Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find a list of complete and very practical answers. Don’t forget, our experts are best placed to answer your questions.
When can I start my driving lessons?
Once you are aged 17 and over you will be able to hold a licence to drive a car (Category B) but if you receive the higher rate mobility component of DLA (Disability Living Allowance) or the enhanced rate mobility component of PIP (Personal Independence Payment) you may hold a licence from age 16.
Do I need I provisional driving licence to start driving lessons?
Yes, you do. This is crucial. You must have a provisional driving licence. Please click the link below to if you need to apply for one. Your driving instructor will end should ask to see this on the first lesson. If you do not have one, they will not give you a lesson.

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Is automatic quicker and easier to pass than a manual driving test?
No, not really. It will only take you a couple of hours to understand and change gear to a reasonable standard and after a few driving lessons, this should become second nature to you.
Can I drive on dual carriageways and motoways when learning?
Yes you can, in fact it is an important skill that you should learn. From Monday 4 June 2018, learner drivers will be able to take driving lessons on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales.
How many driving lessons does it take to pass your driving test?
This is a hard question to answer, as It totally depends on the individual. Some people are test ready around the 25 hour mark; others take 40 hours.
How long is my theory test pass valid, if I have not yet passed my practical test?
Your theory pass is valid for two years. If you do not pass your practical test in this time, the theory pass will expire and you will have to retake your theory test.
Can I start driving lessons without having passed the theory test?
Yes, you can. In fact, we believe it is better that you combine theory and practical training. This way you can put your theory knowledge into practice and see how those two separate skills work together.
Will I pass my driving test?
We will teach you to be a safe and observant driver. When you achieve this, you will be test ready.
If I book a test will you be available on that date?
Here is the link to the page that outlines our unavailability for tests and lessons, also if another pupil books a test and they clash we will only be available on a first come fist booked date. We will always prioritise tests over lessons.