Congratulations on passing your test today at Beeston Test Centre. Having started your lessons in your home town this summer, it was great to be able continue your lessons in your University city and support you through until you passed your test today. Passing on your first attempt with only 2 minor faults is an excellent achievement. Well done William!
Thank you for all the lessons!
How confident are you at driving at this time of year? Now that the clocks have been put back, it is getting dark by 5pm and, will get dark even earlier over the next 6 weeks.
While I always try to ensure that my learners have at least one lesson of driving in the dark, for many people who learn to drive during the summer months, this is not always possible. In addition, I know that many driving instructors avoid giving lessons in the dark (which means that many people pass their test without any experience of driving in these conditions at all).
If you would like to feel a little more confident at driving in the dark, you could consider taking the Pass Plus course (which involves one module of driving in the dark and another covering the theory of driving in different weather conditions). However, if you would simply like some experience of driving in the dark (while supervised and guided by a driving instructor), you could take one or two sessions to build up your confidence. The cost of one individual (1.5 hour) session with me is £40 or two sessions would cost £70.
If there are other aspects of driving where you’d like to improve your driving skills or you would simply like to build up more confidence (e.g parking or dealing with crossroads or roundabouts), you could consider bespoke refresher sessions, which would be tailored to your specific needs.
If you are thinking of purchasing driving lessons as a gift for someone this Christmas, you might want to consider purchasing a gift voucher for one of my Taster Sessions (an introductory driving lesson for a new learner driver). The Taster Session allows the learner the opportunity to meet me and have a first session before committing to further lessons (it is usually recommended that a Taster Session takes place on a Sunday, as it is easier to find a suitable road for the first session, but this is not essential).
The Taster Session Gift Voucher can be purchased in two formats and are valid for 6 months from the date of issue:-
1. A personalised gift voucher issued, by email, as an e-voucher (in a pdf format), costing £25
2. A personalised gift voucher (laminated) and sent by post in a gift box along with a copy of the Highway Code and the AA booklet, “Learn the AA Way”, costing £30
Taster Sessions are subject to my availability and the location of the learner so, if you are thinking of purchasing a gift of driving lessons, please check the locations that I am currently delivering driving lessons or contact me to talk about your requirements in more detail or to discuss any of my other services.
Alternatively, if you want to top up the account of a learner who is already learning to drive with me, you can arrange to purchase a gift of lessons to suit your budget.