Training Hub

The training hub is designed to help anyone looking to start learning to drive, current learners, or anyone who is looking to improve their driving skills.

Getting Started

Apply for your first provisional licence

Apply for your first provisional licence online with the DVLSA.

Book a Theory Test

Book your theory test online on the Gov.uk Website.

The Theory test

Find out all about what is involved in taking and passing a theory test. 

The Highway Code

Your first point of study for theory and practical lessons is the Highway Code.

Driving Test Success

Driving Test Success 4-in-1 Theory Study App. The most downloaded app on the Apple Store.

Driving Lessons

Book your driving lessons with Les Hopkinson Driver Training.

Taking Driving Lessons

The Learner Driver Syllabus

Find out what it is you need to learn when taking driver training.

Gears

An online visual of the typical layout of the gears on a manual car.

Stopping Distances

Typical stopping distances as described in the Highway Code.

My 5 steps to becoming a safe driver. Read more on my blog pages.

Top 10 Tips For Learning To Drive

My top 10 tips for learning to drive in the United Kingdom. 

Driving Anxiety

A video from Advance Driving School and learning to drive with anxiety. 

Blue Light Aware

How do you deal with the emergency services when driving?

Private Practise

Find out more about practising your driving skills privately with family or friends.

Marmalade Insurance

Get insured to practise driving outside of your driving lessons in your own car.

The Driving Test

The Driving Test

Learn about what will happen on the day in your driving test.

DVSA Videos

Official Youtube videos about learning to drive from The DVSA.

Show Me/Tell Me Questions

In your driving test you will be asked 2 questions about the safety of your vehicle. 

Show Me Video

The official video from the DVSA about the Show Me Questions element of the test.

Tell Me Video

The official video from the DVSA about the Tell Me Questions element of the test.

Driving Test Report

View the official driving test report as used by driving examiners in the UK

Top 10 Reasons For Failing A Driving Test

The top 10 reasons for failing a driving test have not change much over recent years.

Manoeuvre Videos

Videos courtesy of Advance Driving School on Youtube. 

Show Me/Tell Me Questions

In your driving test you will be asked 2 questions about the safety of your vehicle. 

After Your Driving Test

Buying Your First Car

Learn more about buying your first car once you’ve passed your driving test.

Getting Insured

Once you’ve passed your driving test, you’ll need to change your insurance.

Become A Better Driver

Take your training further once you’ve passed your driving test. Improve your skills. 

Improve Your Driving

Find out how to improve your driving with The RAC’s 10 steps to becoming a better driver 

Speed Awareness

If you’re caught speeding, there are different penalties you may face.

The Driving Hub

Learn more about driving on high speed roads in the UK

Gosforth Driving Test Route

Elswick Driving Test Route

A1 Spiral Roundabout

B&Q Newcastle Spiral Roundabout

Hadricks Mill Double Roundabout

Gosforth Park Spiral Roundabout