Your Driving Lessons and Courses in Hastings
(manual driving lessons)
PLEASE NOTE: ALL COURSES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO HIGH DEMAND.
As mentioned on the About page, I offer no pretence that this is a driving school. It is just me as a fully qualified independent driving instructor, my VW Polo, and your future as a safe and skilled driver.
I offer intensive driving courses (or "crash" courses) and driving lessons for the Hastings DVSA Driving Test Centre, covering surroundings areas (please contact if in doubt whether your area is covered). Depending on your level of experience, I can offer you the appropriate course length.
It is important that before we set out specific dates for your intensive course, you pass the theory test. We cannot book a practical driving test for you until you hold in your hands that all-important Theory Pass Certificate.
When it comes to scheduling your course, we both decide how best to go about it. Depending on the amount of lessons we've agreed upon, each in-car training session needs to be somewhere between 3 and 8 hours per day. Also, please know that your course does not have to be taken all in one week. I am always happy for it to take 2 or 3 weeks, because I understand you may be unable to take a whole week out of your diary.
Although I am flexible in terms of duration, dates, and times, your course needs to be arranged around other pupils' courses. So it may be best if you do not book any time off work until we’ve confirmed your training sessions. Moreover, when it comes to me booking the driving test for you, please appreciate that the Hastings Driving Test Centre usually has a waiting list of 6 to 8 weeks but due to Covid-19 it's currently SIX MONTHS. And the test, of course, is our ultimate goal.
Due to COVID-19 and how the pandemic forced the closure of test centres for nine months, along with instructors being unable to offer lessons during that time, there is now a backlog of tests and lessons. This means that unfortunately as at May 2022, practical tests are booking into November 2022.
As a result, all intensive courses are currently unavailable. Sorry.
You can still have lessons with me (if I can fit you in!), but they will have to be weekly for the foreseeable future.
It is not possible, or indeed safe, to drive continuously during each intensive session due to the nature of a intensive driving course, therefore short breaks will be agreed between us.
I am of course geared towards making sure you pass the practical test first time, but there is still a chance that you will be unsuccessful. In this instance, I can arrange another test for you and help you prepare again for what will hopefully be a successful second attempt.