How old do I have to be to start driving lessons
You can start on the day of your 17th birthday.
Do I have to wait until I am 17 to apply for my licence?
No - you can apply for your licence before you are 17 but it only becomes valid once you reach 17.
Do I have to have passed my theory test before I start lessons?
No, you can start driving lessons before you sit and pass your theory test. In fact you may find that driving first helps you understand some of the questions.
What do I need to bring on my first lesson?
I will need to see your licence, if you need glasses or contact lenses don’t forget to bring them.
How many lessons will I need?
Maybe you’ve heard friends say they only had 10 lessons (well they didn’t) but let’s assume they did, so what? It does not matter. Learning to drive is not a competition. It will take you as long as you need and as many lesson as you need to become a safe confident driver. Learning to drive is not just about passing the test; it’s a skill for life. How much do you value yours and other people’s lives? Life is priceless.
Young drivers aged between 17-24 are more likely to be involved in an accident than older drivers; Drivers between 17-19 make up only 1.5% of UK licence holders, but are involved in 12% of fatal and serious accidents due to inexperience. These statistics involve 100’s of young drivers; how many of these deaths could be avoided for the sake of having a few extra lessons.
Do you offer a guaranteed pass?
The driving test is a test of your abilities and no one can guarantee you a pass, otherwise there would be no point it being a test.
I've already done some driving - how can your driving school help me?
I offer an assessment lesson for those with previous experience. This lets you show me what you can do as well as allow me to see where I need to help you.
Can I be picked up from work / college / uni?
Providing it is a sensible option then yes. Many students have free periods during the day and I am happy to start and / or finish lessons at work, college.
What documents do I need to take for my theory test?
You MUST take your driving licence with you. Failing to do so will mean you do not take your test and will lose your fee.
Do you mind if my Mum or Dad take me out too?
Yes that’s fine. But remember time with your parents is practice; please let me do the teaching.
How long is the waiting list for driving tests?
The waiting list length changes from week to week. It can be a few weeks, sometimes a few months.
What do I need to take with me on my practical driving test?
You MUST take your driving licence and your glasses / contact lenses if you need them for driving. Forgetting any of these will mean the test does not go ahead and you will lose your fee.