Over the years. I have looked at a number of different ways to support my learners develop their knowledge of the theory of driving (to help them prepare for the Theory Test). This has included providing books, DVDs, CD ROMs as well as links to a variety of free websites (offering mock theory tests). More recently, I have offered in-car theory sessions, to discuss some aspects of the theory and help kickstart plans to study.
While I will continue to discuss aspects of theory within driving lessons, I have decided to trial a new approach during the first three months of 2019. The new approach is an online training solution. In addition to the software providing my learners with unlimited access to everything needed to pass their theory test (the software contains all the latest DVSA revision questions and answers and over 700 interactive hazard perception clips), one of the key benefits is that the software also enables me to monitor revision activity and track progress being made by each of my learners (so that I know what training activity is taking place, who is ready to take the test and who might need some additional support before taking the test). As an added bonus, the software also includes some video tutorials for practical driving.
The training software tool is a cloud based training environment accessed through a web browser. Depending on where you are and how you want to learn, it can be accessed via a range of devices including PC, laptop, notebook, Mac, smartphone or tablet.
This new approach will be trialled with a few of my learners (who are currently at the stage of preparing for the theory test). I plan to review the benefits in April after getting feedback from my learners who have used it (to asses how useful it is and how easy it is to use, especially on smaller screens).