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  • Very Good first time pass rate!

 

What my pupils say about me..


"LILLIE EMMERSON

PASSED 1ST TIME."

"MITCHELL COLLINS

EXCELLET DRIVING TUITION, REALLY GOOD LESSONS AND GAVE ME THE RIGHT CONFIDENCE TO TAKE MY TEST WITH A REALLY GOOD FEELING, PASSED 1ST TIME WITH 4 MINORS ,, REALLY PLEASED.."

"CALLUM BATTAMS

PASSD 1ST TIME, GREAT INSTRUCTOR, EXCELLENT TUITION, PASSED WITH NO MINOR FAULTS.. "

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your test pass rate?

Test pass rates are like any statistic, as they can be manipulated to indicate whatever the user wishes to them to portray. Many instructors will promote High Pass Rates! and/or High 1st Time Pass Rates! in an attempt to convince you that they guarantee a pass, probably first time. However, they can ignore the fact that people have come to them after previously failing, work on the principle that “eventually everyone will pass, or even make the figures up as they go along. The national average pass rate is between 40 & 50%, and because it is to our mutual benefit that you pass, I consistently aim for a rate well above that average, ideally 100%! Of course, I can only train you to drive safely and competently to the required test standard - how you actually perform on the day is up to you! Nevertheless, we do have a number of coping strategies for nerves and anxiety which can be provided for those that require them.

How many lessons will I need?

Again, this question cannot be answered specifically. The DSA currently recommend at least 40 hours tuition to achieve the required standard to pass the test, but everyone learns at different rates, and each of us perform well at varying disciplines. It will be your instructor's job to provide a program of learning which best suits you, and to monitor your progress until they consider that you are driving consistently at the level required to pass your test. Some may achieve this within 20 lessons; others will require much more tuition - the instructor will advise when they perceive that you are ready. We are aware that you wont, understandably, wish to spend any more money than is necessary, and will strive to achieve the standard required within your budget allowance!

Is your car available for the driving test?

If you are already a pupil training with me, I will automatically reserve the car for use when you are ready to take the practical test and have a date booked. If you come to us wishing to take a test imminently, then we will gladly reserve it for you once we have driven together for the duration of at least one lesson. You will, I hope, appreciate that we would need to assess your ability to drive the car safely and competently before allocating it for your exclusive use, without instructor supervision, on a driving test. We will also use the assessment lesson to advise you whether we consider that you are ready to take the practical test.

Can you help with the Theory/Hazard Perception Tests?

I will be glad to provide assistance and advice for these tests, and can loan training aids where necessary, or recommend suitable learning materials to you.

Do you provide discounts or offers?

See our prices page for all details of standard rates, ongoing offers, gift vouchers etc.

Do you provide automatic driving tuition?

I do not currently have an automatic vehicle for training purposes.

How do you expect me to pay for lessons?

I would currently wish you to pay via personal cheque or cash. I hope you will appreciate that delayed payments or returned cheques may adversely affect our working relationship together, so please try to avoid these issues.