Learn more about the 27 driving skills
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) publishes books to help you learn more and get the most from your driving.
The Official DVSA Guide to Learning to Drive
The Official DVSA Guide to Learning Drive is structured around the 27 skills you’re learning.
The book is written specially for learner drivers.
- tips from the experts
- lots of diagrams and pictures to help you learn
- recap questions to help you check what you’ve learned
- reflection exercises to help you reach level 5 (reflection)
What you’ll get
As well as explaining each of the 27 driving skills over 70 pages, it also has:
- more than 60 pages of advice for any relatives or friends who are supervising your private practice
- detailed guidance on how the driving test works
How much it costs
Enter code FO35 at the checkout to get this book for just £6.49 plus shipping.
With this 35% discount, the book costs less than a quarter of the average cost of a one-hour driving lesson.
Other books that will help you
This official DVSA guide will help you learn how to get the most enjoyment from your driving with the correct skills, attitude and behaviour.
This book has more than 450 pages packed full of advice that will help you stay safe on the road.
Enter code FO35 at the checkout to get the book for £11.04 plus shipping – saving you 35%.
This official DVSA guide will help you if driving ever makes you feel nervous, anxious, stressed or angry.
The book is packed with practical strategies to help and will give you the tools you need to drive with confidence.
Enter code FO35 at the checkout to get the book for £7.79 plus shipping – saving you 35%.
Check you’re ready to pass
You’ll usually be ready to take your driving test when:
You do not need prompts from your driving instructor.
You do not make serious or dangerous mistakes when you’re driving.
You can pass mock driving tests.
You have practised ways of managing your nerves.
Your driving instructor agrees you are ready.
Not feeling quite ready?
It’s free to change your appointment time, as long as you do it at least 3 full working days (Mondays to Saturdays) before your test.
You can move your driving test back if you’re not feeling quite ready yet.