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?
Government website for applying online for a Provisional Driving Licence
Post Office website to find your nearest post office that handles driving licence forms
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
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
22. Allowing adequate clearance
24. Complex junctions
25. Dual carriageways
26. Motorways (Pass Plus Only)
Can you help with the theory test?
YES... We can help you understand any difficult questions and recommend the most useful books, DVDs and online help.
Where can I get extra help?
The DSA for booking Theory and Practical Tests
The DVLA for information on driving licences
The Highway Code
A site with information on learning to drive and the driving tests