What do you need to start driving?
You must be 17 years of age to start learning to drive and have a valid provisional licence before you can take your first driving lessons. Complete a D1 form from the post office and send it to the DVLA with your passport or birth certificate, and a passport-sized photo. You can also apply online.
TOP TIP: Apply for a provisional licence up to 3 months before your 17th birthday, and you could book and enjoy your first driving lesson on the day of your birthday!
How many hours will you need?
Your instructor will estimate how long you are likely to need after your first lesson. The current average is 45 hours of tuition (Driving Standards Agency average, 2006), combined with 22 hours of private practice.
How much will will it cost?
The lessons are very reasonable and we also offer great discounts on block bookings.
Gift vouchers are also available for those special occasions.
When can I apply for my driving test?
You need to pass your theory/hazard perception test before you can apply for your practical test. The current price for this Theory test is £25 (as at July 2015).
The practical driving test
The driving test is straightforward and has been designed to see if you:
- can drive safely in different road and traffic conditions
- know The Highway Code and can demonstrate this through your driving
After meeting your examiner, the next two stages are:
- an eyesight check – if you fail this, your test will not continue
- your examiner will ask you two questions about carrying out vehicle safety checks
You'll be asked one 'show me' and one 'tell me' question. One or both questions answered incorrectly will result in one driving fault being recorded.
The driving part of your test will last about 40 minutes during which you will be examined on your general driving and ability to reverse your vehicle safely. One exercise will be chosen from:
- reversing around a corner
- turning in the road
- reverse parking
You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop exercise.
Your practical driving test will include approximately ten minutes of independent driving. This is designed to assess your ability to drive safely while making decisions independently. The Practicaal test is £62.
What is Pass Plus?
Pass Plus is an established training course aimed at newly qualified drivers. It was designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry.
Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years after passing their test, due to lack of driving experience.
Pass Plus builds on your skills and knowledge. It will teach you how to anticipate, plan for and deal with all kinds of hazards, to help you become a more confident driver. Clunyhill School of Motoring is registered for the Pass Plus Scheme. Further details can be obtained by phone/E Mail.