Learning to drive a car syllabus

The syllabus sets out a way of teaching people the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to be a safe and responsible car or light van driver.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales


Car and light van driving syllabus (category B)

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The syllabus is for:

  • learner drivers
  • full licence holders
  • driver trainers

It tells you what the trainee:

  • needs to cover
  • will learn
  • needs to be able to do
  • needs to know and understand

Contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) if you have:

  • questions about the syllabus
  • ideas about how it could be improved

DVSA national driver and rider standards

Published 23 August 2013
Last updated 24 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added information about the increased considerations that need to be taken when driving in bad weather, using sat nav systems, and updated references of ‘Driving Standards Agency’ to ‘Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’.

  2. First published.