• Driving Lessons Leicester

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  • What do I need to do before I can start driving?

    You need to be at least 17 years of age and if you have not already done so, apply for a provisional license from the DVLA.

    You can do this online ( https://www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence ) or by getting an application (D1) form from the post office.

    It is also worth having an eyesight check to ensure you can read a standard car number plate from 20.5 metres away.

  • How much are driving lessons with a Drive Buddi instructor?

    Your Drive Buddi instructor will tailor a package to suit your budget. Check out our Special Offers to see our current offers and discounts. Contact us for more details.

  • How often should I have my driving lessons?

    Continuity of driving lessons is important and Drive Buddi recommends that you take regular lessons. The number of lessons you take depends on how quickly you want to pass and when your practical test is booked. Your instructor will be able to give you more advice on this.

  • What is the cheapest way of booking my driving lessons?

    Most of our learners take advantage of our block booking discounts, which are available to everyone. Savings can be made on block bookings of 10 hours or more. Students with a valid NUS card can also benefit from discounts. Check out of current Special Offers for further details or contact us.

  • What is the cheapest way of booking my driving lessons?

    Most of our learners take advantage of our block booking discounts, which are available to everyone. Savings can be made on block bookings of 10 hours or more. Students with a valid NUS card can also benefit from discounts. Check out of current Special Offers for further details or contact us.

  • Do I need to pass the Theory Test before I can start my driving lessons?

    The simple answer to this is NO! At Drive Buddi, we encourage you to learn the theory whilst having practical lessons. Your theory will support your practical driving and vice versa. From our experience, learners who study for the theory test whilst learning to drive gain more from the overall learning experience. You will need to pass the theory test before applying for the practical test.

  • Do you offer intensive driving courses?

    Yes we do offer intensive driving courses. These can be anything from one week upwards. Undertaking an intensive course will depend on several factors, such as previous experience and whether you have passed your theory test. If you want to go ahead, we will arrange a two hour driving assessment and advise you of your best route to test.

  • How many driving lessons will I need to take?

    As driving instructors, one of the most common questions we get asked is: How many driving lessons do I need? This depends on a number factors, such as age, ability and learning style. Your instructor will use tried and tested methods to monitor your progress with lesson plans adapted to keep you fully informed throughout your learning. At DRIVE BUDDi, our aim is to provide you with ‘driving skills for life’ and not just to pass your practical test. The table below provides figures from the DVSA to indicate the number of hours taken on average by learners (based on age and ability) to reach test standard.

    Been learning to drive elsewhere, got a driving test coming up or simply need a second opinion? Contact us to book an assessment drive. We will identify your strengths and weaknesses, ensuring you are best prepared to meet the strict DVSA driving test standards.

Age Outstanding Fast Average Below Average Slow
17 - 19 26 - 29 30 - 34 35 - 40 41 - 50 51 - 76
20 27 - 30 31 - 36 37 - 42 43 - 52 53 - 78
22 28 - 32 33 - 38 39 - 45 46 - 56 57 - 80
24 29 - 34 35 - 41 42 - 48 49 - 60 61 - 81
26 30 - 35 36 - 43 44 - 50 51 - 64 65 - 84
28 31 - 37 38 - 45 46 - 54 55 - 66 67 - 87
30 32 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 56 57 - 69 70 - 92
32 33 - 40 41 - 51 52 - 58 59 - 72 73 - 94
34 34 - 42 43 - 53 54 - 62 63 - 75 76 - 96
38 36 - 45 46 - 57 58 - 68 69 - 84 85 - 103
40 37 - 47 48 - 59 60 - 70 71 - 88 89 - 106
44 39 - 52 53 - 65 66 - 78 79 - 95 96 - 117
48 41 - 55 56 - 71 72 - 86 86 - 106 107 - 126
50 42 - 57 58 - 75 76 - 90 91 - 111 112 - 132
56 45 - 60 61 - 81 82 - 97 98 - 118 119 - 139
60 47 - 68 69 - 87 88 - 108 109 - 129 130+