Q: What do I need to start my driving lessons?
A: You must be 17 years old or older. You must hold a provisional driving licence and be able to read (with glasses or contact lenses, if you wear them) a number plate from a distance of 20.5 metres. If the number plate is the new style version (with narrower font), you must be able to read it from 20 metres.
Q: Where can I get my provisional licence from?
A: You can pick up an application form (D1) from your local post office. Once the form has been completed and sent off your provisional licence will be sent to you.
Q: How many lessons will it take for me to pass my practical test?
A: This varies, everyone is different! Everyone learns at different rates so it’s difficult to give you a specific number of lessons required. The Driving Standards Agency (the body that conducts the tests) say that those who pass their practical driving test have had (on average) 45 hours of professional training combined with 22 hours of private practice. Learning to drive requires commitment of both time and money. Please consider this before starting your course.
Q: How will I know when I’m ready for my practical driving test?
A: We will give you relevant feedback during your training. Once you are driving at a high standard, consistently without our help you will then know you are well on your way. At this stage we will discuss with you the booking of your practical driving test. We will not present you for your practical driving test until you are a safe and competent driver (this is for your own safety).
Q: Once I pass my practical driving test is there any other driving courses I can take?
A: Yes. You may wish to further your training with Pass Plus (see Pass Plus section). We also offer motorway training and refresher courses.
Q: Can I be collected from or dropped off at an address other than my home?
A: Within reason, all our instructors are happy to pick up from any address work or home. Again, at the end of the lesson drop off somewhere else if you prefer.
Q: What will I need to bring with me on my first lesson?
A: You will need both parts of your licence, the photo card and the paper counterpart. If you have the old style paper licence you will need another form of photo ID. Also if you need or wear prescription glasses or contact lenses you need to wear them, comfortable footwear, not flip flops, high heels or boots. Oh yes and the most important part payment!.
Q: What do I need to take with me for my theory / practical tests?
A: You will need both parts of your licence, the photo card and the paper counterpart. If you have the old style paper licence you will need another form of photo ID. Also if you need or wear prescription glasses or contact lenses you need to wear them, comfortable footwear, not flip flops, high heels or boots. Remember BOTH PARTS OF YOUR LICENCE MUST BE PRODUCED if not NO TEST!
Q: Who can accompany me for practise in my own car?
A: Anyone who is over 21 and has held a full UK (or full EC/EEA) licence for over three years.