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Man U to host launch of Award Winning Young Driver Programme

22 February 2012

On 20 March Manchester United FC will be the hosts for a regional launch of the new free award -winning schools software produced by Drive IQ.

The new pre-driving software now being used by over 27,000 young people in over 200 schools across the country comes from the community interest company, a2om CIC.

The FREE resources for schools/colleges enables them to introduce learning to drive (and the responsibilities and risks involved) to their Year 11-13 students.

This innovative solution which won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award last year concentrates on how attitude and behaviour can improve driving and significantly reduce the odds of being involved in a car crash.    It is state-of-the-art, evidence-based, award winning, easy to implement and totally free.  Every school/college so far introduced to the programme  has taken up the programme and more than 90% aim to incorporate into curriculum time.

The programme is very easy & flexible to use:

? Drive iQ is online and can be used anywhere with internet access – home or school.

? Drive iQ can be used as a stand alone young driver solution for schools or in conjunction with other road safety initiatives such as Safe Drive Stay Alive.

? It can be run as part of PSHE/tutorial sessions or used as an assembly topic.  Research tells us that using e-learning together with peer to peer discussion is the best way to engage students.

? The programme is very flexible and can fit within a schools schedule as required.

On completion students receives a Certificate of Driving Awareness.  They are also introduced to Drive iQ PRO – an in-car training programme (which is also FREE) that works in conjunction with normal driving lessons.   Completion of this programme entitles the young driver to an insurance discount and they can receive an Edexcel BTEC Level 2 in Driving Science.

Feedback from Desborough School, Berkshire after 1st class session with Drive iQ:
“The session went very well; the students were really interested in it and it provoked a lot of discussion amongst those who drive already and are learning.  It’s an excellent and user-friendly resource.  Thank you for introducing it to our school.”

To attend the launch or find out more please contact: srowley@a2omcic.org

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