All Blue Badge students will be required to take Background Knowledge examinations. Below are links to past papers, which have been sat by previous candidates, unaltered in any way and readily available for download.
Background Knowledge papers based on the Old Background Knowledge Syllabus are applicable to courses accredited before April 2018. New Background Knowledge Syllabus is applicable to courses accredited from April 2018 onwards. Past papers are free of charge and the links provide a direct download in pdf format.
Answers will not be provided. All answers to the questions in the papers are readily sourceable from the internet and many accessible books.
Please click on the title of each paper to download your desired paper.
|Past Paper Title||Date|
|BK P1 Old Syllabus April 2015||16/04/15|
|BK P1 Old Syllabus April 2016||14/04/16|
|BK P1 Old Syllabus April 2017||12/04/17|
|NI P1 Old Syllabus April 2017||12/04/17|
|NI P1 Old Syllabus December 2017||15/12/17|
|BK P1 Old Syllabus April 2018||09/04/18|
|BK P1 Old Syllabus October 2018||30/10/18|
|BK P1 New Syllabus Dec 2019||03/12/19|
|BK P1 New Syllabus Oct 2020||20/10/20|
|BK P1 (Resits) Old Syllabus Oct 2020||20/10/20|
|BK P1 New Syllabus April 2022||19/04/22|
|BK P1 Nov 2022||02/11/22|
|BK P1 Apr 2023||18/04/23|
Please note: The papers follow the syllabus of their respective years.
New Background Knowledge Sample Paper 2019 - click here.
New Background Knowledge Syllabus 2018 - click here .