Driving Lessons

At Hero Driving School: Please note, before you can start your driving lessons with Hero Driving School, you must have already applied for and received your provisional UK driving licence. The provisional license is a photo card that displays your name, address, unique driver number and details the type of vehicle you are eligible to drive.

This must be kept, as you need to show the licence when you go for your Theory and Hazard Perception test and your Practical test. You can now apply online for a first provisional driving licence from the DVLA website.

You can only apply for a UK provisional driving licence online if:

You are a resident of the UK You meet the minimum age requirement You meet the minimum eyesight requirement You are currently not prevented from driving for any reason You have a valid UK passport or another proof of identity You can provide the addresses of where you have lived during the last three years Applying for your provisional licence online is quicker and you can pay £34.00 for it with MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, Electron, Delta or a Solo debit or credit card.

When applying online, please have a valid debit or credit card, your passport and details of previous addresses.

The DVLA will aim to send out your provisional driving licence within two weeks of receiving your application.

Click here to apply for your provisional licence

The Theory Test At Hero Driving School:

Under UK Law, it is mandatory to pass both the driving theory test and the practical driving test to obtain a full licence. The theory test is completed by selecting answers on a touch screen computer and is based on the Highway Code, covering every aspect of safety when driving. This test is made up of 50 multiple choice questions that are randomly selected from a possible 1000, with five of the questions relating to a case study. To successfully pass the theory test you must answer 43 or more questions correctly.

The hazard perception test is taken alongside the theory test and consists of 14 one minute video clips, which show a hazard that has caused a driver to stop suddenly, change speed or change direction. One of the clips will feature two hazards that you must be able to identify and you must achieve a score of at least 44 out of 75 to pass.

When you sign up with Hero Driving School, you will receive FREE access to Theory Test Pro. This is the best website for preparing people for their theory and hazard perception test.

Click here to book your theory test online

The Practical Test At Hero Driving School:

As you progress through your lessons and your driving skills increase to test standard, you should notice that you will feel more confident as a driver and the lessons will become much easier. Your designated driving instructor will advise you when they think you are ready to sit your driving test and how to book this.

The best way to do this is either on line, or by calling 0300 200 1122. Please note, all test fees will be payable to the DVSA at the time of booking. It is very common, advised and standard driving practice to have a one hour lesson-son immediately before your practical driving test.

This will allow you time to go over any areas you are least confident about, ask your driving instructor any questions, and feel more relaxed behind the wheel before arriving at your local driving test centre. We will agree the cost of the pre test driving lesson and for the use of the driving school car during your test beforehand.

This will be paid to your instructor on the day of your test unless you have already pre paid for this. The practical driving test will last approximately 45 minutes and will be conducted by a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) examiner. The test will begin with a standard eyesight check before you are asked two vehicles safety check questions.

These are often referred to as the ‘Show Me Tell Me’ questions. You will then be tested on the practical skills you have covered during your lessons, which will include at least one manoeuvre and possibly an emergency stop. The examiner will ask you to drive independently for approximately 10 minutes by following their verbal directions and/or signposts. You can find out more about the practical driving test by calling Hero Driving School today to discuss any questions you might have with a trained member of our team.

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