Lessons – your 1st lesson..
BEFORE your Lesson you must provide us with an access code to view your up to date Licence details online in order to satisfy Car Insurance and Legality to drive by the DVLA. Failure to do so means your lesson may not go ahead & you could be breaking the law.
What to bring?
Please bring your licence, that is the pink card if Provisional Green if you have a tractor or other licence. If you have not provided us with the code in good time your lesson may not take place but you maybe charged. See Note*
Bring or wear Glasses or contact lenses if you need them for distance vision.
Wear some thing comfortable on your feet through which you will be able to feel the pedals well, e.g. not high heels or thick soled trainers until you are more used to the controls.
What to expect on your 1st lesson?
We will check your license and take some notes from it. We will take some other details for our records in order to contact you easily and to help with your Theory and Practical test. Please inform your instructor of any additional problems which may affect your ability to learn to drive so that they understand your needs and can do the best to help you. e.g. past injuries, car trauma or learning difficulties such as Dyslexia.
Most of your first lesson is about the controls of the car so you will not do much driving at your first lesson until you have understood the correct procedures before starting the car, legalities and how to use the controls you will need in order to move off and stop safely. You will actually move off and stop correctly on your 1st lesson and change gear. If you have a natural aptitude we will encourage you to do more. This will depend on the time available and our location at the time. You will also do some clutch control practice in order to build your confidence and help you understand how the car responds to using the pedals. We may have to drive you a little distance to and from your home on the first few lessons in order for you to start in a suitably safe and quiet place. If you have any questions about your first lesson please do not hesitate to give us a call as we want you to feel as comfortable as possible. Lastly please ask Questions if you don’t fully understand something.
* The Paper Part of your licence has be phased out on 19-4-2012. This is why we now need an access code.