Four steps to introducing and teaching Ridefree
We see you – authorised training bodies (ATBs) – as the key to the success of Ridefree. You'll be the ones who can actively promote it to learners – especially young beginners – when they book their compulsory basic training (CBT). At that point, you can explain that Ridefree will make them better, safer riders.
We've developed a video that will help you to promote Ridefree. It explains the benefits to trainers, learners and their parents.
Direct learners to the Ridefree materials
When learners book an enhanced CBT, you should give them the Safe Driving for Life website details: safedrivingforlife.info. They'll need to provide their driver number and some extra details when they register. The system will then be able to check whether they've completed the work and give them their certificate.
Check on the morning of their CBT that a learner has completed the eLearning
Check that they've completed the eLearning modules. Ask them to show their certificate and check their details against the system.
When the learner has successfully completed all five eLearning modules, they'll receive their Ridefree certificate via email.
On the certificate is a Ridefree certificate number. The learner can store it on their phone or digital device, or print it off.
On the day of their CBT, you'll need to check the learner's driving licence. The learner must bring either their:
- photocard licence
- paper licence and passport.
To prove that they've successfully completed their eLearning, they'll also need to show you either:
- a printed or digital copy of their Ridefree certificate
- a copy of their certificate number and the date that the certificate was issued.
- This is what the Ridefree certificate looks like:
To check the certificate:
- Go to safedrivingforlife.info/ridefree/certificate
- Enter the certificate number exactly as it appears on the certificate.
- Click 'Submit'. You'll see a message telling you whether the certificate is valid or invalid.
This is what the certificate validation screen looks like:
The enhanced syllabus gives you more opportunities to check what your learners have covered.
Follow the enhanced CBT syllabus
At the end of the trainers' guide, you'll find the syllabus for both the standard CBT and the enhanced version.
The additional content included in the enhanced CBT relates to element A and element D. It's important to link element A and D back to the pre-course eLearning. You should teach elements B and C in the same way as for a standard CBT.
Element E is the road ride, split into two separate parts (they're listed in the enhanced CBT syllabus as E1 and E2). You should hold the behavioural discussion, element D2, in between the two separate parts of element E.
On element E of the enhanced CBT, the road ride must still be a minimum of two hours. Any off-the-bike discussion about rider behaviour and attitudes doesn't count towards the minimum two-hour riding time.
You must teach all elements (A to E) of the standard CBT syllabus in full, on every course. The pre-course eLearning of Ridefree isn't a substitute for any standard CBT elements. You must cover all the elements, as set out in this guide.