The Best Way To Learn To Drive

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need before starting or booking driving lessons?

You’ll have to be 17 years of age and you must be in possession of a provisional driving licence before you will be able to drive on a public road. You can obtain a licence application form D1 from any main post office. More on this can be found in our Getting Started section.

How many driving lessons will I need?

There is no minimum or maximum amount. It will be largely dependent on your own aptitude and personal rate of learning ability. This is where taking professional training from a DSA (Driving Standards Agency) Approved Driving Instructor is the best course of action, particularly if you have little or no previous experience of driving.

My friends think I should be further on with my driving skills than I am. Am I doing something wrong?

No, that’s not the case at all. Everyone learns at a different pace. Some find it easier than others to co-ordinate all the controls and deal with the heavy volume of traffic on todays roads. Together we will find the pace that suits you best.

My parents only took a few lessons. How come I am expected to take more lessons now?

The simple answer to this question is that now there are many changes in the traffic conditions since a parent or older sibling learnt to drive. Modern cars are faster, lighter and more agile than older models. Also, there is much more traffic on the roads now than in previous times and so more practice is usually required to be able to safely handle all the hazards that we face on the roads.

When can I have my lessons?

I work to suit your needs so book early to get the time you want. Lessons can be done Monday-Saturday from 9am to 8pm.

Can I start driving lessons before passing my theory test?

Yes, you can, and probably should, as the practical experience will help you understand the questions and answers contained in the theory test. Likewise what you study for the theory test will also be very helpful in your practical lessons.

Can I take driving lessons in my own car?

Yes you can as long as you are fully insured and can provide your valid insurance certificate, however it would be preferable that your first lesson is taken in my driving school car, so as to assess your current driving ability and achieved level.

Can I take my driving test in a vehicle fitted with an automatic gearbox?

Yes, but if you pass your practical driving test in an automatic this will be the only type of vehicle you are entitled to drive. Whereas if you pass your practical driving test in a vehicle with a manual gearbox you are then entitled to drive both automatic and manual gearbox vehicles unaccompanied.

Is there any cancellation policy?

From time to time circumstances are beyond our control and situations arise unexpectedly. If this occurs and you are unable to take our planned lesson, let me know as soon as possible and I will do my best to rearrange a lesson to an alternative slot. You are required to give at least 24hrs notice where possible. In the event a cancellation fee does apply, the charge will be the value of your booked lesson.

What if I get 6 points in the first 2 years of passing my test?

You will have to re-sit your test again as a learner, that also includes your theory test.

Are there any discounts or special offers?

Discounts and other offers are available upon request.

Can I get a gift voucher ?

Yes you can. The value of the voucher can be any amount you like. Vouchers are available for any occasion. Contact us for more information.

Do all Instructors teach the same things?

There is a basic syllabus that needs to be covered. However, each Instructor can teach students in the way that they find works the best. You can rest assured that Instructors are regularly check-tested by the DSA to ensure that their Instruction method is of a high standard.

Are there any other pupils in the car?

No, it’s not my practice to pick up or drop off other pupils in your allotted time. This is known as piggy backing. However, if you would feel more comfortable with a friend of family member sitting in on the lesson then I don’t mind if one sits in the back.