Here are some of the questions we are asked. If you can’t find the answers that you need, please do not hesitate to contact us via email.
  • Are you fully qualified to teach?

    Yes, I passed my final qualifying test in May 2004.

    I am a Grade A DVSA Approved Driving Instrucor (ADI).

    You can check my green ADI badge which is displayed in the front window of my training car.

  • What age can I start driving?

    You can apply for a provisional driving licence when you’re 15 years and 9 months old.

    You can start driving a car when you’re 17.

    You can drive a car when you are 16 if you get, or have applied for, the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

  • Can I learn to drive before I pass my theory test?

    Yes you can learn to drive before taking passing your theory test. It is recommended to be preparing for your theory alongside your driving lessons. Your theory is valid for 2 years.

  • What car will I learn in?

    The car is a Toyota Yaris Hybrid automatic, which is a mix of electric and petrol.

  • I’ve never driven a car before, what can I expect on my first lesson?

    If you have never driven before, we will usually start in a quiet area, and start with the basics and getting the car moving.

  • Do you offer block booking discounts?

    I do offer block booking discounts, please see the pricing page for more info. A record of your remaining hours will be available to you anytime via the Total Drive which you will have access to.

  • Can I start and finish my lessons at a different location?

    Provided you have made me aware in advance, and it is within my working area, I can usually accommodate. Should you request to start or finish at a different location to that already agreed, I may arrive late or need to finish early, to give me time to get to you, or to my next lesson.

  • What if I have driven before?

    If you have some experience, I can conduct an assessment drive to find your starting point.

  • Do you offer manual lessons?

    No, I only offer automatic lessons.

  • Do you offer crash courses?

    No, offer weekly lessons, subject to availability I maybe able to offer a more semi intensive course, please contact me to check availability.

  • Do you offer refresher lessons?

    Yes I can provide refresher lessons, if you have not driven for some time, or have recently passed your test.

  • Do you offer motorway lessons?

    Yes I offer motorway lessons.

  • Can you help me with my theory training?

    Yes, I can recommend reading material, as well as give you practical help on your lessons to help with your theory.

  • How many driving lessons will I need?

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) who conduct the theory and practical tests, recommend and average of 45 hours of lessons with and instructor, plus 20 hours of private practice. However, this number is an average. Everyone is different, so you may need less or you may need more. If available, private practice is recommended alongside your lessons for the best results.

  • Can I just hire your car for the driving test?

    I do not hire my car out soley for the purpose of the driving test if I have never seen you drive. I cannot commit to take you to your driving test until I have assessed your readiness to pass the driving test. If you have a short notice test, it is unlikely I will be able to take you, unless enough notice is given, or you are willing to reschedule your test, if you are not up to the required safe standard.

Let’s get you on the road!

Learning to drive shouldn’t be stressful. I offer a calm patient and safe learning environment, with 20 years of experience, I can help you become a more confident and safe driver and get you to your driving test!

To book in for lessons, either drop me a text with your postcode and availability or fill in this form and I’ll get back to you.