Originally developed for Sheffield City Council, Engage is a set of learning resources developed with the aim of improving the ability of driving instructors to deliver targeted training relating to:

  • Speed choices
  • Distractions
  • Mobile phones
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Peer pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Seatbelt wearing

 All the issues above have been associated with the crash involvement of young drivers or an associated increased level of injury. 

The scheme uses a problem-solving approach to education, utilising high quality in-car worksheets and now e-based learning modules. 

The in-car worksheets use a ‘sandwich’ delivery method, made up of a short in-car introduction facilitated by the instructor followed by a simple ‘homework’ element and then a final in-car summary.  This approach is called a micro-lesson within the scheme.  As the ‘Engage’ learner driver content is delivered through the licence acquisition phase of the learning process, all learners are influenced by the scheme rather than a self-selecting group returning for further training.

Coaching approaches are used to encourage the learner‘s own self-evaluation skills.  These skills are critical in the development of a learner’s ability to maximise their own problem solving abilities.