Q: I get nervous when I'm under pressure - will
you shout at me?
A: No. We have years of experience with nervous
pupils, and we have learnt that shouting at you will only make you
more nervous, and we like to avoid that happening.
Q: How long will it take me to be ready for my
practical driving test?
A: General rule of thumb is 2 hours for every year
of your life; i.e. 17 years = 34 hours (DSA recommend minimum 48
Q: Where will I learn to drive?
A: Initially on quiet residential streets, moving
on to higher traffic roads including dual carriageways.
Q: My dad only had 10 hours of lessons, and passed
his test first time. Why might I need more?
A: Firstly, make sure your dad is not fibbing. Secondly,
traffic since then has increased considerably, the roads have become
more congested with traffic and with traffic calming measures etc.
Q: I have passed my test but I'm still nervous
of going it alone - can you help?
A: Yes, if you have taken your test within the last
2 years you can have extra tuition on the things that make you the
most anxious, and you can do Pass Plus which includes motorway driving.
Q: I passed my test years ago, but haven't driven
since - can you help?
A: Yes, we offer refresher lessons.
Q: Do you do intensive courses, and if so, how
long do they take?
A: Yes, we recommend you do an intensive over a
2-week period of, for example, 4 hours a day Monday-Friday.
Q: Can I do more hours per day?
A: Yes you can but anything over 4 hours per day is the equivalent of driving to Wales, so bear that in mind.
Q: I've read all the above - when can I start?
A: Usually within 10 days if not sooner depending on Instructor availability. Ring or text us
Q: I see a lot of driving school cars covered in stickers advertising 10 lessons for £90 or even less. Why therefore would I learn with you when you are dearer?
A:Well you don't have to learn with us but bear in mind the following:
Is he fully qualified - can you see the green
badge below affixed to his front windscreen? Trainee Instructors carry a pink badge. Unfortunately, there
are a lot of bogus driving instructors who are not qualified at
all, and hence do not have insurance cover. Because they don't have
to pay this cover, they can afford to charge you less; but beware
- you will not receive any compensation in case of an accident.
There are also a lot of new driving schools starting up with little or no customer base and therefore are desperate for work. Remember this though that in order to make a living they might keep you parked up for way longer than necessary and stretch out the whole learning process so in effect end up paying more!
Q:I read somewhere that i can gain a qualification whilst learning to drive, surely that's not true?
A: Believe it or not you can now gain a BTEC level 2 national qualification which you can add to your cv which can boost your prospects in the job market.
Q: Can I learn in my own car?
A: Yes, please contact
us for more information.