Everything you need to know about learning to drive with Progress Driving School
How many lessons will I need before I am ready to pass my test?
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.
Do I need to have passed my theory test before I start lessons?
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.
What kind of car will I learn in?
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.
How can I pay for lessons?
We accept cash 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.
What if I have to cancel a driving lesson?
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.
How long are the lessons?
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.
Is it cheaper if I block book driving lessons with you?
Yes – book a block of 10 hours tuition and you’ll save money compared to the usual hourly fee.
You can also make savings by booking two hour lessons instead of one hour.
What happens when I am ready to take my test?
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.
Do you do driving lesson gift vouchers?
Yes – we do gift vouchers for five or ten hours of driving lessons. Contact us for more details.
Anything else you need to know?
If you have any other questions or queries about learning to drive with Progress Driving School, send us an email, call or text us on 07989587576 and we’ll be happy to discuss any issues with you.