Driving Instructor in Sheffield - Frequently Asked Questions


What do I need to do before taking lessons?

You CANNOT drive on the road without a Provisional Driving Licence and Photocard. You can apply for this up to three months before your 17th birthday, by filling in Form D1 which you can get from a local post office or by applying online.


How and where do I apply for a driving licence?


How long does it take to learn to drive?

Government figures show that most people pass their test after around 45hours of tuition, combined with private practice. The biggest mistake I see learners making is to take the test too soon and fail. This is both demoralising and in the end costs more (test fees) and takes longer. I will help you decide when is the best time to take your test.


What will I learn in the driving lessons?

1. Cockpit drill

2. The controls

3. Clutch control

4. Moving off and stopping

5. Gear changing

6. Left turn (major to minor)

7. Right turn (major to minor)

8. Emerging left and right

9. Crossroads

10. Pedestrian Crossings

11. Emergency stop

12. Straight Reverse

13. Left reverse

14. Right reverse

15. Turn in the road

16. Reverse Park into bay

17. Parallel reverse park

18. Signals Mirrors and blindspots

19. Meeting approaching traffic

20. Crossing approaching traffic

21. Overtaking

22. Allowing adequate clearance

23. Roundabouts

24. Complex junctions

25. Dual carriageways

26. Motorways (Pass Plus Only)


Can you help with the theory test?



Where can I get extra help?