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What do I need to do before I can start driving?

  • You must have a Provisional Licence

  • You can apply for a provisional driving licence quickly and easily online from Directgov or by completing the D1 application form available at most post offices

  • All applications made by filling in the D1 form will also require original documentation to be sent to the DVLA to confirm your identity

  • The minimum age, which you can legally, drive a car on the public roads is 17

  • If you are disabled and in receipt of mobility allowance, the minimum age is 16

  • Until the day you pass the practical part of the Driving Test you are not allowed to drive on your own

  • It is also worthwhile having an eyesight test to check that you meet the minimum eyesight standard for driving

How often should I take lessons?


How often you have your lessons is entirely up to you. Auto Future Driving School recommends at least 1 session of 2 hours per week. The more lessons you take the quicker you will learn and the more money you will save. A 1-hour lesson taken once a week would equate to taking between 9 months to 1 year to learn to drive!

When should I apply for my test?

Your instructor will always keep you informed of your progress and at the end of each lesson he/she will give you a verbal report on what you have covered and what is planned for the next lesson. We promise that when you are ready for your test we won’t keep you a moment too long.

Do I need to pass the theory test before I can start lessons?

No. In fact it is a good idea to learn the theory whilst you are learning the practical as it can bring the subject alive making it easier to understand and remember.


I am really nervous about learning to drive, how can you help me?

Try not to be nervous! We know that learning to drive can be scary, but it's also great fun. Auto Future Driving school has had lots of experience dealing with nervous students. This is completely normal. Our instructors are always happy to talk over any worries or fears you may have, and encourage you with every part of your learning.  We do have instructors who specialise in helping nervous pupils, and they are particularly patient and understanding.  


Will my instructor expect me to know the basics of learning to drive?

No, your instructor will in many cases prefer you to have had no training. If you are starting with a clean slate the Instructor can tailor their instruction to suit your learning capabilities.

Can a friend or relative teach me how to drive?

The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency strongly recommends that you take lessons from an Approved Driving Instructor. If your friend or relative teaches you they must be over 21 years of age and have held a Full British Driving Licence for at least 3 years. It's worthwhile remembering that learning with a friend or relative means you could pick up their bad habits. Your instructor will advise when they feel you are ready to gain additional experience by going out with a friend or a relative. Remember their cars will more than likely not have the safety of dual controls.

Will there be others in the car during my lesson?

The answer is simply No to this question as we will only provide one-to-one tuition and believe that having others in the car will cause distractions. We know that some other schools use a “piggy back service” which involves dropping off the previous client. We promise this will never happen during your time with us.

If I want to complain, how do I do it?

In the unlikely event that you do have a complaint this will be taken very seriously and dealt with quickly and efficiently. In the first instance you should mention your complaint direct to your instructor, if this is not possible or you do not receive satisfaction, you should write to the owner of the driving school at the address on their website, giving full details of the issue you are complaining about and what it is you want to put the matter right.

Where do I take my test and how do I book it?

Your Driving Instructor will advise you of your nearest test centre. However you will find information on booking both your theory and practical tests.


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