Are you preparing your students for the latest changes to the Coventry car theory test which will be coming into force in 2020?
Currently, students have to answer 50 questions in total in a total of 57 minutes, with 5 of them revolving around a “case-study”. However, in the new tests, your students will be asked to watch a short, silent video clip instead. They will be asked three questions based on the video. During these questions, the video clip will appear on the left-hand side with controls to play or pause and move the video, as well as the option to watch it full screen! More information here.
The video clip will be of a typical driving situation, in a similar vein to the current hazard perception videos. The difference is instead of being asked to click when you spot a hazard, you will be asked questions on what you saw, for instance:
- Why are motorcyclists considered vulnerable road users?
- Why should the driver, on the side road, look out for motorcyclists at junctions?
- In this clip, who can cross the chevrons to overtake other vehicles, when it’s safe to do so?
Your students will have four possible answers to choose from.
The aim behind the test is to make the theory test more accessible, especially to people with reading difficulties such as dyslexia. At SmartLearner we also offer theory support to pupils in Coventry for additional support for those who are struggling with their theory.
SmartLearner is a driving school that operates as franchises throughout Coventry and the West Midlands. If you would like to train to become a driving instructor, then you can find out more about our excellent training program here. Alternatively, if you are already an instructor from another driving school, or maybe you are operating independently, then give us a call on 0800 118 2001 for more information.