“What kind of car do you use?”
The training vehicle we will be using is a FORD FIESTA Titanium fitted with air conditioning and other special features to make for a very comfortable drive. Voted 5 stars in ‘What Car’ magazine and other Driving publications.
“How many lessons will I need?”
This depends on a few factors.
The Driving Standards Agency recommendation for a new learner is 40-45 hours of professional tuition as long as the student is getting plenty private practice. They advise for every hour spent with an instructor you should spend two hours practising.
However, everyone has varying abilities and some may have access to more practice than others. Younger students generally learn more quickly but as we’ve learnt over the years there are no hard and fast rules. After the first 5 hours of tuition we will generally be able to estimate how many hours you require.
“When will I have lessons?”
We will endeavour to give you lessons when it suits you best within our hours of business. It’s helpful to stick to a set time but understandably there will be times when flexibility is necessary.
Varying lesson times is also a good idea so that you have experience of Night Driving, Rush Hour Traffic and Adverse Weather Conditions.
“Where will my lessons start and finish?”
We can pick you up and drop you off anywhere that is convenient for you within 15 minutes of Inverness city centre. Beyond that is possible but lesson times may need to be shortened accordingly.
“How will I know I’m ready to sit my test?”
When you’ve reached a level where you’re driving independently and making only a few minor faults, then you are ready to sit your test. We will also arrange for either Geoff or myself to take you for a mock test about 3 weeks before your actual test so that we can assess your performance under test conditions.
“What if I need to cancel my lesson?”
Cancelling a lesson is no problem as long as it’s done at least 48 hours beforehand. This allows time to offer the slot to other students who are looking for lessons. Late cancellations are charged at the full price.