So, how is Test Day going to go?
What's going to happen? When?
The Big Day is looming up.
How is it going to go?
Test Day is simple.... The day before Test Day we will have a driving session, covering the time of your Test, so we can get used to the most recent roadworks, the lighting conditions of the sun, depending on the time of day. The traffic levels will be the same as Test Day.
On Test Day, we will meet an hour or so before Test Time, so we can have a warm-up drive. I will ask to physically see both parts of your Driving Licence before we leave your house. We can look at any last-minute road-works etc. We will have a chance to do each of the manoeuvres, or whatever you would like to do.
And then we will park outside the Test Centre about ten minutes before Test Time.
In the waiting room we will be waiting, probably with some other candidates, for the Examiner to come out and do some paperwork with you. It is really straight-forward paperwork, and there will be a small number of questions asked in the waiting room, but we can sort all that out before going to the Centre.
The Drive itself will be quite similar to what we will have been doing recently. Your passenger will not do a lot of chatting, so it will seem quite quiet in the car. Your passenger will generally be giving you directions, or asking you to find somewhere safe to stop. They want you to be able to concentrate on your driving, rather than being "sociable".
The Test will consist of a period of driving, following directions as they are given to you, and finding somewhere safe to park on the left side of the road. You will also be asked to complete a reversing manoeuvre, and to complete an independent drive of approximately 10 minutes, following the information given to you. You may also be asked to complete a "Controlled Stop" manoeuvre.
We will have practiced all of these, an number of times, and in different areas and conditions prior to going to Test.
After about 40 minutes, you will find yourself back at the Test Centre, where you will be asked to park, secure the car, and switch off the engine. There will then be just a few moments while the Examiner checks the Test Result sheet, before they give you the result.
After the result is given, the Examiner is likely to point out a few, if any, of the faults you may have made during the drive.
There is then a little bit more paperwork to complete, after-which I will drive you back home, or wherever, so that you can concentrate on realising what you have just achieved, and letting the whole world know, using whatever social media you wish !
The whole Test Day process will take a couple of hours from meeting you at the beginning, to finishing the Test, and getting you, and your Driving Test Pass Certificate, to getting back home again.