Q. How long does a lesson go for?

A. A standard lesson is for one hour but you can have lessons of different lengths of time if requested.

Q. Do you have package deals?

A. Not usually, we may have a special from time to time so keep your eye on our website.

Q. Do you have Gift Vouchers?

A. Yes. You can purchase a Gift Voucher for as many lessons as you like and the recipient of the Voucher just brings it to their lesson.

Q. Do you pick up and drop off?

A. Yes we can pick you up from Home, School, University, Work, etc and drop off in the same or even a different place. (Must be local area)

Q. Are your instructors Accredited?

A. Yes. Winthrop Driving School will not accept instructors that are not Accredited.

Q. How many lessons will it take to pass my test ?

A. There is no set number. The number of lessons depends entirely on you. One of the main things is how quickly you learn, other things include how often you have a lesson, also the length of your lessons and any extra practice you might do with parents.

Q. Are your cars Duel Controlled?

A. Yes. In order to be Accredited, a driving instructor’s vehicle must be fitted with Dual Controls.

Q. What happens if I crash your car?

A. Our vehicles are fully comprehensively insured and cover Learner Drivers of all ages.

Q. Do you give refresher lessons?

A. Yes. We often have people coming to us for reasons such as:

• To boost confidence,

• To get used to driving in a new city or country,

• To update their knowledge on new rules and techniques,

• Or even Older drivers who have had their physician request that they ensure that they are still safe on the road.

Q. Should I ask my driving instructor questions during lessons?

A. You definitely should ask questions if you”re not absolutely sure about something. You can sometimes seriously improve your driving skills by clarifying a point.

Q. Should I practice privately?

If the opportunity is there then by all means take it. All practice helps to improve skills and confidence.

Q. When should I take The Practical Driving Test?

Only when you are safe and ready to pass it. You must be at least 16 years and six months old.

A good instructor will be able to tell when you should attempt the test, taking into account the current waiting list, with a view to passing it first time.