How Many Lessons Will it Take?
Want to know how to pass your driving test more quickly? It’s a question we get asked all the time!
In the UK the average learner takes 47 hours worth of driving lessons according to the DVSA — that’s at least 23 two-hour lessons. And that’s before you throw in another 20 hours of private driving practice on top.
There’s no getting around it, taking driving lessons costs money — and it takes time too. But there’s plenty you can do to speed things up…
Top Five Tips To Pass Your Driving Test Quickly
The good news is, many of our students pass their tests in less time than the DVSA average. Read our top five tips to see how we do it:
1. Take Responsibility!
The most successful people in life are driven and self-motivated. So to pass your driving test quickly you’ll need to take full ownership of your learning.
No-one else can do this for you. A good driving instructor will motivate you by making your lessons fun and interesting. But ultimately it’s down to you!
At the start of each lesson make sure you agree with your instructor what skills you’ll be focusing on. Think back to what you did well last time and what skills you’d like to develop next.
If your current driving instructor isn’t willing or able to agree on a realistic plan for every lesson, come and have a chat with us instead.
To get the most out of your driving lessons, use our reflective log after each session to reinforce your learning. Write down any questions that crop up so you remember to ask your instructor next time.
2. Practice Makes Perfect
They say there’s no substitute for experience — well that’s definitely true with driving. The more time you spend out on the road the more you will learn and the more confidence you’ll develop.
This doesn’t mean you have to pay for extra lessons though. There is another way — private practice! Save money on driving lessons by practising the skills you’ve already learned.
Learners who’ve practised in their own cars in-between driving lessons are more likely to pass their driving test. They’re also less likely to have an accident during those first few months after passing.
3. Look and Learn
Even when you’re not practising your driving, there are still plenty of opportunities to learn. As a passenger, you can watch how others drive and see how they handle the things you struggle with.
Ask them how or why they do what they do. For example, how do they change gear so smoothly, or know when to go at a roundabout?
But keep in mind that they may have picked up on bad habits too. Ask yourself why it’s important to do things the way you’ve been taught? It’s probably best to keep the answers to yourself as nobody likes to be criticised when driving!
4. Start Learning the Theory Now!
Why not get started learning the theory as soon as you start your practical lessons? The extra knowledge you gain will help you understand the concepts that underpin your driving practice more quickly.
You’ll also save valuable time in your lessons because your driving instructor won’t need to spend as long explaining things to you.
To help you get started, we’re giving you the full version of the Theory Test Pro App — completely free! The app works on all mobile devices and desktop computers.
Now you have no excuse, you can learn how to pass your theory test sitting on the bus!
5. Take Regular Two-Hour Lessons
You’ll learn much more quickly by taking weekly lessons. We recommend two-hour lessons and the vast majority of our pupils agree.
By taking two-hour lessons you’ll get more time on the road. You’ll be able to drive farther and experience a wider range of road types and conditions. All this extra experience will add up and help you pass your driving test sooner.
Bonus Tip — Take Driving Lessons With Us!
At How-2-Drive we have carefully developed a structured training programme which can help you learn more quickly. Time after time we get our learner drivers up to test standard in around 30 hours.
That’s 17 hours less than the UK average.
So if you want to pass your driving test quickly and become a safe, confident driver, give us a go. We’re so confident you’ll be impressed with our lessons that we’re offering you your first session half-price!
Just send us your details and we’ll call you back to book your first driving lesson.