Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours will I need to do to pass my test? The official DVSA answer would be 45hrs on average of professional driving tuition with 22 hrs of private practice. This is rather misleading as it depends very much on the individual, their age and ability to learn. Taking account of: How quickly you learn, how often you are taught, the length of your lessons, and the regularity of the practice you get. What will I need to bring to my first lesson? You will need to bring a valid Provisional license. Also if you normally wear glasses to read you will need to bring them along to read the number plate. What will I be doing on my first lesson? A first lesson will normally involve Cockpit drills and controls and Moving off and Stopping… It then depends on your ability. You will be driving the car on a road with in your first lesson. Do I need to pass my Theory Test before I have driving lessons? No. But we normally advise you get your theory test complete within the first month of driving. The theory test is valid for 2 years. It is advisable that the theory test is completed prior to booking an Intensive course of Lessons. How do I book my Theory and Practical tests? We can book the tests in the car using the instructors ipad. Or you can book the tests at home using website. Please be careful as there are some websites that charge a admin fee for booking. Your Instructor will need to made aware and agree with your Practical test booking if use of the Instructors car is required. Your Instructor has the right under the t&c’s to withhold use of his car. How often should I have lessons? The best way of learning is to have a 2hr lesson a week. But lesson lengths may vary between 1,1.5 and 2 hrs. Longer lessons of up to 5 hrs can be catered for if you require a more intensive learning programme. Can I be collected from or dropped to a different address other than my home? Yes within reason, we are happy to collect you from another address than your home and again at the end of your lesson drop you somewhere else if you prefer. All we ask is advance notice as we would not want to be late for the next pupil’s lesson.
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