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FAQs

Driving Lesson FAQs

Are All of Your Driving Instructors Fully Qualified?

Yes, we use only fully-qualified driving instructors. All our instructors display the Green ADI badge in their car.

Our instructors are either Grade A, or are currently working towards achieving this high standard — the highest standard qualification any driving instructor can hold.

Can I Take Automatic Driving Lessons?

Yes, you can! Our new instructor, Neil Buck, now offers driving tuition in his automatic Honda Jazz. Neil covers Norwich and the surrounding areas up to a 10-mile radius from the city centre. Take a look at our automatic driving lessons page to learn more.

Can I Take Lessons With A Female Driving Instructor?

Yes, you can! We are able to offer driving lessons with either male or female instructors.

Meet Our Female Driving Instructors

Sally, our female driving instructor in Great Yarmouth.
Sally Barton

Meet the Whole Team

Visit our about page to meet the rest of our instructors.

Can I Take My Driving Test in Great Yarmouth?

No, unfortunately you can’t take your driving test in Great Yarmouth. The closest test centre however is just down the road in Lowestoft. Here’s the full address:

Rishton House
Clapham Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR32 1RL

Alternatively, you may wish to take your driving test in Norwich instead. Here is the full address for the Norwich test centre:

Plot 16A, Peachman Way
Broadlands Business Park, Thorpe St Andrew
Norwich
Norfolk
NR7 0WE

You can search for a driving test centre near you on the Gov.uk website. All you need is your postcode.

Can I Take My Driving Test in Lowestoft?

Yes! You can take your driving test in Lowestoft. Here’s the full address of your local driving test centre:

Rishton House
Clapham Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR32 1RL

You can search for a driving test centre near you on the Gov.uk website. All you need is your postcode.

Do You Offer Intensive Driving Lessons?

We do not offer intensive driving lessons, and with good reason. It is difficult to learn to drive in just one week. Pass rates are very low for people who take intensive courses.

You will learn much more easily and effectively by taking regular driving lessons every week. Alternatively, we can arrange a semi-intensive driving course for you where you’d take a two to three hour lesson each day. We consistently deliver high pass rates with this approach because we use effective teaching practices.

Still not convinced? Read more about why we think intensive driving courses are best avoided.

How Long Will it Take to Pass My Test?

If you are a beginner we can teach you to drive to a high standard in around 30 hours. By this point you’ll be ready to pass your test.

If you already have some driving and road experience we’ll aim to do it even quicker than that!

How Many Driving Lessons Will I Need Before I Take My Test?

This is easily one of the most common questions we get asked at How-2-Drive.

We know you want to learn how to drive in as few lessons as possible. We understand that you don’t want to feel rushed.

But at the same time, you also don’t want your tuition to drag on for longer than necessary.

Clearly-Structured Driving Lessons

At How-2-Drive we deliver well-structured lessons that have clear objectives. After all, learning to drive is not cheap and we want you to get good value for your money.

According to the DVSA, it takes an average of 47 hours to pass the practical driving test. And that’s for learners who are sensible enough to study with an Approved Driving Instructor. On top of this, the DVSA says an additional 20 hours of private driving practice is also required.

How Many Driving Lessons Can We Save You?

But who wants to be average? By benefitting from our specially-designed Driver Training System our pupils take 17 hours less than the DVSA average!

Our tried-and-tested system can reduce the time it will take you to learn to drive. We consistently bring our pupils up to pass standard within 30 to 40 hours.

That’s up to 17 hours less than the average learner driver — saving you time and money!

How Will I Know How I’m Getting On With My Lessons?

You will be given your own Learning to Drive Handbook when you start taking driving lessons with us. Your instructor will use it to record your progress after each lesson. This will give you a record of how well you are doing and what you need to learn or practice next.

You will also be encouraged to keep a reflective log. You can use this to review your own learning so that you can discuss your objectives with your driving instructor at the start of each lesson.

What Discounts Are There For Learner Drivers?

We’re delighted to offer discounts to our learner drivers.

For starters, you’ll get your first hour free when you book your first two-hour lesson. Then if you decide you’re happy taking lessons with us we’ll knock £2 off our normal hourly rate when you buy a block of 10 hours in one go.

Book your first driving lesson now to get started.

Will My Driving Instructor Be Fully Qualified?

Yes! All our driving instructors are Approved by the DVSA and have their Green ADI badge on display. We do not use trainee driving instructors, unlike many national driving schools!

Will You Pick Me Up From Work or College and Drop Me Home?

Yes of course, provided its within our local area and you make your instructor aware before the lesson.

Book Your First Driving Lesson Today!

When you book your first driving lesson with How-2-Drive, you’ll get your first hour free! If you can’t wait to pass your driving test, why not give us a try?