I’ve never driven before. What should I expect on my first lesson?

Don’t worry, you wont be expected to get in the car and drive off straight away! Your instructor will pick you up from wherever is convenient for you, check your provisional licence and eyesight and drive you to a quiet area. Your instructor will then ask you how you learn best and base their instruction technique on your answer (i.e do you prefer to go through things first or just have a go). Your instructor will then go through anything you are unsure of which would usually include the controls of the car and how to move off and how to stop. Once you’ve moved off and stopped you would then move onto approaching junctions to turn left and right and emerging at junctions turning left and right, depending on how long the lesson is and what you feel comfortable with. The above can usually be covered on your first 2 hour lesson.

How many lessons will I need?

Research shows that learners who have had a combination of professional instruction and private practice do better at the driving test. On average, those who pass have had 47 hours of professional instruction and 20 hours of private practice. But you may require less, everyone is different as we all learn at our own pace.

How do I pay for lessons?

Preferably cash or bank transfer. If you wish to pay by cheque please ask your instructor beforehand.

Can I take lessons in my own car?

For safety reasons it’s advisable to take lessons in a dual controlled car, especially when you first start driving. However if you are a more experienced learner with your own car please contact me as it may be possible to have lessons in your car.

How do I book a theory test and how much is it?

The theory test is £23. Please use the following link for booking:


How do I book a practical test and how much is it?

The practical test is £62 for weekdays and £75 for evenings and weekends. Please use the following link for booking: