Apply for a provisional driving licence using a D1 Form obtained from most major post offices or alternatively online.
Send the completed D1 driving lesson form, payment and 2 passport photos to the DVLA.
Eyesight - if you are unsure of the quality of your eyesight it may be worth setting a check-up with the opticians. The regulations state you must be able to read the new style number plates from 20 meters away (66feet). You must also be medically fit to drive, thus check with your GP or the medical branch of the DVLA if you are unsure about any medication you are currently taking or any existing health problems.
Firstly you need to take and pass the Driving Theory exam. This comprises of a multiple choice exam and a video simulation hazard perception test.
If you live in Leicester or Leicestershire, the nearest DSA driving test centre is Wellington Street in Leicester city centre.
If you require a mock test please see our links page
NB. You may have driving lessons before you pass your theory test, although you cannot book the practical test until you pass this driving theory exam.
The final stage is your practical driving test, an intensive driving exam which may last up to 40 minutes.
You have up to 2 years to take this after you pass your DSA driving theory exam.
YOU NOW HAVE THE FREEDOM OF THE ROADS
One thing you may consider after passing your test is PASS PLUS driving qualification. This is a scheme created by the DSA to improve the experience of newly passed drivers.
By completing this course, participating insurance companies recognise an improvement in your driving standards, and thus, annual premiums for your car insurance are reduced.
For more information on attending a PASS PLUS driving course and the cost, please see our pricing page. Well done, you have now learnt a new life changing skill. Good luck and safe driving!
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Intensive Lessons (Crash Courses)
These are a common request and we will undertake them. However it is worth noting that we have found better results by not trying to cram everything into a short period, which is what most aim to do.
A one week crash courses places a lot of pressure on both the learner and instructor. Pass rates are very low and often these types of courses are very expensive.
Our own special version of intensive driving lessons is fast paced enough to satisfy the most eager learner, yet provides enough time for familiarity, road sense and a little experience to gain a foothold - after all, there is nothing gained by having a crash the day after you pass due to basic inexperience!
GO GREEN INTENSIVE COURSE
Our successful way of doing an intensive driving course is to increase your normal weekly lesson times to 4 or 5 hours per week spread over 2-3 days. This seems to be working fine. Of course, every learner is different so an initial 1 hour assessment is required from which the instructor will try and gauge to the closest proximity, how many lessons they think you will need and what time period it is to a target test date. If you needed an extra 25hrs and your test was 6 weeks away then you could take 4-5hrs per week.
Bear in mind it can take 6-10 weeks to get a date for your Practical test and you still need to do the Theory test before you can take the practical.
Refresher Driving Lessons can be very useful for people of all ages for a variety of reasons.
Regain confidence after an accident
Mandatory requirement following a driving offence
Improve driving performance
Not driven for a while
Changed from manual to automatic or vice-versa
To brush up on latest and correct methods to aid son/daughter/partner who is learning to drive
By taking a refresher course of driving lessons you will be improving your safety on the road and your confidence in your abilities.
Booking Refresher Driving Lessons
To book a Refresher Driving Lesson, please enquire via our booking form.