Driving schools in Lambeth offer different driving packages to students. Considering how important learning to drive is, you want to make sure that you get the best education while at it. Fortunately, with so many driving schools now available, it should be easier for you to choose a school that has potential in creating a good driver out of you. Always choose the best driving school who offer a pass promise
Lambeth Driving Lessons Choosing the Right Instructor
So you're ready to take your first Driving Lesson? How are you feeling? Preparing for your very first lesson can be a very daunting thing for some people and then quite the opposite, such an exciting thing for others! But rest assured, there are instructors out there that are trained to help!
Whatever age you learn to drive, the ideal person to teach you however is unlikely to be a friend or relative. This really is one job that is best left to a professional. Not only do you ensure that you are trained to the correct standard and with all the up to date information and guidelines need to pass your test, but you also ensure that you do not put any of your personal relationships, and of course yourself, under any unnecessary stress or pressure.
When learning to drive, it is essential that you have a structured learning programme to follow. Most good driving schools structure their programme according to the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) syllabus. They will normally provide you with help and advice on the theory aspect of the test and will often supply you mock test papers if required.
Of course, it is vital to choose an instructor who is fully trained and licensed with the DSA. They will give you continuous feedback on your progress and guidance on when to apply for your tests. The DSA guide for the average number of driving lessons required by someone to prepare for the practical driving test is one and half hours per year of age. However this can vary according to the individual. Often those with good road sense already progress much quicker as half of the battle is being aware of the hazards of the road and constantly being aware of what is happening round you. On that note, you often find that cyclists and motor-cyclists that are looking to learn already have the basic understanding that they need to develop much more quickly than others... so if you are reading this as a 15 or 16 year old then perhaps taking up cycling or considering a moped when it is legal to do so, would be a worthy exercise if you want to pass your driving test with fewer lessons than average!
Lessons can normally be arranged at a time to suit you with many an instructor offering early morning or late afternoon lessons as well as weekends too so that you can fit in learning to drive around your schedule, family, work or college. Some people prefer a steady approach and take one or two hours' tuition each week, while others prefer an intensive week-long course.
So... are the intensive courses really a good idea?
With time being important to everyone, more and more driving schools are offering intensive driving lessons for learner drivers, some of them spread over just one or two weeks.
But please be aware that this approach to driving lessons doesn't suit everyone. The skills needed to drive safely take time to learn, and although you may learn enough to pass the driving test, you may lack on some of the more general awareness and skill that you need to drive safely. And, its often said that the quicker you learn, the quicker you forget things too!
You may also be the sort of person that strives under pressure and the intensity of a weeks' course could help you, but, if you are quite the opposite and find it hard to focus or concentrate on things during such an intense period, then this approach may not be for you... So give serious consideration to the type of driving lessons that will suit you before booking a black course!
If you have had previous experience on other vehicles, or other driving lessons before, intensive lessons can be useful. As you're not starting from scratch, things may be a little easier. So as mentioned above, for those that have cycled for years or perhaps had a moped or scooter, then this could be a great option for you... and it may even save you money too!
If however you have had no experience on the roads at all, then the best way to learn effectively and safely would be to have 1 or 2 hours a day, a few times a week. On that time scale, you might expect to be ready for your test after 8/10 weeks. But please remember, there is no guarantee as to how long it will take... It really does just depend on the person.
If you have had experience before or perhaps started with lessons previously then the amount of lessons, and therefore the time it will take will vary a lot. This is because every instructor is different and what you have learnt... and hopefully remembered... may be in a very different style or approach to your new instructor. In this instancethe best thing to do would be to book a single lesson or an assessment driving lesson with your new driving instructor, who should then be able to give you a better idea of what you will need and if they can help!
So... you may now be wondering, how many lessons could I need?
This question comes up at some point or another with pretty much everyone who learns to drive. Most people ask it out of financial interest as learning to drive can be expensive, that's why its important to pick the right instructor and approach form the start. Others are just interested to see roughly how long it will be before they can buy their first set of wheels!
According to the Driver Standards Agency, the 'average' driver takes almost 50 hours of lessons with an Instructor with additional hours spent "practising" with a friend or family member.
However some students can pass in as little as 15-20 lessons, while those that have problems or difficulties with certain aspects of the training can increase the number of lessons that they need to over 100. Typical though, the average number you should expect to require between 30-50. But rest assured, the driving instructor will advise you when you are ready.
One thing to remember when learning to drive is that you have two parts to your training now... the theory and the practical. Its worthwhile noting that the sooner you can undertake the theory training and test, the better positioned you will be during your lessons. This is for two reasons.
You will learn the basics of the road, hazard perception, safety and general knowledge to give yourself a head start when you do get behind the wheel.
You can't take your practical test until you have done your theory. So... rather than taking lesson after lesson spending money on lessons, it's well worth getting your theory training and test done as soon as possible, it means you can then put in for your actual test as soon as you are ready rather than having to wait until you pass your theory test and then waiting again until a slot comes about to get your final test booked. So doing you're theory training and test will ensure that you're all set from the start... and it could also save you money too!
Well, hopefully you've found something of use an interest here, thank you for reading, and whatever approach you take, Good Luck with your lessons... And happy motoring!
Submitted on behalf of Sky Blue Driving School Coventry. http://www.drivingschool-croydon.co.uk
WARNING: YOU COULD BE OUT OF POCKET BY - £500 IF YOU USE THE WRONG DRIVING SCHOOL Use this guide to help you save time and money learning how to drive and passing your test first time…
It is hard to find the right driving school in Croydon, yes there are lots of schools offering driving lessons in Croydon, but how can you tell which schools to avoid and who to choose for you? Most people enquiring about lessons will ask these questions
1. What do you charge? 2. What are your pass rates? 3. How many lessons will I need?
But those questions do not give you the right answers. The questions in your head are. Will I get ripped off? Can I trust them? Will they help me in the best way possible?
And rightly so. You are well within your rights to be thinking of those questions, but it’s not exactly if you can just say “are you going to rip me off?” It doesn’t work like that does it?
The answer though to finding out if the driving instructor in Croydon is right for you are within these following points.
1. Ask the school if the instructor is a trainee or fully qualified. There is nothing wrong with a trainee, but you need to know and you may expect the price to reflect their level of experience.
2. Each driving instructor receives a grade of either A, B or fail. Around 25% of driving instructors are a grade A. If the driving instructor received a fail, they can still give tuition for a short period of time.
3. Ask when they were last graded. It is called a Standards Check.
4. Also ask about any additional training they have taken since their Standards Check to maintain and improve their services to you.
5. Finally, this is not a question to ask but an observation to make. The driving test is not totally comprehensive, it does not cover driving at night, in poor weather or on motorways. So the thing to look for is if the driving school in Croydon offers a Pass Plus Course, Motorway Lessons or Advanced driver training.
If the school does not offer these extended lesson you have got to think why? Surely the driving school wants you to be safe? Yes it is your choice to take these extended lessons, but you have got to ask yourself, if they are not offered on the website, is this school the right one for you?
How to make sure you can save £500 or more on passing your driving test.
Some people will search for cheap driving lessons in Croydon and while plenty of people don’t, we all want a good deal – right? We want good service and to be able to pass the driving test without needing to take too many driving lessons – agreed?
To our knowledge there is no other driving school in Croydon who shares these inside secrets with their learners, so take a serious look at this…
Just by structuring your driving lessons in a certain way, you can instantly start to help saving cash. This has nothing to do with your ability or the skills of the instructor, it’s all about when and how long you take your driving lessons.
Here is an example. You have two people, Simon and David and they both book 10 hours of lessons, Simon takes one hour a week, David takes a lesson every 3 to 4 days and his lessons are 2 hours long. Who learns more?
Of course you know the answer, its David. On every lesson Simon has got to think back a whole week to what he learned and just like learning to play the guitar you need frequent practice or its going to takes ages.
Now we think Simon is adding around 10 hours to his training, because if he just has a 15 minute recap on each lesson, every 4 lessons means one is wasted, and on average it takes 47 hours to pass. Perhaps he could be wasting closer to 12 hours, and that the best part of £300 down the drain.
How To Save Another £300 If you follow the example of David he is not going to require private practice, he has enough training each week. To insure a family car and to fuel it, you can easily spend £30 a week, now over just a 3 month period that comes to well over £300 and closer to £400.
How to passing your driving test first time and save another £300
Every learner wants to pass their driving test first time, it’s not just the money but also the achievement. However there is a strategy you must apply, because 50% of tests end in a failure and you want to avoid that.
The story begins with not the first driving lesson, but actually the driving examiner and what they are looking for on your driving test. It is there responsibility to make sure you are a safe driver, that’s the clue. What defines a safe driver?
1. To follow the Highway Code 2. To be in control of the car at all times 3. To spot hazards and avoid them 4. To want to drive as a safe person would
…and that’s it! Just those 4 little points is what the driving examiner is looking for, so the strategy is clear, you are going to use these 4 steps on every single driving lesson. Which will mean not only will you be fully prepared and confident for the driving test but also, you will be able to pick up on your own faults and rectify them!
So where does the £300 saving come into play? Well passing first time means no 2nd test, and extra lessons! To doubly make sure you have what it take to cruise through your driving test we take extra steps.
1. You will have completed the learning to drive syllabus and be classified as an independent driver.
2. You will not need the assistance of your instructor on your lessons.
3. You will have passed a mock test.
Let’s Be Brutally Honest There is no other driving school in Croydon who gives you this information
We have described in common sense detail how to save well over £500, you have the best questions you could ever ask a driving school and we have shown you exactly how to pass the driving test first time.
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