You can send off for your provisional licence three months before your 17th birthday but it does not become valid until then. If you are 16 and in receipt of mobility allowance, you may be able to start learning earlier.
In our experience people learn to drive at different rates - after all, no two pupils are the same! There is no set number of lessons that will get you to test standard as each individual learns at their own pace. Your trainer will be able to assess your progress and give you an estimate of how many lessons you need.
We would generally recommend a two-hour driving lesson once a week as the best way to make good progress. (Substantial savings can be made in training time required by taking two-hour driving lessons). One-hour lessons are of course, available too.
You may book your own Theory and Practical Tests when you are ready. However, we would be happy to arrange these for you. An administration charge of £2 will be payable for this service.
The average waiting times for both Theory and Practical Tests vary. RH1 Trainers are kept up-to-date with waiting times and will be pleased to advise you on this matter.
As well as regular driving lessons, RH1 Driver Training can also offer refresher lessons, motorway lessons, mock test lessons and Pass Plus courses.
If you hold a full international licence, you are entitled to drive in the UK for one year from the date of your arrival. For more information on driving licences, you can pick up a D100 form from your local post office or visit the link below to download them. DVLA- all forms are available on line here.
RH1 Driver Training's car of choice is the Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.5 tdci fitted with all the luxuries needed to improve your driving experience - after all, in any learning process good tools help make a great job. For more information, go to OUR CARS.
Pass rates fluctuate, but providing pupils follow the recommended course of lessons advised by their RH1 Trainer, they should have every chance of passing first time.
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