To start lessons you must be at least 17 and hold a valid Provisional Licence. You don't need to have passed your Theory Test to take lessons, but you will need to pass the Theory before taking the Practical Test.
You can start lessons at 16 if you get, or have applied for, the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment ( PIP )
All our instructors are experienced, registered professionals who have been approved by the Driver Vehicle Agency / Department for Infrastructure. Our aim is to get you driving as quickly and safely as possible. We are qualified to deal with people of all abilities, so plesae feel free to ask questions if you are finding something difficult to understand. There's no such thing as a stupid question.
The amount of lessons needed vary from person to person. The important thing to remember is that you should go at your own pace and don't rush into the test.
The Driving Standards Agency recommend around 45 hours of tuition and 20 hours of private practise although most people feel qualified sooner than that.
Our lessons are on a one-on-one basis with the instructor and typically last between 1 and 2 hours.
We offer different packages for lessons, including discounts when buying multiple lessons at once.
It might be better for a student to learn to drive in Belfast, rather than learning with an instructor in their home town.
Learning in Belfast means you learn to drive in a city and can adapt to changing lanes etc at your own pace, with an instructor at your side. Sounds better than learning in a small town, then being overwhelmed on your first trip to the city!
No. You can arrange with your instructor to be picked up at work, school, home, university or wherever suits you and within reason you can choose where you'd like to end the lesson also.
You can practise with family members at home, as long as you're insured to drive their car. They also must be over 21 and have held a full licence for at least 3 years.
Your instructor will let you know when they feel you are ready to take the test. You might want to have an extra lesson or two just to go over things you find difficult and to boost your confidence in general.
You can use the school's car to complete your test, or a private car if you are fully insured.