Steer Clear was launched in the Irish Prison service in 2006 and has been successfully completed in four prison centres. Since then we have seen the roll out of further improvements and modifications to the curriculum to meet the specific requirements of Prison centres.

About the Steer clear driver education course in Prisons

  • Creative teaching methods to combat literacy issues
  • Uses workshop style delivery, power point presentations and computerised animations
  • Students may complete all modules or selected modules
  • Suitable for students of all ages
  • Improves long term driving attitude and behaviour
  • Improves long term employment opportunities
  • Structured course with certificate qualification
  • Steer Clear in process of gaining FAS and FETAC recognition
  • Great degree of flexibility in course scheduling
  • Educators experienced in prison education
  • Educates drivers in the knowledge, behaviour, attitude and skills that are vital for safe driving
  • Course may qualify for full funding
  • Ireland's only comprehensive Driver Education course
  • Offers long term safety benefits & development of key life skills
  • Fully prepares students for the Driver Theory Test
  • Comparable to the best driver education courses available in Europe and the US
  • The only programme endorsed by Prof. Ray Fuller, T.C.D., an expert advisor to the government on road safety and a world renowned psychologist on driver behaviour

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Benefits to Students

  • Interesting and Challenging
  • Interactive and Fun
  • Uses workshop style delivery, power point presentations and computerised animations
  • Fully certified course
  • Opens up more employment opportunities
  • Assistance given in applying for the Driver Theory Test
  • Assistance given in applying for the Provisional Driving License (to those who have already Passed the Driver Theory Test)

Benefits to Centre

  • Standard Curriculum delivered by qualified Steer Clear educators
  • No hassle service for centres
    • Steer Clear educator teaches course
    • Course administered by the Steer Clear office and educators
    • All course manuals & support materials provided by Steer Clear
    • Vouchers, receipts etc. issued by Steer Clear
  • Great degree of flexibility in scheduling to suit school timetables & commitments
    • time slots that suit centres schedule
    • Course can be run during day or evening
    • Days away or other centre commitments accommodated
  • Increased positive image for centre
    • Providing students with an essential life skill
    • Centre's involvement in Ireland's premier driver education programme
    • Increased positivity in working towards certification and gaining a driving license