What do I need to do before taking lessons?
To get started you need a provisional driving license. You can apply for a provisional driving licence when you’re 16 years and 9 months old. You can start driving on your 17th Birthday.
How and where do I apply for a Provisional Driving Licence?
Get your first provisional driving licence from DVLA online Or Pick up a D1 form from your local Post Office.
Can you help me with the theory test?
Yes. We can help you understand any difficult questions and recommend the most useful books, DVDs and websites.
Can I start driving lessons before I have passed my theory test?
You don’t need to have passed your theory test in order to start driving lessons. All you need is your provisional licence.
How do I apply for a theory test?
You can book online or by phone 0300 200 1122.
How do I book my Driving Test?
You can book your test Online or by phone, 0300 200 1122.
What is Pass Plus?
Pass Plus is an extra six hour driving course for pupils who have passed the driving test. Pupils who reach a suitable standard are sent a certificate which may allow them cheaper insurance.
What payments do you accept?
We accept cash, cheque and bank transfer.
Can I have more than one lesson a week?
Some pupils have 2 or 3 lessons per week. It really depends on how fast you wish to learn and instructors availability.
Can I be picked up and dropped off in a different place?
Yes. Pupils can be collected from home, college or work place.
When can I take my Practical Driving Test?
Once you have your provisional licence and have passed your theory test, you can then apply for your driving test.
Which car will I take my practical driving test in?
You will take the test in your driving instructor’s car.
How long is each lesson?
Lessons consist of 1, 1½ and 2 hours; all depends on how quick you wish to learn.
How long does the practical driving test last?
The practical driving test lasts approximately 40 minutes and will entail driving on different types of roads with various road conditions. In addition to this you will be asked to perform 1 reversing manoeuvre, and potentially an emergency stop exercise. During the test you will be asked to drive independently for 20 minutes and will be asked to follow a sat nav or traffic signs.
What are the Show Me Tell Me questions?
The examiner will ask you one:
‘tell me’ question (where you explain how you’d carry out a safety task) at the start of your test, before you start driving.
‘show me’ question (where you show how you’d carry out a safety task) while you’re driving.
Are there any Driving Test waiting times?
Yes it varies throughout the year and from centre to centre.
What areas do you cover?
We cover Rochdale, Bury, Oldham, Middleton, Heywood, Norden, Bamford, Milnrow, Littleborough, Wardle, Shawclough, Whitworth, Shaw & Royton.