Coventry Driving Lessons - my first driving lesson

Driving Lessons Where Do I Start

Before you can begin taking driving lessons with Crystal  School of Motoring, you will require a mandatory provisional driving  licence.

How do I get my provisional licence?

You can go to any main Post Office  and collect an application form called Form D1.   You also need to bring an up-to-date passport sized colour photograph of  yourself which must be taken against a light background, and signed on the  reverse by a professional (e.g. teacher, accountant, doctor) who has known you  personally for at least 2 years.  Please  also bring another form of original ID (e.g. valid passport or birth  certificate). The Post Office also offers a form-checking service for a small  fee.

Alternatively, you can print off  the form online here.

You can apply for your  provisional licence up to three months before your seventeenth birthday  (however, it will not become valid until you are seventeen).

What  about eyesight?

Before you begin you must be able  to read a vehicle number plate with letters 79.4mm (3.1inches) high at a  minimum distance of 20.5metres (about 67feet). If you wear glasses or contact  lenses to read the number plate you must wear them during the test and whenever  you drive.

What  will I do on my first lesson?

Many potential learners fear their  first lesson, but at Crystal School of Motoring we appreciate this. We won’t  expect you to drive away from your home; we’ll take you to a suitable area,  properly introduce ourselves and set out what we aim to achieve from the first  session.

What car will I learn in?

Our current fleet consists of new  BMW Minis, A-Class Evolution automatic Mercedes, Renault Clios and Vauxhall  Corsas.  At Crystal School of Motoring ,  the cars are especially chosen for their reliability, comfort with a choice of  manual and automatics and easiness to drive and are comprehensively insured for  your use.

Will I get regular updates?

Yes. At the end of your lesson,  your Instructor will fill-in the relevant sections on your Crystal School of  Monitoring DSA log book and will discuss areas of your driving.

How will I know when I’m ready for my test?

Your Instructor will always keep you in touch with the tasks  ahead and once s/he has taught you the syllabus, they will offer you a mock  test.

What  course will suit me?

Whether  you want one lesson a week or 30 lessons in a week – Crystal School of Motoring  has the Instructors, vehicles and expertise to get you on the road.
After passing you will be allowed  to drive using green “P” plates instead of the red “L” plates unsupervised and on motorways.  It takes a lot of practise to become a skilled driver.   Pass Plus and Advanced  driving tuition are highly recommended and can be arranged with Crystal School  of Motoring.