Practical Driving test Syllabus
Below is the standard Practical Driving Test Syllabus.
Sat Nav driving
The cockpit drill
The ancillary controls
The major controls
Moving off & normal stops
Use of mirrors before
Use of signals
Junction and Roundabouts
Response to signs/signals
Turn in road
Reverse park on route
Reverse park in to bay
Awareness & Planning
Show & Tell
Tell me questions
Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum/maximum markers.
Identify high/low level markings on header tank (where fitted) or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.
Identify reservoir and explain how to check level. Check your car’s manual to see how to do this.
Identify reservoir, check level against high/low markings.
Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors etc, or ask someone to help.
Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.
Manufacturer’s guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don’t forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.
Show me questions
If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made. Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. Alternatively, turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.
Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), walk round vehicle.
Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and walking around the vehicle to check functioning of all indicators.
Check is carried out by using the control (turn on ignition if necessary).
Demonstrate by applying parking brake that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel