Scottish Borders Young Driver Initiative

Scottish Borders Council

Test preparation road map…

  • This is an initial plan and will be varied as necessary to accommodate individual Associate's strengths, weaknesses and rate of progress.
  • In addition to practising between drives the Associate must familiarise her/himself with the Highway Code and the information in the Associate Manual

Day 1 (morning):
Advanced Theory presentation and discussion; demonstration of Advanced Driving techniques, especially System

Day 1 (afternoon): Assessment; possibly correction of basic faults; Introduction to the System (IPSGA);

Day 2 (morning):
Check and correct starting drill; develop phases of System of Car Control; ethos of Advanced Driving; general driving skills plus use of controls - steering, braking, acceleration, gear changing. Introduce observation and planning, and commentary.

Day 2 (afternoon): Roundabouts; finer points of Observation and Planning; basic theory and practice of cornering; refinement of System and basic techniques - use of controls etc; develop commentary

Day 3 (morning): Refinement of all skills, particularly more advanced techniques - reading the road, combined with cornering techniques and use of speed

Day 3 (afternoon): Refining of all skills adding polish and smoothness to the drive - development of “quiet efficiency”; check ability to perform slow manoeuvres correctly

Drive 4 (morning): "Settling down" drive

Drive 4 (afternoon): Advanced Test; presentation of certificates and refund cheques; photo session