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Using DVSA’s YouTube videos

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Watching a DVSA video on a mobile phone

We publish lots of videos on our YouTube channel,  and we love to see how well they’re shared and used across your own websites.

Here’s a quick overview of what you can do with our videos - and a few things that you can’t.

YouTube: the basics

We publish videos about everything from driving tests, to MOTs and checks that lorry and bus drivers should carry out.

Each video has its own page which you can link to, or you can put the video directly into a page on your own website - YouTube calls this 'embedding'.

We also group videos together into playlists on a topic. For example, we have a playlist about the theory and practical tests for car drivers.

You can link to a playlist, or embed an entire playlist on your website.

Videos vs playlists

We regularly update the videos on our YouTube channel.

If you link to or embed an individual video, it means your website might become out of date when we publish an updated version of the video and we remove the old one (you can’t overwrite an existing video).

The best way to make sure that your website is always up to date is to either link to or embed one of our playlists. We’ll keep the playlists up to date so you don’t need to worry about updating your website.

Here’s an example of how embedded playlist looks.

Getting permission to reuse our videos

You don’t need to ask for permission to link to or embed any of our videos or playlists. We encourage you to do it!

What you’re not allowed to do

You’re not allowed to download a video that’s on YouTube - it’s against their terms of service.

You’re also not allowed to upload one of DVSA’s videos to your own YouTube channel. It’s a copyright infringement if you do this.

We regularly search YouTube and get duplicates of our copyrighted videos removed.

We do this so that YouTube users always have access to the very latest information, and don’t end up watching out of date videos. Finding out of date information is really confusing for users and can add to their stress.

How do you use them?

We'd love to hear how you're using our videos - whether it's putting them on your website, sharing them through your Facebook or Twitter accounts, or showing them to your pupils during lessons.

Let us know in the comments, and don't forget to subscribe to our channel and sign up for email alerts.


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  1. Comment by Tony Curran. www. posted on

    Hi yes as a Ordit trainer I use your part 2 and part 3 videos on my website to show visitors to my website a glimpse of what both tests are like.

  2. Comment by Malcolm Donnison posted on

    Please upload more of them as they are very useful

  3. Comment by Barrie posted on

  4. Comment by Habib Rahman - ADI posted on

    Hello, yes I have embedded many of dvsa video on my website which explains the requirements of the theory and driving test and safety check questions. When pupil asks me how many lessons they need I refer them to dvsa video for explanation.

  5. Comment by Apassngo (Eric Benn) posted on

    Excellent resource.

  6. Comment by M Nemo posted on

    Good idea. Keep them coming !!

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  8. Comment by Trevor Colluney posted on

    My last post ( one of the first of the new blog ) vanished >> My concern was for clearer guidance upon the issue of mis-use of mini-roundabouts. They are lethal areas for novice and drivers in general who simply ignore the rule --- Local councils need to ensure the markings and signs are maintained.

  9. Comment by Gary posted on

    What about the new trial test any chance of putting one of these or more information on you tube regarding it. I live and work outside the current trial areas but would love to get involved in my local test centre.

    • Replies to Gary>

      Comment by John Ploughman posted on

      Hi Gary.

      While the trial is taking place, we'll be keeping the information about it on GOV.UK. You can read about how it works and watch some videos of different parts of the trial test here:

      DVSA will make recommendations after the research has been done. There’ll then be a public consultation about the recommendations.

      Any changes to the driving test will only be made when that’s been done. At that point, we'll update the videos about the driving test that are on our YouTube channel.