Yes – probably. If you use our Driving Test Finder service, our office team will continuously search for early dates are added by the DVSA or become available due to someone else cancelling their test.
We stongly recommend using Theory Test Pro to study and prepare for you theory test. You can use their site and app to take mock tests as well - which are very close to the real thing. So, when you are passing these consistently, you should be ready to book and pass your theory test. Please visit our Test Booking & Queue Buster section to add Theory Test Pro to your wish list.
Your instructor will take time to fully explain the test requirements to you so there are no surprises on the day. In brief though, you'll be asked to drive for approximately 40 minutes on a variety of different roads and in varying traffic conditions. You will be required to carry out one reversing manouevre, about 10 minutes of independent driving and may be asked to carry out an emergency stop. The examiner will also ask you to stop in a safe place a number of times and move off again when safe to do so.
No. You can apply for your provisional licence (car) from 15 years and 9 months but you won’t be able to take your Theory Test before your 17th birthday.
Yes. You must sit and pass your theory test first. You will then be given a test pass reference number which is needed to book your practical driving test.
No. You must have your provisional licence (the plastic part) with you when you go for both your Theory Test and your Practical Test. You will not be allowed to take your tests without it and you will lose your test fee and have to re-book.
The DVSA are considering changes to the current driving test but will announce what these will be at least 6 months before they come into place - so please don't worry. Your instructor will be aware of any changes announced and will make sure you are fully prepared for your test.
Yes. In order to pass your Theory test you will need to have a good understanding of the highway code; different types of road signs; how to drive correctly in a wide variety of different situations; and what to do in the event of an accident. Whilst some of the questions you will be asked can be answered using common sense – many can’t. So, if you don’t revise it is highly likely you will fail the test. You will also need to develop your hazard perception skills which you can only do with practice.
Yes, and we can also help double your chances of passing first time. Please visit our Test Booking & Queue Buster section to read about Theory Test Pro and add it to your wish list.
You must be at a legal age to drive and hold a valid Provisional Licence. For most people, the minimum age that you can legally drive on a public road is 17. If you receive higher rate mobility allowance though, you can drive from the age of 16. Information on applying for a Provisional Licence can be found on the gov.uk website. You must also be able to read an old style number plate at 20.5 metres or a new style plate at 20 metres. You are allowed to wear corrective eye wear to do this, but you must then continue to wear them for lessons and your test.
No. But you must pass your theory test to be able to book and take your practical test. It is best to study for your theory test and take it as soon as possible, then you can put into practice what you have learned when taking your lessons and you'll pass your driving test as soon as possible.
Have your provisional licence with you and wear any contact lenses or glasses if needed. Also wear comfortable clothing and shoes (no high heels) and shoes with thick soles should be avoided as they will make it significantly more difficult to use the foot controls correctly.
Yes. For most people, learning to drive in a manual car is the best option as this will give them the freedom to drive both manual and automatic cars once they’ve passed. However, you can learn and take your test in an automatic if you prefer but this will restrict you to only being able to drive automatic cars once you’ve passed your test. If you visit our prices page and type in your postcode you’ll be able to see if we have automatic instructors in your area.
In many areas you can but not in all. Please contact us to find out if we have both male and female instructors covering your area. Whether they are male or female though, all our instructors are professional, friendly and patient and are required to operate to a strict code of practice and customer care.
Yes. All of our instructors have gone through a rigorous approved training programme and are licenced by the DVSA to carry out driving lessons for payment. They have also all undergone an enhanced Criminal Record Check; have had to meet the DVSAs registration criteria and are governed by a strict code of practice to ensure your receive a high standard of training.
Yes. All of our instructors are extremely helpful, patient and easy going. They will do their best to put you at ease and make your lessons enjoyable, safe and stress free.
It is impossible to say as it can vary greatly from person to person. However, according to the DVSA, it takes on average around 47 hours of professional lessons plus 20 hours of private practice for someone to pass their test. Your driving instructor will keep you updated on your progress and advise you on when you should book your test.
No. However, regular lessons will help you to develop faster and ultimately save you money. For most people, a 2 hour lesson a week is enough but you can take multiple lessons a week if you want. Our office team will take time to understand your individual requirements and give you the advice that's best for you.
We have a variety of different cars in our fleet but mainly Renault Clio’s, Citroen DS3’s and Vauxhall Corsa’s. No matter what make or model though, all our cars are fitted with dual controls, meet the standards required for teaching and are insured for driver training and tests.
Yes, or from college, work etc depending on your needs. In very rare cases where a student wants to take lessons and a test in an area which isn’t local to them, they may have to travel to a pick up point but this would be discussed and agreed in advance of any lessons being booked.
Yes. In fact it can help you learn much quicker as long as you practise just as you have been taught by your instructor. However, you must be insured to drive the car you are practicing in and the supervising driver must be over 21 and have a full licence for at least 3 years. Your instructor will be happy for a family or friend to sit in on your lessons if you want. This can be very useful in helping them understand how you are being taught.