As driving instructors, it’s your goal to insure your pupils pass their driving test first time. To give them a little extra helping hand we’ve compiled this list of online resources for you to tell them about.
These free online resources will give your students access to mock theory tests, video test simulations and alertness and attitude tests. This should help them build upon their confidence and levels of knowledge to help them prepare for the big day.
Online theory test practice
The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency provide a set of handy online tests which are based on real theory tests. They’re timed as well, to give pupils a real feeling of the theory test environment.
The questions are chosen from the full range of official theory test questions and are randomised to increase all-round knowledge.
Pupils get feedback and a chance at the end of the test to review all answers. For getting used to the theory test, this resource is perfect for getting unconfident students more used to the test questions.
YouTube is a great resource for showing many different videos of mock tests in action and various parking manoeuvres. Whilst nothing compares to actual hands on experience with a qualified driving instructor, these videos can help students to build both confidence and knowledge away from the wheel of the training car.
Confidence is a main factor for students when trying to pass their test. Watching videos of simulated tests from within the car will help them to understand what the driving test will be like and what to expect.
There are hundreds of different videos to choose from from different driving schools and instructors. We found World Driving have a comprehensive range of videos to help your students.
Highway Code Tests Online
Highway Code Test Website
This great website offers a whole range of online tests about the highway code. It includes mock theory tests, road sign tests and highway rules tests. It breaks down sets of questions into different areas such as braking distance, alertness and road attitude.
This will give plenty of additional practice resources to get driving test pupils up to speed and build their confidence for their theory test.
Can We Help?
Earlier in the year we highlighted that the national average for 1st time practical passes was at 47.3%.
It’s fair to say that most people have access to the internet in one form or another. These handy resources are free and easily available to access. We know that any extra helpful information you can give to your students is not only a benefit to them, but helps build your reputation as a driving instructor looking to go the extra mile to help them achieve the first time pass.
As the UK’s leading driving tuition insurance broker, Quote Me Today are constantly talking to our panel of insurers and the Driving Instructors Association to make sure we offer the most suitable insurance policies for our instructors with the right features and benefits so you can concentrate on educating the drivers of the future.