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frequently asked questions

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Most frequent questions and answers

You need to be at least 17 years of age and if you have not already done so, apply for a provisional license from the DVLA. You can do this online or by getting an application form from the post office. It is also worth having an eyesight check, but in any event, ensure you can read a standard car number plate at 20.5 metres.

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Continuity of driving lessons is important and DS recommends that you have between 2 or 4 hours per week. You will also progress much quicker if you have two hour lessons each time. But it is recommended that you at least do 1 hour of driving lesson at the minimum. 

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The number of lessons required varies from student to student and is dependent on many factors, such as age availability and learning style. Your instructor will, however, monitor your progress with our individual learning plan and keep you fully informed.

Yes we do offer intensive driving courses. These can be anything from one week upwards. Undertaking an intensive course will depend on several factors, such as previous experience and whether you have passed your theory test. If you want to go ahead, we will arrange a two hour driving assessment and advise you of your best route to test.

No, and in fact it may be better to learn the theory whilst having practical lessons. You will however need to pass the theory test before applying for the practical test. 

DS provides various ways to study DSA questions and hazard perception clips. Ask your driving instructor for your online class access now. 

There are several theory test centres across the UK. Your DS driving instructor will be able to advise you of your nearest centre. Alternatively click here.

We have a range of modern cars, such as the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa, Peugeot 207 and Ford Focus which all come with dual controls for your peace of mind and safety.

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