Your questions about driving lessons answered

Read through our frequently asked questions (or FAQs) and find the answers to the most popular questions we get asked about driving lessons with us. Our FAQs cover a range of subjects from what your lessons will be like, how you should prepare for your first lesson and what type of car you’ll learn in.

You can also find out about how to pay for lessons and preparing for your theory test and the courses we offer. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, feel free to get in touch and ask away!

Before you start driving lessons

You must have a provisional licence. You can apply for a provisional driving license quickly and easily online. It is also worthwhile having an eyesight test to check that you meet the minimum eyesight standard for driving.

No, passing the driving theory test is not a pre-requisite to starting driving lessons. Sometimes, it can be a good idea to learn the theory whilst you are learning the practical as it can improve your understanding and help you retain the information.

Yes. We can help you understand any difficult questions and recommend the most useful learner driver resources.

Don’t worry if you feel nervous about learning to drive, this is perfectly natural. Your driving instructor will make you feel at ease, with a kind and patient approach as well as sharing techniques and ideas that might help you feel less nervous as you get behind the wheel.

No, it’s fine to start your driving lessons from scratch (and this can often be easier).

No, it’s fine to start your driving lessons from scratch (and this can often be easier).

Don’t worry if you feel nervous about learning to drive, this is perfectly natural. Your driving instructor will make you feel at ease, with a kind and patient approach as well as sharing techniques and ideas that might help you feel less nervous as you get behind the wheel.

Yes. We can help you understand any difficult questions and recommend the most useful learner driver resources.

No, passing the driving theory test is not a pre-requisite to starting driving lessons. Sometimes, it can be a good idea to learn the theory whilst you are learning the practical as it can improve your understanding and help you retain the information.

You must have a provisional licence. You can apply for a provisional driving license quickly and easily online. It is also worthwhile having an eyesight test to check that you meet the minimum eyesight standard for driving.

Your driving instructor

Yes, we offer lessons with a female driving instructor.

The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) strongly recommends that you take lessons from an Approved Driving Instructor. If your friend or relative teaches you, they must be over 21 years of age and have held a full UK Driving Licence for at least 3 years. It’s worthwhile remembering that learning with a friend or relative means you could pick up their bad habits. Your instructor will advise when they feel you are ready to gain additional experience by going out with a friend or a relative. Remember their cars will more than likely not have the safety of dual controls.

You can ‘try before you buy’ with our free taster driving lesson, giving you a chance to meet your female driving instructor, try the car and see what lessons are like with us before you book and pay for lessons.

Pricing and payment

Prices vary depending on how many hours you book. We offer discounts on block bookings, meaning you pay a reduced hourly rate for these lessons. You can find out more about our prices here.

We accept cash, bank transfer and card payments.

Driving lessons

This is entirely up to you. We work with you to decide the right number and length of lessons to suit you and your learning style.

Driving is a skill that some people learn quicker than others. The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) states that on average a person requires approximately 45 hours of professional lessons combined with approximately 22 hours of private practice. As your skills develop, your instructor will discuss your progress with you so that you know where you are and what you’re working towards.

Some pupils have 3 or 4 lessons per week. It really depends on how fast you wish to learn and the availability of your instructor.

Yes, lessons are conducted on a one to one basis with no car sharing. You can be collected from home, college or workplace and we can be flexible about where your lesson finishes as well.

Tuition vehicles

Your lessons will take place in a small petrol car, with a manual gearbox.

Driving courses

You can find out more about intensive and semi-intensive driving courses here.

Yes, depending on your requirements there are several choices of refresher driving lessons available to help you improve your skills.

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