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Driving Lessons in Shirley

Welcome to Smart Drive UK driving school in Shirley.

In the years we have been in business, we have transformed many people from learners into highly skilled drivers. The numerous driving schools in the UK make it hard to choose one.

Smart Drive UK is, without a doubt, valuable to your learning, and you will find exceptional tutors, capable of getting you ready to face any driving test, as well helping you to become a skilled driver permanently. This is the place to be if you are looking for qualified and reliable driving instructors. When you choose us for your driving training, you are choosing a driving school completely manned by DVSA approved professionals.

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Will you pick me up and drop me off at a location of my choosing?

If you want a driving school that affords you the convenience your busy schedule needs, then look no further. One of the things that sets us apart from the crowd is the fact that our instructors have no problem with picking you up for classes from anywhere you want, and will also drop you off at any location of your choosing. For instance, you could be picked up at work and dropped off at home after your day’s training, as long as it is not a similar area. Want to discuss how we can help you with this? Get in touch with us immediately.

Enhancing confidence

There is nothing wrong with feeling scared the first time you get behind the wheel. You can still feel nervous from time to time, even when you are experienced. There are a number of reasons to feel anxious whilst driving, after all, there are a number of things that can go wrong. This is why our driving lessons, here at Smart Drive UK, are heavily focused on tackling the fear and doubt associated with driving.

Over the years, we have been able to craft a lesson outline that addresses your driving fears while focusing on the improvement of your driving skills. We have instructors that understand how to keep you relaxed and calm during the learning experience. Do you have a question? There is always someone available to answer your questions and explain how we can be of help.

Great chance of first time pass

If you are like most learner drivers, then you probably believe that it is normal to fail a driving test the first time. The fact is, there is no guarantee that you will fail your first test, because many people have also passed. Results show that the first test is the one you are most likely to pass.

Failing a driving test will leave you feeling very disappointed, when you factor in the mental stress and finances that went into the training. For a driving school where you’ll get the best lessons to help you pass your driving test on the first attempt, come to Smart Drive UK. We are happy to note that we have some of the best pass rates across the UK.

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What are the available learner car types?

We currently have an array of manual cars you can chose to learn in, and so the choice is completely down to you. Can’t work out the best option for you based on your requirements? Why don’t you discuss them with us, and we can help you make a decision.

Can I begin my driving lessons before I have passed the theory test?

The common belief with the general public is that you should pass the theory test before you set out to take practical driving classes. That thought process isn’t entirely wrong, as this method will give you adequate background knowledge on using a car before you actually get in the driver’s seat.

However, at Smart Drive UK, we believe it’s better to combine both theoretical and practical training. This way, you can bring what you learnt in theory practice and see how it works practically. Another advantage to starting your driving test right away, is that you will be better prepared for the theory test.

What is the length of time for each lesson?

You probably combine a variety of activities over your day, so you’ll want to find out how long it will take to complete a lesson. Your assimilation speed and how the teacher chooses to deliver the lesson are the major determinants in the duration of each lesson. However, our skilled instructors, and well-packaged training system, is such that an average of two hours each day for instruction and practice is sufficient. Do you think you can learn faster? Contact us to set up a faster instruction programme.

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How often should I have my driving lessons?

We understand that every individual has their unique schedule. However, it’s recommended that learner drivers have at least two hours of training each week. You can decide to keep this schedule if it suits you. Or we can arrange a more flexible schedule that suits your needs. Many of our clients that have the time prefer opting for back to back training every day, so they can be prepared for their driving test faster. Regardless of your schedule, we can put together a programme that best suits your needs.

Can I have lessons in my own car?

Some individuals are more comfortable receiving driving lessons in their own car. This could be a great idea, especially if you intend on using your car to take the driving test. It could also be that you have a new car and want to get familiar with it. Whatever your reason, Smart Drive UK can prepare you for your driving test with your own car. But we can only provide this service if your car is insured, roadworthy, and registered. This will be verified through an inspection of your papers by our instructors, and after your insurance company has been notified that the car will be used for driving lessons.

Can I have more than one lesson a week?

We are ready to accommodate you if you have the time for more than one lesson a week. This is possible thanks to our accommodating flexible and fixed schedules at Smart Drive UK. If you would like to complete your training fast by taking multiple lessons every week, we can arrange that. Our priority is that you learn at a pace you are most comfortable with and are prepared in time to take and pass your driving test on the first try. Our impressive first time pass rate is a clear sign of our capability to make you a roadworthy driver within your preferred time frame.

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What Kind Of Driving Lessons Do You Offer In Shirley

Booking a driving lesson Shirley

Are you looking for the best place to take driving lessons? Congratulations, because Smart Drive UK is here for you. At Smart Drive UK in Shirley, learning how to drive is as simple as just booking. You can contact us for a friendly chat, or to get started with driving lessons by calling our office today or emailing us via the website.

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Manual Driving Lessons

Would you prefer manual driving lessons? We can take care of that. Our experienced and professional instructors at Smart Drive UK make learning to drive manual not just easy, but also enjoyable. Every one of our instructors is an experienced professional who will take the time to share with you important details concerning driving a manual car. Safe changing of gears, controlling the clutch, and confidently manoeuvring through traffic are just a few of the crucial things you’ll learn during your manual driving lesson.

One of the best parts of learning how to drive a manual car is you don’t have to learn to drive an automatic separately. This is because our manual driving lessons cover both vehicle types

What is Pass Plus?

The Pass Plus scheme is targeted at drivers in the UK who have recently successfully passed their driving test. Many new drivers lack the confidence to drive on busy public roads. Once you’ve passed your driving test, our next job at Smart Drive UK is to help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to make you a safer and more confident driver. The Pass Plus training scheme will further help by giving you an opportunity behind the wheel to explore major roads outside your regular vicinity. Do you have any questions? Call us now for more on our Pass Plus scheme.

New Hazard Perception Test

The Hazard Perception test is part of the UK theory test for learner drivers. It is a mandatory test which will determine if the driver is suitable to obtain a full driver’s license. During the test, various videos depicting normal road scenes and a developing hazard will be shown to you. You need to respond appropriately to the developing hazard to pass the test. To ensure you progress to the practical driving test at the DVLA, we offer our students comprehensive preparation for the Hazard Perception test, which is a precursor. Our trainers will guide you with our collection of Hazard Perception videos and revision questions, to fully prepare you on what to expect.

How Much Do Driving Lessons In Shirley Cost?

At Smart Drive UK, we go the extra mile to ensure learning to drive for you is an interesting and affordable venture. Our pricing policy is designed to be affordable for everyone truly interested in becoming an expert driver. You won’t have any trouble affording driving lessons from our experts. You can choose to go for a cheaper driving instructor in Shirley, but you’ll be missing out on the quality and fun of learning with Smart Drive UK.

What is the cheapest way of booking my driving lessons?

Are you spending more than you want on booking driving lessons? Our platform makes it easy to book, and you’ll have the choice to enquire online, here on our website, or call our office to do so in person. Smart Drive UK offers a great deal regardless of how you book.

Driving Lessons and Courses Prices

Beginner’s packages

You can choose from any of our diverse driving lesson packages at Smart Drive UK to suit your unique needs. If you were attending a different driving school before coming to us, we’ve got a package to help you finish your education. We’ve also got something for learners starting from scratch. We have the perfect package to suit your unique needs, regardless of what they are.

Shirley Beginners Packages:

5 Lesson Starter Package£75.00

1 Lesson is the equivalent to 1 hour.
Beginners packages are for pupils who have had no previous experience

Shirley Driving Lesson Prices:

First lessonFree*
1 hour£23.00
10 Hour block booking£210.00
1 Hour Motorway**£27.00
Intensive Driving Courses Available: PASS WITHIN ONE WEEK
15 Hours ( Previous experience 25/30 hours )£315.00
20 Hours ( Previous experience 20/25 hours )£420.00
25 Hours ( Previous experience 15/20 hours )£552.00
30 Hours ( Previous experience 10/15 hours )£630.00
35 Hours ( Previous experience 5/10 hours )£735.00
45 Hours ( No previous experience )£915.00
Pass Plus – Six Hours£165.00

Intensive courses ranging from 15 to 35 hours completed within 1-2 weeks. Intensive courses over 35 hours completed within 1, 2 or 3 weeks. Price is Per Hour.Motorway lessons are available only to qualified drivers.First lesson is free for Pupils with experience.

Making a booking for driving lessons in Shirley could not be easier! Simply give us a call on 0845 017 9778, 01903 691002 or 07760 767170 and speak to us direct. Alternatively you can send a text to: 07760 767170 leaving your name and area details for us to call you back with, Or use the contact form on this website to let us know of your requirements. We aim to respond as quickly as possible to all enquiries.

To make an online booking or enquiry with us for your driving lessons in Shirley, click Here.

Does Smart Drive UK offer refresher driving courses?

If you believe your driving skills have grown rusty, and are in need of a refresher course, we can help with that. Smart Drive UK offers refresher courses to people like you whose driving skills have gone rusty due to lack of use. Many drivers have, over the years, benefited from our short refresher course and you can too.

Do Smart Drive UK offer intensive driving courses?

Looking for intensive driving lessons? Maybe for an upcoming interview for a driver job. There could be a variety of other reasons why you want to learn to drive fast. Whatever the case, our experienced and skilful instructors know how to put an intensive course together. You’ll realise that you’ve become a skillful and confident driver in no time.

Do Smart Drive UK offer advanced driving courses?

Hoping to significantly improve your driving skills? Maybe you took basic driving lessons or you learnt to drive at home. No matter what your motivation is, Smart Drive UK has the skills, resources, and experience to patiently develop you into an expert driver. We have hundreds of highly-qualified drivers who have improved through our advanced driving courses to become the wonderful drivers they are today. Please contact us via phone or email if you have any questions.

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Discount on block bookings

Working with Smart Drive UK guarantees that your expectations will be met because we take our time to understand our customers. Therefore, we came up with solutions like our discount package for block bookings. Regardless of the nature of your organisation, as long as you need driving lessons for a group of people, there is no better choice to make than Smart Drive UK. Would you like to learn more about our block booking offer? All you have to do is shoot us an email with the number of people who need driving lessons, as well as any special requirements they may have.

How do you make a payment for driving lessons?

Like everything else we do, we believe in giving our customers the privilege of convenience. To ensure that you don’t suffer any inconvenience, we have made payments easy. If electronic payment is convenient, you can pay into the driving instructor’s account that way or write a cheque instead. One other option that is available to you is to make cash payments in every lesson. Whichever option you choose, we are satisfied, as long as it works for you.

What tests do I need to pass before I get my license?

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Practice before the main test

Why worry about passing your driving test when we have a solution to make it as easy as can be. With Smart Drive UK, you can practice before the DVLA driving exam in order to ensure you are prepared. Pass our mock test and the DVLA theory practice test will be a breeze, as will the actual theory test that comes afterward.

Driving Test Shirley

The driving test is the official DVLA test you have to take before obtaining your driver’s license. The level of expertise with which we deliver our driving courses ensures that you’ll be able to pass the test after taking any of our driving courses. With the high pass rate amongst hundreds of our customers, you can see why we are so confident.

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Booking your driving test

What do I have to do to book a test?

It’s recommended you book the driving test via the official Gov.UK website. We recommend this because you may end up having to pay more if you use third-party websites. You should only book your driving test if you have already passed the hazard perception test and the theory test. Not clear enough? Not to worry, you’ll get all the help you need from Smart Drive UK instructors who will help you through every step of the process.

How long will it take before the tests are completed?

The practical driving test is broken into five parts: an eyesight check, safety questions, driving ability, vehicle reversing, and independent driving. Both automatic and manual transmission is given the same treatment during testing. You’ll only spend about 40 minutes taking the actual driving test.

What can I expect on test day?

After showing your provisional license and theory test certificate, you’ll need to prove that you have good eyesight by reading the number of a license plate some distance away. Upon passing the step, a series of show and tell questions will follow, aimed at testing your knowledge. Following this, you will have to prove your skills as a driver and let the examiner know that you are capable of reversing a vehicle and driving on different types of roads effectively and safely. You will be asked to drive independently for approximately 20 minutes, and you may be asked to complete an emergency stop. You can expect to spend about 40 minutes on the driving test. We understand that you may be extremely nervous during the practical driving test, but remember that you have already encountered all you’ll have to do in your driving lessons.

After the test

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Getting your full driving license

Great job acing that practical driving test. Now, you can apply for a full driving license. Your license will be processed by the DVLA once the results of the practical driving test are in. You should expect to receive this within three weeks of passing the practical driving test. You can count on Smart Drive UK for guidance throughout the process of getting a driver’s license. We will only have carried out our mandate when you have become a qualified and licensed driver.

Post-test motorway driving lessons in Shirley

The true challenge of driving begins after you’ve passed the test. You will have to deal with the reality of driving at night, in the rain and snow, and having to deal with real traffic. You don’t have to handle this on your own. You can familiarise yourself with motorway driving in and around Shirley with help from our series of post-test driving lessons.

Shirley advanced driver courses

Do you live around Shirley? Have you been off the road for a long time and are looking to brush up your driving skills? We have the solution for you. With our short-term refresher courses at Smart Drive UK, hundreds of people have improved their driving skills. Get in touch with our Shirley office if you would like to brush up your driving skills and boost your confidence on the road. Feel free to reach us via email or text to learn more about how we can help you.

Booster Driving Courses

Taking a short refresher course may be the right move for you. We have designed refresher driving courses to help you get back on the road. Learn more by getting in touch with us now.

FAQ's

To apply for your first provisional driving licence you need contact the DVSA. The easiest way is to follow the instructions online by clicking on the following link.

No you do not have to start work as soon as you qualify. However it would make sense not to leave it too long before you put your knowledge to good use to ensure you do not forget any key information and techniques that you have learnt during you training programme.

Yes. The training programme is very flexible and will fit around your work and family commitments.

To become a driving instructor you must be 21 years or above. You must have held a full driving licence for 3 years or more and have no more than six penalty points to be able to register. You must have a criminal record check completed and be a fit and proper person to be able to be added to the driving instructor register. To qualify you must pass three tests. Part one = Theory and Hazard perception. Part Two = Driving test. Part Three = Instructional Ability Test

We will provide on going support once you have qualified. There are also different motoring organisations that support continuous development for driving instructors.

You have unlimited attempts on the part one test but a maximum of three attempts on the part two and three tests. If you fail an attempt then you can re book a test. If you fail the third attempt on the part 2 or 3 tests then you cannot proceed further and you will have to re register and start the entire process again. You will have to wait a full two years from the date you passed your part one test before you can start again. The following link shows details of the qualifying process.https://www.gov.uk/browse/driving/teaching-people-to-drive

Your driving instructor can be in the car with you if you want to. This is your choice and the driving test examiner will ask you if you would like this. Your driving instructor will discuss this with you prior to the driving test to ensure the decision is of benefit to you.

You can take your driving test in any car as long as you are fully insured. In most cases the candidate uses the driving instructors car that they have been taking lessons in as this is more familiar to you.

By taking on board the feedback given to you by your driving instructor will be the best way to ensure you increase the likelihood of passing your driving test. Where necessary, make note of this feedback after each lesson so you can reflect on it. Then prior to your next lesson you can be better prepared. You can look at additional driving materials to enhance your learning of which your driving instructor can advise.

Your driving instructor will advise you when you are ready to book/take your practical driving test based on your progress level within your driving lessons. They know the standard you need to achieve to pass and this is the standard that they will assess you on.

All our driving instructor cars will have dual controls.

In most cases learning to drive an automatic car will be quicker than learning to drive a manual car but this does depend on each individual.

Yes you can take driving lessons whilst pregnant. Please take advise from your Doctor or medical professional if you have any concerns.

To pass your driving test the main costs is for your driving lesson fees. In addition to this you need to plan for the driving test fees. This link will show the current test fees applicable.

https://www.gov.uk/driving-test-cost

Your driving lessons are designed to teach you how to drive safely and correctly within the laws of the UK. Having a good understanding of how to deal with various junctions, situations and road networks. Various manoeuvres are also taught so they can be completed to the correct standard, including good observation, good accuracy and good control throughout. A lesson plan is followed to ensure all areas are covered.

You need to contact your driving instructor direct to cancel or change a driving lesson. Terms and conditions do apply with regards to cancellations and we ask you to provide a minimum of 48 hour notice for this.

By contacting our office by Phone, text or contact form via how website, we will understand your requirements and select the appropriate driving instructor to help you. The driving instructor will then call you direct to introduce themselves and then discuss your availability in more detail and book your driving lessons time and date to suit your needs.

Your first driving lesson will be structured around your ability and previous experience. If you have not had any experience before, then the first lesson is usually gaining basic understanding and control of the vehicle in a relatively quiet location. This will include The Cockpit Drill and Controls lessons followed by Moving off and Stopping on the left.

Driving lesson prices vary depending on location. To find out the prices for specific locations please visit our website prices page and select thte appropriate area.

https://www.smartdriveuk.co.uk/driving-lessons/

Your theory test pass certificate is valid for 2 years of which you can apply for a practical test.

When you are using Apps or online programmes you can take mock tests to test your ability. If you are regularly passing these with good results, then that is a good indication that you are ready.

There are various materials that you can use to study for the theory test including books, Apps and websites. The most common approach is using Apps and online programmes. If you are taking driving lessons with Smart Drive UK then we will provide an online programme which you can use for free.

The easiest way to apply for a Theory test is to apply online. Follow this link to apply.
https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test

To apply for your first provisional driving licence you need contact the DVSA. The easiest way is to follow the instructions online by clicking on the following link

https://www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence

You can start your driving lessons once you have a valid UK provisional driving Licence or a full UK licence.

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