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Driving instructors are available to help you learn to drive both manual and automatic cars.

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Do you want to learn to drive and get behind the wheel? Book your driving lesson in Horsforth now!

Driving lessons are provided by our experienced instructors in Horsforth for all levels of drivers. You will feel confident and calm as you learn how to drive, whether you’re a novice driver, returning from a break, or a qualified driver who wants to refresh your skills.

Eagle (DA) Limited offer driving lessons in Horsforth and throughout West Yorkshire. This includes locations such as Beechwood, Moorside, Scotland, Sandford, Kirkstall.

Call 07872 568913 or simply fill out the “Request A Callback” form and one of our driving instructors will contact you to answer your questions.

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Our local driving instructors are waiting for your call and are ready to answer any questions you may have about your first Horsforth driving lesson

driving lessons Horsforth student passed her testDriving is an essential skill that can help you achieve independence and freedom. You may be looking to learn to drive because you have to commute to work or pick up your children from school. Or you just want to make it easier to get from A-B. You can count on our friendly, professional driving instructors to help you. Your first lesson will include an introduction chat with your instructor to get to know you and your driving history. Don’t worry if you have not had driving lessons before as most people haven’t They will then check that your provisional license is valid, check your eyesight and go over the basics of the car that you will be learning in. No one knows Horsforth more than a local driving instructor. Your driving lesson will begin in a quiet area away from cars and other road users, so that you can slowly build up your confidence. The basics of driving, including how to steer and control the clutch, as well as moving off and stopping, will be covered first. You’ll face new challenges as you improve your driving skills. Your driving instructor will carefully plan every lesson route so you get to experience driving through different junctions, pedestrian crossings and roundabouts. It is crucial that you learn to drive safely right from the start as bad habits can be difficult to break. Our driving instructors have the expertise to teach you everything you need to pass your driving test and be safe on the roads. You will benefit from their extensive knowledge and experience in driving and become a safe, confident driver. Your driving instructor will provide a written log of your driving progress. Your progress report will detail all topics you need to know to be a safe and confident driver. These include techniques like parallel parking, turning in traffic (3-point turn), reversing around corners and an emergency stop. This will tell you where you are at the moment and what you need to do to improve.
intensive driving course Horsforth student passed first timeYou can take intensive driving lessons if you’re really in hurry to pass the driving test and get your licence. We offer intensive driving courses in Horsforth with many instructors with the expertise and knowledge to make it easy for you to pass your driving test quickly. An intensive driving class is ideal if you want to learn the basics of driving from scratch or you want to improve your skills in preparation for taking your driving test. We can offer intensive lessons from two hours a day to several days of back-to-back lessons. We can also be flexible to meet your needs.

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Even though intensive driving courses in Horsforth can be quite demanding, you may find the results to be well worth it if your goal is to pass your driving test quickly. A driving intensive course is the fastest and most cost-effective way to pass your driving test. Lessons are longer than the standard hourly lesson on an intensive driving course because the course is only spread out over a couple of days or weeks, as opposed to being spread across a few months. A 2-day intensive driving course will give you 10 hours of driving training. For those with no driving experience, there are longer intensive courses to ensure you get enough tuition. The DSA recommends that all driving students complete at least 40 hours professional driving tuition before sitting the driving test. An alternative option is to book weekly driving lessons. This route is fine. However, it can take 4 to 6 months to pass your driving test if your weekly lesson lasts for a total of 2 hours. A 1-hour lesson per week will take 8 to 12 months. Due to your driving lessons being once a week there is a good chance that  you’ll spend a lot time re-capping previous lessons.

Our local driving instructors are waiting for your call and are ready to answer any questions you may have about your first Horsforth driving lesson

automatic driving lessons Horsforth another student passed their testDriving an automatic car is not necessarily any easier, it depends on the issues you are having. Learning in an automatic car won’t help you if your problem is observation Driving in an automatic is a good option if your problems with clutch control or gear changing. There is much less to consider when learning to drive in a city with lots of congestion. Driving in traffic-heavy areas will require you to change gears frequently because of the constant stop-start nature. For both experienced drivers and those just starting to learn how to drive manual cars, this can be frustrating. Taking your driving test in an automatic car is easier than driving in a manual car as you do not have the risk of stalling the car and any struggles you have with clutch control. In an automatic car you are able to handle difficult manoeuvres such as a turn in the road or a hill-start easier, which can be daunting for students who drive a manual car, as there are no gears or clutch control to worry about. You might have difficulty managing the gears of a manual car. If this is the case, it might be easier to learn to drive in an automatic car.

Are There Any Downsides To Driving An Automatic Car?

As you can see, automatic cars are more expensive to own, maintain and run. Automatic driving lessons can often be more expensive that manual driving lessons because of this. Another downside of learning to drive an automatic vehicle is that when you pass your driving test in an automatic, it doesn’t mean you can also drive a manual car. You can drive both manual and automatic cars if your test is passed in a manual car. It is possible that your future choices in buying or renting a vehicle or van may be limited by taking your driving test in an automatic car. If you decide that you want to drive a manual vehicle, you will need to take the test again In general, automatic cars have lower pass rates than manual cars. This shouldn’t discourage you, however, as many learners pass their driving test with automatic cars each year.

Do you want a new challenge and the freedom to be your boss? Then becoming a Horsforth driving instructor might just be exactly what you are looking for.

Horsforth driving instructor training Horsforth student passesThere is a large backlog of people interested in learning to drive, which makes it a perfect time to become a driving instructor. There is no previous driving instructor experience required. The only requirements are that you must be at least 21 years old, have held a full driving licence for at least 3 years, have not had more than 5 points on your license in the last 4 years, and want to work in a job that allows you to have control of your life, earn a better living, or do what you love.

Before becoming a driving instructor, you should read through the official DVSA guidelines. Your training to become a qualified driving instructor will usually take around 12 months. It will take a minimum of 6 months to complete your driving instructor training, that is if you pass everything on your first attempt, which is highly unlikely.

To become an approved driving instructor, you must pass the all of the 3 DVSA’s tests. To ensure that instructors have the ability to teach others how to drive, the tests are rigorous. Like any adult learning course, being a driving instructor takes dedication and hard work. If you have the right attitude to succeed as a driving instructor, there’s no reason why your test scores will not be passes.

Our local driving instructors are waiting for your call and are ready to answer any questions you may have about your first Horsforth driving lesson

Other Driving Lessons We Provide

Our local driving instructors are waiting for your call and are ready to answer any questions you may have about your first Horsforth driving lesson

Driving Lessons Frequently Asked Questions

How many driving lessons do I need to pass my driving test

The number of driving lessons that you will need to pass your driving test varies from one person to the next. Research shows that the majority learners drivers will need 40 to 50 hours of driving lessons before they are ready for their driving test.

Do I need to choose between manual and automatic lessons?

Your preference will determine whether you choose an automatic or manual vehicle. A manual driving license allows you to drive both a manual or an automatic car. An automatic driving licence allows you to only drive automatic cars. As you do not have to learn the basics of gears and clutch control, it is possible to pass your driving test with fewer lessons. However, buying an automatic car is usually more expensive and so is the cost of insurance.

What can you expect when learning how to drive in Horsforth

Driving lessons begin on the back roads of Horsforth to gradually increase your confidence in quiet surroundings.Driving will begin with basic car control, steering and clutch control. This will help you develop a feeling for driving. As you improve your driving skills you will become more proficient at driving in busier environments.The lesson route has been carefully planned so you can experience driving through various junctions, roundabouts or pedestrian crossings.

What are the things I should bring to my driving lesson?

Your driving instructor will provide you with a written report of your progress. You will receive a written record listing all the topics you need in order to pass the test and to be able drive safely for your entire life. This will cover skills like turning in the road (3 point turn), reverse around a corner, emergency stop and parallel parking. It will tell you where you are now, what you still need to learn and your weaknesses.

What will the driving examiner ask me to highlight before I take my driving test?

They will examine your car to ensure it can safely drive on the road. You will need to sound the horn and turn on your parking lights, headlights and hazard lights and pressing the break to check your brake lights are working. Before they begin the test, they will also check that your seatbelts are in good working order.

How long will my driving test take me?

The practical driving test includes an eye-sight check and safety questions. The driving test should take approximately 40 - 50 minutes.

If I answer any of the questions incorrectly, will I be fail my driving test?

A few wrong answers will not result in you failing the practical driving test. However, you will receive 1 minor driving defect if you provide incorrect answers to any of the questions. Failure to pass the test will result if you have 16 or more minor faults, one serious or one dangerous fault.

How many lessons do you need for automatic?

In most cases, that would be approximately 22 or 23 driving lessons (taken in 2 hour intervals). We hold the same view, which applies to automatic driving lessons, that it will take more or less the same time to pass your driving test.

Is it quicker to learn in automatic?

Which is easier to learn in? An automatic is usually easier to learn in – all you need to do is put your car in 'D' for 'drive' and off you go. Manual cars will usually have up to seven gears and you'll need to make sure you're in the right gear for the speed and road conditions you are driving in.

How much are automatic driving lessons in the UK?

How Much Does An Automatic Driving Lesson Cost? The average price of an automatic driving lesson is £26, £6 higher than the average cost of a manual lesson.

How hard is it to pass an automatic driving test?

The gulf between automatic pass rates and the overall average is stark. In fact, pass rates for candidates taking their test in an automatic car has never exceeded 40%. Considering automatic cars' reputation of being easier to drive, these stats may come as a shock.

Is there a demand for driving instructors?

There is now, unfortunately, a national shortage of driving instructors not just due to the unprecedented demand but also because possibly as many as 15 percent of the nation's instructors have left the industry as a result of the pandemic.

Is a driving instructor a sole trader?

Most driving instructors are self-employed and as such are normally sole traders. They take all the risks and as such are able to keep all the business profits.

How many miles a year does a driving instructor do?

The average annual mileage is around 30000 (to compare this to average mileage on small cars used for pleasure at around 10000 this is very high). So on average as instructors we may have to change our cars every 3 years or so… the costs on buying add up all the time.

Do driving instructors pay for fuel?

Expenses Will Cut into Your Earnings as an Instructor There is no way around it. A driving instructor is a business and a business naturally has expenses. One of the biggest expenses for a driving instructor week to week (excluding franchise fees) is usually fuel costs.

Our local driving instructors are waiting for your call and are ready to answer any questions you may have about your first Horsforth driving lesson