How Many Driving Lessons Will You Need?
If you are currently learning to drive, or are soon to start the process, you may well be wondering how many driving lessons you will need to pass your test. There is no simple answer, as the speed you learn to drive at depends upon your aptitude and ability to learn. Some people undertake an intensive driving course in order to learn more quickly.
Undertaking a course of driving lessons
Some people learn to drive more quickly than others, and while a short course of lessons may enough for some, it will barely scratch the surface for others. How many driving lessons you require depends on a number of factors, including:
- How many driving lessons you take each week.
- Your confidence and determination to pass the driving test.
- Your financial resources.
- The ability of those who teach you to drive.
According to the Driving Standards Agency, the average person requires 44 hours of professional lessons combined with approximately 22 hours of private practice. This is obviously just a guideline and you should not feel obliged to pass your driving test within a certain amount of driving lessons.
Driving courses Ė residential and intensive options
Some people who need to learn to drive quickly, for a specific event or other purpose, may give consideration to enrolling on a residential or intensive driving course. This option involves you undertaking hours and hours of driving lessons in just a few days and sitting your test at the end of the course.
This can undoubtedly be the fastest way of learning to drive but that is not necessarily the case and you should think seriously before committing to such a driving course.
- Whilst an intensive driving course can work out cheaper in the long-run, it also involves a substantial initial outlay.
- People respond to different methods of instruction in different ways and you may not be suited to this particular type of driving course.
- You may have to take time off work, school or college to undertake your driving course. Whilst intensive driving courses enjoy good success rates, there is no guarantee you will pass at the end of it.
Help to limit the number of driving lessons you need
Professional instruction, either in the form of conventional lessons or a residential or intensive driving course, will help minimise the time it takes you to reach pass standard. Your driving instructor is the best guide as to how many driving lessons you will need and will tell you when he or she feels you are ready to sit your test.