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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 90 minutes. You will be asked up to 5 safety questions by the examiner before you drive. 

Next is a simple reversing exercise that simulates a reverse up to a loading dock in a transport yard. 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Class 1/ D1+E:

The class 1 test lasts approximately 90 minutes, starting with up to 2 safety questions by the examiner before you drive. 

Next is a simple reversing exercise that simulates a reverse up to a loading dock in a transport yard with 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.

You will then demonstrate both dropping and picking up the trailer and complete basic pre-drive checks before declaring the vehicle fit for the road.

This is followed by a 50 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.

The elements can take place in any order as directed by the examiner.

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On all driving tests with the DVSA you are allowed to occur up to 15 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 driving tests are £115 for weekdays and £141 for weekends.

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Contact the office for further details or to book.