We’ve been training people to pass their driving test for decades and have helped over half a million people tear up their L plates. We’ve seen how anxiousness can hinder a learner driver’s progress and how some very good candidates fail their driving test because of stress and nervousness on their big day. This has prompted us to use our expertise to create a specialist course designed to reduce the stress of learning to drive and helping people to cope with test day nerves.
The course is ideal for anyone who is anxious about learning to drive, who would get more out of their driving lessons by being more relaxed or who is looking for the best support to help them combat their nerves in the run up to their driving test.
Our course costs £34.95 and will increase your likelihood of passing your driving test and making all those training hours count!
“RED’s test day nerves webinar helped me to realise that taking care of myself and creating affective strategies for managing stress was very important. I believe it was pivotal in preparing me and allowing me to pass my second driving test attempt.”
Katie from Nottingham
“The course gave me good techniques to help with my driving anxiety and helped me understand some of the reasons I might feel that way.”
Course attendee July 2021
Conveniently delivered in a two-hour live interactive webinar into your home or office, your specially trained tutor will welcome you to the virtual classroom and guide you through the steps to driving test success.
Booking your online course is simple to start. Simply click on any of the ‘Book Now’ buttons on this page to start the process.
Once you have decided to book and clicked the button, you’ll be directed to our check out. Simply select your chosen date to attend.
Our dealing with driving test nerves online course costs £34.95, and payment through our online check out is safe and secure.
Once you have paid, you’ll receive and email in receipt of your payment. You will also receive an email for the course date you have booked. Remember to make a note of this date in your calendar.
We prefer to deliver workshops to smaller groups of people as it ensures that our instructors are able to cater to each student separately and deliver a more personalised, effective class.
We have limited our online course to a maximum of 15 people.
Absolutely! You are free to change your booking at any time and we try to cater to any changes as much as possible. Simply contact your course instructor to discuss any changes that need to be made.
You may request a refund up to 14 days from your date of purchase provided your booked course has not taken place, whether you attended or not.
Each live course is recorded. Once completed, you’ll receive an email with a certificate of course completion and a link to rewatch your webinar. This link is active for 3 months following the date of your webinar.
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Have questions about our online course? This FAQ section is the perfect place to find answers to the most common questions we get asked. If you still can’t find the information you’re looking for, you can contact the course instructor using the below email address.
If you’re looking to take your driving test in the near future, and need help dealing with your test day nerves now, we’ve put together this helpful list of tip and techniques that can help you remain calm and focused under the pressure of taking your driving test.
Take lots of mock tests and make sure you’re constantly passing them before you even consider applying to take a test. If you’re struggling with any particular aspects of the test, focus on those especially, so you can nail them in good time.
The night before your test make sure you have all the documents you need to show at your test ready. These are both parts of your driving licence (photo card and paper counterpart), theory certificate and confirmation email/letter of the appointment. It can also be helpful to choose what you’re going to wear on your test day the night before too.
Visit the test centre a few days before the test to familiarise yourself with the protocol for that test centre.
The more people you tell about your test, the more pressure you’ll feel to pass. So keep your test date quiet and just surprise your friends once you’ve passed!
Bananas are well-known among instructors as the driving test superfood. They’re full of B vitamins which helps calm your nerves and they contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, the ‘happy hormone’ – which will keep your mood upbeat. If you don’t like bananas make sure you eat something so you have enough energy for the day and can concentrate on the task in hand rather than how hungry you are!
Don’t drink energy drinks or too much coffee before a test. The caffeine can heighten your nerves.
Before heading out watch something that really makes you laugh, like your favourite comedian on YouTube. This will put you at ease and boost your mood.
Spray some Bach Rescue Remedy, a natural remedy which helps to calm nerves in stressful situations.
Get to the test centre with time to spare. Rushing will just increase your nerves and make you unnecessarily flustered.
Sitting in the waiting room before your test is often the time when people feel the most anxious. It’s a good idea to bring a book or magazine to distract you. Remember that this is the worst bit, once you’re actually on your test you’ll be so busy concentrating on the road that your nerves will ease off.
Breathing exercises can be very useful to help calm you down. Focus as you inhale and exhale. This will have a soothing effect and stop your heart from racing.
Remember that the examiner is human and not there to fail you, he wants you to pass. Exchange a couple of words with him/her to put yourself at ease but don’t talk too much as you could get distracted from the road. Also don’t be afraid to ask the examiner any questions or to repeat an instruction if you didn’t hear it.
Let some fresh air in the car, this can help keep you alert.
When people are nervous they have the tendency to speed, so imagine you’re on a normal lesson, breathe and focus.
Remember, these are just suggestions and different techniques work for different people. Your driving instructor wouldn’t let you take your practical test unless you were ready so you already have a vote of confidence from an expert who thinks you’re capable!