Thinking about learning to drive? The Driving Lessons FAQ

How do I obtain my provisional licence?

You need an application form D1 available from a post office. Send it completed with two passport-sized pictures to the DVLA Swansea. Your provisional driving licence fee is £50.00, replacing your licence will cost £20, you can also apply for this up to three months before your 17th Birthday. Everything related to driving in the UK can be found here

What do I need to do before I can start driving?

Your provisional licence must be accepted and in your possession before you start driving. By law, you must also be able to read a standard size licence number plate from 20.5 meters (67 feet) or 20 metres (65 feet) where narrower.

How much does the theory and practical test cost?
  • Theory test cost £25.00,
  • Daytime practical test – £62.00
  • Weekend practical test – £75.00
How many lessons will I need?

Research carried out by the Driving Standard Agency (DSA) tells us candidates who take around 46 hours of professional tuition, together with at least 20 hours or more extra practice stand the best chance of passing their driving test.

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

You will know, I will help you to become self-critical, and recognise any faults you make. Discussion concerning test timing is welcome, and should be honest on both sides. I will conduct a mock test in the latter stages; this will identify strengths and weaknesses. You should feel secure with your skills. It is important when settling upon going for test to be honest with yourself about your readiness.

How is my progress monitored?

You driving progress will be monitored with a log book for you to keep and will be updated by me at the end of every lesson

How long will the driving test last?

Usually between 35 and 40 minutes. There is also a video here explaining how the driving test will be conducted.

How can I book my first lesson?

You can contact me either by texting ‘lessons’ to 07789 50 40 83 or here , I will reply as soon as possible.

I have more specific questions, can you help me?

Yes I can, please contact me either: 07789 50 40 83 or drive@dunwalkin.com

Where can i find out about recent driving test news?

Yes, here