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How do the intensive driving courses work?
When and where will I take my driving test?
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- Tuition for practical & theory* (if applicable)
- Hotel Accommodation
- Bed and Breakfast
*Includes Practical Test Fee
*(Subject to reaching the required
standard of the Driving Standard Agency)
Practical Driving TestThe practical driving test is a 40-minute examination of your driving skills. You will be tested in various areas of competency including set manoeuvres such as:
- Hill starts
- Reverse parking
- Emergency stops
- Turning in the road
- Aspects of day-to-day driving
You will be graded accordingly in each area of competency. These grades will determine whether or not you have passed you driving test.
Hazard PerceptionHazard perception is one of the most important aspects of your driving test. This is the ability to spot a situation that may require you to take some form of action to avoid a potential hazard. Techniques such as using the appropriate speed, awareness, anticipation and planning ahead will ultimately give you the time to make the correct decision when on your driving test. Research has shown that hazard perception increases experience gained whilst receiving in-car tuition.
Omega will aid and assist you in this process. During your driver theory test, you will be asked various questions regarding hazard perception to help you relate to your practical driving lessons and ultimately your driving test.
The examiner will inform you whether you have passed or failed your driving test once you have completed your driving test. The examiner will then offer you a debrief of your test. If you are unfortunate enough to have failed your driving test you must wait 10 working days before you can attempt to sit another driving test.
Do not let the driving test intimidate you. Your instructor will only submit you for a driving test when they are sure that you are capable of passing it. If not, you would not be sitting the test in the first place. Most, (if not all) pupils are nervous during the first few minutes and this is taken account of by the examiner. You will find that two or three minutes into your driving test you will slip into your normal driving routine. It will help ease any pressure - and therefore your performance behind the wheel - if you think of your examiner as a driving instructor.
When will I take my driving test?As stated earlier, your practical driving test will take place in one of the Driving Test Centres within the North West of England, taking place on the last day of your course*.
* Subject to reaching the required standard of the Driving Standard Agency.