Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here are a few popular questions asked at Aim to Pass Driving School. If your question isn’t listed below, we are more than happy to answer you. Please get in contact using the contact form and we will be in touch shortly.

How do I apply for my Provisional licence?

Before you can drive on a public road or take your theory test, you will need a valid Provisional Driving Licence. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) application form (Form D1) can be obtained from your local Post Office but you can also apply online from the official ‘Gov UK’ site. Once you have your licence and are ready to start your lessons, you will need to provide proof that you have a valid licence. I’ll need to see this on 1st lesson.

You can apply for your provisional licence up to 3 months before your 17th Birthday but it will not be valid until you actually turn 17 so you will not be able to take lessons on a public road, or take your theory test until then.
You can apply for your first British provisional driving licence online if you:

  • Are a resident of Great Britain.
  • Meet the minimum age requirement.
  • Can meet the minimum eyesight requirement.
  • Are currently not prevented from driving for any reason.
  • Can pay by Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Electron, Delta or Solo debit or credit card.
  • Have a valid UK passport or another form of identity.
  • Can provide addresses of where you have lived over the last three years.

As a photo is required for your licence the DVLA can use your passport photo if you have one. If you don’t have one, or you want to use a different one, this will need to be sent to the DVLA separately.

You can find costs for all licence types here.

What's the Theory Test about?

You may already be taking lessons or even be ready to take your practical test but you can not apply for your practical test until you have passed the theory test. The theory test is made up of two parts; a multiple choice questionnaire and a hazard perception video test. You will need to pass both parts to get your certificate.

Find your local theory test centre here.

Only once you have passed this can you apply to take your practical driving test.

The actual theory test questions are no longer published which means that those found in revision materials of any kind will give you an idea of the questions and answers to expect but will NOT be exactly the same as those you will face during the test itself. This change was introduced to ensure you gain a better understanding of driving theory rather than simply memorising questions and answers.

What's the Hazard Perception Test all about?

Before you start the hazard perception part of the test, you’ll be shown a short video clip about how it works before being shown a series of video clips on a computer screen. The clips feature everyday road scenes and contain at least one developing hazard – but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards. A developing hazard is something that may result in you having to take some action, such as changing speed or direction and what you need to do is identify these as early as possible to get as high a score as possible (max 5 per clip).

Book your theory test.

The Practical Test... What's involved?

Once your driving has reached a suitable level, you will want to get your driving test booked. The timescale for bookings can vary one month to the next depending on the number of other learners applying around the same time. You should not just go ahead and book the test before checking that our car will be available first!

During the ‘independent driving’ section of the test you will be asked to follow a series of road signs or directions that are shown to you when parked up at the side of a road.

Book your practical test . Please note you should always check with your instructor before doing this yourself.

Go to the official Gov site for more information on the practical driving test and many other aspects involved in learning to drive.

Terms & Conditions

Lessons

On your first lesson you must bring both parts of a valid driving licence. You must bring any glasses or contact lenses that you need in order to see properly. It is a legal requirement that we check your eyesight prior to teaching you to drive. Any glasses or contacts that you need must be brought every lesson. We cannot proceed with the lesson if you do not have them. Lessons are a minimum of 1 full hour in duration. If the instructor is late then the time will be added to the end of the lesson. If you are late then you lose that period of the lesson. If you do not turn up at the beginning of the lesson the instructor will wait for ten minutes before leaving. If this is not possible due to parking restrictions then the Instructor will return to see if you have arrived as often as is reasonably possible.

Cancellations

THERE IS A STRICT 48HRS MINIMUM CANCELLATION POLICY.
If a cancellation is received within this period, the full cost of the lesson will be due with NO exceptions as ALL pupils are treated equally and fairly. If repeated cancellations occur, i.e. more than 2 times, the Instructor reserves the right to discuss whether to continue training the pupil, as successful driving lessons depend on continuity of tuition, and it affects my potential income. This policy is in place to maintain this progress and helps us to run a professional business. Your Instructor will make their cancellation policy known to you on the first lesson. You will be given as much notice as possible if circumstances force your instructor to cancel a lesson.

Pickup Points

Your instructor will be pleased to start and finish your lesson from different pick up points – providing these are agreed at least one week in advance – and that both are within the usual area of work for the instructor.

FREE Driving Lessons

While you are a pupil of Aim2Pass, we have a special offer for you. If you introduce a new pupil and when they take their 5th lesson, you will get £10 cash back as a thank you. This is not a limited offer, i.e. The more you recommend, the more cash back for you! This also includes when you Pass your Test….

Payment

All lessons must be paid for in advance unless by prior arrangement and agreement with your Instructor. Discounts are available for pre-paid lesson block bookings. If you pay for your lessons individually, then the money will be taken at the start of every lesson.

Test Booking

Practical Tests should only be booked with your Instructor’s agreement first. If a test is booked without the instructors agreement – there will be no assurance that his car will be available for the test. Please consult directly with the Instructor where any doubt exists via a phone call. Ensure that the test is booked at a time where the Instructor and his car are available.

Communication

All communication must be in person – not via a relative or friend. This is for both security and data protection. Therefore NO changes to appointments will be accepted by text, email or answerphone message. To ensure that communication channels are in place – please ensure that your instructor is aware of your mobile and landline numbers. Your instructor will provide you with his mobile number on which to speak with him, (8.30am-10pm Monday-Sunday). Please remember to switch off your phone at the start of all lessons to prevent distraction.

Holidays & Availability

Your Instructor will give you the maximum possible notice of holidays / days where he is unavailable; please ensure that you do likewise – to maintain progress. Please be sure to book your first lesson after your holiday / break in tuition, to retain your place on the diary – and to maintain progress.

Medication

If you are taking any medication that may affect your ability to drive – please discuss this at the earliest opportunity with your Instructor. Be aware that where a pupil presents themselves for a lesson in a condition that the Instructor believes to be unfit due to the effects of drink or drugs – the lesson will be aborted on the grounds of road safety – and the FULL lesson price will be due and deducted from pupils account. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Health & Safety

Please ensure that you present yourself in suitable clothing – particularly practical shoes. It is also important to attend lessons with any appropriate glasses / lenses for reasons of road safety.

Your Instructor Will

(1) Provide you with driving tuition at the hourly rate agreed.
(2) Recommend what are in their opinion, the most appropriate training methods and aids to help you study for your theory and hazard perception test.
(3) Design a course of lessons to match your specific driving and learning needs from your first lesson right through to your practical test.
(4) Provide you with on-road lessons which will last at least 1hour weekly or such other duration as you and your Instructor will agree in advance.
(5) Provide a presentable, modern, properly maintained and dual controlled car for each lesson.
(6) Recommend where appropriate, advanced courses to help you develop your skills for motorway driving, driving in extreme weather conditions and the IAM & ROSPA Advanced Driving Tests.
(7) Give you relevant feedback during your lesson and record your development in your progress record at the end of each lesson.
(8) Monitor your progress, advise and recommend what is in their opinion, the appropriate time to book your mock practical test. Then once it has been agreed between you both, apply for your Practical driving test.
(9) Provide training on a one-to-one basis with no other learner in the car.
(10) Honour the full time booked for each lesson, which should include an introduction, practical training and a debrief at the end of your lesson.
(11) At all times conduct themselves in a professional manner including:
i. Being courteous and considerate to you
ii. Avoiding physical contact except in an emergency
iii. Not smoking during your lessons
iv. Restricting mobile phone usage
(12) Reserve the right to cancel a lesson or finish a lesson early on grounds of road safety.
(13) Not discriminate against you and will always abide by the law.
(14) Endeavour to be on time at the agreed pick-up point and be available for the full duration of the lesson booking, subject to any circumstances beyond their control.
(15) Respond professionally to any worries or issues that you may have and try to resolve them to your satisfaction.

Data Protection Act

Aim2Pass School of Motoring commits to fulfill its responsibilities with regard to data protection. Any information provided will be treated as confidential and handled securely. All this information will be deleted once you cease to be a pupil of Aim2Pass.

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