Frequently Asked Questions

Questions we are asked a lot…

When you first start learning to drive you can have a lot questions that you want to know the answers for. Here, we have the answers to some of the most common questions.

What do I need for my driving lessons?

Before you have your first practical driving lesson should have a provisional licence. The paper counterpart has been discontinued, so don’t worry if you have lost this part or can’t find it. Any new provisional licences processed won’t come with the paper part anymore.


What should I bring to my first driving lesson?

If you wear glasses, be sure to bring them and if your not sure about your eyesight, it’s a good idea to get them checked before you book a driving lesson.

When you start your first lesson our instructor will double check your eyesight (asking you to read a number plate from another car) and also check your provisional licence.

If you have come from another driving school in Blackburn then it’s a good idea to bring a record of the progress/subjects you have covered to help our instructor know when and where to start your lesson.

What will I be doing during my first lesson?

Depending on your experience will determine what you cover in your first lesson with us. Our instructor will ask you about your experience before the lesson starts and then choose a suitable subject and place to start the lesson. If you are a beginner then you will typically cover controls of the car, moving off/stopping and turning left and right (if you are doing a 2 hour lesson). If you are partly trained, don’t worry we won’t start you from the beginning!

How many driving lessons will I need to do?


Last year, our average learner took just 28 hours of driving lessons. This is almost half the national average 45 hours plus 22 hours private practice. Not everyone is the same, so you may take less/more than our average. Our instructor(s) will always keep you up to date on your progress and give you feedback on how you are doing and how many more hours you will need to get to test standard.

What will I be driving?

All of our vehicles are modern, with dual controls. Typically we teach in the following vehicles: Mini Cooper, Citroen DS3, Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Golf, Vauxhall Corsa and more. If you have a preference on the vehicle you would like to learn in, then please let us know at the time of your booking.

When can I book a driving test?

Unfortunately, you need to pass the theory test before you can book the practical test, so do your best to pass the theory as quickly as possible. You can even take your theory test on your 17th birthday if you are really keen.

You can book a theory test online by clicking here.

You can book a driving test online by clicking here.

Can I use my driving instructor's car for my test?

It’s normal practice to take your driving test in your instructor’s vehicle. Please make sure you consult your instructor first before booking your driving test, this will ensure he’s available for the day/time and obviously listen to your instructor in regards to your preparation. They are the experts and they should only take pupils to test that they believe are test ready.