Frequently Asked Questions

We often get phone calls and emails asking similar questions. To save you some time and trouble, we have listed some of the most common questions below.

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

You need to be 17 years old and have a provisional driving license. You can get a provisional license by visiting the Government website and filling out the online application, or you can get a D1 form from your local post office and apply that way. It can take 1-2 weeks for a provisional license to arrive once you have sent off your application.

What do I need to bring to my driving lesson?

You should bring your provisional license (photo card). If you have had any lessons before or have some driving experience, you should bring any notes or progress reports you have. You should wear shoes that have thin soles, as this helps with the clutch control which requires some sensitivity. If you wear glasses please bring these also.

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 get to a suitable location, you’ll swap seats and learn all the controls of the vehicle. Then, you will 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 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 DS3 to Ford Fiesta, 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?

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