Practical Cycle Awareness Training for Learner Drivers


Practical Cycle Awareness training for Learner Drivers is a free course inspired by and based on Cycling Scotland’s successful Practical Cycle Awareness Training for HGV and LGV drivers. It is aimed at secondary school pupils, learner drivers and driving instructors 

The training is composed of two elements:

  • 1-hour theory: this is classroom-based and is the popular choice for secondary schools and driving instructor groups. Participants spend time in the classroom where they are taught about best practices to adopt around vulnerable road users.
  • 2.5-hour practical training (optional): where participants have the opportunity to spend time on the bike and step into the shoes of someone cycling with the guidance of an expert instructor.

What skills do I need?

Candidates should be able to ride a bike with control.

How long does it take?

Classroom-based training: 1 hour

Optional practical training: 2.5 hours

What will I need?

Bikes and equipment may be provided. However, you may bring your own equipment if you prefer. Candidates should wear clothing appropriate for the weather.

What will it cost?

This is a free course.

What next?

For more information please contact our training team at