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From the first time behind the wheel, to test day – we'll guide you to success.

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    61% of pupils passed first time with us in 2015 (national average 47.5%)1

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    85% of our pupils kept the same instructor through to test day2

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    95% of our recently passed pupils would recommend us2

New pupils

Save £4 per hour when you book today

Save £40 on first 10 lessons

We offer a range of flexible lesson booking options – tailor made to suit you.

To help you get up and running, new pupils benefit from great discounts on their first booking (subject to the instructor's participation). Call us on 0330 100 7470.

Sign up now to enjoy:
  • Quality cars: all lessons in a new Ford Fiesta or Focus
  • Dedicated one-to-one tuition: no distracting pickups en route
Special offer
  • AA Members can claim a £6 per hour discount on the first block booking of 6 hours. Just call 0330 100 7470 and we'll sort you out.

I'm an existing pupil

Let's keep on driving

From £25 per hour

Your online driving school account makes it easy to book and manage lessons, plus much more.

Or if you'd prefer to chat with one of our advisers, give us a call on 0800 975 3686.

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Thanks to James, I passed my driving test 1st time. I would recommend him to anyone.
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FAQs

What new pupils ask us about

 

 


The tuition cars

Can I have lessons in my own car?

The first lesson will be in an AA car so that your instructor can assess your ability. The instructor will then decide if you can drive your own car in the lessons.

Remember though, our tuition cars are fitted with dual controls – providing safety and peace of mind if you're having an off day.

Can I learn to drive in an automatic car?

Yes, you can learn to drive in an automatic car. It is generally quicker and easier to learn than a manual, but once you've passed your test you can only drive automatic cars.

Also, pricing supplements apply to lessons in an automatic car, due to limited availability of these cars and instructors.

 

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Our driving instructors

How do I find an instructor if there isn't one in my local area?

Instructor availability is updated daily, so do log in and check our website regularly. Or you can call us on 0800 587 0087 for upcoming availability in your area.

Can I request an instructor who speaks my language?

A number of our instructors speak more than one language. If you want to know if there is someone nearby who speaks your language, please call us on 0330 100 7476.

What happens if I don't get on with my instructor?

All of our instructors are qualified to the the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) standard, and adhere to a strict AA code of conduct. But it's important that you get on with your instructor, so if you would like to change we can arrange a new one for you subject to availability.

 

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My driving lessons

How many lessons will it take for me to pass my driving test?

Just as with learning any new skill, each pupil is different and learns at their own pace. Our instructors will strive to get you pass-ready as efficiently as possible. But above all else, it's about putting the person first and delivering a great quality learning experience tailored to your needs.

How many lessons will it take before I start doing manoeuvres, such as turns in the road, parallel parking and reversing?

Our instructors introduce new skills and manoeuvres at the most suitable and comfortable pace for your own needs. Introduction to various manoeuvres also depends on the teaching style of the instructor.

Some instructors will begin to teach new manoeuvres as soon as the opportunity presents itself. For example, finding somewhere to park at the end of the lesson, or turning into a cul-de-sac.

Other instructors prefer to have their pupils master certain foundational skills first, before introducing them to anything more advanced.

Can I be picked up and dropped off in different areas?

You can, but it depends on your instructor. As long as both the pickup and drop off addresses are within your instructor's area, they'll usually be happy to make flexible arrangements.

You can discuss things like this with your instructor after you've had your first lesson. 

Can I have evening and weekend lessons?

Yes. Most of our instructors offer lessons in the evening and at weekends, although these are popular times and do get booked up in advance.

Does the AA offer condensed courses if I want to pass more quickly?

We can offer condensed courses depending on your own availability. They would normally be 6 to 8 hours per week over a number of weeks. Our instructors work with their pupils to create tailored courses. Call us on 0800 587 0087 to find out more.

Do you offer tuition for scooters or motorbikes?

Sorry, we don't currently offer scooter or motorcycle tuition.

 

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Booking my practical test

How do I book a practical test?

You can book your practical test online, but first you need to have passed your theory test.

How long is a theory test pass valid?

Your theory test result is valid for 2 years. If you haven't passed your practical test within that period, you will need to sit your theory test again.

 

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The test day

Can I use one of your cars for the practical test if I take lessons with you as well?

Yes, you certainly can. Usually, you'll have a driving lesson just before your practical test and then drive to the test centre. Your driving instructor will normally wait in the test centre (fingers firmly crossed) while you complete your test.

Overall, the 'test day session' with your instructor will be 2–3 hours in total – with the lesson beforehand, followed by the test itself.

I've heard that test examiners fail every other test they do – is that true?

Myths about driving examiners abound – and this is one of them. It is not true. If you are worried about your practical examination, talk to your driving instructor about how the test works, and what you may be asked to do on your route.

What are considered as dangerous and serious driving faults (or 'major' faults) on your practical driving test?

During a test you're allowed up to 15 driving faults (often referred to as minors) in order to pass a test. A major fault occurs when the examiner deems it necessary to intervene in some way due to concerns over the safety of the driver, surrounding vehicles or pedestrians. Any major fault automatically incurs a failed test.

What is a major fault for failing?

There will always be some element of judgement on the part of the examiner when making assessments. But here's an example scenario that can give an idea of the difference between a major and minor fault.

Imagine turning left from a major road into a minor road, and the rear wheel bumps on to the kerb on the way round. This would be a driving fault (also known as a minor fault), and not necessarily a fail.

Imagine that same scenario, but the front wheel bumps up onto the kerb followed by the rear wheel. This would be a serious fault, and therefore a fail. If a pedestrian is waiting to cross the road and they are forced to move out of the way, then this too would be a dangerous fault and a fail.

Rest assured, our instructors will teach you how to prepare for these potential hazards.

 

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About the quality instruction

When it comes to teaching standards, we don't cut corners. And never will.

Our driving instructors' code of conduct guarantees your tuition will be delivered by a committed teacher who:

  • is fully qualified
  • uses an AA driver development card to track your progress
  • adapts teaching style to match your needs and preferred pace of learning
  • provides complete one-to-one tuition
  • doesn't smoke, use a mobile phone, or carry other passengers during your lessons

Each and every one of our instructors has successfully completed a full 12 to 18 months' training. You'll see their green Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) badge proudly displayed in their windscreen to prove it.

That's something we insist on. No trainees and no half measures for our pupils – just quality instruction that delivers.

What you'll learn

We'll set you up with the skills and know-how you need to hit the open road like a pro.

Our lesson plans are designed to flex around your individual needs and set to a pace that suits you. But you can expect to cover off all the essentials required to get you raring to go on test day, including how to safely and confidently:

  • carry out a car cockpit drill
  • meet traffic, approach junctions and tackle roundabouts
  • do parallel and reverse bay parking
  • turn in the road and reverse around a corner
  • drive on different types of roads, including dual carriageways
  • do an emergency stop
About our tuition cars

Worried about what kind of car will turn up on day one? You needn't be.

All our lessons are delivered in a new Ford Focus or Ford Fiesta. 

Both models have plenty of leg and headroom, and have a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating (that's the European New Car Assessment Programme, which is good to know). Other standard features include:

  • dual controls
  • power steering
  • air conditioning
  • pollen filter
  • heated door mirrors with electric adjustment
  • quick-clear heated front and rear windscreens
  • driver and passenger airbags
  • seat height adjuster
  • electronic stability system (ESP)
Good to know

1 Department for Transport, Practical car test pass rates. The AA pass rate is the average of male and female pupils.

2 Survey of AA Driving School customers who passed their test during 2015.


Driving lessons with AA Driving School come with terms and conditions. Please do read them before buying your lessons.

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