What the theory test involves?
The theory test comprises two parts: the question part and the hazard perception part. The theory test is taken on a computer. You must pass the theory test first before you can book the practical test.
What you will need?
1) DDI theory test advice booklet. Click here to download this for free.
2) Know Your Traffic Signs. Click here to download this for free.
3) The Highway Code. Click here to download this for free.
4) DVSA Theory Test Kit For Car Drivers. If you need a voiceover to read out the questions, then the DVSA theory test kit is a good app. The voiceover is better than the Driving test success app, but the hazard perception part of this app only has a few clips.
5) Driving Test Success Theory Test 4 in1. The Driving test success app has lots of hazard perception videos, however the voiceover isn’t as good as the DVSA app. If you need a voiceover buy both. If not just driving test success app.
What help is available if I am struggling with the theory test?
The DDI theory test advice booklet contains details of the help available, when taking the theory test, if you have specific educational needs. I also do online theory test tutorials to help you study for the theory test. I usually do them on Saturday mornings. The tutorials are done online using zoom. Although the tutorials are aimed at pupils with specific educational needs, anyone is welcome to enrol. There are fifteen hour-long tutorial sessions. The tutorials cover each of the theory test sections one by one. Each tutorial will cover what you need to know to answer the questions in that section and then cover some questions in the section. In between tutorials it is expected that you complete the unanswered questions that we didn’t do, as homework. The tutorials will also cover using a process of elimination to answer questions that are difficult. The tutorials will also cover hazard perception and case study questions. The class size will be limited to three pupils to make it easier for me to give individual help, if necessary. I wrote the DDI theory test advice booklet to go with this course. You can download it from the link above.
What is covered during the fifteen tutorials?
Session1: Clutch and gears, alertness.
Session 2: Attitude.
Session 3: Documents.
Session 4: Hazard awareness.
Session 5: Incidents.
Session 6: Motorway driving.
Session 7: Other types of vehicle.
Session 8: Road and traffic signs.
Session 9: Rules of the road.
Session 10: Safety and your vehicle.
Session 11: Safety margins.
Session 12: Vehicle handling.
Session 13: Vehicle loading.
Session 14: Vulnerable road users, hazard perception.
Session 15: The most difficult questions on the theory test, case study questions.
What if I am deaf or hard of hearing?
Unfortunately, if you are profoundly deaf the only way you would be able to follow the sessions is if someone sits next to you and translates what is said into sign language. The way zoom works makes it difficult to lip-read the person speaking. If you have some hearing you may be able to hear with the volume turned up, as long as you are wearing headphones or earplugs. Contact me first to try this before paying.
How much will it cost?
When done as a group of three the cost is £10 per hour.
When done as a gourp of two the cost is £15 per hour.
When done as a one to one the cost is £30 per hour.
How do I pay?
I will send you an invoice to allow you to pay by card.
How do I connect to the tutorials?
You will need to view them on a device with a screen larger than a mobile phone, such as a tablet, laptop or desktop computer. For the best sound quality you need to use either earplugs or headphones and use it in a quiet room without background noise. You will need to download the Zoom app.