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Step 1 : Apply for your provisional driving licence.
(You can do this 3 months BEFORE your 17th birthday)
Step 2 : Start practicing for your theory test.
(Start as soon as you like. You must pass the theory test before you can book a driving test)
Step 3 : Choose a Driving Instructor (ADI)
Ask around! You need an instructor you can get on with, trust and who gives value for money. A good instructor is there to keep you safe, find the best way of teaching you and ensure that you become a good driver for life!
Step 4 : Book your first driving lesson (see guide opposite)
Don’t leave it until the day before; most instructors in the area are busy and will normally require 2/3 weeks notice. I generally need at least 3 months notice to ensure I can provide you with enough lessons whilst still maintaining a service to current pupils. (Note the first date you can have a lesson is your 17th birthday).
Step 5 : Practice both Theory and Driving
(Theory requires about 15 hours learning. Driving requires approximately 45 hours in the car driving!)
Step 6 : Book a theory test
(See Resources page)
Step 7 : Book a driving test
(See Resources page)
I have been teaching people to drive for almost four years now. I trained with Red Driving School and still use main of their methods and practices. Since leaving Red in January 2013, I have expanded my experience, improved teaching materials, got a new car and been on 2 further training courses.
Booking a Driving Lesson:
I’ll need the following information in order to give you the best price and advice:
The main difference from yours, if you have one, is that an Instructor will normally have a dual controlled car and be fully insured for teaching. It will usually be fairly new and be fitted with additional mirrors.
I cover an area around Ross-on-Wye bounded by the three closest test centres: Gloucester, Monmouth and Hereford. So if you live in Ross or the surrounding area, I can get to you easily.
Getting Started - A step by step guide