How to Get Your Driving Licence?
Get your first Provisional Licence
Many people don't realise that you can get your Provisional Licence 3 months before you turn 17. The is also the ideal time to find and book your Driving Instructor if you haven't already. In fact we recommend booking 6 months in advance, this means you choose the Driving Instructor you want, not the one that is left available. We will happily pencil you in up to 2 years in advance just to ensure you are satisfied!
You need your Provisional Licence to start lessons. You can apply for that via GOV.uk here
Booking your Theory Test
Once you are ready you can book your Theory Test. Better Driver Training provide bespoke theory support, speak to your Driving Instructor to discuss how you will best learn. You can do this before your lessons start, we are happy to work with you to put a plan in place. The official booking site is here - BEWARE: Some unofficial sites charge a booking fee, the GOV.uk site does not.
Booking your Practical Driving Test
Your Driving Instructor will be able to guide you in when to book your practical test. NOTE: You cannot do this until you have passed your Theory. It is important that you have covered the criteria laid out in the DVSA Syllabus (National Standards for Driver and Rider Trainers) and are ready for a safe future on the road. A great way to assess this is to do a mock test with a different trainer. You can organise this as part of your lessons.
To book the Practical Driving Test via GOV.uk go here - Please do this with the support of your Driving Instructor
BEWARE: The DVSA do not provide vehicles. Your Driving Instructor will need to be available so you can book a lesson to use their car. Check they are available BEFORE booking the slot! The DVSA have strict cancellation policies and you could lose your fee.
Taking Driving Lessons with Better Driver Training
Better Driver Trainings believe in an honest and open approach. To this end we have Terms and Conditions which can be found below:
Preparation, Revision and Learning
Better Driver Training provide all of their customers an online and app based Theory Test training package. This is specifically designed to tailor your learning and make success specific to you. Book your driving lessons and your driving instructor will get you registered.
For those wanting to do it in paper for the Theory Test is based on the information from 3 main DVSA books:
Highway Code (Also available online)
On the day of your Car test you will be asked two Safety Check Questions. The questions you can expect to be asked can be found below:
On the day of your trailer test you will be asked 5 questions. These questions can be found below along with the guidance for the unhitch and hitch manoeuvre:
If you need help revising or learning a full range of support is available from Better Driver Training.
The Road Ahead
There is a wrongly held belief that driving instructors teach Learner Drivers, and once you pass you are on your own. This couldn't be further from the truth.
We offer a wide range of services and support aimed at all drivers of all levels.
- Confidence building
- Defensive driving
- Van training
- Motorway driving
- Au Pair and UK Orientation training
- Older driver assessments
- Driving technology
The list goes on and can be designed to suit you and your needs