UA-38936930-1 FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do before I can start driving?

You need to be at least 17 years of age and if you have not already done so, apply for a provisional license from the DVLA. You can do this online or by getting an application form from the post office. It is also worth having an eyesight check, but in any event, ensure you can read a standard car number plate at 20.5 metres.

What is the cheapest way of booking my driving lessons?

You should take advantage of our discounts, which are available on block-bookings. These generally apply on 10 hours or more.

How many driving lessons will I need to take?

The number of lessons required varies from student to student and is dependent on many factors, such as age availability and learning style. Your instructor will, however, monitor your progress with our individual learning plan On the Move and keep you fully informed. Continuity of driving lessons is important and we recommend that you have between 2 and 4 hours per week. You will also progress much quicker if you have two hour lessons each time. Information from the DVSA (the people who run the tests) state that on average it takes people that have never driven 45 hours with an instructor and 20 hours private practice to be at the required standard for the test. (although this can be 100+ hours), so don’t expect to be ready after just 10 hours. Every person learns at different rates and traffic levels are different compared to even 5 years ago.

Do Drive-Tech offer intensive driving courses?

No, at Drive-Tech we believe that intensive courses teach you to pass the test only and do not give you time to digest all the information given to you.

Do I need to pass the Theory Test before I can start my driving lessons?

No, and in fact it may be better to learn the theory whilst having practical lessons. You will however need to pass the theory test before applying for the practical test.

What should I study to pass the Theory Test?

Drive-Tech provides an online learning source called Theory Test Pro which gives you the chance to practice theory questions and hazard perception giving your instructor access to your scores so they can help you if required during lessons on some of the areas you are struggling with. There are also many other online resources you can use, You-Tube is great for Hazard Perception.
Also studying the Highway Code will help a lot.

Where do I take my Theory Test?

There are many theory test centres across the UK. Your driving instructor will be able to advise you of your nearest centre.

What type of car will I be learning in?

The car is a Ford Fiesta Petrol