F A Q s
If you have a question that isn´t on the list below then get in touch and we will be more than happy to help
How many lessons will I need?
There is no magical number, as this will depend entirely on how quickly you learn as we all learn at different speeds. Its recommended by the DSA (driving standards agency) that all learner drivers have a minimum of 45 hours tuition, with a further 22hrs of private practice to stand the best chance of passing the test first time.There are many factors that determine how many lessons you will end up needing. Age, gender, attitude, personality and the ability to practise when not in lessons all contribute.
Once you have had a few lessons, we will be better able to judge this for you.
Are you a qualified instructor?
Yes. In order to conduct driving lessons on a professional basis, all instructors must be registered with the DSA.(driving standards agency)
Some schools use ´PDI´s (practising driving instructors). These are registered instructors but who have not yet passed the final part of their instructors test. These will display a pink triangular sticker in the car window.
I am a fully qualified instructor and as such, display a green, hexagonal sticker in the car.
Can I have more than 1 lesson a week?
Of course you can. The less time between lessons will help you learn quicker as you will need to spend less time acclimatising yourself to the car each time. Please call to discuss availability.
Do you have automatic cars?>
We are very sorry, but at Time to Pass Driving School we currently only have manual cars. Please be aware, if you pass your test in an automatic car, then your licence is restricted to just automatic cars. To change your licence from an automatic to a manual one, would require you to take the test again, which can be very costly.
What will I need to bring to my first driving lesson?
You will need to bring both parts of your provisional driving licence with you to your first driving lesson. You are also required to read a car number plate from a distance of 20.5 metres so please bring with you glasses if you believe you would not be able to do this without them.