How many driving lessons do I need?
Updated 16 days ago
The answer to this question can depend on your situation, driving experience and also your aptitude for learning to drive, we all develop new skills at a different rate. From providing driving lessons to thousands of learner drivers each year we can provide the following broad guidance.
Your driving instructor will also be able to provide further advice to you immediately after your first driving lesson.
New Learner Drivers (no experience)
If you have never driven before we recommend you consider booking at least 7 -10 hours of driving lessons with an accredited driving instructor. For those less confident learner drivers, we regularly see 20 hours of driving lessons completed.
New Learner Drivers (some experience)
Some new learner drivers choose to get their initial driving experience with a family member or friend. They then book driving lessons with an accredited driving instructor to fine tune their skills and prepare for their driving test.
If you are already reasonably confident behind the wheel but still need some professional guidance, we recommend you consider 5 -7 hours of driving lessons to start with.
International Driver's Licence Holders
International driver's licence holders in most cases have extensive driving experience in another country. We find that most International drivers licence holders are solely engaging a driving instructor to prepare to pass the driving test. On average international licence holders obtain 2 - 3 hours of driving lessons with an accredited driving instructor. Unfortunately international licence Holders also fail the driving test in high numbers. We recommend that International driver's licence holders obtain 3 -5 hours of driving lessons before attempting the driving test.
Refresher driving lessons
It is very common for existing licence holders to book driving lessons with an accredited driving instructor to refresh their driving skills. The amount of driving lessons required will depend on the level of recent driving experience and also the driver's licence holders confidence. We recommend 3 -5 hours of driving lessons for those drivers who's skills or confidence require a boost.
Manual Driving Lessons
Many experienced driver's licence holders book driving lessons to learn the skill or driving a manual vehicle. We find that these driver's licence holders take 3 - 5 hours of manual driving lessons on average.
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