How much do you charge for a lesson?
The most commonly asked question and sometimes the only one. Prices are basically 25 ph for automatic and 24ph for manual with discounts available. Price should not be the sole reason for choosing a particular school. Prices in this area range from £18 to £25 for manual lessons and more for automatic. Recommendations are probably a better guide. If you’ve a relative or friend who’s had a good instructor, use that one. If you are not sure, take one lesson at a time. If you are not happy, change your instructor. You are the customer.
How many lessons will I need?
How long is a piece of string? It depends on the individual. Some pick it up very quickly and pass and have up to 20 hrs tuition. The average driving time to pass the test is around 50 hours. If you are lucky enough to have access to a car for private practice you won’t need so many lessons. The most common reason for failing the test is lack of practice and therefore confidence.
This course is designed for drivers who have just passed the test and want some practical guidance on the motorway and also drivers who have been driving for years but for whatever reason have never ventured on to the motorway. The length of this course is up to the customer. A minimum of 2 hours is recommended and the cost is £25 per hour.
This is aimed at drivers whose skills need brushing up. This would include people who passed the test in their teens and did not drive again for several years or people who have lived abroad for a number of years. Normal lesson price applies and again the length of the course is up to the customer.
On your first lesson we shall begin with a short introduction on the car controls and then start driving in a suitably quiet location. The emphasis will always be on driving the car rather than lengthy roadside lectures. Every lesson will and must include some verbal instruction on lesson plans and feedback on what has been achieved. A full record of the pupil's progress is maintained right up to the practical test. A Mock Test prior to the DSA test is obligatory.
You may be a competent driver, but do you know exactly what happens on the Test and where you'll be going? If you intend to drive for a living, you should be way above the average driver. Have you developed a few bad habits over the years? With the amount of traffic on the roads these days the chances of having an accident are greatly increased. With a little training, you can approach the test with confidence and a much greater knowledge on how to minimise your chances of having an accident.
It is a course designed by the DSA to give extra training to those who have recently passed their test. Newly qualified drivers are much more vulnerable than they realise. Pass Plus is a voluntary scheme that offers benefits to:
Newly qualified drivers - safer driving and DISCOUNTED MOTOR INSURANCE
Instructors - chance to develop the skills and knowledge of new drivers
Insurers - fewer claims and less expenditure
General Public - safer roads
There are 6 modules which include, Motorway, Dual Carriageway, Large Towns, Countryside, Adverse Weather Conditions and a combination of all of these (where possible) at Night
If you intend to supervise your child's driving, would it be useful to know how to push them in the right direction?
It is almost always beneficial for drivers to get extra practice in addition professional lessons. But you want to be sure you are giving correct and up to date advice. It can be very confusing to be taught different ways especially if one way is incorrect or out of date. Some training could alleviate this problem.