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Syllabus

  1. Introduction and cockpit drill – after a brief introduction we will go through the Terms and Conditions, perform an eyesight check then go through the basics of how the car works. I want to get you driving as soon as possible so hopefully we will still have time to do some driving before the end of the lesson.
  2. Moving off and stopping – during this lesson I will teach you how to move off and stop safely and introduce a process we call MSM (mirrors, signal, manoeuvre) During your test you will be asked to do this numerous times.
  3. Approaching and Emerging Junctions – over the next few lessons we will focus on what we should do at different types of junctions. I will introduce MSPSL, which I will explain in more detail at the time.
  4. Crossroads – once we know what to do at the different types of junctions I shall explain what we need to do at crossroads and who has what priorities in different situations.
  5. Roundabouts – Depending on your skill level at this point we will spend 1 maybe 2 lessons practicing roundabouts until we both feel confident that you can navigate around them safely.
  6. Pedestrian Crossings – during this lesson we will talk about all of the different crossings, who can use them, how they work and what we should do around them.
  7. Meeting Traffic and Adequate Clearances – I will teach you how to react to approaching vehicles if the road is not wide enough but for both of us to pass through safely due to obstructions such as parked vehicles or roadworks.
  8. Observations and Planning – a good safe driver uses all-round, effective observations to enable them to plan ahead in certain situations.
  9. Anticipation and Hazard Perception – as we drive we must ask ourselves questions such as what if that child runs across the road in front of us? What if that cyclists suddenly swerves out to avoid a pothole? What are we as safe drivers going to do about it?
  10. Manoeuvres – over the next few lessons I will introduce you to all of the manoeuvres, this includes the emergency stop, turn in the road, reverse around a corner, pull up on the right and reverse, parallel park and bay parking.
  11. Use of sat Nav – during the practical driving test you may be asked to follow a sat nav route for approximately 20 minutes, so I will show you how to effectively use one.