Frequently Asked Questions

How many lessons will I need?

 

Based on information from the Driving Standards Agency (DVSA), those who pass their driving test have had, on average, about 45 hours of professional training combined with 22 hours of private practice.

Please note this is an average and it depends on the individual.

Can I start learning to drive before my 17th birthday?

 

By law you must wait until your 17th birthday before you can start learning to drive however, you can apply for your licence 3 months prior to your 17th birthday.

 

What will I need to do before taking my first driving lesson?

 

You will need to provide your driving instructor with a picture of your provisional driving licence or a one time code from the gov.uk site. Please watch this video on how to generate your one time licence code.

 

Your instructor will carry out a basic eyesight test prior to the start of your first driving lesson. It is your own responsibility that your eyesight meets the required standard to read a number plate at a distance of 20 meters. Failure to read the number plate at the required 20 meters will result in you being unable to take your driving lesson.

 

Can I be picked up or dropped off somewhere other my home address?

 

Yes, providing it is within reason and you have given prior notice.

 

How do I pay for my lessons?

 

We only accept cash payment. Individual lessons are pay as you go however, payment must be made prior to the commencement of your lesson so you are covered by our insurance policy.

 

If you wish to take more than one lesson a week, you will be required to pay in advance for one of the lessons.

 

Do I need to give notice to cancel my driving lesson?

 

24 Hours notice is required to cancel a driving lesson, failure to do so may result in a late cancellation fee of £10. If you are unwell, please contact us ASAP to avoid charges. We operate a 24 hour text service.