Dress Suitably for the Lesson
Make sure you have dressed appropriately for your first driving lesson. Consider carefully, your choice of footwear. Having comfortable, flat sole shoes, is advised to take any driving lesson.
Suitable Glasses for the Lesson
Your Driving Instructor must ensure that your eyesight is in line with minimum Driving Standards Agency eyesight standards and might ask you to read a nearby vehicle registration plate before the driving lesson can go any further. This means being able to read a vehicle number plate in clear daylight (with your corrective lenses if you wear them) from 20.5 meters away.
Tailored to Suit Individual Needs
Lessons with Skill4life Driver Training, are tailored to suit the individual needs of each and every Pupil, based on your experience behind the wheel to date.
When first learning to drive, a good place to start, is at the beginning. This usually involves the candidate familiarising themselves with the cockpit of the tuition vehicle.
Working on the basis that you are an absolute beginner, your first lesson, will be concerned mainly with introducing you to the controls of the cars – what are all those levers, buttons, and flashing lights, and what do they confirm, plus what, where, when & to use them, effectively and legally.
Your instructor/trainer, will make sure that you are in a quiet, out of the way bit of road to help build your confidence behind the wheel of the vehicle, whilst being out on the Public Highway.
Initially, you'll probably get to have a go at preparing the car, so that you can get the car moving, Just a few yards down the road and then to a stop. You will not be expected to be changing gears, steering and handling the traffic lights, whilst engaging in light-hearted chat, unless of course you feel able to do so.
Your instructor will introduce the various controls of the car in easy to manage stages. Over time, you will come to use all of the controls, in perfect harmony.
Safety First, is our number one priority
In case the thought of being in control of half a tonne of moving metal is a little worrying, your car will be fitted with dual controls. This means that the instructor has a set of pedals on their side of the car, that they can use to either assume control or help share the responsibility, where necessary.
If it looks like you’ve lost control for a moment, they can bring the car to a stop quickly and safely, and give you time to regain your composure before carrying out a similar exercise allowing you to correct what it is you identified as the reason for consideration.
we strongly believe that learning comes from within, so we shall always give you the opportunity of fault finding, fault analysis and fault remedial action. Rest assured, if the answer does not come to you naturally, we shall be there every step of the way to assist you where necessary.
As a Driving School, our aim is to contribute towards road safety, by training and developing safe drivers of the future and not simply helping people to pass a driving test.
After your Initial Lesson
Once your lesson has concluded, you will go back to your drop-off point, and your Driving Instructor will review the lesson and discuss the steps you will take over your next lessons.
The initial driving lesson, gives you a chance to get to know your instructor and set out a plan for going forwards. It also allows you to get a feel for the car you will be learning in. Don’t worry if this doesn’t feel completely comfortable from the outset, you will grow in confidence over the coming lessons.
Booking your initial driving lesson with Skill4life Driver Training could not be easier.
Simply click on the Book Appointment Now button (below), then, click on All Services, select Introductory Offers and then select whether you wish to learn manual or automatic.
Once your selection has been made, select a suitable date and time, (that is highlighted as available by the colour Orange), and then proceed by clicking the Book button to secure the booking by paying by either debit card, credit card or indeed PayPal.