Regular courses, Semi-intensive courses, Full Intensive Courses
10 HOURS – For those that have recently failed a test, or require a refresher course.
20 HOURS – For those with some on-road driving experience, and progressing well and able to gain additional private practice
30 HOURS – For those with some on-road driving experience, but unlikely to gain additional private practice.
40 HOURS – For those with little or no driving experience.
50 HOURS – For those that feel that they want to take things a little more leisurely.
**COURSES CAN BE COMPLETED WITHIN A FEW WEEKS OR SPREAD OVER SEVERAL MONTHS. WE WILL TAILOR THE BEST COURSE TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS.**
Pass Plus Course
This course is aimed at the newly qualified driver, designed in association with the Insurance Industry and regulated by the DVSA. The main aim is to give newly qualified drivers experience in situations that they might not have experienced on their driving lessons. There are six basic modules: Motorways, Dual Carriageways, Night Driving, Rural Roads, Bad Weather Driving, and Town Driving. Each module should last for a minimum of an hour, however most courses can be successfully completed in six hours as we can double up the modules, and drive in rural situations at night.
As newly qualified drivers are classed as a high-risk category, certain insurance companies encourage Pass Plus, and as an incentive give successful Pass Plus candidates additional insurance discounts, resulting in lower insurance premiums. There are no further tests to be taken, your driving will be continually assessed by your instructor. As each module is completed, your training is signed off and the training report form will be submitted to the DVSA, who will forward to you a Pass Plus Certificate which you pass to your insurance company.
Manual & Automatic Lessons
Most pupils want to learn to drive in a manual, as this will give you the entitlement to drive an automatic gearbox car too.
Traditionally manual cars have been the most popular cars to drive in, with millions of used cars available, and of course new cars have plenty of manual cars to choose from.
Most vehicle hire companies provide mainly manual cars, however many companies see this as limiting their market and are now accommodating automatic vehicles on their vehicle fleets.
Automatic cars don’t have a clutch system to master, saving lesson time, and saving you money, and more importantly don’t cause you stress and frustration, as automatics are always in the correct gear, and don’t stall. You can then concentrate more on traffic situations and approaching hazards.
Automatic cars are generally slightly less fuel efficient, and tend to wear brake components more than manual cars, this is reflected in the lesson prices.
If you’ve not driven for a while you may feel less confident about getting behind the wheel and back on the road. Refresher lessons are a good and safe idea. We have special refresher lessons where we concentrate on bringing back your self-confidence, whilst refreshing your driving skills.
The lessons will be in our driving schools dual controlled car. The focus of the lesson will be on handling a car through traffic and various road junctions, roundabouts, dual carriageways and even motorways. We will teach you to reverse park and park into parking bays. You may take as many lessons as you need.
Once you have gained your confidence we will be more than happy to take you out in your own car