Frequently asked Questions

What do I need before I can start taking driving lessons?

You must have a provisional driving licence before you can take driving lessons. Information on how to obtain a Provisional Driving Licence

How soon can I start lessons with you?

Normal waiting time is 3-4 weeks but often longer. Sometimes 2-3 months.

 

How many lessons do I need before taking my test?

If you are a beginner the Driving Standard Agency recommends 45 hours of instructor led tuition and 25 hours private tuition.  However, this will vary from person to person. In general, at least 40 hours are needed but please be aware that 50-60 hours is not uncommon!

 

How do I book lessons?

The first lesson(s) MUST be booked and paid for in advance online. Subsequent lessons can be booked in-car.

 

Can I book lessons with you if you don’t cover my area?

Yes, but only if you are willing to meet up somewhere within the areas I cover.

 

You are fully booked and have a long waiting time – How can I receive updates on your availability?

Subscribe to my newsletter! As soon as there are slots available I will send out a newsletter. Subscribe here.

 

Do I need to pass my Theory test before I can start driving?

No.

 

Can I book my Practical test before my theory test?

No. You need to pass the theory test before you can book your practical test. Once you have passed the theory test, you have two years to pass your practical test.

 

Do you provide automatic tuition?

Yes. I have a Peugeot 108 automatic.

 

What is the make of your Car?

Manual: Peugeot 108 TOP! Allure 1.2

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Automatic: Peugeot 108 1.0 Active 2-tronic


How can I pay and what payment methods do you accept?

All lessons have to be pre-paid. You can buy lessons here or pay when you book lessons online. You can also pay by card in the car or make a bank transfer. I don’t accept cash or cheque.

 

What is your availability?

My standard working hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am – 6:30pm.

 

Are you available weekends?

I occasionally (very rarely) work Saturdays 9am-1.30pm.

 

Do you pick up and drop off your learners?

Yes. I will pick up and drop off at your chosen location.

 

What is PassPlus?

PassPlus is a course for full licence holders to gain more driving experience.

 

How do I prepare for my Theory test?

You can purchase the official study material from the DSA (Driving Standard Agency). Visit DSA’s official online shop. Current customers have access to my theory test pro page where you can prepare for your theory test free of charge.

 

What happens on the day of the Practical test?

The driving test is approximately 40 minutes and includes all types of roads, one manoeuvre, 10 minutes of independent driving and possibly the emergency stop. At the start of the test, the examiner will ask you to read a number plate from 20 metres and ask two vehicle safety questions. Download Vehicle Safety Questions.

 

Do you teach intensive courses?

No.

 

Do you offer trial lessons?

No. I don’t work for free.

 

Should I do one or two hour lessons?

I only offer two hour lessons. One hour lessons are only provided for clients with special needs.

 

Which test centres do you use?

I mostly use Tottenham, Wood Green and Barnet. I occasionally use Borehamwood, Hendon, Chingford, Enfield and Mill Hill.

 

I have a test booked but my instructor is not available on my test date. Can I book your car for my test?

Only if you book a 2 hour lesson in good time (at least 2 weeks) before your test so I can assess your driving. If I believe you are driving at the required standard I will be happy to take you for your test.