Here at TRUK Driver Training we offer a Fully Managed Training Package which will get you up to the standard required to pass the Ambulance / Paramedic DSA Practical Test, which is booked in on the last day of your Ambulance driver training course.
Your Ambulance / Paramedic practical test will last about 90 minutes and include:
- vehicle safety questions
- practical road driving
- off-road exercises
- Vehicle safety questions
At the beginning of your test you'll be asked some vehicle safety questions.
Off Road Ambulance / Paramedic Driving Test
The off-road exercise will include: an 'S' shaped reverse into a bay.
On Road Ambulance / Paramedic Driving Test
Using our simulated ambulance type vehicle this part on the test involves practical road driving, the examiner will see how you:
- use the vehicle controls
- move away at an angle, uphill and downhill
- do a controlled stop
- use the mirrors
- give appropriate signals
- show awareness and anticipation of other road users' intentions
- manage your progress and control your vehicle speed
- deal with hazards
- select a safe place to stop
There will also be 10 minutes of independent driving, designed to test your ability to drive safely while making independent decisions.
Ambulance / Paramedic Test Result
After you've taken the practical test your examiner will tell you if you've passed and explain how you did. If you fail, you have to wait 3 clear working days before you can take the test again.