Driving Courses

The process of getting a driving licence takes far too long for the majority of individuals. When receiving traditional driving instruction, a student only gets to drive for a few hours each week, and it may take months—or even years—for them to pass their test. Due to the slow speed of learning, a lot of time is spent reviewing material from earlier lessons.

Although Intensive Driving Lessons are never restrictive. You and your instructor will decide on the ideal speed for your courses. This means that you have the option of choosing your course timetable. You don’t want to drive for a long period of time at once. No fuss! For the best of all worlds, choose a semi-intensive course structure.

You will be aware of the precise time and location of your test if you book it before the start of your class hours. This means that you will be able to complete your course in the area of your test centre, giving you a chance to become familiar with the area’s roads and prepare for the big day.

Taking the Practical Test

A learner driver on a practical driving test with a DVSA examiner

Your practical test is the last step in the process. There’s no need to freak out, even though it could look a little intimidating. With your course recently having ended, your newly learned abilities will be still fresh in your mind, giving you the highest chance of passing.

My top 3 skills to remember during your test

Show and Tell

You’ll be questioned on a few topics related to vehicle maintenance and safety before you go behind the wheel. It’s known as “show me, tell me” because the examiner will often request that you demonstrate where a specific feature is situated or describe how you would carry out a specific inspection. Be sure to review the components of your car so you are ready for any inquiries that may be made of you. Don’t worry; your tutor will assist you and everything is quite simple.

The Test

The general driving portion of your practical exam will come next. This should take about 20 minutes and is designed to assess your abilities to handle various road conditions. The examiner will attempt to vary the sorts of roads you go on, including dual carriageways and urban areas with higher speed limits. This portion of the test is designed to demonstrate to the examiner that you are a considerate driver who is aware of the true risks associated with driving. It’s crucial to pay attention to your surroundings and be considerate of other drivers and pedestrians.

Be Independent

One of the most recent components of the driving test is the independent driving section, which was first offered in 2010. When sat navs were introduced in December 2017, more adjustments occurred. A sat nav will now be used by 80% of learners taking their driving test, and the other 5% will follow traffic signals to get to their destination. You won’t be penalised for making a wrong turn, so don’t worry if you miss a particular sign or instruction. If you’re unsure of what to do, it’s also okay to ask the examiner for clarification.

What Happens If I Fail?

You shouldn’t forget that you are not alone. In actuality, less than 50% of practical test takers pass on average. It’s common to fail your test, especially if it’s your first attempt. By doing so, you’ll get valuable insight that will help you succeed the next time.

Failure on your test is merely a hiccup and not the end of the road.

FQ Driving Academy will help you secure an earlier driving test for you as soon as two weeks afterwards, which will reduce the agony. To resolve any concerns and make sure you are test-ready, you should receive additional lessons. You’ll be laughing off your failure and passing in style before you realise it.

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