car Maintenance & Driving Test Training

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Offer ends 24 January 2022
Study method
Online, self-paced
5 hours
Access to content
1 year
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Owning and running a car can be an expensive business. Learning how to do basic car maintenance and repairs at home can prevent the hassle of booking mechanic appointments and save you a significant amount of money. Keep your car safe and roadworthy all while avoiding unnecessary expense.

In addition, this course will prepare learner drivers with everything they need to pass both their theory and practical driving tests. After spending countless hours and lots of money on driving lessons, this course will help ensure that you pass your driving test first time and get on the road as soon as possible. Then you can make full use of your newfound car maintenance knowledge to care for your first car and get on the road!

Students Who Complete the Car Maintenance & Driving Test Training Course Will Be Able To:

  • Identify the dashboard indicator lights in your car and understand what they mean.
  • Know how to deal with common car problems that occur with elements like the brakes, tyres, and cooling system.
  • Buy a new car with confidence and know what to look for before you agree to buy.
  • Feel prepared for the current driving test, including the theory and practical elements.
  • Know the rules for pedestrians, users of powered wheelchairs, and mobility scooters.
  • Feel confident in dealing with adverse weather conditions while driving.
  • Identify the various signs, signals, and road marking on roads in the UK.
  • Know how to deal with car breakdowns and vehicle malfunctions.

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Why choose this course

  • Earn a free e-certificate upon successful completion.
  • Accessible, informative modules taught by expert instructors
  • Study in your own time, at your own pace, through your computer tablet or mobile device
  • Benefit from instant feedback through mock exams and multiple-choice assessments
  • Get 24/7 help or advice from our email and live chat teams
  • Full Tutor Support on Weekdays

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

********** Course Modules***********

***Car Maintenance & Driving Test Training***

**Car Maintenance Section**

Module 1: Safety Rules & Introduction to Tools

  • Introduction to Safety and Maintenance

Module 2: General Maintenance for Car Mechanics

  • General Maintenance

Module 3: Dashboard Indicator Lights

  • Dashboard Indicator Lights

Module 4: Tyres

  • Tyres

Module 5: Internal Combustion Engines & Engine Oil

  • The Internal Combustion Engine

Module 6: The Cooling System

  • The Cooling System

Module 7: The Fuel System

  • The Fuel System

Module 8: The Electrical System

  • The Electrical System

Module 9: The Drive Train

  • The Drive Train

Module 10: Brakes

  • Brakes

Module 11: Buying a Car

  • Buying a Car

**Driving Test Preparation Section**

Module 01: Driving Test

  • The Current Test
  • Theory Test
  • Practical Test
  • Format
  • Eyesight Test
  • Vehicle Safety Questions
  • Controlled Stop
  • Manoeuvres
  • General Driving
  • Independent Driving

Module 02: Rules for Pedestrians and Users of Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters

  • Rules for Pedestrians
  • Rules for Users of Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters

Module 03: General Rules, Techniques and Advice for All Drivers and Riders

  • Overview
  • Signals
  • Lighting Requirements
  • Control of The Vehicle
  • The Driver and the Environment
  • Lines and Lane Markings on the Road
  • Mobile Phones and In-Vehicle Technology
  • Driving in Built-Up Areas
  • Vehicles Prohibited from Using Roads and Pavements

Module 04: Rules for Drivers and Motorcyclists

  • Vehicle Condition
  • Vehicle Towing and Loading
  • Seat Belts and Child Restraints
  • Motorcycle Licence Requirements
  • Moped Licence Requirements
  • Motor Vehicle Documentation and Learner Driver Requirements
  • Learner Drivers

Module 05: Driving in Adverse Weather Conditions

  • Overview
  • Wet Weather
  • Icy and Snowy Weather
  • Windy Weather
  • Fog
  • Hot Weather
  • Road Users Requiring Extra Care
  • Motorcyclists and Cyclists
  • Other Road Users
  • Other Vehicles

Module 06: Signs, Signals and Road Markings

  • Direction Signs on Roads and Motorways
  • Signals by Authorised Persons
  • Signals to Other Road Users
  • Vehicle Markings

Module 07: Maintenance, Breakdowns and Other Incidents

  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Vehicle Security
  • First Aid on The Road
  • Breakdowns and Incidents
  • Obstructions

Module 08: Using the Road and Parking

  • Using the Road
  • Mirrors
  • Large Vehicles
  • Roundabouts
  • Waiting and Parking

Module 09: DSA Practical Driving Test

  • DSA Practical Driving Test
  • Documents You Must Bring to Your Practical Driving Test
  • Who Has to Take a Practical Driving Test?
  • Eco-Efficient Driving
  • Hire Cars
  • Vehicles You Can’t Use
  • Known Safety Faults
  • Cancelled or Stopped Tests and Bad Weather
  • Candidate Impersonation

Module 10: Preparation for the Test

  • Preparation for the Test
  • Special Circumstances

Module 11: Day of the Test

  • The Test
  • Useful Information
  • Common Faults Contributing to Test Failure

Module 12: Your Test Result

  • Further Learner Permit

Module 13: Things to Remember

  • Did You Know?
  • BE (Car and Trailer) Tests
  • Truck Tests (Categories C and CE)
  • What Happens If We Cannot Conduct Your Test on the Day?


Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to obtain your course completion PDF certificate free of cost. Print copy by post is also available at an additional cost of £9.99.

Who is this course for?

Whether you're an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this Car Maintenance & Driving Test Training course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and a professional qualification attesting to your knowledge.


The Car Maintenance & Driving Test Training is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

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What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.