Beginning driving lessons are tailored towards the complete newbie. This means somebody who has never driven before. On your first lesson you will be picked up and taken to a nice quiet area with little traffic where the very basics of driving will be explained, starting with setting yourself up in the car properly and followed by an explanation of the main controls, leading on to how to move the car away and stop the car. This is done at a pace to suit each individual as everybody gets into the driving seat with different levels of understanding of a car and driving.
The most popular way to learn to drive is to have lessons on a weekly basis. A number of lessons you will need differ for each individual and you will learn at a pace that suits you. The lessons will work as a partnership between you and the instructor. We encourage you to communicate with your instructor and discuss different aspects of your lessons, such as how you think the lessons are progressing, and if there are any parts you’re struggling with or feel happier with. This will help the instructor to make a lesson plan suited to your individual needs.
Lessons are available in one 1 and a half or 2 hours slots. If you want to have more than one lesson a week that is fine this will help increase your time on the road and accelerate your learning. The longer each lesson is will give you more on the road experience.
Having longer lessons can be more beneficial as this will allow you to drive further afield experiencing a bigger variety of scenarios and road layouts, therefore, creating a better understanding of driving.
Intensive courses are a quick way to learn to drive, however, this depends on how fast each individual learns, and therefore Scott’s doesn’t have a set amount of hours or price. Sometimes an assessment lesson is required first to see if an intensive course is suitable for the individual. Our courses are tailor-made for each individual so you aren’t paying for more lessons than you need, or you are able to take more lessons to get you up to test standard if more lessons are required.
Been avoiding going on motorways for years? Just passed your test? Got a new job in a new city? Going off to university? Whatever the reason, taking motorway lessons is a great way to gain confidence and have the reassurance that the first time you go on a motorway you will have a qualified driving instructor sat next to you in a dual controlled car (or your own car if you would prefer) to teach you the correct way to drive on a motorway, as motorway driving requires a different set of skills to driving on normal roads. You will learn how to use slip roads on and off the motorway, judge yours and other vehicles speed and distance, read the road signs and understand them, and learn the safety procedures in case of emergency or breakdown.
These lessons are designed for people who have already obtained a full driving license. They can be useful for people of all ages for various reasons like regaining confidence, improving your driving performance, brushing up on changes to the road laws or simply if you have not driven for a while and feel nervous about getting back behind the wheel again. Sometimes it might be one particular area of driving, such as multi-storey car parks, and what you would like is for the instructor to help you gain confidence in tackling this specific issue. Discuss these factors with the instructor so a lesson plan can be agreed.
Just passed your test? Want to become an even better driver? And want money off your car insurance? Pass Plus is a 6 module scheme designed to help newly qualified drivers gain experience in things they may not have covered in their lessons, such as motorway driving, and improve their general driving skills and understanding of the road. Unfortunately, statistics show that newly qualified drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years after passing their test due to their lack of experience.The 6 Pass Plus modules are:
- In town driving
- All weather driving
- Night driving
- Rural road driving
- Dual carriageways
Before you start your first lesson, you must have either a signed provisional license or a photo card license. This must be presented to the driving instructor on your 1st lesson or the lesson will be cancelled.
To drive legally on the roads you must be able to read a vehicle registration plate from a distance of 20 meters. You must be able to do this with or without visual aid.
Your instructor will ask you to read a registration plate at the beginning of your first lesson. If you are unable to read the registration plate, you are not legally allowed to drive on the road and the lesson will not be able to take place until you have had your vision corrected.
If you are on any type of medication please check with your doctor that you’re allowed to drive. It may be worth mentioning to your driving instructor on the day you first meet if you have any learning difficulties or illnesses that may affect your learning. This can help the instructor to make allowances in certain situations or environments that may help your learning development.
We advise you wear comfortable flat shoes to help you get used to the pedals, we wouldn’t recommend wearing flip-flops or sandals. It is perfectly fine to wear sunglasses if required.