Failing your test really isn’t the end of the world. We all have bad days, and sometimes nerves can get the better of us. You’ll be better prepared next time around because you already know what it’s like to sit the test.
We also offer a unique three-part course which is delivered by RED specialists to reduce driving anxiety and make sure that test day nerves don’t get in the way of passing your driving test. If you want to best prepare for your next test and conquer your nerves, you can find out more about our Test Day Nerves course here
We recommend that you go through your test results with your driving instructor to understand which areas you need to improve on and focus your lessons around these.
Our expert RED instructors can talk you through your previous driving test report and any worries or concerns you may have. We can then tailor your lessons to those areas you may be struggling with.
We also have a guide to understanding your driving test results which can point you in the right direction.
I’ve been a driving instructor for over 20 years. I started out as a new driver instructor and now also train people to become driving instructors, so I’ve seen it all!
The test and driving regulations has changed over the years and at RED we really focus on ensuring that our learners are 100% confident and competent with independent driving.
As a parent myself I understand that patience is key through the instruction process, everyone has different strengths and weaknesses. It’s all about encouraging progression in a way that benefits the student and manages expectations. There’s nothing like the feeling when a student passes or achieves their goals – it’s a process you go through together.
I’ve taught thousands of people over the years and whether your aim is passing your driving test or refreshing certain skills, I’d say go for it! The freedom and confidence that safe driving gives you is simply incredible.
I absolutely love the job, the best thing about it is the reward you receive from seeing people progress with their driving and watching their confidence grow. It’s also really fun and I really enjoy meeting and getting to know different people each day
After looking at the options available to him, John made the decision to retrain as a driving instructor. He embarked on a course with RED Driving School and passed his final exams in September 2016.
Data released by the DVSA in 2019 showed the top reasons people fail their driving test. If you’re looking for some tips to master these areas, we have a guide to take you through each area and make sure you’re ready for your driving test.