Everything you need to know about learning to drive with Progress Driving School.
It depends. Some people learn more quickly than others. One thing you can be sure of, when you are ready for your test, your instructor will let you know. We will always do our best to make sure you make steady progress and at a pace that you are comfortable with.
No – all you need is a valid provisional licence. Your instructor will help you prepare for and book your theory test. In fact, once you are enrolled as a Progress Driving School pupil, you will get access to FREE online theory test training – just ask your instructor for more information.
We use Ford Fiestas as we believe these are great cars to learn in! Good visibility, nice gearboxes and just the right size for learning manoeuvres. You can be sure that the car you learn in will always be in great condition, clean and comfortable so you can concentrate on perfecting your driving skills.
We accept cash, bank transfer or paypal. If you choose to block book a number of hours for a discounted fee, payment must be made in advance, on or before the first hour’s tuition. If paying by cheque, you should make your payment one week before the first lesson to allow time for this to clear.
If you need to change your plans, that’s fine. All we ask is 48 hours notice and we’ll happily re-aarrange at no charge. Unfortunately, lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will still be charged.
If lessons cannot go ahead, for example due to adverse weather conditions, of course you will not be charged.
Choose from one hour, two hour or 90 minute lessons – it’s up to you.
Often, one hour at a time is enough for a complete beginner as you get to grips with all the new skills that driving involves. But as you progress, it can often be helpful to take longer lessons of 90 minutes or two hours. Longer lessons can also work out cheaper too. In our experience, pupils who do at least two hours a week tend to make the most progress and are ready for their test more quickly. But it isn’t the case for everyone, so don’t worry if you only want one hour!
If you aren’t sure which works best for you, your driving instructor will be happy to advise you.
Your instructor will give you feedback on your progress during every lesson. When you are close to test standard he will advise you to book your test. Please make sure you check with your instructor for availability before you book a test so that the car and instructor are available at that time. You will need both of them for two hours on test day, charged at the usual rate.