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Frequently Asked Questions

What new pupils normally ask us about

You can then take your theory test and practical driving lessons from your 17th birthdays onwards.

Yes, you must have a provisional driving licence to take you theory test and to start driving lessons. You can apply for a provisional licence from the age of 16 years.
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.
Please visit www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence for more information.

How quickly someone passes depends on the leaners and how well they can pick up the skill of driving. However, 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.

Yes, you can. In fact, it is an important skill to learn. However, you can only drive on the motorway once you have passed your driving test.

Yes, you can but this only entitles you to drive an automatic car. Passing your manual driving test qualifies you to drive both manual and automatic cars.

This completely depends on the individual. Some people are test ready around the 25 hour mark; others take 40 hours.

No, the examiners really do want you to do well in your test. They are not actively looking to fail you.

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.

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.

We will teach you to be a safe and observant driver. When you achieve this, you will be test ready.