Operate A Light Motor Vehicle

Driver Training

SAQA ID : 123257
NQF Level: 2
No of Credits: 10

Course Introduction

The course offers a comprehensive practical and theoretical programme on road safety and defensive driving for light motor vehicles. The purpose of learning is to ensure safe, professional operation of rigid (no articulation points) light vehicles with a gross vehicle mass below 3.5 tonnes. This programme will ensure that the learner drives a specific type of rigid light vehicle in accordance with legal, safety, manufacturer and other relevant requirements. On completion of the programme, drivers are able to preserve vehicles as assets and drive safely and defensively.

Qualification Title: Operate a Light Motor Vehicle

Unit Standard ID:  123257

No. of Credits: 10

NQF Level: 2

The course offers a comprehensive practical and theoretical programme on road safety and defensive driving for light motor vehicles. The purpose of learning is to ensure safe, professional operation of rigid (no articulation points) light vehicles with a gross vehicle mass below 3.5 tonnes. This programme will ensure that the learner drives a specific type of rigid light vehicle in accordance with legal, safety, manufacturer and other relevant requirements. On completion of the programme, drivers are able to preserve vehicles as assets and drive safely and defensively.

  • Proof of 60 driving hours required in order to achieve the accredited certificate
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 2

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

Code 8EB or B drivers

2 days – including 1-hour practical assessment

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

R 1 350.00 per person

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