Operate a Light Motor Vehicle

Unit Standard: SAQA ID 123257

NQF Level: 2

No of Credits: 10

A comprehensive practical and theoretical programme on road safety and defensive driving on how to Operate A Light Motor Vehicle.


Programme Overview

A comprehensive theoretical and practical programme that aims to improve driving skills and driver attitudes. The aim is to increase their knowledge and understanding of road safety, in order to prepare them to react in the best possible way when faced with unexpected situations, as well as to become aware of other road users.



ABET Level 2


Target Groups

Code 8 drivers



By the end of the course, the learners will understand:

• Road Traffic Legislation
• Pre-trip inspections
• Definitions of defensive driving
• Adapting to different driving conditions
• Identification of road accident factors
• Road Accidents and Human Errors
• Driver Attitudes and Behaviors
• Adapting to different driving conditions
• Being fuel efficient green band drivers
• Factors affecting concentration
• Hazard Identification
• Observation skills
• Collision Prevention
• Safe Following Distance
• Escape Routes
• Hijack prevention and awareness
• Importance of seatbelts
• Fatigue Management
• Cell phone usage while driving
• Gravel road driving


Duration Of Programme

2 days – including 1-hour practical assessment

Proof of 60 driving hours required in order to achieve the accredited certificate.