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Pass your driving test faster

Some helpful tips on gaining your licence faster

Apply for your provisional licence

It takes approximately 4 weeks for your provisional licence to be processed by the DVLA and delivered. However you can apply for your licence up to 2 months before your 17th birthday. By sending off your application early, you can have your 1st driving lesson on your birthday with no wasted time

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Learn your theory !

As well as applying for your provisional licence early, you can also start learning the highway code in preparation for the theory test. This means you will have a fuller understanding of road procedure,signs and road markings when you come to start your driving lessons. This is advantageous in that you can concentrate on the practical side of driving rather than being tied up with the theory as well.

Passing the theory and hazard perception tests early, means you can book your practical test as soon as you are ready.

Did you know you can sit your theory test on your 17th birthday?

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Multiple hour driving lessons

Driving lessons are traditionally taken as 1 hour lessons,however it is considered more beneficial to designate 2 hours of training per lesson. Extending this to a couple of 2 hour lessons per week will drastically reduce the overall learning timescale by allowing time to learn and practice a routine. You can then move onto the next topic in the following session.

The disadvantage of single hour lessons is that there isn't quite enough time to fully learn a new subject and thoroughly practise it,therefore the subject spans across a few sessions.


Having a car insured for your use as a learner will allow you to practice the subjects and routines learnt in your driving lessons, this will enable you to progress more swiftly by avoiding repetitive sessions. Manoeuvres in particular are exercises that tend to require plenty of practice to perfect.

Remember you must be accompanied by a full licence holder over the age of 21 with at least three years driving experience, and display L plates at the front and rear of the vehicle.

Driving test waiting times

When you and your instructor feel you are almost up to test standard, then it is time to plan ahead and book your driving test. Waiting times for a test date can vary greatly depending on the time of year. In the weeks leading up to the driving test, you can practice and work on any weak areas of your driving.

By the time of your driving test you should be a confident and safe driver meaning that there is no reason why you shouldn't pass your driving test 1st time.

By taking into consideration these five points you will be set for passing your driving test in a much shorter period of time, what are you waiting for ? ?

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