Driving lessons in Burnley

The DSA (Driving Standards Agency) official guide to learning to drive states;

“Those who pass their driving test have had on average 45 hours of professional tuition combined with 22 hours of private practice”

This means that 45 hours is an average figure and you may need more or indeed less hours depending on the circumstances.

One of the best ways to keep the lessons required to pass your test to a minimum is to ensure that you have regular lessons, for example twice weekly or even once weekly. 

The lesson length can also affect how many hours you require, personally I would recommend the two hour lesson option at least once or twice a week. Obviously this is not going to be ideal for everyone. This is why I have a wide range of lesson options available to suit your individual needs.

I will tailor the subjects that need to be covered to suit you as an individual and to make sure you are at the required standard for taking the test. You can rest assured that my overall aim is to teach you safe driving for life and get you your driving licence as quickly as is suitable for you. I will also supply you with a government supplied training record so you will always know where you are up too. So for the best driving lessons in Burnley see my contact page

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Practical test

From October the 4th 2010 the practical test is changing, it will now include something called independant driving, for a 10 minuit section of the test you will be asked to drive independantly either following a brief list of instructions or following roads signs or a combination of both. Please note that instead of having to do two manouervers on the test you will now only be asked to do one as well as potentially an emergency stop. "CLICK ME" To watch a short video from youtube explaning the changes.

Theory test

The theory test consists of 50 multiple choice questions followed by a hazard perception test.

I would advise that pupils begin to revise for their theory test before their driving lessons begin. The reason for this is you cannot book your practical test until you have successfully completed you're theory test. The waiting times for theory tests can be as long as three weeks and sometimes more so if you’re looking to get your licence as soon as possible the theory test needs to be done and dusted so to speak. Follow this link to book your theory test. Practical test waiting times are often in excess of five weeks so if you couple this with you're theory test waiting times, that’s eight weeks wait straight away. I often get pupils who delay in completing their theory test and in all honesty it increases the overall time it takes to get your licence. 


Here is a link to what is in my opinion the best revision material for the theory test. Please also note the test has changed recently so the revision DVD/CDROM's that are before 2007 are now out of date.  

Pass Plus in Burnley

Pass Plus is a training course specifically aimed at new drivers, designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry. Pass Plus will build upon your existing skills and knowledge, it will teach you how to anticipate, plan for and deal with all kinds of hazards, and can help you to become more confident on the roads.


Pass Plus is made up of six practical modules which include:

  • driving in town
  • driving in all weathers
  • driving on rural roads  Driving Lessons Burnley
  • driving at night
  • driving on dual carriageways
  • driving on motorways

Anyone who holds a full UK licence is eligible to take part in the scheme. You will not have to take a test at the end of the course but you will be continually assessed. You must successfully complete all the modules in the course to an achieved or exceeded standard.

The course is 6 hours usually split into three two hour lessons. Taking the pass plus course can give new drivers significantly reduced insurance costs with substancial discounts which can add up to more than the discount given for a full years no-claims bonus! Here is a list of all the insurers that take part in scheme. So for the best pass plus in rossendale se my contacts page.

Advanced/Motorway Tuition in Burnley

Advanced tuition is aimed at anyone who would like to further increase their driving ability, perhaps you already have a full licence but haven’t driven for a while and would just like to brush up on your skills.

Alternatively you may be having a driving assessment as part of a job interview and would just like sharpen your abilities.

You may be taking an advanced drivers test and require tuition to get you to the standard required.

Whatever your needs I can tailor a short or long course to suit you as an individual.

Do you get anxious at the thought of using the motorway?

Have you been avoiding them like the plague?

I can give you the confidence and teach you the ability to deal with motorways in a safe and responsible manner by increasing your hazard awareness and perception skills whilst driving at speed.

The course covers:
      · joining the motorway
      · use of speed
      · foward planning
      · motorway observations
      · lane discipline
      · dealing with other road users
      · safe overtaking
      · all weather conditions
      · leaving the motorway

For details and prices on advanced or motorway tuition see my prices page for more info.

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