Thursday, 25 April 2013

Recommended Practical Test Training Materials

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I often get asked if there are any training materials to help learner drivers prepare for taking their Practical driving test. On the whole learners seem to be pretty familiar with the wide range of study aids for the driving Theory test, but seem unsure of where to look for good quality, tried and tested driving test preparation books and software.

Now, I most certainly DON'T think anyone can or even should try to learn to drive by reading a book or using software, but when used in conjunction with professional driving lessons, the learning process can be consolidated and reinforced very effectively for many people.

Here's my selection of some really good training aids for the driving test. They can be bought from Amazon.co.uk as shown or from bookshops and in the case of software you may even find some available in supermarkets or other large stores:


BOOK: The Official DSA Guide to Driving: the essential skills by the Driving Standards Agency

This book sums up EVERYTHING a learner driver needs to know to pass their driving test. It's an official publication from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and given the fact that they're the people in charge of the driving test, they're in a good position to pass on accurate information about what's required to pass it! 

Quite simply, if you follow what's in this book, you should have little problem not only passing your driving test but probably even more importantly, in being a safe and considerate independent driver afterwards.





DVD ROM: Driving Test Success All Tests


  • Platform: Windows 10 / 8 / 7
  • Media: DVD-ROM

The Driving Test Success range of software and interactive DVDs from Focus Multimedia has been a market leader for many years now and for good reasons - their products are great value and extremely effective!



Contains every official revision question, answer and explanation licensed directly from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) plus official Hazard Perception introduction video and sample CGI video clips. Also includes 35 video  tutorials for learner drivers presented by Sandra Macdonald-Ames, the BBC1 Driving Expert from "So You Think You Can Drive?", along with all the Vehicle Safety Check (also known as "Show-Me-Tell-Me) questions and answers. You even get to watch a complete mock driving test so you'll know what to expect on the day of your own test.!