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How Many Driving Lesson's Will I Need?

One of the most common questions asked to any driving instructor is “How many driving lessons will I need?”

Our aim is to get you on the road as quickly as possible whilst ensuring that you are a safe driver and thanks to the high quality of all our driving instructors in South West London and Surrey, your driving instructor will be able to accurately predict how many beginner driving lessons you will need right after your first driving lesson which you can book for just £10.

On average a total of 45 hours, total driver training time/lessons are required, with half of those hours in private driving lessons. Should you wish to learn in the quickest possible time, take a look at our intensive driver training courses in London.

How Do I Apply For My Provisional Driving Licence

How to Apply For Your Provisional Driving Licence

Here is what you need to do to get your provisional driving licence. You will need your provisional driving licence in order to take any driving lessons or driving courses. Your driving instructor will ask to see this before you start any of your lessons and you will need to present this at both your theory and practical driving test.

To get your first provisional driving licence online for a car you must:

(1) be a resident of Great Britain – there’s a different service in Northern Ireland

(2) meet the minimum age requirement- You need to be 17 before you can get a provisional licence and start learning to drive a car.

(3) meet the minimum eyesight requirement, You must wear glasses or contact lenses every time you drive if you need them to meet the ‘standards of vision for driving’.
You must tell DVLA if you’ve got any problem with your eyesight that affects both of your eyes, or the remaining eye if you only have one eye.

(4) not be prevented from driving for any reason

(5) pay £34 by Credit Card, MasterCard, Visa, Electron, Maestro or Delta debit

(6) have a valid UK passport or another form of identity – a current and valid passport
a biometric residence permit (BRP) – formerly known as the identity card for foreign nationals
a UK certificate of naturalisation –
a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) national identity card –
a travel document

(7) have your National Insurance number if known

(8) provide addresses where you’ve lived over the last 3 years

Your licence should arrive within one week if you apply online.

When can you apply for your provisional driving licence

You can apply for a provisional driving licence when you’re 15 years and 9 months old.

You can start driving when you are:

17 years old, if you want to drive a car

16 years old, if you want to ride a moped or light quad bike

Your Driving Licence will say when you can start driving different vehicles.

You can actually drive a car when you are 16 if you get, or have applied for, the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

The DVLA will confirm your details with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Which Driving Test Centres Do You Cover?

You can book your driving test by going the DVSA site

Morden Driving Test Centre

10 Tudor Drive, Morden, Surrey SM4 4P

Croydon Driving Test Centre

111 Canterbury Road, Croydon, Surrey CR0 3HH

Tolworth Driving Test Centre

Douglas House 1b, Douglas Road, Tolworth, Surrey KT6 7RZ

Wallington (Mint House) Driving Test Centre

Mint House, 6 Stanley Park Road, Wallington, Surrey SM6 0PY

Isleworth Driving Test Centre

Worton Hall, Worton Road, Isleworth TW7 6ER

Hither Green Driving Test Centre

42-44 Ennersdale Road, Hither Green, Greater London SE13 6JD

Mitcham Driving Test Centre

Redhouse Road, Mitcham, Surrey CR0 3AQ

Sutton Driving Test Centre

Helena House, 348 High Street, Sutton, Surrey SM1 1PU

Can I Fast Track my Driving Test?

As long as you have passed your theory test and our driving instructors feel that you are ready to take your driving test, then we can arrange for you to get your test at an earlier date. You may also wish to use Driving Test finder apps as well, but please make sure that your instructor is available on the dates that you have chosen.

What else can I do to pass my driving test?

As well as in-car training with one of The London Driving School instructors we have put together a learning centre with tips and videos to help you prepare yourself we also have a blog.

What We Cover In Our Learning Centre?

You may also want to check out our YouTube Channel