Your instructor will normally drive to your home, and the lesson will start from there. But if there is somewhere more convenient for you, then please tell us, and providing it is within our normal area we will do our best to fit in with your request.
You can start your lesson from school or college and then end up at home, providing of course that both are within our normal area.
Lessons can be for 1 hour, 1 & 1/2 hours or 2 hours. It’s up to you. Some driving schools quote lesson prices for a 50 minute lesson. All our prices are for a full hour.
We are all different, so there is no easy answer to this question. The DSA say that on average it takes 45 hours of professional training to pass the driving test. In practice some people take less and some more. We will give you the training you need, but we certainly won’t persuade you to do more if it’s not necessary. We will encourage you, where possible, to practice between lessons with an experienced family member.
No. Our training is one to one, so there won’t be anyone else sitting in on your lesson.
Yes, most of our clients stay with the same instructor, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
You can talk to the ShireDrive office, and we will do our best to place you with another instructor as soon as possible.
If you decide to pay for one lesson at a time, then you can give cash or a cheque directly to your instructor.
If you are paying for a block of lessons, you can pay in four ways:
- Cash to your instructor.
- A cheque payable to ShireDrive Ltd.
- Using a credit or debit card.
- Online through our Make a payment page.
No. The only way we could be sure everyone will pass first time, would be for us to give you many more lessons than necessary, and then you are likely to be paying far more than you need to.
You pay the DSA the current test fee when you book your test. The fee will depend on whether you want a test during normal hours (Monday to Friday) or if you want to take the test out side normal hours say in the evening, at the weekend or on a bank holiday. The fee is greater for out of hours tests.
If you are taking an extended test this will usually cost twice the normal fee.
However, you will also need to pay for your instructor to cover the time taken to practice before the test, then get to the test centre and undertake the test, the instructor will normally drive you back home after test. This is normally 2 hours. If travelling to a test centre further away, you may need to pay extra to cover the additional time. ShireDrive instructors will only charge you the same rate that you pay for normal lessons.
Typically the total cost will be approximately £100. Your instructor will be able to advise you of the current costs.
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