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Learner Driver Guide

Learning to Drive in Six Steps

Learning to drive is an exciting journey, but for some it can also be intimidating. Our free learner driver guide breaks the journey down into six manageable steps:

  1. Get your provisional driving licence so you can legally start driving under supervision.
  2. Start taking driving lessons!
  3. Learn practical driving manoeuvres.
  4. Prepare for your driving theory test. You can get our free app to do this.
  5. Continue to develop your driving skills, both in your lessons and with private driving practice.
  6. Take your practical driving test — and don’t forget to practice for the Show and Tell component!

Once you’ve completed these six steps you’ll be able to enjoy your new-found independence. What’s more, if you learn to drive with us we won’t just teach you to pass your test, we’ll give you the skills and experience you need to become a safe and confident driver.

Don’t forget you can also take advantage of our free learner driver downloads to help you get the most out of your driving lessons.

Driving pupil going through her learner driver guide with her instructor.

Get Your Provisional Driving Licence

You’ll need to get your provisional driving licence before you can get behind the wheel. We won’t be able to offer you driving lessons until you have it, so make sure you apply as soon as you can.

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Learn Practical Driving Manoeuvres

Our tutorial videos are designed to help you learn the core practical driving techniques that make up the driving test. Master these manoeuvres and you’ll be well on your way to becoming a safe driver for life!

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Prepare for Your Driving Theory Test

Even if your instructor agrees that you’re ready, you can’t apply for your practical driving test until you’ve passed your theory test. Be sure to book your theory test in plenty of time, and read our guide so you know what to expect —

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Prepare for Show and Tell

The Show and Tell component of the practical driving test is all about showing the examiner that you understand the basics of how to care for your car. Your examiner will be looking to see that you know how to carry out routine maintenance and perform vital safety checks. Find out more about what you need to know —

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Pass Your Practical Driving Test

Once you’ve passed your theory test and your instructor agrees that you’re ready, you’ll be able to book a driving test. All you’ll need to do then is make sure you’re prepared for the big day! We’ve put together some resources to help you get ready —

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Free Driving Lesson Downloads

Download our free driving lesson resources to help you get the most out of each of your lessons. We’ve made our resources free to everybody. You don’t even have to be learning with us to get them!

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Pupil Testimonials

5/5

I passed back in November and keep forgetting to review. I was sitting in my car today when I realised how thankful I was for all the help Jamie at How-2-Drive gave me. I was so uncomfortable behind the wheel and terrified of everything that I would be stuck at a roundabout for what felt like the entire two-hour lesson!

Now, here I am, driving around Norwich, actually managing to find and pull out into a gap at a junction. Who’d of thought it? Thank you, Jamie, for being brave enough to sit next to me and for giving me the confidence I needed to drive around all by myself.

5/5

Wow! It’s official – I can drive! Howard is the best instructor, because of him I just passed first time, and it only took me 20 hours!

5/5

I just personally wanted to give you a message to praise one of your driving instructors. Mike Brett has been a great driving instructor who helped me pass last week. Even when I felt nervous or felt like I couldn’t pass my test, Mike kept praising and motivating me and I am glad he did as I wouldn’t have passed my test… I am very happy I chose How-2-Drive. Megan.

5/5

I have just passed my driving test with How-2-Drive!. I started lessons with another driving school and they would spend most of my lesson time talking to me, I found this frustrating as I learn best by doing. I called Howard and after just one lesson I learnt so much. He put together a plan of action and after just 4 more lessons I passed my test – Amazing! I would highly recommend.

5/5

I’ve just passed my driving test with How-2-Drive on my first attempt – soooo pleased! Howard, my instructor was amazing and explained things in a way I could easily understand.

Nothing was too much trouble and I really enjoyed my lessons -– thank you so much. I will now recommend all my friends.

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We’re Here to Help!

We’re always trying to improve our learner driver guide. Is there anything else you’d like to learn about?

Contact us today and send us your suggestions!

Start learning to drive today!

Looking to get started with driving lessons? Fed up with your current instructor?

Get your first lesson half-price and take us out for a spin!

Can’t wait to hit the road? Call 01603 957 097 to chat with us today!

* According to the DVSA (the people who set the driving test) it takes on average 47 hours of driving lessons and another 20 hours of private practice to pass the driving test.

By using our structured training system we help our customers pass after an average of just 30 hours of driving lessons — that’s 17 hours less than the DVSA average!