Welcome to ASAP Driving. Learning to drive is not just about getting a driving licence but is an essential skill for life. We aim to provide you the highest quality driving lessons to get you on the road quickly and safely with skills that will last for life. Our driving instructors are patient and friendly with new up to date cars which are comfortable, clean and have the latest technology inside to help prepare you with skills and knowledge for future driving. We provide training to complete beginners at 16, learners with expericence and provide technique enhancement lessons for licence holders.
Whether you're 16 or 75 - start learning with us! All lessons are tailored to suit your needs. All of our fully qualified registered driving instructors have had a CRB check and instruct in dual controled cars. Some of our instructors have been on further training courses so we can teach you skills that other cannot! Unlike some large driving schools, we don't have you sitting at the side of the road for long periods of time. Infact, we guarantee you will be in the driving seat on your first lesson driving the car yourself! When help is needed, we will help you understand with our visual aids on an ipad using the latest instructor software. All of our prices reflect the quality of our lessons given by our driving instructors.
ASAP Driving School is one of many driving schools. We guarantee drive on first lesson or you money back!. ASAP Driving School, is here to help you gain your licence and to be a confident driver. We are passionate about what we do, being able to drive gives you the kind of the independence that you will never want to give up. Been able to just jump in your car and go wherever you want is one of the most freeing things. ASAP instructors work around you, so if you are after single lessons double lessons, block bookings or an intensive driving course so that you can be on the road quickly, we have helped many hundreds or pupils pass their practical test.
Well apart from offering a great teaching environment and having highly trained instructors, our instructors are great teachers. It’s not just about teaching you to drive, it’s about providing an environment where you are confident and can do your level best. We are professional, encouraging, and always motivating our pupils to do their level best and always here to help.
Approved Driving Instructor. This means an instructor is a fully qualified instructor aproved by the DSA. Most national and local driving schools in the Midlands use trainee instructors - with a pink DSA badge, and still charge full lesson rates without revealing that the instructor is not fully qualified
Potential driving instructor (PDI). This means an instructor is not qualified or approved.
The car theory test is made up of two parts; the multiple-choice part and the hazard perception part. The multiple choice part is delivered using a touch screen computer and mouse and the hazard perception part records your responses through the use of a computer mouse button. You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test. If you pass one part and fail the other you will fail the whole test, and you will need to take both parts again For the hazard perception test there are no separate versions for different vehicles, each vehicle category takes the same test, however the pass mark is different for different categories of tests.
Before the test starts you will be given instructions on how the test works. You can also choose to go through a practice session of the multiple-choice questions to get used to the layout of the test. At the end of the practice session the real test will begin.
After the break you will then be shown a short tutorial video clip about how the hazard perception part works. The hazard perception part is also delivered on a computer but you respond by clicking a button on the mouse. You will be presented with a series of 14 video clips which feature every day road scenes, in each clip there will be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards. To achieve a high score you will need to respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development. The maximum you can score on each hazard is five. You will not be able to review your answers to the hazard perception test; as on the road, you will only have one chance to respond to the developing hazard. The pass mark for the hazard perception part of the theory test is 44 out of 75.
At the end of the hazard perception part of the theory test you will be invited to answer a number of customer survey questions. You do not have to answer the questions if you do not want to, and any information given is anonymous and confidential. The survey questions do not affect the result of the test. When you have finished the test you may leave the examination room. Once you have left the room, you will not be allowed to enter it again. You will then be given your result by the test centre staff. Some boroughs, town, city or county councils offer discounts up to 50% of the full tuition costs. You've nothing to lose! So should this be of interest, then I will give full details of schemes in your area on application.
The driving test consists of tests of eyesight, safety questions and driving technique. The test will last for 35 to 45 minutes. You must pass all parts of the test at the same time.
After the safety questions you will then be examined on your general driving and on two reversing exercises. The reversing exercises will be chosen from:
You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop exercise. During the driving test the examiner will give you directions which you should follow. Test routes are designed to be as uniform as possible and will include a range of typical road and traffic conditions. Throughout the test you should drive in the way your instructor has taught you. If you make a mistake, don’t worry about it, it might be a less serious driving fault and may not affect your result. The examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving. You can make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the test (16 or more results in failure). However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the test. If at any time your examiner considers you to be a danger to other road users your test will be stopped. You are allowed to take someone with you on the test; this person must be over 16 years old and cannot take any part in the test.
When the driving test is over, the examiner will tell you whether you passed or failed. You can request feedback on your test from the examiner, who will then go through your performance during the test.
If you pass and have a photo card driving license issued after 1 March 2004 the examiner will ask you if you want your full driving license issued to you automatically. If you want to use this service, the examiner will take your old license off you, scan the details and send them electronically to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). You will then be given a pass certificate to prove you passed your test. DVLA will then send you your new full license by post within four weeks of you passing your practical test. If you pass your test but do not want to use this automatic service, or have a license issued before 1 March 2004, you will be given a pass certificate by the examiner. On the back of the pass certificate it tells you what you need to do next. This involves sending your license and appropriate fee to DVLA who will then check your application and issue you with a new full license.
If you fail the test you should ask the examiner for some feedback to help prepare yourself for your next test. Your driving report form will also show you where you made any mistakes. You can take another practical test 10 working days later.