Why use a driving school or an instructor?
We know that driving lessons are quite expensive and it might be tempting to get a parent to teach you instead.
On average it takes a learner driver around 30 to 40 hours of expert instruction to get to test standard. Unless you’re lucky enough to have a parent who’s a driving instructor, this means that it could take longer to reach the required standard.
A qualified instructor will have taken tough practical and theory tests. They’re also regularly assessed to ensure that they are able to offer a high standard of tuition.
They’ll know exactly what you’ll be examined on in the tests and will be able to tailor your tuition to get you to that standard efficiently. Importantly, they’ll also not teach you any bad habits that could unwittingly trip you up in the test itself.
An alternative may be to combine both approved lessons with some top up time from a willing parent. In this way you’ll get all the best driving instruction alongside some more road time practice.
Whatever you decide, be safe, and good luck when it comes to test day!