I want to address this Module 1 fiasco.
I took it and passed first time this morning. I have defended the test and still do.
A lot of people are commenting that it's dangerous and whatnot, but let me tell you - it's really really simple. The 'swerve' is the equivalent to avoiding an icy manhole cover on an EMPTY, MASSIVE road. It's not even really a swerve more of a gentle lean, and you have ages to brake in the box. The emergency stop is even easier. I got up to speed quite comfortably first time on each.
I got only 3 minors - all for observations. Yes, i agree that parts of the test are ridiculously stupid, like having to look in a locked compound - but if the test is too difficult for you you really need to get more training. The guy my instructor and i rode to the TC with was really really nervous - he looked like he was gonna be sick, yet passed with no minors.
Come on people - it's not dangerous - it's common and general bike control. Yes the test is so illogical the mind boggles, but just because it's stupid doesn't give excuses to people who can't handle their bikes.
With good instruction everyone should be able to pass this test.
Oh, and to the people that say they should be able to take either module first;
The first module is to test your control of the machine so you can prove you're safe to be on a road. The second module is to prove you're safe when you get there.
How can you expect to negotiate a tight mini-roundabout if you can't perform a huge u-turn? How can you have any chance of avoiding dangerous road users if you can't dodge a cone? How can you turn left then right, or right then left, at multiple mini-roundabouts, safely if you can't negotiate cones doing the same manoeuver?