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Frequently Asked Questions.

How do I start to learn to drive?
In order to learn to drive you must be 17 years old and have a valid provisional licence. You can complete a D1 form up to    

3 months before your 17th birthday.  You can either pick one up from the post office or apply online.

​​How many lessons are needed on average before I can take my practical test?
There is no minimum number of lessons you must have, or hours you must practise driving. How many lessons you need will depend on the individual driver.  On average, it takes around 30 - 40 hours for a novice driver to attain test standard. 

Can I practise with family or friends? 

You must be supervised when you are learning to drive a car.  This can be someone else who meets the rules, which can be found at:

Can I have evening and weekend lessons?
Yes, although these can be the most popular times and tend to get booked up well in advance.

​Can I be picked up and dropped off in different areas?
You can, but this will need to be agreed in advance with the instructor. 

What make of car do you use for driving lessons?

I currently have a Ford Fiesta 1.0 Titanium Ecoboost which has a petrol engine.  Being able to drive a manual petrol engine car is certainly an advantage for your future driving career as this will give you greater skill, knowledge and understanding of clutch control.

Do you teach Intensive Courses?

Yes, this would be discussed on an individual basis.

Are you DBS (previously CRB) checked?
​Yes, in accordance with the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) 'fit and proper' person criteria.

Do you work to the DVSA Voluntary code of Conduct?

Yes, this can be viewed at DVSA Voluntary code of Conduct