FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions

Here we have tried to answer some of the most common questions that we are asked over the phone. To save you some time and trouble, we have provided the answers here.

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What do I need to have to start my driving lessons?

To start learning to drive you have to be at least 17 years old. You must hold a UK provisional driving licence which you can apply for in a Post Office or by applying online through the UK Government website here.

You don’t need to have passed your theory test but it will speed up your lessons and get you to your test quicker if you have.

What do I need to bring to my driving lesson?

You should bring your provisional license (photo card). If you have had ay prior driving tuition then you should bring any notes of your progress along too. If you require glasses or contact lenses – make sure you have them too. Your driving instructor will perform a quick eyesight check before your first lesson.

What will be covered in my first lesson?

If you’re a beginner your instructor will take some notes from your provisional license and get to know you as a person, establishing your driving goals. The instructor will drive you to a quiet location, whilst giving you a commentary drive. When you arrive at a suitable location, you’ll swap seats and learn all the controls of the vehicle. You will then be taught how to move off and drive the car. Once the lesson is over, the instructor will drive you back to your home and rebook you in for your next lesson.

How many driving lessons will I need?

Everyone is different, learns at a different pace and needs a different amount of lessons to get passed. On average, it takes our pupils 26 hours to pass. Which is a fraction of the 67 hour national average.

If you would like a better indication of how many lessons you will need, our 2 hour assessment lesson will be perfect for you.

What car will be used for my lessons?

We provide a range of learning vehicles, from Citroen DS3s to Ford Fiestas, we can find the right car and instructor to suit you.

When can I book a driving test?

You can book your theory test any time, however we would say to have a few lessons first, as you can ask your driving instructor about any questions you’re unsure of. Also, driving and the theory go hand in hand, so you’ll be revising for your theory throughout your lessons without even knowing it!

Only book your practical driving test once you’re nearly ready and your instructor has told you to. Booking the test when you’re nearly ready means that as you approach your test, the lessons you take will perfect your driving and you’ll take the test just as soon as you’re ready. Meaning you don’t waste any time!

Can I use my instructor's car for my test?

As long as the instructor believes that you are ready to take your test, yes. You can use the car you learned in. If you would prefer, you can also use your own vehicle if you have one.


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