Guidance – DVSA provides with full list of skills


Did you know that our instructors teach pupils to drive safely not just how to pass their driving test! Its the reason we don’t offer intensive driving course, or ‘crash’ courses. Read the following guidance below.

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We are pleased to report that the DVSA has released new guidance that better explains a pupils test result, which will help them to understand any areas that need improvement – whether they pass their test or not. The 24 skill areas that are needed to be taught to a pupil correctly and safely in order to pass a driving test are outlined below, and we make sure we teach each and every one of them. Guidance

Their full list of areas includes: Guidance

  • ancillary controls guidance
  • awareness and planning
  • clearance to obstructions
  • control
  • controlled stop (emergency stop)
  • eyesight check guidance
  • following at a safe distance
  • forward park (drive forward into a parking bay) guidance
  • fuel-efficient driving (eco-driving)
  • judgement (overtaking, meeting, crossing)
  • junctions (including roundabouts)
  • move off
  • pedestrian crossing
  • position and normal stops guidance
  • positioning
  • precautions
  • progress
  • response to signs and signals guidance
  • reverse park (parallel park or reverse into a parking bay)
  • reverse / right (pull up on the right)
  • signals
  • use of mirrors
  • use of speed guidance

This is why it is advised in the UK the average hours of in car tuition with a qualified driving instructor is 30-4 hours

“Were teaching pupils a life skill, not just teaching them how to pass a test” says Kevin De’Cort, Managing Director at System Driving School. “Its the reason we don’t offer Crash Courses or Intensive Driving Courses. We teach pupils all 24 skill areas (set out above) and make sure that they are fully prepared, safe & confident behind the wheel – and we provide mock test’s with a fully trained Driving Instructor before their driving test. Guidance

To understand your driving test results see the DVAS’s Guide HERE

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