Manual Online Lessons

Learning how to drive a manual car is a fantastic experience and will make your life in general so much easier. With The Learner Driving Guide you will build your understanding of how a manual car works; learning all about the gearbox, which is an integral part of the manual car.

Key to being a confident driver, is timing – understanding the correct time to change your gears up and down; using the clutch correctly and travelling at a safe and appropriate speed.

When you pass your DVSA driving test in a manual car, you will have the option to drive either a manual or an automatic car. This choice can make your life so much easier, especially when using hire cars abroad.

What we offer

We offer professional online tuition for learning, wherever and whenever works for you.

Our subscription will give you full access to The Learner Driving Guide, whether you require just a few online lessons to analyse and fix a current issue, or a full course for a beginner; providing a comprehensive package of knowledge.

All our lessons are structured to follow the DVSA syllabus. Each lesson includes planners, images and detailed videos with commentary of all driving manoeuvres, teaching you step-by-step. See and understand how you control a vehicle from multiple viewpoints; for example – what your feet should be doing and where you should be looking. Each lesson identifies tips for you to use and potential hazards to look out for.

So many of our clients have said that our videos have helped them pass the theory test, as well as the practical driving test.

We know how expensive lessons can be and by watching our videos in the correct order, you will gain a solid understanding of your vehicle as well as the UK road rules and regulations.

We aim to help you pass your DVSA practical test much quicker, saving you money along the way.

The knowledge you will gain from The Learner Driving Guide will help you stay calm, confident and in control of every driving situation.

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Only £9.99/Month

The rolling monthly subscription is ideal for manual and automatic learners of all abilities. Use The Learner Driving Guide for as long as you need to. No long tie-ins; no cancellation charges. Just full access to all our 42 lessons, for as long as you need.

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The Manual Syllabus

1. Cockpit drill

How to prepare yourself in the correct position for driving – based on the DSSSM routine.

2. Car controls

Learn all about vehicle controls – where they are positioned and how to use them.

3. Car clutch control

Making your car move – downhill, uphill and on flat surfaces.

4. Manual gearbox

How the gearbox works and when to change gears up and down.

5. Moving off and stopping

How to move off correctly, gain the correct road position, drive a short distance and pull up in a safe and legal position.

6. Approaching junctions to turn left

Learn how to approach major to minor roads and plan in advance for open or closed junctions.

7. Approaching junctions to turn right

Safely crossing the path of oncoming vehicles.

8. Emerging to turn left on T junctions

Turning left onto a major road.

9. Emerging to turn right on T junctions

Safely crossing two lanes of traffic.

10. Safely navigating uncontrolled crossroads

Moving from minor to major or major to minor roads and getting the correct positioning in different scenarios.

11. Safely navigating staggered crossroads

Where the junction is uneven and road positioning varies.

12. Safely navigating controlled two-way crossroads

Using traffic lights and road markings.

14. Safely navigating one-way roads

The correct positioning and street signs.

15. Meeting traffic of all types

Scanning and planning; prioritising and holding back – anticipating other road users’ intentions.

16. The uncontrolled pedestrian crossing

Identifying the different types of crossings and planning your approach.

17. The controlled pedestrian crossing

Identifying the different types of crossings and planning your approach.

18. Bus lanes

Bus lane times, signs and road markings.

19. Safely navigating mini roundabouts

Understanding priorities for a safe entry and exit.

20. Safely navigating a 2-lane roundabout

Planning your approach and dealing with lanes.

21. Safely navigating double and satellite roundabouts

Identifying exits, road markings and positioning.

22. Safely navigating part-time controlled roundabouts

Part or full-time traffic lights, stop and give way lines.

23. Safely navigating multi-lane roundabouts

High speed; 3, 4 or 5 lane roundabouts.

24. Planning ahead for driving on a single carriageway

Understanding how to drive according to the speed and condition of the road ahead.

25. Dual carriageway speed

When to drive at 40, 50, 60 or 70mph.

26. How to safely overtake on dual carriageways

Managing safety, speed and blind spots.

27. Safely navigating Y junctions and junctions on a bend

Dealing with an impaired view, increased blind spots at open and closed junctions.

28. Safely navigating double junctions

Understanding road markings, priorities and positioning.

29. Adequate stopping distances for all weather conditions

Understanding the different time gaps, to stop safely in all weather conditions.

30. Stopping in an emergency

When and how to perform an emergency stop.

31. All weather driving

Driving in sun, wind, rain and snow.

32. Appropriate progress

Matching your speed to suit the situation (blind bends, parked cars, pedestrian crossings etc.).

33. Reverse driving

Safely reversing in a straight line.

34. Safely performing a turn in the road

Turning your vehicle around safely in different road conditions.

35. Parallel parking

How to park your vehicle safely and legally.

36. Forward and reverse bay parking

Moving into a bay, both forwards and backwards.

38. Understanding skidding

Preventing and safely correcting vehicle skids.

39. 'Show Me, Tell Me'

‘Show Me, Tell Me’ driving questions – part of the DVSA practical driving test.

40. Using satellite navigation

Learning to listen and follow instructions to reach your destination, without taking your eyes off the road.

41. Independent driving

Your ability to drive independently – part of the DVSA practical driving test.

42. Motorway driving

Understanding M roads and breakdown procedures for long journeys.