My Learner Training from the The Number 1 Driving School

My learner training syllabus is based on learning the necessary “car control” and “road procedure” skills required to make you a safe driver for life, although lessons are also tailored to be an enjoyable experience. I will make every attempt to calm any nervousness and help to make your driving course as much fun as possible whilst remaining professional throughout.

I am very proud of the modern, dual controlled vehicle and I am are sure you will enjoy learning to drive in the clean and tidy environment which it provides.

The structured training system is a sure way to get you driving confidently and comfortably in all road and traffic situations.

On successful completion of the Practical test, I can offer further training in the form of either Pass Plus training, Motorway Driving and for those that have had a break from driving refresher courses are also available.

Getting StartedThe essentials

The guide is all you need to know to start learning.

Under 17

Three months before your 17th birthday you can apply for your provisional licence – or as soon as you’re 16, if you’re disabled and receiving mobility allowance. Then once you’re 17, you can legally drive a car on public roads in the UK. It’s okay to start practising on private land, as long as the site is gated and far away from public highways. But remember, supermarket car parks are classed as public roads, so don’t use these.

Check your eyes

Before you start learning, make sure you can read a number plate in good daylight from 20.5 metres away – that’s about five car lengths. For the new-style number plates (that were introduced on September 2001), the distance is 20 metres. If you wear glasses or contacts, that’s fine. Just make sure you always wear them when driving.

Get your ‘L’ plates

When you’re learning, you’ll need to put ‘L’ plates (or ‘D’ plates in Wales) on the front and back of your car – somewhere they can be seen easily. And you’re only allowed to drive with someone who’s passed their test, is over 21 and has been driving for three years or more.

Your ‘L’ plates also have to meet legal specification – so buy them rather trying to knock some up yourself. Whenever the car is driven by someone who’s passed, the plates need to come off or be covered up.

Theory Test