Learning to drive is exciting for everybody but make sure that the driving school in Portsmouth who you go to is using fully qualified driving instructors. Many other driving schools in Portsmouth use trainees but ever since our driving school in Portsmouth was started we have only ever, and will continue to, allowed fully qualified and experienced driving instructors to conduct our driving lessons in Portsmouth. How can any driving school in Portsmouth produce good quality and safe new drivers if they operate with inexperienced and unqualified driving instructors?
There is a very important reason why some driving instructors in Portsmouth display green badge and others display red badges. The green badges, which can be seen in the driving school car’s windscreen near to the car tax disc, inform people that the driving instructor in Portsmouth is qualified. A red badge, on the other hand, identifies a trainee driving instructors and, as the name implies, this means that this driving instructor in Portsmouth has not yet passed all three qualifying examinations that are necessary to become qualified and have a green badge. A large percentage of driving instructors are still under training so make sure that the driving schools in Portsmouth that you contact confirm to you which driving instructors they use.
To judge how good a driving instructor is then obtain the ADIs grade which is issued by the Driving Standards Agency. The highest grade that any fully qualified driving instructor can achieve is a grade 6. All the driving instructors with our driving school in Portsmouth are grade 5 or higher. Many other driving schools in Portsmouth use trainee driving instructors and these instructors are not graded until they qualify.
For any driving instructor to get their pupils up to driving test standard they need a commitment from the pupils. Our driving school in Portsmouth often have our driving instructors turning up for driving lessons and the pupil is not there. Or they phone our driving school in Portsmouth and want to postpone their driving lessons in Portsmouth for a couple of weeks. All these delays do is to increase the number of driving lessons in Portsmouth that the pupils will then need. If a pupil takes their driving lessons in Portsmouth on a regular basis then they will pass both quicker and cheaper.
It is always best to book an assessment to discover how many lessons will be needed before booking an entire driving course. Every pupil learns at a different speed and all pupils need a different number of driving lessons in Portsmouth to reach the driving test standard. By booking the initial driving assessment it gives the driving instructor a chance to view the pupil’s level of attainment and give guidance on how many more driving lessons in Portsmouth will be necessary. Our driving school in Portsmouth can organise these assessments lessons at times and dates to suit each pupil.
If a pupil pays for their driving lessons in block our driving school in Portsmouth will be able to arrange a discounted price deal on the driving lessons in Portsmouth. By paying this deposit our driving school in Portsmouth knows that the pupil will be there when our driving instructors arrives. Like other driving schools in Portsmouth we often have pupils forgetting about their driving lessons and this wastes our driving instructor’s time and money. The deposit guarantees to our driving school in Portsmouth that the pupil will be there.
Our driving school in Portsmouth accepts that some people, due to other commitments, such as work or needing child-minders, are only available to take their driving lessons in the evenings or at weekends. Unlike many other driving schools in Portsmouth we do not charge a higher price for driving lessons in Portsmouth taken after 5pm or at weekends. If a driving school in Portsmouth does charge a higher price for driving lessons in Portsmouth taken at these times then simply find another driving school in Portsmouth to go to.
The majority of pupils prefer sixty minute driving lessons in Portsmouth. Thanks to our flexibility our driving school in Portsmouth can do driving lessons for whatever length of time suits each individual pupil. However, from years of experience, our driving school in Portsmouth does recommend that no driving lesson should last more than two hours without a thirty-minute break. More than this and the pupil starts getting tired and making errors and is simply wasting their money.
Whatever type of driving course a pupil asks for, our driving school in Portsmouth always recommends that the pupil does a trial lesson first. Our driving school in Portsmouth wants to make sure that the pupil is happy with both the individual driving instructor and the car. If the pupil wishes to change to another driving instructor for whatever reason then our driving school in Portsmouth will find another ADI. A pupil will not learn if they do not get on with the driving instructor or the type of car does not suit them.
One big financial saving by booking driving lessons in Portsmouth through our driving school in Portsmouth is that we can help all our pupils get up to 25% off their first car insurance once they have passed their driving test. This discount is worth many hundreds of pounds and is obviously well worth doing but these courses of an additional six hours, which includes motorway tuition, are only available through those driving schools in Portsmouth who use fully qualified driving instructors.
Our driving test success is way beyond the 42% pass rate which is the national average. Our driving school in Portsmouth has achieved this over many years of producing excellent new and safe drivers in Portsmouth by trying to give not only excellent value for money but also some of the best driver training that any driving school in Portsmouth can give.
Our staff at our driving school in Portsmouth will answer any questions you may have before a booking is made.