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FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions from our past and present pupils.

Yes. You’ll need to contact us and we’ll help you complete the DVLA forms with you. However, you can apply for a provisional driving licence quickly and easily online from the DVSA.

  • You must have a Provisional Licence
  • You can apply for a provisional driving licence quickly and easily online from Directgov or by completing the D1 application form available at most post offices
  • All applications made by filling in the D1 form will also require original documentation to be sent to the DVLA to confirm your identity
  • The minimum age, which you can legally, drive a car on the public roads is 17
  • If you are disabled and in receipt of mobility allowance, the minimum age is 16
  • Until the day you pass the practical part of the Driving Test you are not allowed to drive on your own
  • It is also worthwhile having an eyesight test to check that you meet the minimum eyesight standard for driving

How often you have your lessons is entirely up to you. GJM recommends at least 1 session of 1.5 hours per week. The more lessons you take the quicker you will learn and the more money you will save. A 1-hour lesson taken once a week would equate to taking between 9 months to 1 year to learn to drive!

No. In fact it is a good idea to learn the theory whilst you are learning the practical as it can bring the subject alive making it easier to understand and remember.

It is also possible to book semi-intensive courses.

We will arrange to carry out a driving assessment and talk through the various options available. Learning to drive is different for everyone so rather than sell you a set package we’ll tailor one to suit you. Call us on 01942 466309 for details.

Residential courses are also available, please contact us for further details and availability.

Prices vary, a 1 hour lesson is £42. Block bookings of 10 hours are cheaper at £400 and are very popular. Lessons paid in advance qualify for a discount off the standard rate. The more you book the cheaper your lesson becomes. Please contact us for special offers and seasonal discounts which may be available.

Driving is a skill that some people learn quicker than others. The DVSA state that on average a person requires approximately 44 hours of professional lessons combined with approximately 22 hours of private practice. We will monitor your progress at the end of each lesson using GJM’s training formula and progress chart and from this you will be able to assess how near test standard you are.

Yes absolutely, GJM’s pass rate as a school exceeds 80% average – an exceptionally great pass rate. The national pass rate is approximately 51%, which puts us in the top 5% for driving schools.

GJM can provide you with interactive information so you can brush up on your theory and hazard perception skills, testing your knowledge for FREE when you are learning to drive with a us.

Yes. We will work together to try and achieve your requirements.

GJM has had lots of experience dealing with nervous students. This is completely normal. Our instructors specialise in helping nervous pupils as they are particularly patient and understanding. Our Instructors will help to build your confidence through our “success based” training programme.

At the moment we don’t have automatic cars, however, if you would like clutch free motoring – no problem! We can recommend Automatic Instructors who also achieve our high standards. Please check for availability in your area.

No, your instructor is capable of dealing with untrained, partially trained or fully trained pupils. In all cases, the Instructor can tailor their instruction to suit your learning capabilities.

The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency strongly recommends that you take lessons from an Approved Driving Instructor. If your friend or relative teaches you they must be over 21 years of age and have held a Full British Driving Licence for at least 3 years. It’s worthwhile remembering that learning with a friend or relative means you could pick up their bad habits. Your instructor will advise when they feel you are ready to gain additional experience by going out with a friend or a relative. Remember their cars will more than likely NOT have the safety of dual controls.

YES! Pass Plus is a minimum of a six hour training course designed to improve your skills in specific areas, such as town, night and bad weather conditions and is GJM’s most popular post-test training course. Not only will it help to develop your car control and driving skills further, it will also enable you to receive large discounts on your car insurance. Please contact us for further details.

Yes, depending on your requirements there are a number of choices to help you brush up on your skills.

Yes you can, we sell vouchers in multiples of £25. Please call to find out more.

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