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Discussion in 'Motors' started by shifty_uk, 2 May 2006.

  1. shifty_uk


    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 12,950

    Location: Glasgow

    Well after my birthday next month I want to start taking driving lessons.

    I was wondering:

    Which company should I go with? Is there a favorite? Does it matter?

    How much should I expect to pay for 1 lesson? Can I take more than 1 lesson a week?

    Thanks :)
  2. Bri


    Joined: 19 Oct 2003

    Posts: 4,839

    Location: Sunny Teesside

    Go with friends recommendation.

    Dunno ;) Yes it does matter, you don't want to be fleeced by some cowboy.

    I paid £140 for 1st 10, £160 for 2nd 10 then £17 per lesson. This was last year. I would expect quite a large difference between areas.

    Should be able to, as long as they have room in their diary.

    You're welcome :p
  3. TripleT


    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,502

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    Best bet is to ask around your area for opinions as no matter what company you go with it's still down to the idividual instructor.

    What to pay? Dunno I did mine 6 years ago! :p But I'm guessing around £23-27 per hour max?

    Lessons can be either hourly or in blocks of 2. many people say doing two hour slots is better as you only have to "settle down and get your convidence" once for every 2 hours instead of twice. Dunno the truth in this as I did 1 hours sets and I was fine. You should be able to do more than 1 lesson per week. Can't see anything wrong with doing 2x 2 hours blocks per week.

    Hope this helps.
  4. _dogma_

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Oct 2005

    Posts: 2,113

    Location: Kirkcaldy.

    The instructor I've got right now owns her own company, she's pretty good and is cheaper than people like BSM (£18 a lesson).
    I think most instructors will offer intensive courses where you can have a 2 hour lesson (counts as 2 lessons) at one time, I think it's recommended that you only have one session a week maybe but go out driving in your own car as much as you can just to build on the skills you've been taught.
  5. paradigm


    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 36,523

    Location: Staffordshire

    Tosh. If you are a fast learner, or learn better with the information constantly being given to you, why would one lesson a week be beneficial at all?
  6. _dogma_

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Oct 2005

    Posts: 2,113

    Location: Kirkcaldy.

    That's why I said "think". Was just saying through my experience all the instructors around here do one lesson or a 2 hour lesson a week.