When was the last time you read the Highway Code?
Having a good knowledge of the Highway Code has a significant affect on your ability to put the theory into practice and can save you money in the long term.
The Driving Test
Here at Olly's Driver Training, the hours that we specify for training are exactly that, the time for test is in addition to the training hours, but included in your individual course fee.
So, a 16 hour course would be one to one training with the instructor for 16 hours and then the time on test and return drive to the office.
Class 2/ D1:
The class 2 test lasts approximately 75 minutes. You will be asked up to 5 Show me Tell me questions by the examiner before you drive.
This is followed by a 1 hour drive on a variety of roads. The examiner is looking for speed discipline, safe and efficient progress, good planning, mirror observations and an overall professional approach.
Your training will prepare you fully in advance of the test and you will be given the result, including any feedback at the end of the test from the examiner.
Click HERE for a link to the faults on a driving test explained, and what to watch out for in your driving.
Drivers Certificate of Professional Competence:
In addition to your Part 1 theory test and Part 3 - practical driving test, professional drivers will be required to undertake the Part 2 test - case study and you can then go on to complete the Part 4 test - practical demonstration.
The Part 4 test involves the examiner asking you to perform daily walk round checks, an immigration check and you will be asked 3 knowledge questions.
CPC Part 3A:
The driving test and manoeuvres have been split. The first part is CPC Part 3A - this is the reverse and uncoupling exercise (if Class 1 C+E), this must be passed before the CPC Part 3B is taken. This is a simple reversing exercise that simulates a reverse up to a loading dock in a transport yard with/ without a trailer. It is a 'dog leg' reverse within a controlled area, avoiding cones and poles, up to a barrier.
The examiner is looking for good all around observations, blind spot checks and good control - including the safe manoeuvrability and steering of the vehicle. The CPC Part 3A lasts for 6 months once passed.
CPC Part 3B:
This element is the driving test and will include the safety questions - Show me Tell me questions and the driving part itself, you must have a valid CPC Part 3A to be able to go forward for this test.
Class 1/ D1+E:
The class 1 test lasts approximately 75 minutes, starting with up to 2 Show me Tell me questions by the examiner before you drive.
This is followed by a 60 minute drive on a variety of roads. The examiner is looking for speed discipline, safe and efficient progress, good planning, mirror observations and an overall professional approach.
On all driving tests with the DVSA you are allowed to occur up to 12 minor faults (provided that you do not occur the same fault more than 3 times)
Any serious or dangerous faults will result in a test fail.
The DVSA HGV/ PCV on road - driving tests are £115 for weekdays and £141 for weekends, or bank holidays.
The CPC 3A manoeuvres test is an additional £40, this includes the reverse for Class 2 (C) and reverse and uncoupling exercise for Class 1 (C+E).
Both above fees are included in your individual course fee. (***Except additional charges for weekends/ Public Holidays***).
Contact the office for further details or to book.