When can I start driving?

For most people this is 17, but if you are getting Disability Living Allowance at the higher rate then you can start at 16.
You can apply for a provisional licence up to three months before your 17th birthday. (If you intend to ride a moped, you can apply when you are 16). You cannot book or take any test until your licence arrives.

How long will my lesson be?

A minimum of 1 hour or depending on your requirements anything up to 3 hours.

How will my lessons be structured?

Lessons will be made up of demonstration and practical elements, depending on the topic and your ability. Instructors will provide you with a lesson guide to keep you informed of your progress throughout your tuition.

How many lessons will I need to get to test standard?

The Driving Standards Agency’s guidance is that an average pupil will require 44 hours of formal driving tuition, with an additional 22 hours private practice, but somewhere between 30 and 45 hours is a rough guide. As everyone learns at a different pace our instructors will adapt their teaching to suit each individual.

Do I have to be picked up from home or can I start/finish my lesson somewhere else?

We can start or finish your lesson wherever you want (eg school, college, work, and home) but please inform us in advance so that we can ensure we have allowed sufficient travelling time between lessons.

Are all your instructors fully qualified?

Yes all our instructors are fully qualified Driving Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) registered Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs).

Do Examiners have a quota of passes?

No they don’t. Examiner’s results are closely monitored to ensure that they are keeping within the DVSA’s marking criteria.

Who can accompany me whilst driving, other that my driving instructor?

Anyone who has held a current full licence for at least three years and is over the age of 21.