PRACTICAL DRIVER TRAINING.
Everybody who learns to drive with me is loaned a copy of the DVSA publication, ‘Driving the Essential Skills’, vital in leading you through the entire practical driving syllabus as well as the theory test.
I will also supply you with a folder and notes centred on the lesson, these are yours to keep they will further prepare you for the lessons to come.
Advance study like this will enable you to have a head-start at the next lesson, so we spend less time talking and you spend more time driving. (I might even set you a little 'homework' to make sure you understand the most important bits!)
You probably already know that you will need to pass your theory test as well.
You MUST pass your theory BEFORE you are able to even book your practical test. Generally the sooner you pass it the better. Once passed it is valid for two years.
The theory test consists of two parts.
1. A multiple choice set of questions. there are 50 questions, the pass mark is 43.
2. The hazard perception test. Here you will see 14 video clips, you need to identify 15 'developing' hazards from them. There are a total of 75 marks available, the pass mark is 44. (I will explain in more detail how to get the best scores when we have lessons.)
You must pass BOTH tests at the same time.
To help you with your theory test, I can offer you access to possibly the best on-line teaching system there is - 'Theory Test Pro'. This will provide you with both theory and hazard perception training. I provide this free of charge.
For a FREE TRIAL of Theory Test Pro click here.
Again, don't pay anything, you will get free access once you have booked lessons with me.
Pass Plus is a course of 6 hours of extra lessons that, once you have passed your driving test, expands your driving knowledge and prepares you for everything modern driving can throw at you. You may qualify for a discount on your insurance after this course, but I have to be totally honest, few companies offer such discounts and they are often as low as 5%. However, without this course your driving education is incomplete. There is no test after the course, you only need to complete the course to my satisfaction. The course explained- You will learn how to drive safely in:
Your Pass Plus course can be arranged over either 1, or 2 days. Cost £180 (minimum 6 hrs, if your course takes longer there is no extra charge). Your Pass Plus course will offer exciting new driving challenges, favourite routes are to Oxford, Cheltenham and Bristol. But if there is anywhere you especially want to go, perhaps to a prospective University town, we can do that. This is a very flexible course we can fit it around what YOU really want. You are likley to drive over 250 miles during the course, so will have ample opportunity to improve your skills and gain in confidence. Call me to get further details for your Pass Plus course. If you dont want to do the full Pass Plus course I can do Motorway Lessons at £55 for 2 hours. Some tuition on motorways is, in my opinion, vital once you have passed your test.
You will learn to drive in a 2013 Honda Jazz 1.4 Manual car.
This is without doubt the best small car I have ever driven and a cut above the cars used by most other instructors in the area.
It is incredibly easy to drive, with light controls, good visibilty and superb refinement.
For your comfort and safety the car is equipped with.
1.4 i-VTEC Petrol Engine
Automatic Air Conditioning
Dust and Pollen Filters
Height Adjustable Drivers Seat
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
'He-Man' Dual Controls
Electrically Adjustable Heated Door Mirrors
Electronic Brake Force Distribution.
Emergency Brake Assist
Front, Side and Curtain Airbags
Active Head restraints
Electronic Stability Control.