Frequently Asked Questions
How old do I have to be to start driving lessons?
You can start on the day of your 17th birthday. If you receive higher level disability allowance you can start driving at 16.
When can I start my driving lessons?
We endeavour to get you started when it is convenient for you, usually within a couple of days. Get in touch!
Do I have to have passed my theory test before I start lessons?
No, you can start driving lessons before you sit and pass your theory test. In fact you may find that driving first helps you understand some of the questions.
How much do you charge per hour?
I charge £22ph, however you can get your first three hours for just £38.
How long are your driving lessons?
We offer lessons for 1 hour, 1 and a half hours and also 2 hours. We strongly recommend 2 hour lessons as this gives you the maximum amount of “at the wheel” time.
Do you provide lessons in the evenings and weekends?
Yes, I have lesson slots available from early in the morning until late in the evening, seven days a week.
How many lessons will I need?
The national average (according to the DSA) is 45 hours combined with 22 hours of private practice. Most students pass with well below this amount.
What do I need to do before booking my lessons?
You will need a provisional license before you can begin your lessons.
Can I get picked up from one location and dropped off at somewhere else?
Yes, that is fine.
Do you offer "Intensive" courses?
Yes, this can be structured. Please contact me so we can discuss the best option for you.
Do I need insurance?
If you will be practicing driving in your own time in another car, you will need to be insured for this. However for lessons you do not need additional insurance.
What car will I be learning in?
A Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition. Fully insured, air conditioned and dual controlled.
How are lessons planned?
Lessons are carefully structured to suit your own level of ability. I understand that everyone learns to drive at different rates and I will of course not hold you back if you are a quick learner, not will I push you if you need more time to develop your new skills.
Where will our lessons be?
Lessons take place around Bedford, practicing frequently used test routes and other roads.