In order to drive on the roads, learners must hold a valid provisional licence and be able
to read a number plate at a distance of 20.5 metres (with glasses or contact lenses if needed). If you need to apply for a
licence, we can advise you on this. The licence, which consists of two parts, must be produced at the start of the first lesson.
If you have never driven before, don't panic. We will start by teaching you the basic controls
of the car and take you through all the necessary steps to become a safe and confident driver.
For those who have already driven before but, for one reason or another, have not yet passed
their test, we will assess your driving skills and determine at what level tuition should begin.
Theory and Hazard Perception Test
Before you can apply for a practical test, you must pass the Theory Test. This consists
of two parts, the Theory Test which is 50 multiple choice questions, picked at random from the D.S.A's Official Theory
Test for Car Drivers, of which at least 43 questions must be answered correctly (you will be allowed 57 minutes to answer
these questions). Secondly, the Hazard Perception Test, which is a series of 14 video clips each lasting around one minute,
in which you must identify developing hazards. The pass mark for this is 44 out of 75. Both parts of the test must be passed
together. We offer tuition and advice for both parts of these.
With patient, relaxed, friendly and structured tuition, we will prepare you for the 'L' Test
but our main aim is to teach you "Safe Driving for Life". We have an excellent first-time pass rate!
Once you have passed the 'L' Test, we recommend taking a few extra hours of tuition on areas
of driving which may not have been available to you as a learner driver. The six hours of tuition cover in-town, out-of-town,
night, all-weather, dual-carriageway and motorway driving. There is no test at the end of the course, but on successful completion
of it, you will be given a certificate. This not only gives you the knowledge that you have gained some extra experience of
driving but it can also entitle you to a substantial discount on your motor insurance.
For those not wishing to complete the Pass Plus course, we strongly recommend a lesson on
motorway driving, which often worries many people when they first pass the 'L' Test.
We have much experience of teaching people who have passed their test but, for one reason
or another, may not have driven for a while and feel they need their confidence re-building. These courses are structured
to suit the individual.
We are able to offer training for the DIAmond Advanced Motorist test and can also
advice on other Advanced courses available locally.
Driving Instructor Training Courses
Anyone interested in training to become a Driving Instructor can contact us for information
and advice on courses available through two local Driving Schools listed in the Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers