Driving Lessons


How to Book a Driving Lesson Online

It’s really easy to book a driving lesson online with Book Learn Pass. We aim to have your driving lessons booked within minutes and the easiest way to do so, is to fill in the short contact form on this page. Once complete, a member of our friendly team will be in touch right away to confirm your start date. Our driving instructors are professional and flexible, meaning you will be able to learn at a time and day most convenient for you.

You can also book your driving lessons by calling 07597471607, which is our direct booking number. If you wish to make an enquiry via email, you can email [email protected] to book your driving lessons too. Our customer service team is on hand from 8am to 9pm, Monday to Sunday to assist you with your booking too.

Why Book a Driving Lesson Online With Book Learn Pass

When you book a driving lesson with Book Learn Pass, you can rest assured you are learning to drive with a qualified and professional driving instructor. You will be taught how to drive in a safe and controlled manner and we aim to develop you into a safe driver for life.

Another reason why you should book your driving lessons with Book Learn Pass, is our interactive website. We have an abundance of training materials to help you pass your driving theory test, a range of guides to help you practice your driving manoeuvres and driving test tips from professional driving instructors to help you pass your driving test.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve taught people how to drive for a number of years now and we understand that you may have a few questions you would like to ask before booking your driving lessons. There are a few standard questions we are regularly asked and we have included answers to them below.

Can I Reschedule My Driving Lessons?

You can reschedule or cancel your driving lessons up to 48 hours before the lessons’ scheduled start time, free of charge. If you wish to cancel or reschedule within 48 hours of your lessons’ start time, you will be charged the cost of the lesson. Short notice cancellations often leave our driving instructors out of pocket. The two day notice period allows us to find a replacement for the time slot.

Are There Any Discounts Available?

If you are booking driving lessons with Book Learn Pass for the first time, you can take advantage of our introductory discount offer. Depending of the area and driving instructor availability, the discount for learner drivers learning to drive with us for the first time, can be up to 10%.

Can I Book Driving Lessons As a Gift For Someone Else?

If you want to buy driving lessons as a gift for a friend or family member, we do have gift vouchers available. Once your purchase has been confirmed, we will email you a voucher which can be given to the intended recipient. The voucher is valid for up to 12 months.

Book a driving lesson with Book Learn Pass today and learn to drive with one of our fun, professional driving instructors in your local area. Our lessons are affordable, you will be taught how to drive in a relaxed environment and we have helped hundreds of learner drivers pass their driving test over the last few years. To get started fill in the contact form on this page and one of our friendly customer service agents will be in touch as soon as possible.

Do I Need To Pass My Theory Test Before Booking a Driving Lesson?

You do not need to pass your driving theory test before booking a driving lesson. As long as you are over the age of 16 and posses a valid provisional driving license, you can legally learn to drive. You can be taught by either a qualified driving instructor, or a friend or family member over the age of 21, who has held their driving license for 3 or more years. In our experience, learner drivers who study for their theory test as they learn to drive, progress quicker than learner drivers who do not, as learning road signs and markings makes you a more aware and mindful driver.

What’s a provisional driving license?

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How Much Do Driving Lessons Cost

The cost of a driving lesson tends to vary by your location, the type of lesson you are interested in and how long the lesson lasts. New learner drivers who are just starting out can enjoy reduced rates through our introductory driving lessons and the average cost of an hours tuition is currently £19.

Driving Lesson Prices

What To Expect From Your First Driving Lesson?

Most learner drivers will feel a mixture of nerves and excitement before their first lesson and this is to be expected. During your first lesson you will be taught how to move the car, what each of its controls do and learn an important set of safety checks. Your initial lesson is a time to familiarise yourself with the car, the road and your driving instructor. For more information on what you can expect on your first driving lesson read our guide on the topic here.

What Type of Driving Lessons Can You Choose?

You can choose from a range of driving lessons we have on offer and we have lessons to suit all budgets, preferences and individual requirements. Whether you are student on a budget, or working professional with limited time, our driving lessons are built around you and your current lifestyle. You can book any of the following lessons;

Manual Driving Lessons

These are our most popular driving lessons and most learner drivers opt to practice in a manual car. In a manual car you have to change gears yourself and mastering clutch control is essential for completing driving manoeuvres and changing gears.

Automatic Driving Lessons

We also have automatic driving lessons available too. Automatic driving lessons tend to be a lot easier than their manual counterpart, you will reach test standard at a much quicker rate and it’s a popular lesson type among many learner drivers. The only drawback of this particular lesson is that when you pass your driving test in an automatic car, you are not permitted to drive a manual car with this particular license.

Manual vs Automatic driving lessons

Weekend Driving Lessons

If you find you are too busy during the working week to learn to drive, fear not for you are not alone. Juggling work, education, a family and a whole host of other commitments can make it difficult to find the necessary time and for many learners the weekend is the best opportunity to practice. We offer weekend driving lessons for learners who prefer to practice on either a Saturday or Sunday and this is one of our most popular options.

Can I Learn To Drive With a Female Driving Instructor?

Many learner drivers prefer to learn to drive with a female driving instructor. A female instructor can help you feel more relaxed behind the wheel and this is important especially during the initial stages when learners are at their most anxious. All our female instructors are well trained and fully qualified and if you would prefer to learn with a female instructor we can help you get started as soon as possible.

Why you should choose a female driving instructor

Driving Lessons For Nervous Drivers

Getting behind the wheel for the first time can be a daunting process and it is quite normal to feel nervous before the start of your first lesson. If you are feeling apprehensive, you can start out with our introductory driving lessons and these are designed to get you used to the vehicle and the road in a quiet setting. These lessons take place on residential roads away from busy traffic and they are ideal for learner drivers who want to start off at a slower pace.

Overcome Driving Anxiety

What Topics Will You Cover During Your Lessons

You will cover a wide range of topics when you learn to drive with BookLearnPass. Our aim is to develop you into a mature, responsible driver capable of driving with confidence at all times and whether you are novice driver with limited experience, or you have taken lessons in the past, we will ensure you cover all topics in the driving syllabus. Subjects are split into beginner, intermediate and advanced as shown in the table below.

Beginner TopicsIntermediate TopicsAdvanced Topics
Cockpit DrillPedestrian CrossingsMock Driving Test
POM Driving RoutineRoundaboutsBay Parking
MSM Driving RoutineDual CarriagewaysReversing
CoordinationJunctionsTurn in The Road
Emergency StopHazard PerceptionParallel Parking
CrossroadsClutch ControlDefensive Driving

How Many Driving Lessons Should You Take Before a Test?

Learning to drive can be a long process and as individuals learn at different speeds, some learner drivers will progress quicker than others. On average it takes around 40 hours of training with a fully qualified approved driving instructor and 20 hours of independent driving with a friend or family member to reach test standard. If you take a two hour double lesson each week, you will be ready to book a driving test in around 5 months. Read our guide on how many driving lessons you will need before booking a test.

Preparing For Your Driving Test

Once you have taken enough lessons and your instructor feels you are ready to take your driving test, we have a range of articles and guides in our driving test tips section to help you prepare for the big day. We recommend all learners go through these resources to ive themselves the best chances of passing on the day.

Driving lessons although exciting and very necessary, are a means to an end. The end goal of the process is to learn to drive safely and pass the driving test in the shortest time possible and one of the first questions new learners ask their driving instructors is; “How many lessons will it take me to pass?”.

Unfortunately there is no definitive answer to this question, as it has a lot to do with the individual and the standard of tutoring they receive from their driving instructor. People progress at different rates and a concept that one student might find really easy to grasp, another might struggle with it for some time.

Some new learners find it really tough during their first few lessons, however they reach a point where everything starts to make sense and from then on in, the lessons get easier and easier. While on the other hand there are some learners who start of really quickly, mastering much of the basics, but then they hit a glass ceiling in their development, which takes a considerable amount of time to get through.

How Many Hours Does It Take To Pass on Average?

As mentioned there is no one size fits all answer, however we can use the nation’s average as a yardstick. Assuming each lesson is 1 hour long, on average it takes new learners 42 hours to pass their driving test.

Why Does It Take So Long To Pass?

For learners who are starting from scratch i.e they’ve had no form of tuition prior to their first driving lesson with an instructor, the first few lessons are spent learning the basics of the car. Your instructor will go through a set of safety checks with you, you’ll be taught how the pedals and gears work and then how to stop and start the car. Much of your first few lessons will be spent working on these concepts, before moving on to more challenging aspects.

On average by the 10th hour, learners should be more familiar with the car and the road. Their clutch control should have improved dramatically and they should be planning ahead while driving and anticipating the actions and intentions of other road users. The instructor will steadily add new concepts and ideas to the lessons and by the 20th hour, new learners should start incorporating maneuvers while driving.

By the 30th hour new learners should be relatively confident on the road and be able to execute a majority of the required maneuvers. At this point learners should be comfortable both bay and parallel parking, as well turning in the road and reversing around corners. Their standard of driving should be relatively high and it usually is a question of how prepared they feel to take the test and and also how close their instructor thinks they are to test standard.

Lesson 30 to 40 tend to be spent practicing mock driving tests, understanding the common pitfalls, discussing ways to avoid these and generally preparing to take the examination.

Factors That Affect How Quickly You’ll Pass Your Test

Although there’s no definitive answer to how many driving lessons you’ll need to pass your test, there are a few factors that are known to either speed up or slow down the process and understanding what they are and having a plan to deal with them, will improve your chances of passing significantly.

1. How Often You Have Your Lessons?

How often you take your driving lessons plays a big part in how quickly you learn. Individuals who are able to take more than 1 lesson a week, tend to learn quicker than those who space their lessons out over longer periods of time. Of course not everyone’s situation will allow them to dedicate between 3 – 4 hours a week at intervals of 2 – 3 days, however those who are able to take their lessons in quick succession, grasp the concepts they’re taught much faster, as they are able to put into practice what they have been taught while the information is still fresh.

2. The Length Of Each Driving Lessons

The length of each driving lesson also plays a major role in how quickly you progress. In most cases an hour long lesson is not long enough, especially when your instructor is introducing new concepts to you. If it has been a few days since your last lesson, it can take a while to get into the swing of things once your behind the wheel and if your spend a first quarter of the hour adjusting to the car, the second quarter getting to grips with what’s being taught, it doesn’t leave much time for driving and feedback from your instructor. Therefore in most cases it’s better to take your lessons in two hour blocks as this gives you time to take in the new concept, while simultaneously giving you enough time to practice it too.

3. How You Deal With Your Nerves

How you handle your nerves in the lessons leading up to and on the day of your driving test, goes a long to determining how soon you’ll pass. We all get nervous in life, however a significant number of new learners feel very nervous while driving, this causes them to make errors, which invariably lead to failed tests. Finding a way to remain calm and composed in the lessons leading up to your driving test as well as on test day itself, is critical to passing your test in the shortest possible time.

4. How Confident You Are Behind The Wheel

Driver confidence is a critical factor in how soon an individual passes their driving test. It’s often relatively easy to get a new learner to test standard, however if the student doesn’t feel confident within themselves to take and pass the test, they’ll often require a number of lessons, just dedicated to improving their confidence behind the wheel. In such cases it’s worthwhile reassuring yourself that you are just as competent as all the other road users and that the hours of practice you’ve dedicated up to this point, means you are just as qualified to be on the road as all the other drivers around you.

As with most things in life we want things to be done instantly, however learning to drive is one of those things which takes a considerable period of time to complete. Although there is no universal answer to the question of how long it takes to pass, choosing a good driving instructor, while preparing yourself as best as possible, will ensure you pass your test at the earliest possible chance.

If you need your driving licence in a hurry, use our driving test cancellations app to find a short notice driving test. If you aren’t pressed for time, you can check out driving test waiting times at your local test centre and book a driving test when you’re ready.

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