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Helping driving instructors learn about the top driving test faults

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Amanda Lane, Head of Driver Testing and Training Policy, recaps what was covered during a recent webinar for driving instructors about the top 10 faults made during driving tests, and looks at techniques you can use to explore your pupils' thoughts, feelings and beliefs about them.

Helping you to carry out realistic mock driving tests

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Last Friday (22 July 2023) marked 13 months to the day since we first published guidance to help you carry out realistic mock driving tests for your pupils. Our latest blog post looks at the top 13 facts from the first 13 months of the mock test guidance.

How we’re dealing with bots and the reselling of driving tests

Driving examiner checking the physical provisional driving licence ahead of a test

In the blog post CEO Loveday Ryder, explains what bots are, the challenges they pose, how the agency is protecting learner drivers and the steps being taken to deal with them.

ERS – A tale of two trainers

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People on motorcycles during ERS training

Mark Jaffe and Mike Desmond, both Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) trainers, discuss delivering ERS training, the benefits the scheme brings to riders skills and how it improves their pupils confidence. As part of our commitment to a lifetime of safe riding, we want to encourage people who have passed their full test to keep improving their riding skills and knowledge. ERS is a great way for riders to continue the develop of their skills in environments they don’t ride in day to day.

Helping learner drivers to feel more comfortable ahead of their test

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Thousands of learners and their families have been visiting driving test centres across England for events to find out more about what happens on test days. Our test centre open days and drop-in sessions give your pupils a chance to …

Why we’re thinking about raising the ADI standards check pass mark 

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Nick Taylor discusses whether we need to make further changes to approved driving instructor (ADII) standards checks to ensure all pupils are getting the highest standards of instruction from all ADIs, and explains the reasons behind raising the pass mark of the standards check from 31 to 33 out of 51.