Driving 4 Success

A Road Safety Initiative for Young People


Running for over 15 years ‘Driving4Success’ is an exciting and innovative youth work initiative targeted at 14 to 18 year olds who have an interest in motor vehicles and learning to drive.

The programme is a systematic and proven method of providing and delivering this type of training in a safe and enjoyable manner. A motor vehicle can mean independence and a symbol of adulthood for many young people but it is a responsibility that needs to be taken seriously.

Statistics show that young people are more likely to be involved or cause accidents on our roads, many of which result in loss of life or serious injury.

Our dedicated and trained team aim to encourage young people to be more responsible and help them develop positive attitudes when they get behind the wheel of a car or indeed are passengers in cars with their peers.

We believe a responsible vehicle user is one who has the skill to drive safely, the knowledge to look after their vehicle and responsible attitudes to the law and environment.

The programme is suitable for all young people aged between 14 and 18. In particular we encourage young people to take part who may currently be abusing road safety laws.


Here is what some of the young people who have taken part in the programme had to say:

It helped me understand the basics of how to drive a car
Helped understand the driving dangers as well as the enjoyment
Helped me to know how to change a tyre and look after my car

First Steps

Presentations and discussions covering a variety of issues regarding motor vehicle ownership and road use. Including  - Impact of Vehicles, Personal Responsibility, Legal Responsibility, Route to a Driving Licence, Insurance, Vehicle Related Crime and Accidents Happen.

Road Safety Session

Using the ‘Crash Magnet’ education tool provided by the Road Safety Unit this session provides the opportunity for young people to discuss road safety issues such as Speeding, Seat Belts and Driving under the influence. Young people also have the opportunity to practice the Theory and Hazard Perception Tests.


First AiD

Groups will be given the option to take part in a short First Aid Awareness session or a full 5 hour Emergency First Aid at Work course.  The Emergency First Aid at Work course is an SCQF Level 6 with a 3 year certificate.

Basic Maintenance

Delivered by a qualified technician, the purpose of this section is to introduce participants to the basics of motor vehicle care and maintenance and the costs involved in becoming a motor vehicle owner. (This is an optional session)


Driving Skills

Delivered by qualified instructors, the purpose of this section is to introduce the participants to the basics of safe motor vehicle driving. (participants must have completed a First Steps Session to take part in the driving session ).

Dynamic Youth Awards

Young People can now work towards an accredited Dynamic Youth Award as part of this course. To find out more about Dynamic Youth Awards go to www.youthscotland.org.uk



Young People will receive a completion certificate which will highlight each session completed. If participants complete the First Aid Ready course they will receive a 3 year Emergency First Aid Certificate.


The cost per person varies for each course depending on requirements of clients and young people. The programme can be tailor-made for groups. For full details about costs and how to register, or if you would like to organise a customised course, contact our staff team at Youth1st.


If you are interested in assisting with the funding of this programme, a donation in kind or to volunteer we will be delighted to hear from you.