Driving Lessons

Know what to expect on your driving lessons

Firstly, what type of lessons will you be needing? This will depend on the level of experience you’re starting with. This can be broken down into the following categories:

  • Learner driver: no previous experience necessary
  • Refresher: for those who have passed their test some months or years ago
  • Motorway: for anyone with a full valid licence who wants more confidence in fast moving traffic
  • Pass Plus: the DSA initiative designed for new drivers who have recently passed their test
  • Intensive: when time constraints mean you want to gain your licence in a shorter period of time
  • Advanced: for drivers who are considering, or who have booked, an Advanced Driving Test


Regularity of driving lessons

Ideally you should aim to take 2 driving lessons per week – or one lesson per week at minimum. Keeping your driving lessons regular will ensure you keep progress and retain the information as you learn. The longer the break between lessons, the more you may struggle to progress to Driving Test Standard in a sufficient time frame. 


Your driving lessons

Whatever type of driving lessons you require, you can rest assured you’ll be taught at your own personal pace – to meet your own ability and help you progress. 

When you learn to drive with Acclaim, you won’t learn what you need to just pass your driving test. You’ll learn how to really drive – so you can feel ready and confident to drive in any condition and face any obstacle you encounter out on the road. 


Your lessons will cover a wide variety of areas, such as:

  • Driving on roads that include country lanes, main roads, housing estates, busy high streets, town centres, national speed limit areas, and dual carriageways. Also on the motorway – as of June 4th 2018 learner drivers can now drive on a motorway, but ONLY with a fully qualified DVSA Approved Driving Instructor in a car fitted with dual controls, so parents, spouses CANNOT take a learner driver on a motorway
  • Following a sat-nav or follow road signs for about 20 minutes
  • Manoeuvres like parallel parking, driving forward into a parking bay and reversing out, reversing into a parking bay, and pull up and stop on the right-hand side of the road and reversing back for about 2 car lengths and then returning back to the left-hand side of the road again
  • Knowledge on the vehicle, including how to fill-up the car with petrol, changing the oil, and even changing a tyre


If there are any aspects of your lessons you don’t fully grasp straight away, Martin will teach you different ways to approach them to help you understand in a way that fits you. Likewise, if you quickly feel safe and comfortable with other aspects, Martin helps you progress onto the next stage of your learning so you only take as many lessons as are necessary for you. 

During your lessons, you’ll be actively encouraged to ask any questions. There’s no question too small or ‘stupid’ – and no judgement on any areas you want further clarification on. We’ll take the time to fully explain why you are being recommended a particular course of action in any situation. 


“Martin was exactly the driving instructor that I needed! I was not confident entering into lessons but Martin’s demeanour and cool, collected directions turned my attitude around quickly.”

– Craig Foster, Newbury, 8th October 2018


> Find out more about the Theory Test 

> Find out more about the Practical Driving Test 

Learner drivers and new drivers can enjoy the flexibility of paying for insurance by the mile and earn a £10 Amazon.co.uk voucher* with Pay As You Go Insurance from Marmalade.
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