Part 1 – Test of Theory
A computer touch-screen theory test consisting of 100 multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 85% but questions are banded into four main areas and a minimum of 80% is required in each band. It is therefore possible to get a mark greater than 85% overall and still fail. It is a very demanding examination and the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) recommend you take a proper Driving Instructor training course.
In addition, trainees will have to take a hazard perception test immediately after completing the Theory Test. The Hazard Perception test comprises 14 video clips containing a total of 15 developing hazards that the trainee must identify within a time window. Both tests need to be passed at the same time before candidates can proceed to part 2 of the Register Qualifying Examination. Once you have passed the part 1 exam you must pass the next two parts of the Register Qualifying examination within two years.
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Part 2 – Test of Driving Ability
A practical test of driving ability. This is not simply a slightly more difficult “L” test but is of an advanced nature in which you must demonstrate a very high standard of competence. You must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the principles of good driving and road safety and that you can apply them in practice. The DSA recommend you take a proper Driving Instructor training course as more than six minor faults on test will result in failure. You are allowed only three attempts at this part of the examination within a two year period. If after three attempts you have not passed you must wait until two years have elapsed and start again with the Part 1 Theory Test.
Part 3 – Test of Instructional Ability
The instructional ability test is designed to show whether you can give worthwhile instruction to a pupil in a clear, concise and easily understood manner. The test is in two parts, each lasting about 30 minutes. You must pass both parts at the same time. You will be asked to give instruction to an examiner who will in the first part take on the role of a novice pupil and in the second part a pupil of about test standard. The DSA strongly recommend you take a proper Instructor course for the Part 3 examination. You are allowed only three attempts at this part of the examination within a two year period. If after three attempts you have not passed you must wait until two years have elapsed and start again with the written test.
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