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Here are the most Frequently Asked Questions about our Courses for Learners. Clicking on a question will take you directly to the relevant answer.


WHAT IS AN INTENSIVE COURSE?

WHY IS IT SO EFFECTIVE?

HOW LONG WILL I NEED?

HOW ARE YOUR COURSES STRUCTURED?

WHAT ABOUT THE THEORY TEST?

WHAT ABOUT THE PRACTICAL TEST?

WHAT IF I FAIL?

WHO ARRANGES THE TEST?

WHAT ABOUT ACCOMMODATION?

• WHAT ABOUT JOINING INSTRUCTIONS?

• DO YOU DO COURSES FOR AUTOMATICS?


WHAT IS AN INTENSIVE COURSE?

It eliminates the frustrating hour-long weekly lesson that seems to go on forever. With the introduction of the new longer test, weekly lessons will now take even longer to get to test standard. 

WHY IS IT SO EFFECTIVE?

It overcomes the problems associated with weekly lessons, namely re-teaching. On average it will take you 15 minutes to get back to where you left off the previous week. Instructors can arrive 5 minutes late and finish 5 minutes early! Before you know it your lesson is over!


HOW LONG WILL I NEED?

We offer courses to suit all driving abilities and ages. You already should have a good idea of your learning ability, however, we work on an hour and fiteen minutes for every year of your life. Remember, driving becomes more difficult as you get older, and you may need more time.


HOW ARE YOUR COURSES STRUCTURED?

We structure our courses to get the best performance together with rapid improvement from our pupils. There are no short cuts. All tuition is "One to One" and the full course syllabus as laid down by the Driving Standards Agency is followed to the letter.

 

STAGE 1
STAGE 2
STAGE 3
STAGE 4

Entry checks

The Controls

Moving off, Steering, pulling in

Changing Gear

Co-ordination

Effective use of mirrors

Cross roads & Junctions

Turning left/right

Roundabouts

Emergency stops

Signaling & Communication

Pedestrian Crossings

Overtaking & meeting at crossings

Making progress

Busy traffic

Manoeuvring 

Reversing to the left/right

Turning in the road

Reverse Parking incl. Parking Bays

Preparing for the Test

Mock Test

The Test



WHAT ABOUT THE THEORY TEST?

You must pass the Theory and Hazard Perception Tests before you can take the practical test. A self study booklet/CD Rom can be purchased from any major book retailer. To book the Theory Test by phone call 0300 200 11 22, the fee is £30.00.  

Study hard - as there are over 40,000 failures each year. The tests are computer based and results will be given at the end.

Please give yourself enough time to take and pass the Theory Test before booking your course with us.


WHAT ABOUT THE PRACTICAL TEST?

The test is conducted by an examiner from the Driving Standards Agency on the last day of your course, provided that you reach the required standard. We are not responsible if the DSA cancels your test before or during your course. Please ignore all the horror stories about examiners, they are highly skilled in their job and their approach is friendly and very professional. We put all pupils through a mock test the day before the real one as this will give you a good idea of what to expect with the examiner. Nervous pupils may have several mock tests.


WHAT IF I FAIL?

If you are unlucky and fail your test you must wait ten working days before you can retake it (Saturday is counted as a working day). You may be ready with just a few hours further tuition.


WHO ARRANGES THE TEST?

In short, we do. All you need to do is fill in the application form with your details and send it with a deposit of £100. We also take bookings by fax, phone or e-mail. You are asked for three start dates, and we will try to get you the dates you want.


WHAT ABOUT ACCOMMODATION?

Should you require accommodation we will book it for you. You could be staying in a nice guest house near the centre of Canterbury, Herne Bay or Folkestone. It will depend where we book your test. The cost is from £20 per night for B&B.


JOINING INSTRUCTIONS

These will be sent to you prior to your course, as soon as we receive your deposit.

DO YOU DO COURSES FOR AUTOMATICS?

Yes, they run on the same lines, but we charge an extra £1 per hour. This is because automatics use more petrol than manuals and are more expensive to purchase initially. Your course may however be shorter, since on average it takes less time to reach test standard.

 

AUTOMATIC COURSES FOR THE SAME PRICE AS MANUAL COURSES - LIMITED SPECIAL OFFER - BOOK YOUR COURSE NOW
 
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