Intensive Driving Course Prices
Intensive Driving Course Prices
The Course In Full and the Price
The average learner driver requires 47 hours to pass their driving test, however the average learner will include people who only take one hour of tuition per week and also miss weeks at a time. By compacting your driving lessons into an intensive driving course and having 50 hours of tuition you dramatically increase your chances of passing first time.
Your 50 hour course will include all of the following to give you the most comprehensive training program for any learner driver. Everything listed below may arise on the driving test, we cover everything and make sure you are to test standard.
COCKPIT CHECKS • DSSSM • driving position • head restraints • seat belts • doors • gears and handbrake safety check • mirrors Underpinning knowledge • order of adjustment • best driving position • mirror adjustment, including anti-dazzle • variety of seat adjustments
SAFETY CHECKS • POWER (petrol - oil - water - electrics - rubber) Underpinning knowledge • daily and weekly vehicle checks • service intervals • planning for journeys • clear windscreens
CONTROLS & INSTRUMENTS • accelerator, clutch and footbrake • handbrake, steering, speedometer, horn, indicators and gears • instrument panel warning lights • wipers • hazard, reversing, side, fog and headlights • demister and heated windows • manufacturer’s options Underpinning knowledge • the function of each • the effects of incorrect use • how to read and understand them
MOVING AWAY & STOPPING • MSM and PSL • observation and blind spots • control and co-ordination • on level and on gradient • at angle and straight ahead Underpinning knowledge • co-ordination of accelerator, clutch and footbrake • handbrake and steering • where and when to look and what to look for • suitable stopping places • signals when necessary
SAFE POSITIONING • normal driving • lane discipline • passing stationary vehicles and obstructions • bends Underpinning knowledge • MSM and PSL • other vehicle’s positioning (LGV, cyclists etc) • wide and narrow roads • one-way streets
MIRRORS - VISION & USE • interior and exterior • flat, concave and convex Underpinning knowledge • MSM and PSL • when to use them • why they should be used • how to act on what is seen • blind spots • frequency of checks and why
SIGNALS • by arm and by indicators • brake, reversing and hazard lights • by other road users and traffic controllers Underpinning knowledge • why signals are necessary • when and how to signal • unnecessary signals
ANTICIPATION & PLANNING • risk awareness in connection with: drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians, animals, road works, emergency vehicles and any other road users Underpinning knowledge • MSM and PSL • hazard perception • visual warnings • times and places of high risk • weather conditions • scanning and priorities
USE OF SPEED • appropriate speed • making progress • hesitancy Underpinning knowledge • national speed limits • restricted speed limits • road and weather conditions • traffic conditions • pedestrian activity • stopping distances
OTHER TRAFFIC • meeting, crossing and overtaking • one way and two way roads • three-lane two-way roads • major, minor and narrow roads • dual carriageways Underpinning knowledge • MSM and PSL • when and why to give way • passing places and warning signs • obstructions, parked vehicles... • planning and anticipation • how to act on what is seen • motorways
JUNCTIONS • T-junctions and Y-junctions • crossroads and slip roads • marked and unmarked junctions • one-way streets • urban, rural and dual carriageways Underpinning knowledge • MSM and PSL • turning, entering and emerging • advance warning signs and road markings • zones of vision • priorities
ROUNDABOUTS • mini and major • multiple and satellite • traffic light controlled • approaching and entering • leaving and turning • straight ahead Underpinning knowledge • MSM and PSL • lane discipline • correct position • zones of vision • observation • priorities
PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS • controlled eg. pelican • uncontrolled eg. zebra • school crossing patrols Underpinning knowledge • MSM and PSL • visual warnings • speed of approach and overtaking • times and places of high risk • waiting pedestrians • central refuges and split crossings • weather conditions • scanning
DUAL CARRIAGEWAYS • urban, rural and clearways Underpinning knowledge • MSM and PSL • speed limits • lane discipline • advance warning and information signs • joining, leaving and turning • breakdowns, hazard lights and triangles • motorways • road and weather conditions
TURNING THE VEHICLE AROUND • flat and cambered roads • wide and narrow roads Underpinning knowledge • safe, legal and convenient • co-ordination of foot and hand controls • steering (position and method) • judgement and accuracy • observation • signal options
REVERSING • left, right and straight • flat and cambered roads • square and radius corners • wide and narrow roads • on level and on gradient Underpinning knowledge • safe, convenient and legal • co-ordination of foot and hand controls • steering (position and method) • judgement and accuracy • observation • signal options
PARKING • In a bay and parallel • on level and on gradient Underpinning knowledge • safe, legal and convenient • co-ordination of foot and hand controls • steering - position and method • judgement and accuracy • observation • signal options
EMERGENCY STOP • quick reaction • control and skidding Underpinning knowledge • hazard perception • clutch and brake co-ordination • ABS • front and rear wheel skid control • defensive driving • road and weather conditions • moving away safely
DARKNESS • fog, ice, snow, wind and rain • urban and rural areas • single and dual carriageways Underpinning knowledge • speed and stopping distances • vehicle condition and characteristics • visibility • skidding and aquaplaning • warning signs and signals • use of lights, horn and hazard lights • parking
WEATHER CONDITIONS • fog, ice, snow, sun, wind and rain • urban and rural areas • single and dual carriageways Underpinning knowledge • speed and stopping distances • vehicle condition and characteristics • visibility • skidding and aquaplaning • warning signs and signals • use of lights, horn and hazard lights • parking
LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES • driver and vehicle requirements Underpinning knowledge • drink and drugs • mobile communications • tiredness and rest periods • dealing with accidents • licence requirements and accompanying drivers • health and eyesight • vehicle condition and registration • tax, MOT and insurance • traffic rules and regulations
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES • noise and pollution Underpinning knowledge • driving styles and impact on environment • green issues • vehicle maintenance • disposal of vehicle waste • health and safety of drivers and others
PASSENGERS & CARRYING LOADS • drivers' responsibilities regarding adults, children, babies and animals • carrying loads on and in the vehicle • loading trailers and cycle racks Underpinning knowledge • use of seatbelts • doors, guards and restraints • airbags and seating • load and luggage stowage • weight distribution
SECURITY • vehicle, contents and personal security • when parking, driving at night and daytime • in event of breakdown and accident Underpinning knowledge • personal and vehicle security systems • safe places for parking • minimising opportunities for theft of and from vehicle, and attack
Your First Driving Lesson
You will learn the fundamentals to passing the driving test.
1. To be in control of the car at all times
2. To observe the Highway Code
3. To have the desire of driving as a safe driver
4. To have the ability to spot emerging hazards and to adjust your driving in anticipation of the hazards
As you go through the learning to drive syllabus you will use these 4 points so when you arrive at the driving test you will be a safe and secure driver with the ability of impressing the driving instructor.
Your Theory Test
Before you start your intensive drive course you will have passed your theory test.
We will book you up to 10 tests, the average learner takes 2 tests to pass.
Before we book your theory test you will have practiced using our state of the art online theory test software and have passed a practice theory test on two occasions. We want you going into your real theory test with the expectation of passing because we would like to book your practical test straight away.
Booking Your Practical Test
Our driving instructors will only take one driving test per day, so when you have passed your theory test we will phone you to arrange your practical test and do so in conjunction with the driving instructors diary to check their availability.
A Mock Test – Prior To The Practical Test
Before you take your driving test you will take a mock driving test which is under test conditions, this is to help make sure you sure you are prepared and have the confidence to pass. If you do not pass the mock test this is fine we will then work on the areas which require further development, which once again enhances your ability to pass the driving test.
You Will Know You Are Ready
Prior to the driving test you will be driving without the support of your driving instructor. You will have completed the learning to drive syllabus and have progressed into advanced driving techniques making you more than ready to pass the driving test.
What If You Fail The Driving Test?
You perhaps have the best opportunity of passing due to our enhanced training program, however if you are not successful we will re book the test for you. This course comes with a maximum of 3 driving tests and 10 additional remedial hours of driving tuition. The average learner driver taking an average driving course will pass on the 2nd attempt. However this is a very comprehensive driving course giving you a top level training program and up to 3 tests.
After You Have Passed
The driving test does not cover all driving conditions so once you have completed the test you will be invited to take the Pass Plus course, which must be completed within one month of passing the driving test. That is our requirement, it is not a legal requirement. We want you to take the Pass Plus very soon after so that you have retained your driving skills.
The Aims Of The Course
To get your driving licence
For you to become a safe driver
To remove the uncertainty from passing
To make you a complete learner driver capable of driving solo straight after your driving test
MR AND MRS FREDERIKS
THOMAS JAMES AND PARTNERS