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The following video tutorials and how-to guides will help any learner driver prepare for and take the practical driving test.
First of all, to learn all about booking and taking the practical test, read our Practical Test FAQ page.
To help you select the right driving school and instructor, read our guides below.
When to hire an ADI: what makes a good driving instructor and what makes a bad one.
Driving School Code of Practice: how driving instructors should conduct themselves.
Driving School Glossary: all the terminology explained.
In addition to the driving part of the test, you will also be tested on:
Show Me, Tell Me Questions: all the questions and all the answers.
Independent Driving: what this part of the practical test involves.
The essence of learning to drive. The practical skills you need to pass the driving test. What your instructor will help you master with in-car tuition.
The Cockpit Drill: the checks you should make before starting the car engine.
Changing Gears: how to change manual gears.
Steering a Car: how to steer a car correctly. video
Moving Off: the correct procedure explained. video
Car Road Position: where you should position your car while driving.
MSM-PSL Routine: mirrors, signal, manoeuvre.
Stopping a Car: how and where to stop a car. video
Clutch Control: an essential skill to learn. Our tutorial will show you how. video
Road Junctions: how to approach and use road junctions. video
Basic left Turn: the correct procedure explained. video
Basic Right Turn: the correct procedure explained. video
Crossroad Junctions: how to approach and use a crossroads. video
T-Junctions: all you need to know. video
Junctions on a Bend: all you need to know. video
Staggered Junctions: another video tutorial. video
Box Junctions: simple to use if you follow the rules. video
Dual Carriageways: learn to drive on dual carriageways. video
Meeting Traffic: how to deal with oncoming traffic. video
Overtaking: the correct, safest, way to overtake. video
Traffic Lights: the sequence explained; the rules you must follow.
Pedestrian Crossings: the different types and how to use them. video
Level Crossings: don't get stuck on the track.
Roundabouts: how to drive round them correctly. video
The essential driving manoeuvres some of which you may have to perform on your test.
Bay Parking: video
Corner Reverse: video
Turn in the Road: video
Parallel Parking: video
Moving Off Downhill: video
Moving Off Uphill: video
These guides offer further information and advice to help you become a safe, confident, and qualified driver.
Making Signals: when and how to make the correct signal, and how to respond to signals from other
Using Car Mirrors: make effective use of your car mirrors.
Anticipation and Planning: learn to read the road.
Driving through a bend: the best way to drive smoothly and safely through a bend.
Driving on Rural Roads: driving on rural roads is more dangerous than driving on a motorway. This guide will help keep you safe.
Dealing with large vehicles: don't be intimidated.
UK Speed Limits: important info. Keep legal, keep safe.
Safe Winter Driving: tips to keep you safe when driving in winter.
Drive Safely in Strong Winds: more safety tips and advice.
Driving in rain: this is the UK after all.
Driving at Night: safe driving at night.
Motorway Driving: a guide to motorway driving.
Car Skidding: how to prevent your car skidding & how to correct a skid if it does.
Parking a Car: how, where and when you should and can park your car.
Car terminology: a glossary of words associated with cars and motoring.
Pictures and definitions of all the UK road signs and road markings.
Warning Road Signs
Information & Roadwork Signs
Direction Road Signs
Road Signs Giving Orders
Road lane markings
DVLA Syllabus: what you have to learn in order to pass the driving test.
Vulnerable Road Users: road users that require extra care.
Private Practice: parents brave enough to teach their kids. Read this guide before you do.
Learner Drivers Car Insurance: any learner driver taking private practice will need insurance. Learn the requirements.
How the Test Examiner Marks you: how the examiner marks and grades someone taking the practical test.
Learning to Drive with Disability: all you need to know.
Combat Driving Test Nerves: a guide to help soothe the nerves.
Practical Test in Your own Car: most learners use their instructor's car. If you plan to use your own, you need to read this guide.