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Theory test training for pupils with specific educational needs.

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The course is done as an online webcast-using zoom. Although the training is aimed at pupils with specific educational needs, anyone is welcome to enrol on the course. Many pupils with specific educational needs find passing the theory test the hardest part of learning to drive. I have introduced this course to avoid a situation whereby pupils are ready for the practical test, but we can't book it because they haven't passed their theory test.

The course is divided up into fifteen hour long training sessions. The training sessions cover each of the theory test sections one by one. Each session will cover what you need to know to answer the questions in that section and then cover some questions in the section. In between sessions it is expected that pupils complete the unanswered questions that we didn’t do, as homework. The course will also cover using a process of elimination to answer questions that are difficult. The final session will cover hazard perception and case study questions. The class size will be limited to three pupils to make it easier to give individual help, if necessary. There is a booklet to go with this course. It can be downloaded from the theory test page of this website. Pupils will need to have read the Highway Code prior to commencing the course and have a printed copy of the booklet in front of them during the sessions.

What is covered during the fifteen sessions?

Session 1: Familiarisation with zoom, alertness.
Session 2: Attitude.
Session 3: Documents.
Session 4: Hazard awareness.
Session 5: Incidents.
Session 6: Motorway driving.
Session 7: Other types of vehicle.
Session 8: Road and traffic signs.
Session 9: Rules of the road.
Session 10: Safety and your vehicle.
Session 11: Safety margins.
Session 12: Vehicle handling.
Session 13: Vehicle loading.
Session 14: Vulnerable road users.
Session 15: Hazard perception, case study questions.

What if I am deaf or hard of hearing?
Unfortunately, if you are profoundly deaf the only way you would be able to follow the sessions is if someone sits next to you and translates what is said into sign language. The way zoom works makes it difficult to lip read the person speaking. If you have some hearing you may be able to hear with the volume turned up, as long as you are wearing headphones or earplugs. Contact me first to try this before paying.

How much will it cost?

The total cost of the course is £150 for all fifteen sessions. This works out at £10 per hour.

How do I pay you?
Contact me to find out how to pay. You can use the contact details page. When you have paid I will send you a link to the webcast along with a password..

When are the courses running?

During lockdown the sessions will be taking place every day. After lockdown the sessions will take place every Saturday morning. Contact me to find out when courses will be starting.

How do I connect to the webcast?

You will need to view the webcast on a device with a screen larger than a mobile phone, such as a tablet, laptop or desktop computer. You will either need to download the zoom app or download 'zoom for client meetings' from this link:
Download zoom

After downloading it try it out to see how it works. For the best sound quality you need to use either earplugs or headphones and use it in a quiet room without background noise. Below are two videos showing you how zoom works.

Joining a zoom meeting
Meeting contols when using zoom
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