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Monthly Archives: April 2017

New Saturday Slot Available – Wollaton

A new slot has become available for a driving lesson on Saturday morning from 8-9:30am.

Weekend driving lesson slots are premium slots so tend to get snapped up very quickly. However, early morning slots are not for everyone (this one starts at 8am) and, due to other commitments, I am currently only looking to offer this slot to learners in the NG8 1 sector or the NG9 3 Postcode sector parts of Wollaton/Bramcote Hills.

If you are interested, please complete the contact form, call me on 0798 011 1234 (or message me by text or WhatsApp) or send me a message from my Facebook Business Page so I can explore your requirements for driving lessons in more detail.

Changes to Driving Test (From December 2017)

DVSA announced today that the new style driving test will be introduced from 4th December 2017 (after a few years of consultation and some trials last year). As most brand new learners take between 6-9 months to become ready to take a test, this means that any learner who started driving lessons from March 2017, as a total beginner, could be taking the new style test.

The main changes to the test are:-
1. “Independent” driving increased from 10 to 20 minutes
2. Use of satnav (provided by and set up by the examiner)
3. Two new reversing manoeuvres (with turn in road and reverse around the corner no longer tested)
4. A “show me” question being asked while driving.

Over the next week, I will chatting to all my existing learners about the implications of the new test for them and, unless a test has already been booked and is currently being prepared for, I am planning to introduce the new manoeuvres into my programme of training from this summer.

The Ford Fiesta that the AA Driving School supplies me does not come with a built in satnav and it appears that this is unlikely to change. Given this, I will be exploring the use of a satnav App on my phone during lessons over the next few months as an interim way of preparing learners for using a satnav until it is clearer which portable satnav examiners will be using on tests.

In the meantime, I have attached the article from DVSA which outlines the changes in more detail.


Another Test Pass at Chilwell Test Centre

Congratulations Grace on passing your driving test at Chilwell Test Centre this morning, rewarding your effort to develop your skills over the last few months and, with just two minor faults, you have clearly demonstrated that you are ready to drive on your own. Well done!

Free Introductory Meeting and Taster Sessions

Please note that, from Monday 17th April (after Easter), the Free Introductory Meeting and Taster Session will be only offered to people who have ‘Liked’ my Facebook Business Page.  Liking my page also provides the following additional benefits:-

  1. Discounted price for a block of 10 lessons
  2. Free session to support preparation for the Theory Test
  3. 20% off Pass Plus Course with me (after you have passed your test, provided you had your driving lessons with me) or a free session in your own car
  4. Access to the password protected page of my website, containing my guides to driving and manoeuvres
  5. Free Driving in Dark Session (worth £26) if one of your Facebook friends likes my page and starts regular lessons with me
If you would like to arrange a free introductory meeting or Taster Session (without any obligation to arranging lessons), please message me after liking my Facebook page.