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A folder will be given to each pupil to keep, their free handouts  at key learning stages.

Lessons are introduced by assessing your previous experience, if any, We then start at your level.

Complete beginners first lesson starts by learning the controls of the car and the basics of moving off and stopping. Then depending how the lesson goes, we will look at some left hand turns on quiet roads. You will be encouraged to progress but you will never be pushed beyond your capabilities.

We believe learning should be fun and enjoyable – you are more likely to stick at something if you are happy doing it and we will work together as a team to get you up to and beyond the driving test standard.

THIS TABLE REPRESENTS A PUPIL AT THE BEGINNERS STAGE.

STARTING FROM THE BEGINNING WITH A CONTROLS LESSON.

1 CONTROLS 6 CROSSROADS 11 MEETING TRAFFIC
2 MOVE OFF AND STOP 7 EMERGENCY STOP 12 REVERSE LEFT/RIGHT
3 LEFT AND RIGHT TURNS 8 TRAFFIC LIGHTS 13 ANTICIPATION
4 T JUNCTIONS 9 TURN IN THE ROAD 14 REVERSE PARKING
5 ROUNDABOUTS 10 PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS 15 MOCK TESTING
  • All our students have access to Theory papers and free handouts to assist in practising for the Driving Standards Agency compulsory theory and hazard perception tests. We will give as much assistance as required to help with the theory test.

Theory test

The Theory Test is conducted on a computer at a Driving Standards Agency Test Centre. You will be asked 50 multiple choice questions, followed by a test of your hazard perception skills. You will need to pass both parts of the theory test at the same sitting to obtain your theory test pass certificate. You answer the multiple choice questions by touching the screen. You select an answer, or answers, from the selection shown. To pass you must answer 343or more questions correctly in 40 minutes. You have the option of working through a practice session before starting the test. After a break (max. 3 minutes), you will be shown a tutorial video of the Hazard Perception part of the test. This uses sample footage with a sound track (headphones supplied), which will explain how to complete this part of the test.

The Practical test

An external Driving Standards Agency (DSA) examiner at a local test centre conducts the Practical Driving Test. The test lasts for approximately 45 minutes. Your examiner will want you to drive safely and competently in various road and traffic conditions. Your examiner wants you to do well and will try to put you at your ease. He/She won’t say very much while you are driving, though, so as not to distract your concentration. Examiners do not have a quota for test passes or fails. If you demonstrate the standard required you will pass your test, it’s as simple as that. If you are successful, you can apply for a full driving licence. If not, you can reapply straight away but you must wait at least 3 working days for another test. To reach the required standard you need to consistently demonstrate the ability to drive safely and competently on your driving lessons. This is where your driving instructor’s expertise comes in. Your instructor will advise you to book  your practical test when he knows you have the required ability to pass, and more importantly, when you have the required expertise to avoid collisions after passing your test.

Passplus Scheme

Once you have passed the practical test you will be eligible to take the DSA passplus course, made up of six modules this course is designed to give you further training including motorway driving and can help reduce insurance premiums.

  1. 1. Town / city driving
  2. 2. All weather driving
  3. 3. Driving out of town / on rural roads
  4. 4. Driving at night
  5. 5. Dual carriageway driving
  6. 6. Motorway driving

Aimed at those who have recently passed their practical test and who wish to become safer drivers, with the added benefit of possibly saving money on their motor insurance (please check with your insurer first)

Refresher Lessons

For the full licence holder, maybe you need a little more confidence! need to experience motorway driving! need help with parking, general driving or just want to improve your skills in the ever demanding motoring environment! If you would like lessons to help keep your licence re a forthcoming medical with your GP, we can help, see the contact page.

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