Frequently ask questions?
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q - How many lessons will I need?
A - The amount of lessons you will require, purely depends on how quickly you incorporate each lesson subject. Some pupils find the manoeuvres particularly difficult, and then others pick it up like 'a duck to water'. As an average it can take up to 60 hours of practice. Many parents do let their child practice with them, which speeds up the process slightly. Therefore, around 35-45 hours is the average amount of hours required from the Instructor. Parents will often say 'how many!! I only had ........lessons when I took my test.' If you think about it logically, 20+ years ago, the roads were very different. There were not as many cars/traffic on the road, or as many incidents. Think about the time you did a '3 point turn', which is now known as a 'turn in the road'. Did you have traffic coming towards you when you were learning this manoeuvre or were the roads clear? We, as driving instructors do try and pick quiet/clear roads to carry out the manoeuvres, but it is not always feasible. Therefore, you will have more to think about and more to focus on than what you did all those years ago.
Q - What car do you use to teach?
A - The car used for the lessons is an Audi A3 2.0 TDI S Line Manual (ECO-friendly)
Q - How often are you monitored?
A - I receive regular Check Tests from the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency)
Q - Do I need to book all the lessons in one payment?
A - Lessons can be purchased in one payment, with an attractive discount or on a 'pay as you go' system.
Q - Are you CRB checked (now known as DBS)?
A - Yes, last DBS check was March 2018.
Q -Do you cater for nervous/shy pupils?
A - Many of my pupils are nervous or shy and I think it is essential that they are 'put at ease' quite early on during the lesson plan and induction process. It is a big thing to sit with a stranger on a '1-2-1' and can be quite daunting.
Q - What qualifications/experience do you hold?
A - I am a fully qualified ADI, holding a 'GREEN LICENCE'. (Be very careful, many schools let instructors teach on a 'PINK' licence, which means they have not taken the Part 3 test and are therefore NOT fully qualified). . I hold a level 4 award in Education and Training (The QCF Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector qualification CTILLS) plus I am also a RoSPA advance driver.
Q - Do you cover my local area?
A - I cover a wide range of areas, within a 5 mile radius of Calverton which includes:
Arnold, Burton Joyce, , Gunthorpe, Lambley, Lowdham, Oxton, Ravenshead, Woodborough and Southwell just to name a few. some locations i will need the pupil to do a 2 hour lesson slot, as opposed to 1 hour lessons; please see 2 hours is better than 1 page.
Q -How do you monitor your pupil's progress?
A - I provide pupil progress cards for each and every one of my pupils. They are welcome to take this home and bring them to each lesson, or leave with me ready for the next lesson.
Q - Do you provide your car for the test date?
A - I provide my car for the test, but you do have to book a 2 and a half hour lesson. Standard rates apply.
Q -Do you offer early morning lessons (i.e before work or college times)?
A - I am prepared to deliver lessons 5 days per week between the hours of 8am-8pm.