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 dealing with driving test nerves online course costs £47.95, so for less than £16 per module, you can increase your likelihood of passing your driving test and making all those training hours count!
“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
Introduction to RED’s stress busting course for driving test success.
Step 1 – Managing driving anxiety;
Driving lesson fatigue;
Step 2 – Fight, flight, or freeze;
The role of our inner chimp-like being;
Step 3 – How to improve your general wellbeing and how this will help you achieve your goal;
Looking after the small stuff.
Mental preparation for better driving and test success.
Step 4 – The role good nutrition plays in our brain plan; selecting the best brain foods;
Step 5 – Why water is more than just H2O;
A 2% drop in hydration = 20% drop in concentration;
Step 6 – Safe study plan.
How to make a revision calendar that works for you.
Final preparation for driving test success.
Step 7 – Sleeping your way to driving test success; the role of sleep in re-charging our brains computing power;
Step 8 – The coffee bean express roller-coaster & how to get off;
The role caffeine plays in our wellness;
Step 9 – What to expect on the driving test day; what to practise in your final driving lesson; ways to calm your nerves whilst waiting at the test centre; tips to take with you on your driving test.
Step 10 – You’re test ready – enjoy your success! Tips for your first few solo drives.
Conveniently delivered in three 90-minute live interactive online webinars direct into your own home, your specially trained RED tutor will welcome you to the virtual online classroom with no more than 14 other attendees 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 dates for each module to proceed.
Our dealing with driving test nerves online course costs £47.95, 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 individual email for each of the modules you have booked. Remember to make a note of these dates 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 none of your booked modules have taken place, whether you attended or not.
Each of the live modules is recorded. Once each module is completed, you’ll receive an email with a certificate of completion and a link to rewatch your webinar. This link is active for 3 months following the date of your webinar.
Of course! If you would like to purchase this for a friend or relative, please feel free to do so.
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!