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As a Learner driver, you are guided through the official DVSA syllabus that prepares you to take the 'L' Test. In addition, where opportunities and ability allow, I also incorporate elements from advanced driver training to complement a variety of topics.
Pass Plus pupils are guided through the 6 topics that form this important extension to basic driver training. It is common for the newly qualified driver to use their own vehicle and to commence this additional training programme within a month or so of passing their 'L' test. If you are aged 17-24 and live within the jurisdiction of Hampshire County Council you are eligible for a 50% subsidy towards the cost of this course.
Motorway tuition is available to qualified drivers only and is a useful bridge between the 'L' Test and Pass Plus should the pupil be unable to afford the full Pass Plus course. It is also suitable for experienced drivers who may have difficulty using Motorways or who have never used one.
Research shows that as many as 1 in 7 British drivers avoid driving on Motorways, forcing them onto more risky A roads instead. The AA says "five million Britons have 'M-phobia'. They lack the skills for driving on motorways and spend years avoiding them"
The AA Driving School study says the phenomenon is sending thousands of motorists on to more dangerous A-roads. AA director Simon Douglas said yesterday: "Motorways are Britain's most feared roads, with a lost generation of drivers avoiding them completely." - source The Mirror, 24/7/09.
Topics covered include; entry and exit procedures, what to do in the event of a breakdown, how to overtake safely and how to keep a safe separation distance from vehicles in front and behind.
Eco-Driving Training can be delivered on a one-to-one basis or in small groups (generally up to 3 people for comfort in the car). It is generally preferable to use the trainees' own vehicle so a personal skill set can be gained, suited to the specific vehicle driven on a daily basis. However, for groups, the training car can be used for demonstration and practise. The aim of this programme is for trainees to learn about how they can save money on fuel and general wear and tear costs.
Driving instructor training
Driving Instructor Training is delivered on a one-to-one basis, mainly in-car and can be recorded for viewing afterwards to enhance the learning experience.
Standards Check training is delivered on a one-to-one basis, usually in the instructors own training vehicle. Prior to attending training it is advisable to have considered which topic you intend to cover and with which pupil. We can have a chat about this beforehand.