Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need before my first Driving Lesson?
You will need a Provisional Driving Licence. This will need to be shown your Driving Instructor on your first lesson. (Allow 3 weeks from your Provisional Driving Licence application form, for it to arrive – although it could be less). Keep it safe because you will also need it for both the theory and practical Driving Tests. You will also need to be able to read a car number plate at 20.5 meters.
When can I take my Driving Lesson?
Here at Nayland Driving School, all of our driving instructors are self-employed. This allows our instructors to work the hours that suit them. The times in which you can take your driving lessons vary – some of our driving instructors start their driving lessons as early as 6:30am, and others don’t finish their driving lesson till 10pm. We will try our best to accommodate you, so please give us a call on 0800 211 8717 to speak to our friendly team.
How often should I have my Driving Lessons?
Most pupils will have one Driving Lesson a week, but that’s not essential. They can be tailored to whatever suits you best.
How do I study for my Driving Theory Test?
We offer free theory study material for all our pupils. If you need anything extra please ask us and we will help you find something suitable.
Where do I book my theory test?
You can go on https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test and search for a time, date and test centre to suit you.
How many Driving Lessons will I need?
Every pupil is different, so the amount of driving lessons you will need before passing will vary. There is no possible way to predict a specific amount of lessons, however as a guideline, DVSA statistics say the average pupil takes 47 hours professional driving lessons, and 20 hours private lessons.
Do you teach people of all ages?
Driving is not just for the young so why not talk to us about our lessons to get you on the road. Our highly trained instructors are patient and here to help you pass your driving test and give you the freedom you deserve. So, why not pick up the phone and give us a call to find out how we can help you? Tel: 0800 211 8717
Do I need to pass my Driving Theory Test before I book the Practical Driving Test?
In order to book your practical driving test, you will need to have passed your driving theory test. However you can begin your driving lessons prior to passing your driving lessons.
What car will I be learning in?
Our Nayland Driving School driving instructors all use different cars. However, they’re all fitted with dual controls and are fully suitable for teaching. If you would like to find out before you begin your driving lessons, please call our team.
Do I need to pass my theory test before booking driving lessons?
No, you do not need to pass the driving theory test before taking driving lessons. Some learner drivers will want to study and pass the theory test first of all so that it is done, and they can then focus on the practical lessons and put their learning into practice. Other students prefer to combine theory test study and learning to drive to get some road experience to help increase their chances of passing the theory test first time. So it all really depends on how you prefer to learn.
Where will I be picked up from?
The majority of our driving instructors will pick pupils up from their home. Please note that alternate addresses like work, or college can be arranged with advanced notice.
What car will I learn to drive in?
The model of car that students will use to learn to drive will differ from instructor to instructor. Some of the most popular car models include Ford’s, Kia and Vauxhall. Whichever car you will learn to drive in, the car will have undergone modifications so that dual control is there for your instructor to use if and when required.