FAQs

THEORY FAQS

The theory test costs £23.00. Ideally we recommend the theory is passed before booking our course, however we can arrange it on course if required. Please note that the theory test MUST be passed before a practical test can be booked. Please call us to discuss the risks if you want to take the theory test whilst on course.

There is a written exam of 50 questions – you need 43 correct to pass. The second part is a hazard awareness test – where you are shown footage as have to react to any hazards that occur, such as a child running onto the road.

No, if you fail any part of the theory test you fail the test and have to complete the test in full again.

Yes for more information on tests and news go to the gov website; www.gov.uk

You have many choices. We can book your test on-line (select Booking on the left menu), fill out an application form from any test centre or book online (card only) using the dsa’s website or calling direct on 0300 20 11 22.

Every test centre is different. You normally have to wait a minimum 6 days for a test, but generally waiting times are around 10 days, slightly longer in certain places.

The test is valid for 2 years. You have that time to pass the practical test and then get a full licence.

There are certain licences that are exempt. Full motorcycle licence holders are exempt if they obtained the full licence by February 2000 – if after then you will have to take the theory test. Full automatic car licence holders are exempt. If you think you may be exempt please contact the DSA on 0300 200 11 22.

There is a full list of theory test centres on the Gov website. There is a postcode search on their booking system to find the nearest by mile to any postcode entered.

No. You must pass your theory test before an actual practical test is even booked. Thus trying to sit a theory test whilst on a course is very risky, as you may firstly fail the theory test and secndly even if you do pass the theory test there may not be a practical test available at the end of your course

PRACTICAL FAQS

We believe that courses are better for many reasons. What you can learn within 1 week at learndrive would take over 6 months to learn on an hour a week routine. Another reason is that you combine a holiday with learning to drive – allowing you to take the stress out of learning to drive and what better place to do that than Blackpool, Britains no1 holiday resort.

Unlike other driving schools (such as BSM) we do not use any trainee instructors. Our friendly and patient instructors are highly skilled professionals, fully qualified by the Department of Transport to meet the most stringent requirements. All are on the official register of Approved Driving Instructor (CAR).

We have both manual and automatic cars – all of which are easy to drive and fitted with modern dual control systems.

You must always arrive before 10.30pm. If your coach / train is late or there is traffic problems, then we may be allowed to accommodate you to arrive at a later time. This must be agreed with the hoteliers on that evening. This is to respect all pupils on the course wanting an early night!

The practical test costs £62.00 (£124.00 extended). This fee is added the course fee.

Waiting time for tests does vary from 1 week to generally no more than 3 weeks in advance. For booking availability then contact us on 0845 10 888 10 (LOCAL RATE)and let us know which course you require and we will be able to tell you what dates are available.

You must bring a valid signed provisional driving licence (You MUST bring the photocard part of licence). If you have an old style licence you will also need photographic ID. We also recommend that you bring a pair of thin, lightweight shoes for driving and dont forget your glasses if required.

No. You book the course to suit your abilities. If you do not book a long enough course for your needs then it may be that your instructor does not allow you to use our vehicle for your test. Even when you are at standard you may still make a mistake on your test. The pass agreement is available if you do not pass your test – for any reason, such as not being ready, failing, cancellation of test, etc. The pass agreement is included on all courses except the 2 day courses.

The test should last around 40 minutes. This may vary depending on traffic conditions.

We will book your test for the final day of your course. If you are coming back for free tuition then you may book the test yourself, but you must notify us immediately to arrange an instructor for your tuition.

No, current government legislation means that you are not allowed to sit a test for ten clear working days (Saturday classed as a working day).

Every pupil is different, so their needs vary and pupils progress at different rates.  We can give estimates and advice, but remember that the course you choose is entirely up to you – we can never guarantee you will pass a test. Please also ensure that you read all of the information on the website including the terms and conditions.

Being situated within one of  the UK’s top Tourist locations we have excellent transport facilities, so travel to and from Blackpool is very efficient. If travelling by train please use Blackpool North station, the Hazeledene is very close by (about 15 minute walk).

If you book a residential course the bed breakfast and evening meal included for yourself. Any additional guests may be added at a cost of £20.00 per adult, children aged 3-12 are £10.00 per night. 2years and under are free. Additional guests have bed breakfast and evening meal (except under 2’s).

Not as standard, but En-suites can be arranged at a small cost of £4.00 per person per night.