Q. How do I start to learn to drive?
In order to learn to drive, you need to be 17 years old and have a valid provisional licence (16 if you get, or have applied for the enhanced rate of the mobility component or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) ). You can apply for a provisional driving licence when you are 15 years and 9 months old. The provisional licence apply online or pick an D1 application form up from the post office.
Q. What do I need for my first lesson?
Your provisional licence, glasses if worn, sensible low level shoes No flip-flops, comfortable clothing, gift voucher or money for the lesson cost
Q. Driving Lesson
How many lessons are needed on average before starting manoeuver’s, i.e. reversing, etc. Different instructors will begin teaching manoeuvres at different times. Some will begin to teach manoeuvring as soon as the opportunity presents itself, for example to find somewhere to park at the end of the lesson or if taking a wrong turn into a cul-de-sac. Other instructors prefer to have their pupils master the art of driving forwards before they introduce them to driving backwards.
Q. Can I have lessons in my own car?
NO. Sorry for our instructor to be fully insured to train you it’s not just car insurance required, they have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity as well. It’s also loads safer and reassuring that the instructor has dual controls.
Q. Can I be picked up and dropped off in different areas?
You can, but it depends on your instructor. You can arrange this with your instructor after you have had your first lesson.
Q. Can I have evening and weekend lessons?
YES. Most of our instructors do offer lessons in the evening and at weekends, although these are the most popular times and tend to get booked up far in advance.
Q. Do you offer crash courses?
YES. Our instructors work with their pupils to create tailored courses. Contact us for their availability. https://www.homersdrivingschool.co.uk/intensive-driving-booking-form/
Q. How much does learning to drive cost?
The cost of learning to drive depends on a variety of factors, including the cost of lessons and the deal which has been offered to you, how much driving experience you already have, and how much private practice you do.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency advises that it can take on average 44 hours of professional tuition before booking a driving test we average 27.5 hours.
Q. Do you cover my area?
Visit our map of all areas covered or simply call us and ask 0800 612 6650 or 07432 458100
Q. What happens if I don’t get on with my instructor?
It is really important that you get on with your instructor, so if you decide that you would like to change your instructor, we can arrange a new one for you.
Q. Driving Tuition Cars – What makes of car do you use for driving lessons?
We have a variety of cars so that we can accommodate everyone’s needs – from peoples favourite car they wish to learn to drive in to people who are tall or short with full height and rake adjustable seats. We ensure you a smooth reliable drive.
Q. Can I learn to drive in an automatic car?
Yes we have automatic cars, anyone can learn to drive in an automatic car. It is generally quicker and easier to learn than a manual, but once you have passed your test you can only drive automatic cars.
Q. How much does it cost to get your provisional licence?
Visit website, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
Q. How long is a theory pass valid?
Your theory test result is valid for two years.
Q. How do I book a practical test?
You can book your practical test online.
However, you need to have passed your theory test before you book your practical test. Remember you will need your passed certificate number when booking that Practical Driving Test so have it to hand when booking.
Homers – can offer to book your Practical Driving Test for additional £20.00 admin fee. We have practical driving test dates released to us 24 hours before the public gets to see them.
Contact us for more information 0800 612 6650 or 07432 458100
Q. Is it possible to use one of your cars for the practical test if I take lessons with you?
YES, you certainly can use one our cars for your practical test. What normally happens is that you have a short driving lesson just before your practical test and then drive to your test centre. Your driving instructor will generally wait in the centre while you have your test in the car.
Q. How can I find out more about Pass Plus?
Pass Plus – It is a six-part training course which helps new drivers get experience in towns, all weathers, out of town and rural roads, night driving, dual carriageway and motorways. Each part lasts an hour and at the end of your module your instructor will pass you if he or she believes that you have met the right standard.
Q. Do you offer motorway driving courses to students who passed their driving tests some time ago?
YES. we offer refresher driving lessons too. Contact us 0800 612 6650 or 07432 458100
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