Learning to Drive
How many driving lessons will I need?
How many driving
lessons will I need?
This is a question that driving instructors
get asked by most new pupils.
The DVSA suggest that you will need
around 44 hours of instruction plus 20
hours private practice.
But every individual is different, we all
learn in different ways and at different
speeds. So, you may need far fewer or
The important thing is to not put
pressure on yourself to pass in a
certain number of lessons. As this can
cause anxiety which can affect your
No one can promise that you will pass
your test in a certain number of
lessons, there are far too many
Being prepared and ready for your
test so that you stand a better chance
of passing first time is far better and
will save you money in the long run.
• Make sure that you have the right driving
instructor for you and how you learn
Take your theory test early in the process, this
means you will be up to date on the latest
rules and be more aware of hazards which will
help you with your practical skills
Taking 90 minute or 2 hour lessons, you will
learn far more in longer lessons that you will
in shorter ones, although this will seem very
expensive, in the long term this will save you
Take regular driving lessons each week
If you can practice privately between lessons
this will help you progress more quickly,
discuss with your instructor what you need to