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With our patient, friendly service and teaching aids (study pack) we are suitable for all personality types from nervous to confident drivers delivering high pass rates. Your no.1 choice Oakworth School of Motoring the home of expert driving tuition in Keighley and all surrounding areas. Both Oakworth SoM theory and practical driving lessons are designed to equip you with skills for life – Oakworth SoM provide the perfect tools for learners to gain safe driving for life. Oakworth S.O.M offers a fully comprehensive range of driving lessons and courses delivered in Keighley, Haworth, Skipton, Baildon, Bingley and all surrounding villages at the best value point of lessons with our special offers, delivered by DVSA approved fully qualified driving instructors.
Recent surveys indicate that nine in ten learners who passed both theory and practical tests first time were taught by an instructor. A fully qualified ADI must display a green certificate on the windscreen of the car while teaching you. Trainee driving instructors are granted a licence so they can gain experience before their qualifying examination. The trainee driving instructor must display a pink certificate on the windscreen. Oakworth School Of Motoring only use fully qualified ADI’s to deliver your training, unlike some driving schools or “supposedly larger organisations” which use trainees to deliver your training.
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1. About the questions
You’ll be asked 2 vehicle safety questions at the start of your car driving test These are also known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions.
The examiner will ask you:
- one ‘show me’ question, where you have to show them how you’d carry out a check
- one ‘tell me’ question, where you have to explain how you’d carry out the check
2. Inside the car
2.1 ‘Show me’ questions
Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.
Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators.
You may need to switch the ignition on, but don’t start the engine.
Show me how you would check the brake lights are working on this car, (if you need to switch the ignition on, please don’t start the engine).
Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help, (may need to switch ignition on, prompt not to start engine).
Show me, or explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.
If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey 2 simple checks can be made.
Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate.
Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.
Show me how you would check the parking brake (handbrake) for excessive wear; make sure you keep safe control of the vehicle.
Apply footbrake firmly. Demonstrate by applying parking brake (handbrake) so that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.
Show me how you would check that the horn is working.
Check is carried out by using control (turn on ignition if necessary).
Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers.
Operate control to wash and wipe windscreen (turn ignition on if necessary).
Show me how you would switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when you would use it/them, (no need to exit vehicle).
Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. Explain use.
Show me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you would know the main beam is on.
Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light.
Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear all the windows effectively.
Set all relevant controls including fan, temperature air direction and source, and heated screen to clear windscreen and windows.
Engine does not have to be started for this demonstration.
2.2 ‘Tell me’ questions
Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.
Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.
Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.
The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable.
Note: Some restraints might not be adjustable.
Tell me how you would check that the headlights and tail lights are working (no need to exit vehicle).
Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), then walk round vehicle. As this is a ‘tell me’ question, there’s no need to physically check the lights.
Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system.
Warning light should illuminate if there is a fault with the anti-lock braking system.
3. Outside the car
3.1 ‘Tell me’ questions
Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.
Manufacturer’s guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don’t forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.
Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.
No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference of the tyre.
4. Under the bonnet
4.1 ‘Tell me’ questions
Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.
Identify dipstick / oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum and maximum markers.
Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check that the engine has the correct level.
Identify the high and low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.
Open the bonnet, identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.
Identify reservoir, check level against high and low markings.
Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.
Identify reservoir and explain how to check level.
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The Oakworth student study pack has been developed as an aid, supporting enhanced student learning.
As such helping you save time and money on average 10 lessons or more.
The driving test for a car is designed for you to show you understand and can demonstrate your knowledge of the Highway Code and the theory of driving safely. Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving, including when you are carrying out the set exercises.
The driving test is straightforward and has been designed to see if you:
- can drive safely in different road and traffic conditions
- know The Highway Code and can demonstrate this through your driving
After meeting your examiner, the next two stages are:
- an eyesight check – if you fail this, your test will not continue
- your examiner will ask you two questions about carrying out vehicle safety checks
You can find source material in the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) publication ‘The official guide to Driving – the essential skills’ and ‘The official DSA guide to learning to drive’. Advice and information on how to carry out vehicle safety checks can also be found in the manufacturer’s handbook. Candidates will be asked two questions, one ‘show me’ and one ‘tell me’. One or both questions answered incorrectly will result in one driving fault being recorded.
- Driving eyesight requirements
- Download ‘vehicle safety questions for car tests’ (PDF, 13K)
- The Highway Code
- Book Practical Test Online
Theory and Practical Driving Test Fees
Please check DirectGov website for price changes.
Your Pass Plus certificate is written proof that you’ve passed the Pass Plus course. Once you’ve received it, you may be able to claim your discount on your motor car insurance policy. Checking for discounts on your car insurance, DSA advises you to check for available discounts offered by insurance companies to drivers who have completed their Pass Plus course.
The amount you can save will depend on the insurance company you choose. Insurers who support Pass Plus offer discounts on the three main types of motor insurance cover:
- third party, fire and theft
- third party only
If you do not have a car at the moment, you may be able to defer the discount for up to two years, but you would need to check with your insurance company. If you passed your practical driving test more than a year ago, check that you will be eligible for the discount on offer from your insurance company before you take the course. You should check which company offers you the best discount. You could save more money on your insurance than you actually paid for your Pass Plus course, effectively getting your training for nothing. When you contact the insurers, you need to check that a Pass Plus discount is available to you.
Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years after passing their test, due to lack of driving experience. Statistics from Brake, the road safety charity, show one in four drivers who are killed or seriously injured are under 25.
Oakworth School of Motoring offers DVSA approved Pass Plus training courses for new drivers, the Pass Plus scheme is aimed at new drivers to help them become better drivers. Pass Plus is an established training course aimed at new drivers. It was designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DVSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry. To join Pass Plus you need to find an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) to train you. Oakworth School of Motoring offers a six hour course covering six training modules
How you’ll be instructed
At the start of your course, Oakworth will give you a copy of the ‘Pass Plus Pupil’s Guide’. This contains detailed information about all aspects of Pass Plus.
Pass Plus training will take at least six hours, though it can take longer if your instructor thinks it’s necessary.
The training sessions
Pass Plus is a practical course and all modules should be practical sessions. However, local conditions and time of year may mean that some modules need to be given as a theory session. A theory session could be given if there is no motorway nearby. Generally at least five and a half out of six hours should be spent in the car.
You will not have to take a test at the end of the course but you will be continually assessed during the modules.
Oakworth will complete a training report form that you’ll sign and date when you reach the required standard in each module. To pass the course you’ll need to reach a satisfactory standard in all the course modules. You’ll be given a progress record to help you to keep track of your progress throughout the course.
At the end of your training
On successfully completing your training you’ll be sent your Pass Plus certificate to claim your discount on your car insurance policy.
Insurers offering discounts
The following insurers offer motor insurance benefits to car drivers who have passed Pass Plus:
- 4Counties Insurance
- AA Insurance
- Adrian Flux Insurance Services
- Churchill Insurance
- Click4Gap (use voucher code ‘PASSPLUS10GAP’)
- Direct Line
- Quinn Direct Insurance Ltd
- Royal and Sun Alliance
- Swinton Car Insurance
- Young Marmalade
Pass Plus modules
Pass Plus consists of six modules about driving in different conditions:
- in town
- in all weathers
- on rural roads
- at night
- on dual carriageways
- on motorways
- Pass Plus modules
Pass Plus builds on your skills and knowledge. It will teach you how to anticipate, plan for and deal with all kinds of hazards, to help you become a more confident driver.
Who can do Pass Plus training?
You can take a Pass Plus course at any time, but it’s mainly aimed at new drivers in the first year after passing their test.
The cost of a Pass Plus course
Your Pass Plus course fees with Oakworth are £135, the course takes at least six hours. All local authorities in Wales, and some local authorities in England and Scotland, can offer you help with Pass Plus course fees.
Applying for Pass Plus
To join Pass Plus, contact Oakworth School of Motoring, Oakworth School of Motoring is registered with the DSA as a Pass Plus instructor, and has a current valid ADI ‘green badge’.
1. Driving licenses and fitness to drive: You must hold a current, valid driving license, provisional, full or international, and produce it on (or in advance of) your first lesson. You must be fit to drive with regard to legal and medical requirements. Your Oakworth instructor reserves the right to cancel any lesson at any time if the pupil is unfit to drive due to drink, drugs or prescribed medicine, fatigue or unfit for any other reason or condition that would cause his/her driving to be dangerous or illegal. In such circumstances the lesson fee will be payable.
2. Payments and Cancellation: You must pay for tuition in advance by using one of the following methods: Electronic payments, Cash payments direct to Your Instructor Cheque direct to Your Instructor. (Any cheques must be made payable to Your Instructor and accompanied by a valid banker’s card, all funds must clear prior to the commencement of any lesson) Any cheque offered for payments that are subsequently refused by the bank will be subject to an administration charge of £25.00 + cheque value.
If either you or your instructor needs to cancel or re-arrange a lesson at least 48 hours notice will be required. Lessons 2 hours in duration or greater need cancellation notice of the minimum of four days . If you do not give at least 48 hours notice of cancellation, Your Instructor will be entitled to charge for the lesson(s) concerned. If for any reason you are unable to pay in advance or on the day without prior agreement with your instructor may incur an extra £5 charge on your lesson and have the option to withdraw from further tuition with the student.
Your instructor will do everything possible to ensure that your lessons start and finish on time, but reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change lesson lengths and start / finish times under certain circumstances, e.g., dangerous weather conditions or problems with the training car. In the event of postponement fees paid in advance will be carried forward.
3. Bookings and Lesson duration: You cannot sell or transfer lesson(s) / offers which have been purchased in Your name to any other person without consent from your instructor. You will endeavor to maintain regular lesson slots each week to ensure continuity of learning and success. The minimum lesson period is one hour. If, for any reason, the instructor is late for the lesson he/she will make a concerted effort to inform the pupil of the estimated time of arrival. If the delay is greater than 15 minutes this time will be credited to the pupil and when possible the lesson will be extended by the time due – if this is not possible the extra time will be carried forward to the next suitable lesson.
4. Training Location: All sessions will start and finish at the same location unless alternative arrangements are made in advance. The instructor will determine a location for practical lessons which ensures both the pupil’s and public safety – this means that the instructor may need to drive the pupil to and from the lesson location; this journey time forms part of the lesson as paid for.
5. Training vehicles: Training vehicles provided by the school are taxed, insured for the purposes of driving tuition and the DSA driving test, fully roadworthy and fitted with dual controls. Pupils who require tuition in their own vehicle must supply evidence from their motor insurer that the car is covered for lessons when being supervised by a professional instructor in return for payment; the car must also be taxed and hold a current MOT certificate where appropriate. If a pupil wishes to use there own car this must be agreed buy the instructor in advance. Lesson prices remain the same in any circumstance.
6. Promotions: Any promotions offers are subject to availability and T&Cs.
- All promotional prices are a limited time only offers (please check availability) with your instructor.
- No other promotions can be used in conjunction with any other offers / promotions
- All promotions are non refundable Eligibility for any Oakworth School of Motoring offers / promotions dependent upon training continuously without breach of terms and conditions Cash value of any promotion is set to zero as all promotions non refundable (6.4) example Free lesson cost to you = zero, refundable = zero
- Pass promise (beginners only) – student must be test ready as agreed by both instructor and student; and have completed min 20+ hours with Oakworth School of Motoring prior to date of practical test to ensure student is prepared and ready; If student does not pass the practical test 1st time they will be eligible for no car hire fee on 2nd DVSA practical test subject to none breach of Oakworth terms and conditions Free driving lessons with all block bookings – Students must complete block of 10 lessons booked continuously without breaching terms and conditions to be eligible for free lessons (Offers / promotions may differ between beginners or non beginners) .
- We reserve the right to change or retract any Promotional (Offers at any time by providing 30 days notification to its students this notification will be provided by Oakworth school of Motoring, your instructor or via electronic media e.g website or email etc.
7. Vouchers: Any vouchers purchased are only valid for time limited period contact your Oakworth Instructor for full details
8. Your rights: Oakworth School of Motoring Instructors abide by an equal opportunity policy and will not discriminate against race, colour, creed, gender or sexual orientation etc. Oakworth School Of Motoring has a strict in car no smoking policy Nothing in Oakworth terms and conditions affect any statutory rights You have as a consumer.
We reserve the right to change or alter any of the terms and conditions / prices without notice, but will endeavour to inform our students of any changes as soon as possible.
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New laws for learner drivers on motorways from 4 June 2018
Learner drivers can take motorway lessons with an ADI (approved driving instructor from 2018)
Learner drivers will need to be:
- Accompanied by a Oakworth SoM ADI (approved driving instructor)
- Driving the Oakworth SoM dual controlled car fitted with dual controls for your safety.
- Please note: Any motorways lessons will be voluntary and will not be part of your practical test. It will be up to the BJM driving instructor to decide when the learner driver is competent enough for them.