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The home of all the up to date information relating to all things driving.

Amazingly responsive intensive driving course

James passes his driving test today in Grantham on his first attempt James Williamson from Gillingham in Kent travelled up to take the BIG TOM intensive driving course.  He spread his in-car training over a 4 day period which ended today on the day of his driving...

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Driving Test Centre Pass Rates to June 2021

The DfT has just released the latest breakdown of driving test pass rates by driving test centre up to June 2021 We have provided below a sample of the results: Overall Pass Rate %          % who passed on the first attempt             Pass rate for automatics %   ...

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BIG TOM Customer Support

Help is here for you The driving training industry in the UK is changing. The regulatory body (DVSA) is trying to adapt to the extreme demand for driving tests.  Right now, customers need help. Clear, honest advice Never before have BIG TOM customers needed clear,...

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Learner pass rates up to June 2021

The DfT has just released the latest test performance statistics in the UK (April to June 2021), for people learning to drive. The theory pass rate is 54% The practical pass rate is 52% which is 7% lower than the pass rate between Jan - March 2021 First attempt passes...

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More driving experience

Building layers of driving experience is a trademark of the BIG TOM intensive driving course. Pupils come to our courses with a variety of previous driving experiences.  Our job is to ensure that when they have completed their driving training, they have received a...

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When to take a driving test

The DVSA have introduced with immediate effect changes to how driving instructors are assessed in an effort to reduce the demand for driving tests.   Driving instructors will now have driving test result statistics closely monitored by the DVSA in order to...

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Post lockdown driving test success

Congratulations to Kyle who passed his driving test in Boston this morning! Kyle, from Manchester, organised the completion of his BIG TOM weekend intensive driving course by staying at local accommodation and his efforts paid off with a first-time pass.  The...

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When I get a driving test I pass it

Huge congratulations go to Alastair who has shown today that when he eventually got a driving test, he passed it - within 5 days of completing his BIG TOM course. He has previously had his driving test changed multiple times due to lockdowns and so it was with great...

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How many pass the driving test

The DVSA has just released the very latest pass rates across the driving test centres in the UK. Here are the statistics that apply to the driving test centres that BIG TOM currently uses For December 2020:  Boston had a 53% pass rate, Grantham 56%, Lincoln 59%,...

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