I offer a mock test service, designed to help learners as part of their preparation for a practical driving test. My mock test service is aimed specifically at learners who are not learning to drive with me i.e. they are taking lessons with another driving instructor or with a family member or friend. This mock test service provides a totally independent assessment of your driving standard (by a fully qualified driving instructor) and also provides for the opportunity of driving in test conditions (i.e. being examined by a total stranger, as is the case when driving in the presence of an examiner on the test, which can make you feel more nervous than usual).
The session incorporates an initial 10 minute discussion and then involves a 15 drive (approx), aimed at allowing you to become familiar with my car (as it is probably different to the car you’re used to driving) while driving to a suitable location to start the mock test. The mock test involves a 40 minute drive (the amount of driving expected in a practical driving test) but would also aim to assess (not teach) all four test manoeuvres. The route depends largely on your location but would, ideally, be a typical route used at the test centre where you plan to take your test (from a selection of test routes that I’ve witnessed used by examiners at either Beeston, Colwick and Watnall test centres). If this is not possible, I will plan to mimic the conditions and challenge of a typical test route. At the end of the mock test, I will spend some time with you to discuss my assessment and provide you with guidance on areas to work on (with your own instructor or family member) leading up to your test date.
Please note that having a mock test is a specific service and is arranged on the clear understanding that there is no expectation of using my car to take your test in, as I only allow my car to be used on a test by learners who have had lessons with me AND who I am satisfied have reached a standard that could pass a test.
Please also note that learners who have regular (at least weekly) lessons with me will have a tailored lesson plan, especially for the month leading up to the practical test, and will receive at least one mock test within their lesson plan and will also have a pre-test session to help reduce those last minute nerves and concerns (which are very natural)!