FAQs

terms and conditionsPlease take a few minutes to read our Frequently Asked Questions. You will learn a lot about what you can expect when using All Pass Driving for your driving tuition, and any questions you might have are likely to be answered here. For more information please read our Terms & Conditions

  • 1. Is there an age limit to who can learn to drive?
  • Yes! You must be at least 17 years of age unless you qualify through mobility requirements at age 16. As long as you are in possession of a valid UK provisional driving licence, have no health problems and have not been banned from driving, you can learn to drive...simple!
  • 2. How long does it take to learn to drive?
  • The DSA reckons that on average it takes about 40 hours of lessons with an approved driving instructor plus approximately 20 hours of private practice. However, this is an average you may take more or less hours than this.
  • 3. What must I do before I take my first driving lesson?
  • You will require a valid UK provisional driving licence - forms are available at most Post Offices. Once you have received your provisional driving licence, contact All Pass Driving and we will enrol you with one of our DSA Approved Driving Instructors. Please ensure you bring both parts of your driving licence on your first lesson so that your driving instructor can record your details onto your pupil training record, as well as verifying that you do actually have a valid UK provisional driving licence. If everything goes well with your lesson, you can book subsequent lessons directly with your driving instructor.
  • 4. Can I have a Driving Lesson before I receive my provisional driving licence?
  • No! You must hold a provisional driving licence for the category of vehicle being driven before you can legally drive that vehicle on public roads.
  • 5. Can I take my Practical Driving Test before my Theory and Hazard Perception Test?
  • No! You must pass your ‘Theory & Hazard Perception Tests’ before you can book your ‘Practical Driving Test’.
  • 6. What will happen if I can’t find my driving license prior to sitting my Theory/ Practical Driving Tests?
  • You must produce both parts of your driving licence before you can sit a theory or practical driving test. If you do not have the new style 2 part driving license, you must bring valid photo identification with the old style driving licence. Failure to produce your driving licence when you turn up to sit your theory or practical driving test will result in your test being cancelled and you will lose your test fee. If you have misplaced your driving licence you can apply for a replacement from the ‘Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’ (DVLA). A replacement driving licence can take up to 15 days to arrive. Remember - No Driving Licence = No Theory/Practical Driving Test!
  • 7. I would like to do an intensive driving course. Is this something you do?
  • Yes, we offer many intensive driving courses. Please take time to review specific details on our website.
  • 8. What’s the best intensive driving course for me?
  • The DSA state, "Those who pass their driving test have had, on average, about 45 hours of professional training combined with 22 hours of private practice. Learners who prepare this way, with a combination of plenty of professional training and plenty of practice, do better in the test". http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/LearnerAndNewDrivers/PracticalTest/DG_4022483 . We couldn't agree more, as"more" is always better than "less" when it comes to learning to drive. However, many of our most successful students have started from scratch and passed their practical driving test in 30 hours.
  • 9. When can I start my intensive driving course?
  • Before commencing an intensive driving course, you must wait until you have passed your theory test first. This is because the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) will not allow you to book a practical driving test until you are in possession of a valid theory test pass certificate. Once you have this, we can book your practical driving test.
  • 10. Why take an intensive driving course? What are the benefits to me?
  • Good question, but the answer is simple. You will save yourself a lot of time! At the beginning of the week you are a complete novice driver and by the end of the week (or the week after that depending on which course you purchase) you have a full UK driving licence. Also, many people require their driving licence in order to secure a job….we see this all the time and the only solution is a well structured intensive driving course.
  • 11. Do these courses really work?
  • Yes, they really do! As a matter of fact, the author of this website gained a full UK driving licence after completing a 20 hour intensive driving course over a 2 week period - FACT! Even if you fail your practical test at the first attempt, the time spent on your intensive driving course will have helped you considerably and with a bit of luck, you'll pass on your second or third attempt. However, please bear in mind that
  • 12. Do you guarantee a pass?
  • Absolutely NOT! No person connected with the driver training industry can make such a guarantee. If you come across anyone who does - stay well away from them and their company. However, we can guarantee that we'll provide you with an industry and nationally recognised training system (workbook and driver training DVD) that is designed to accelerate the overall learning process. If used correctly, you should achieve the required standard of driving and confidence necessary to help you pass the practical driving test within a short period of time. As for the test itself, that's down to you. If you drive to the standards we teach you, then you should have no problem passing your practical driving test. However we must stress - there are NO GUARANTEE'S!
  • 13. When and how do I pay for my Intensive Driving Course?
  • We require £150 deposit to secure the booking for your intensive driving course. You can pay by cash, postal order, cheque, bank draft or bank transfer. Cheques must clear in our account before you start your driving course. We also accept debit or credit card payments by using the PayPal online secure payment system. All payments made this way will incur a small charge - the amount chargeable will depend on the intensive driving course purchased.
  • 14. Do you offer residential courses?
  • Yes, we do. We will provide you with details of local hotels and bed and breakfast establishments in our area. All costings for accommodation are separate from your intensive driving course fee and must be dealt directly with the proprietor of the establishment you stay in. It is also recommended that you bring a laptop computer with you so that you can watch the training DVD's we provide you with.
  • 15. Do you offer discounted driving lessons if I fail my intensive driving course?
  • Yes, we do. We will provide you with 10 additional hours of driving tuition for only £160. You don’t need to purchase all 10 hours (although we’d advise you to do this - after all you failed first time around). We will offer you additional lessons in multiples of 2 hours at a time.