Whether you're a first-time learner or seeking to enhance your driving skills, we understand that you might have questions along the way. This comprehensive guide has been crafted to address common inquiries and provide you with the information you need to embark on your journey towards becoming a confident and responsible driver. Read on to find answers to frequently asked questions about our driving instruction services, licensing procedures, safety measures, and much more. Your path to mastering the art of driving begins here, where we strive to provide clarity and guidance at every turn.
You will need to have your provisional driving licence before you start driving lessons. In the UK, you have to be 17 years old to get a provisional licence to drive a car. The only exception to this is if you receive a full disability allowance, in which case you can get your provisional licence at 16 years old. You can get a provisional licence application form from any main post office, or you can apply online here: https://www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence
Yes, you can. We recommend you start your driving lessons as soon as you can, as the practical experience will help you understand the Theory Test questions better. Studying for the Theory Test will also be helpful in your practical lessons, so it’s a good idea to do them alongside each other. You cannot, however, apply for your Practical Driving Test until you’ve passed the Theory Test.
This can vary depending on your experience, aptitude, and personal rate of learning. On average, those who pass their driving test have around 45 hours of professional training alongside about 22 hours of private practice. Everyone is different and you may need less than the ‘average’, but we recommend you budget for at least one 2 hour driving lessons each week. Regular lessons will help you retain more of what you learn which can help you be ready for your driving test sooner.
Firstly you should make sure your instructor is a fully-qualified ADI driving instructor – and preferably very experienced – as this means they’ll be more adaptable to your learning style. But another important factor is whether their personality and teaching style meshes with you. Are they patient? Do they take the time to listen to your concerns? Are they able to offer you different solutions to help you understand? Do you feel comfortable with their approach? Your instructor is responsible for helping you develop safe driving habits, so it’s vital you feel able to trust them to do this.
Dawn is known for having a very patient and calm attitude. We know that no learner drivers make mistakes on purpose. If you do make a mistake, Dawn will identify where you went wrong, get your agreement what the problem was and then give you the remedy, then practice!
Dawn has many years of experience teaching, including complete novices, nervous learner's, part trained, pupils with ADHD, autism, dyslexia etc. Pupils of all ages and abilities, refresher courses and years of experience teacher the British military.
Dawn doesn't give lessons in pupils own cars. However, as soon as Dawn/Jim feels you are ready, practice in your own car is encouraged.
Dawn uses an Audi A1 S-Line. A modern, comfortable well equipped car with sat nav, air conditioning, CCTV cameras and the all important dual-controls for your safety.
Contact Dawn either by email email@example.com or phone/text/WhatsApp 07980413955 to dicuss your individual requirements.
I don't teach automatic only manual. If you pass your practical driving test in an automatic, this will be the only type of car you are allowed to drive in the UK. However, if you pass your driving test on a car with a manual gearbox, you’ll then be able to drive both automatic or manual gearbox vehicles on your own.