Getting Started

What you need, before you can learn to drive…

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Before you can learn to drive you need to be in possession of a provisional driving licence, which you can obtain by the following methods:

Obtain a Form D1 from the Post Office, carefully complete the form and send together with the correct fee and 2 passport photos to the following address: DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AD. (The Post Office can assist in checking your application and taking photographic images for you.)

“What you need to be able to get a driving licence in the UK”

A photocard provisional driving licence has 2 parts (both are EQUALLY important):

  • A plastic photocard
  • Paper counterpart

Apply online at:

Your first provisional driving license will cost £50

If your license is lost, stolen, defaced or destroyed then a duplicate will cost £20

To renew your 10 year driving licence will cost £20

You MUST be able to comply with the minimum DVLA requirement to read a vehicle registration mark from a distance of 20.5 metres (67ft). This will be assessed on your 1st driving lesson.

If you wear glasses or contact lenses then please remember to bring them along. Please ensure that the driving instructor is informed of any medication being taken and any special needs that you may have.

To build your theory knowledge and to prepare for your driving/theory tests you may need to obtain learning material.

This may be in many formats, from books, CD’s/DVD’s to computer applications.

You may find the following links useful to assist in revising for your theory and hazard perception tests:

What We Will Cover

There are many elements to learning to drive a car. Below are the parts we will help you gain knowledge on:

Frequently Asked Questions

As of 5th Feb 2024 we charge £40 per hour, and we also offer our discount for block bookings!

Yes! If you would prefer to prepay for a block of 10 hours then we can offer a discount making the total £390.

We can’t guarantee you’ll pass, as it is up to you on the day of your test. What we can do is ensure you are fully prepared for all aspects of your test giving you the best chance of success!
We’re quite flexible when we can provide our lessons, so please just get in touch and we will see if we can assist
Firstly, don’t worry! Not everybody passes their test the first time. If you do fail, we will do a few more lessons and go over the points you failed on to ensure you are ready for the next one!
Lessons normally can be 1 hour, 1.5 hour or 2 hour durations but if required the duration can be adapted to your personal needs.
No problem, just give us as much notice as possible. If we can, we will re-arrange your lesson for the same week so you don’t lose any progress.
We are fully insured and our vehicles have a high safety rating. We also have dual control vehicles, so we can intervene in the case of a dangerous situation.

Of course! We can also offer gift vouchers if you would like to give a present to someone special!

If you live in or around the Congleton Area.  We provide Driving lessons in Congleton Call us today we are based in Congleton and service most of the surrounding areas, including Holmes Chapel, Sandbach, Biddulph, Macclesfield.


Here’s what our happy drivers had to say about our services:

James has taught my 3 children, Thomas, Megan and Aimee, to drive over the last few years, and his instruction and patience have been brilliant, so much so that they all passed their driving tests first time. I would highly recommend James.
Sheryl Smith

I was always a very nervous driver, hence not passing my test until I was 34.  Something happened which made my driving imperative.  James went above and beyond.  He was patient but hard when he needed to be.  I now love driving and I never thought those words would come out of my mouth!!  Would definitely recommend James.

Michelle Thomas, *Image changed

James was a brilliant teacher! I passed first time!!… and I have had no crashes…to date! I found his style very thorough and patient. He made sure I understood but also gave the skills to drive and not to just pass my test. I guess that  my brother and my friends have all learnt to drive with Him says a lot!  – I  always recommend James to anyone who wants to learn how to drive.

Jonathan Goodwin

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