Before your 1st driving lesson
✓ Find your provisional licence. You will need to present it to your instructor
✓ We will also ask you to share your licence information with us online, you can do this with your instructor by providing your NI number or completing the online check using this link
✓ Bring any glasses or contact lenses if you have been prescribed them
✓ Wear a flat sole pair of shoes
✓ Don’t worry. Many learners are nervous before their 1st lesson, your driving instructor should put you at ease.
Booking your Lessons
You can book your course or lessons by calling us on 0161 241 3699. If you take weekly lessons we will just book you for your 1st lesson, then your instructor will be able to book further lessons with you directly.
Your course is designed around you, so you can spread lessons out to suit your budget or availability or condense them into a course to run over consecutive days.
You can pay for your lessons either directly with your instructor or you can pay by phone with a debit or credit card.
If you are booking an Intensive Course, you’ll be asked to make a deposit payment, your tests and course dates will then be booked for you. The balance is due before the start of your course.
If you need to cancel a lesson for any reason, please call us as soon as possible and speak to our office team. We do not accept cancellations by email or text message as these may not be received.
If you cancel your lesson with less than 48 hours notice you will normally be charged for the full lesson. If there are exceptional circumstances why you need to cancel speak to our office team or your instructor who will be able to advise you of whether a charge will apply.
Please note for Intensive Courses our Terms & Conditions will be supplied to you when booking your course, please ensure that you read these carefully as the cancellation policy will be different to above.
How Your Lessons will be conducted
Your Instructor will guide you throughout your driving lessons until you can demonstrate the skills needed without any assistance. Each lesson will be structured and you will be given objectives to achieve.
If you have had lessons previously, your instructor will assess your current ability and develop a plan with you that helps you to improve your driving skills in a structured way.
We will record your progress throughout your lessons and this will help you to see when you are ready to take your driving test.
Your instructor will always start by going over some of the skills you have already learnt to ensure that you can demostrate these without help, before moving on to the next topic.
The first stage of learning to drive is all about handling the vehicle properly and in a safe manner. You will taught how to:
✓ Understand and use the vehicle controls
✓ Move off & stop at the side of the road
✓ Steer the car correctly and safely around hazards, bends and corners
✓ Select an appropriate gear and control the clutch (manual cars)
✓ Turn left and right through junctions
✓ Emerge from a junction safely
✓ Move off from an uphill or downhill position
✓ Perform an emergency stop (in a controlled situation)
✓ Recognise and approach crossroads and junctions