How many hours will I need to book?
The amount of hours you’ll need to book simply depends on how quickly you learn. Everyone learns at different speeds and in different ways. You may like to know the theory behind things before you try it. Others just want to be shown how, and get on with it.
The Driving Standards Agency state the average numbers of hours you will need is around 60. That’s about 40hrs of tuition and 20 hours of practice.
How would a refresher course help me?
Once you have passed your practical driving test you may still feel quite nervous about certain aspects of driving. Even just driving on your own for the first couple of times can be quite frightening or intimidating. You may not have been able to afford a car for some time after passing your practical driving test and may feel a little rusty. You may have had a change of circumstances or been ill.
Whatever your circumstance, a refresher driving course may be just what you need to help build your confidence up to start driving again independently. You may want help with parking or driving in the dark. You may have problems with observation through reduced mobility in your neck. You may just want to save money and the planet by learning how to drive in a more eco friendly way.
Whatever area is a problem to you, we can help.
What does Pass Plus mean and how would it help me?
Driving without your instructor by your side can seem daunting at first. It’s a sad fact that the more inexperienced a driver you are, the more likely you are to have an accident.
The Pass Plus course is an optional course, with no exam; that you can take once you have passed your practical driving test. It helps you develop your awareness skills in situations you may not have met during your lessons and reduces the risk of having an accident.
The course involves 6 additional hours of professional tuition, covering:
Once completed, a Progress Record and Training Report Form are sent the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) who will then issue the Pass Plus Certificate. Not only will you be a safer, more confident and competent driver, but you will also qualify for a substantial discount on your motor insurance premium from companies that support the scheme. You must take Pass Plus within the first 12 months of passing your driving test.
What if I want to drive as soon as I'm 17?
Unfortunately, you can't take the Theory Test until your 17th birthday. From then there is likely to be a 2 week wait for a test date, maybe longer, depending on the test centre you've chosen. You can't put in for a practical test anyway until you have passed your Driving Theory Test.
Our advice is: take a 6 week Intensive course, starting off with one lesson a week. When you have passed your Theory Test, you can increase and intensify the number of lessons running up to your Driving Test. The first-time pass rate is extremely high with this strategy and you will soon be able to be off on your own.
I am quite a shy and nervous person. How will you help me overcome this?
The last thing I want is for you to feel uncomfortable when driving and of course, initially, you will be in the company of a stranger which can be daunting. I will do everything I can to make you feel completely at ease and to ensure you have an enjoyable experience learning to drive. I won't shout at you, intimidate you, or upset you in any way (unfortunately many pupils have experienced this with other instructors). Please be confident that you will have fun and look forward to your lessons.
All fees to be paid for at least 2 hours in advance. Please give 48 hours notice for any cancellations or you will be charged for the lesson - see terms and conditions