Weekly Driving Lessons
Weekly courses allow you to learn to drive at a comfortable pace. Lessons will be arranged to fit your schedule and your driving test can be taken as soon as you feel ready. Call us on 01262 650 181 or book online.
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Why Choose Weekly Driving Lessons?
If you’d like to take your time whilst learning to drive, Weekly Lessons are the choice for you. Lessons are arranged to suit your schedule, for example at 1 or 2 (2 hour) driving sessions per week. The only drawback to weekly lessons is that your rate of learning is typically slower, when compared to an Intensive or Semi-Intensive course. This is (naturally) because given the gap between your lessons each week you retain less of the information / skills covered in each lesson.
What You Will Learn
A typical course will begin with you gaining an understanding of the controls and instruments of the vehicle, including basic movements such as how to drive away from a parked position in safety; the use of mirrors; how to use the gears, clutch, and brakes; and get you to a point where you are reasonably confident driving on a quiet back road.
Once you have got a grasp of the basic controls and movements the instructor will progress on to teaching you a hill start, what to do at crossroads and roundabouts, (including correct signalling on a roundabout dependent on which exit you are going to use), T-junctions, and difficult turns.
Next you will begin to focus on the manoeuvres that feature prominently in the driving test such as reversing around a corner, reverse parking, parking in a bay, handling pedestrian crossings, and a three point turn in the road.
After this you will be taught how to drive on dual carriageways, how to overtake, how to brake in an emergency, and you will be required to drive independently without instructions from the instructor. You will spend several hours working on enhancing your skills, and going over any points on which the instructor may consider that need improving.
The last hour of your course will be reserved for your test (where required). If you have any questions about our driving courses please contact our team on 01262 650 181.
Taking Weekly Driving Lessons
For many people taking weekly driving lessons is the best way to learn to drive commensurate with the busy lives we all lead in the 21st century. Very often, there simply isn’t enough time to do all the things that we have to or want to do, so the one hour lesson once a week is the best fit.
Many people will opt to take their lesson at the weekend on either Saturday or Sunday. If you happen to work in the retail trade you could choose to have your lesson on early closing day. Other people will take a lesson in the early evening after having arrived home from work or college. There is really no right or wrong way: it is whatever fits in best with your lifestyle.
More Lessons To Pass
One thing that should be noted about a weekly driving lesson is that it will almost certainly take more lessons to get to the pass-ready stage than taking an intensive or semi-intensive course. This is because it is human nature to forget things as time passes. If you learned something new yesterday you will probably still remember it today. However, when a week has passed we may forget something and have to do it again until it becomes a habit.
Of course, cost comes into the equation also. Many people simply do not have a lump sum of £600 to £800 to spend on an intensive driving course. This is especially true for most young learner drivers who may still be at college and have no income, so their parents have to pay. Even if you are at work, you are probably on the minimum wage which doesn’t leave a lot of room for manoeuvre. Saving up a lump sum under these circumstances can be very difficult and could take several months. Therefore, for many people, taking a weekly lesson is the most affordable option. It means that you can start to learn to drive straight away. Certainly, you will probably need more lessons overall so the total cost will be greater, but you may well get to the pass-ready stage just as quickly compared with saving up a lump sum for an intensive course.
Time And Money – Intensive or Weekly Lessons?
Choosing which route to take when learning to drive really boils down to two things: Time and Money. If you have the money and you are able to take a week or ten days off work then the intensive course can get you your driving licence in less than a fortnight. Yet, for many of us this is simply not a possibility.
Semi-Intensive courses are a “Happy Medium”, allowing you to spread your learning over 2 to 3 weeks (or more), fitting lessons in around a schedule to suit you. However, If you still prefer weekly lessons, the slow but sure way will still get you to the pass-ready stage, but it will just take longer.
The most important thing is to get started, since the sooner you start the sooner you will be able to enjoy the freedom of going wherever you want to go whenever you want to, instead of being tied down to public transport.