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 and tells you how to prepare for each for each step:
- Get your provisional driving licence so you can get on the road under supervision.
- Start taking driving lessons!
- Learn practical driving manoeuvres.
- Prepare for your driving theory test. You can get our free app to do this.
- Continue to develop your driving skills, both in your lessons and with private driving practice.
- 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 make you 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.
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.
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 —
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. Then all you’ll need to do is make sure you’re prepared for the big day! We’ve put together some resources to help you get ready —
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. The 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 —
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!
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.
I passed my test first time with How-2-Drive! I really enjoyed my lessons, everything was clearly explained and I received the right amount of help.
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.
Sally was my instructor and she was amazing! Must be true as I passed first time…
Robert really enjoyed his lesson with Nick and very pleased to get lots of actual driving time. Thank you for your help in getting it booked at such short notice, he had been talking about learning to drive for ages and was delighted to have his first lesson on his 17th Birthday.
Robert has arranged his next lesson with Nick and plans to book and pay for a block of 10 to take advantage of the offer available.
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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!
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