As a new learner driver in the UK before you can learn to drive a car on public roads you must be in possession of a valid provisional drivers licence
for Great Britain or Northern Ireland.
You are able to apply for your provisional drivers licence when you’re 15 years and 9 months old, however your provisional driving licence will not become valid until your 17th Birthday.
Your provisional drivers licence will entitle you to drive under the supervision of a driving instructor or full driving licence holder who is over the age of 21 and holds a valid full drivers licence for at least three years in the relevant vehicle category.
Once you have your provisional drivers licence you are now ready to start your driving lessons.
You can choose to start your driving lessons with a driving instructor or under the supervision of a full driving licence holder.
Many pupils choose to start lessons with one of our driving instructors.
You can choose to start on public roads or at our off road track.
The track is very quiet and without the pressure of other road users.
When pupils first start to learn to drive we have found that they can either be very excited and eager to learn or find themselves to be very nervous and anxious.
Nervous or anxious pupils have the option to start at our off road track with one of our instructors in order to gain confidence before they enter public roads.
If starting with parents or a supervising full licence holder then you will need to make sure they have a suitable car fitted with L plates and the correct insurance to cover you while learning.
The practical driving test has seen many changes over the years and what parents or a supervising driver may have been taught when they learned to drive may have changed significantly.
If the supervising driver is not up to date with the current coaching techniques in teaching a pupil to drive a car this can sometimes cause bad habits to form hindering the pupil's learning process.
We would advise any qualified drivers wishing to take a pupil out for private on road practice to take a short refresher course with one of our driving instructors.
This will help progress the pupil and many qualified drivers have said how it has transformed their own driving and confidence.
The instructor can work with the supervising driver as the pupil progresses with the learning to drive syllabus.
Lessons and courses can begin with an introductory lesson that allows your driving instructor to ascertain
your needs and devise the best-tailored programme for your refresher driving lesson or course.
Learn in a family or friend's car, Driving a parent’s car, Pay just for the miles you drive, Black Box Insurance
Specialist insurance for learner drivers
MGM Driving Instructors are fully qualified approved driving instructor's (ADI) and have been approved by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
In order to teach pupils for money you must be a approved driving instructor. (ADI)
To become a approved driving instructor (ADI) you must sit and pass three tests.
(ADI) Part 1 Theory Test
(ADI) Part 2 Driivng Ability Test
(ADI) Part 3 Instructional Ability Test
You are then required to take a regular Standard check that is carried out independently by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
MGM Driving Tuition instructors also carry out regular training courses (CPD) in order to maintain our high standards and stay up to date with industry standards.
MGM Driving Tuition Instructors have many years experince as driving instuctors in the Guildford area.
You will find our instructors are very patient and understanding with all pupils and especially those that are nervous about learning to drive.
Our cars are modern and up to date with all the new safety features and come with air conditioning.