LEARNERS P1 DRIVING
DRIVING LESSONS FOR NEW DRIVERS Our Driving lessons are tailored specifically to the students level of ability. I offer a range of driving lessons, including introductory lessons, pre-test & practice lessons, motorway lessons and Pass Plus courses.
What to expect at your first driving lesson
After initial introductions, we will drive to a quiet road out of the way of any difficult junctions or heavy traffic where we swap seats. At the start of the lesson we will go some basic safety checks you need to do before starting the engine. These include adjusting the mirrors, putting on the seat belt and making sure that the gear lever is in neutral. I'll then talk you through all the major controls and describe how each different element fits together to give good co-ordination whilst moving off and stopping.
Driving off for the first time can be a bit tricky the first time so I'll give you plenty of encouragement and support, and we'll pull away without too much of a problem. The rest of the lesson will be spent practicing moving off and driving along and if time permits starting to go through the other gears, and gaining a basic understanding of priority at junctions. Once we get back home we'll have a brief recap over the lesson and arrange our next appointment.
Preparing for your driving test
I offer specific lessons for drivers to ensure that you are fully prepared for your driving test and the lessons are tailored specifically to those particular areas where more practice is needed. It is useful to pre-book the required number of lessons to ensure availability and at the same time make a saving on one of our block booking course.
Driving on a motorway for the first time can be a daunting prospect, three lanes, lorries, lots of overtaking, unfamiliar signs and people going very fast. All in all it can be quite tricky, so getting the proper instruction is all the more important. My motorway lessons will cover the above problems and more, the emphasis always on keeping safe and maintaining good awareness of those around you. There is no set number of lessons but I have found that one or two goes is usually enough. Motorway lessons are normally two hours long.
Have you got your drivers licence?
You can apply for a provisional driving licence when you’re 16 years and 9 months old and you can start driving when you’re 17 years of age. You will need to complete the D1 application form that is available from the DVLA or Post Office branches. You will also need to enclose original documentation confirming your identity, a passport style colour photograph and the fee of £50.00. Send your completed application and payment to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AD.
Have you booked your theory test?
You will need to have your drivers licence and method of payment. Please be aware that you will need to take BOTH parts of YOUR licence with you when going to take your test. If the licence is not correct or incomplete you will not be allowed to take the test and you will lose your fee. If you have replaced a lost licence check that the issue numbers match on both parts. The cost is currently £23.00.