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How Much Progress Should I Have Made After 20 Driving Lessons?


The Road to Gaining Your Licence

Learning to drive is a big step towards gaining independence and a world of opportunities. Naturally, it’s common for learner drivers to wonder about their progress and how quickly they should be moving towards obtaining their licence. Here at Nayland Driving School, we understand that every learner driver is unique, and their journey to becoming a safe and confident driver can vary in length. Here’s what you can expect after 20 driving lessons in Ipswich.

The Unique Journey of Every Learner

It’s vital to remember that learning to drive is not a one-size-fits-all experience. Everyone starts with varying levels of prior knowledge and comfort behind the wheel. Therefore, it’s unrealistic to expect the same rate of progress for every learner driver, even after 20 driving lessons. As long as you and your instructor feel as if you are making good progress, you are on the right track. When it comes to learning to drive, your own pace is the best speed to learn at.

The Importance of a Trusted Driving Instructor

To make the best possible progress in your driving journey, it’s essential to work with a trusted driving instructor. Our instructors are among some of the most skilled in their field, and yours will be able to tailor lessons to your specific needs and pace, providing guidance and support every step of the way. Here’s why learner drivers recommend Nayland Driving School:

  • Personalised Guidance: An experienced instructor can assess your strengths and weaknesses and create a customised learning plan to address your unique needs. Struggling with parallel parking? Spooked by country lanes? Your instructor will help you to conquer those issues.
  • Safety First: A trusted driving instructor prioritises safety at every stage of the learning process, ensuring that you build a solid foundation of driving skills that will serve you well in all situations. They will also conduct themselves professionally, so you will feel totally safe in the car with them.
  • Confidence Building: Instructors provide a supportive and encouraging environment, helping you build confidence as you progress through your lessons. It’s not easy to get behind the wheel for the first time, and they are there to encourage you and tell you just how much progress you’ve made.
  • Proven Techniques: Professional instructors are trained to employ effective teaching techniques that enhance your learning experience. We have a great first-time pass rate, and that is down to the continued efforts of our brilliant instructors. They know what works and stick to it.
  • Knowledge of Test Requirements: Your instructor is well-versed in the requirements for passing your driving test, helping you prepare thoroughly. They can even conduct mock tests during your driving lessons, so you will be able to get a proper feel of what the real thing will be like.

Talk to Us Today

To find out more about us and learning to drive in Ipswich, please get in touch with our team today. We’d love to help you take the first steps to a long, successful life behind the wheel.

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I was taught by Geoff for about 2 months and I went to my test and passed the first time with this company and I would highly recommend Geoff and the company ad he teaches really well, he ensures that you end up being a driver and not a learner and i felt that is a really respectable quality when it comes to a teacher. I could not say any bad experience and was extremely happy

Alen Thomas

For any one wanting to learn to drive but not sure who to go with I definitely recommend Nayland, with his great help I passed first time and in just over three months, the lessons were great I always looked forward to them as Michael is a lovely guy and very down to earth, and up for a laugh 🙂 but he is also very patient for any one who is nervous about driving. 🙂

Harriet Osborn Davies

Thanks a lot to Dave, very calm and professional instructor. Passed after 20h, would definitely recommend.

Mikolaj Witkowski

I passed my test first time, I didn’t need to use any other instructor as Michael gave me all the advice I needed, down to earth, practical and easy to understand. While learning to drive can be stressful, Micheal made it so easy for me. I enjoyed learning and looked forward to the lessons as they were really enjoyable, if you want to learn to drive with someone that will make it enjoyable and practical Micheal is the guy! guy.

Peter Callaghan

Before having Michael as a driving instructor I was with someone else! I was given his number through a recommendation, and his lessons gave me the confidence to pass my test! Michael has great prices and deals, to suit anyone! I have now been driving a year, and I have recommended many people to go with him and they have gone on to pass very fast! 🙂

Amy Cowlin

Massive thanks to Suzanne! Amazing instructor! Helped to boost my confidence and pass my test quickly! Highly recommend!

Tom Clarke