How many lessons do I need to pass my test in Nottingham?

Unfortunately, it's impossible to say! 🙈 Every learner is different. Roads are busier than ever, so it's important to take the time to become a safe and skilled driver.

On average, it takes around 47 hours of driving lessons with a profession instructor to get a learner to test standard. It can be a tough pill to swallow when the lessons in Nottingham are around £30 on average. That means you might spend £1,410 on lessons, but what's more important is to pass your test. Sitting and failing adds a lot more cost.

There are a number of things you can do to help you pass your test first time:

  • Get a good driving instructor. This may go without saying, but make sure to pick a well reviewed instructor that you think would suit your personality. You're going to get on a lot better when you respect your instructors skill but can also get along with them.
  • Take lessons as close together as you can. We don't mean taking 6 hours of lessons per day (although some instructors do offer intensive driving courses), as that's not practical for most, instead we mean taking at least 1 lessons per week, but ideally 2 or 3. Take a lesson, reflect, take a lesson and continually build your understanding and skill.
  • Get out with your family or friends. The DVSA recommend learners do 22 hours of private practice on top of professional lessons. If you're considering doing this, you can get 10% discount on car insurance from MyFirstUK by quoting "GOROADIE". This can allow you to go out in your own car or a friend or family members on one policy.
  • Consider doing a mock test with a different driving instructor. The instructor you choose will likely know someone they would choose to give you a mock driving test. Don't worry, your instructor will be in the back seat the whole time.