Learner Driver FAQs
Learning to drive can be quite daunting, and you may have many questions on where to start, below are some examples of what learner drivers and their parents have asked us over the years.
- Question – How do I apply for a driving licence?
Answer – Click on this link and it takes you the DVLA web site or GOV.UK Click Here
- Question – When should I do my theory test?
Answer – Your driving instructor should help you to prepare for your theory test after your very first driving lesson, and should then give you all the support you require to pass this.
- Question – When should I do my driving test?
Answer – If your driving instructor is using coaching and CCL(Client Centred Learning)teaching skills then you should know if you are ready or not, you should have a date booked but it is always advisable to do a mock driving test 4 weeks before the real date, that way you know what you are in for.
- Question – How do I choose a driving instructor?
Answer – Choose someone you have been recommended to use, or when you look online, check their web site out and see if they have past students recommending them. All driving instructors are CRB checked, and have to on the DVSA register, they should display a badge in the window of thier tuition car.
- Question – What price should a lesson be?
Answer – Lesson prices to vary from region to region, but cheapest is not always the best, if your instructor is any good he/she should be charging a higher rate than the cheaper competitors. A lot of schools who offer very cheap deals do not awlays deliver.
- Question – How many hours training for my driving test?
Answer – You and your driving instructor need to work through all the different types of road junctions and situations, including all the reverse manouvres, you should be doing these without any help from your instructor, this can take up to 40 hours or more, and as many hours up to 25-35 with friends or family in private practice.