What’s Covered

Your Lessons

Whether it’s your first time behind the wheel or you want to build on previous training, we can put together a course of lessons that suit your needs. You can choose the length and frequency of your lessons, but we recommend taking at least one two-hour lesson a week.

Here are some of the areas that will be covered, also you can take a look at some of the topics in more detail by clicking where highlighted.

Cockpit Drill

It is important that you can enter the car safely and then seat yourself so that you are not only comfortable but can reach and operate all of the controls correctly.

Controls, Instruments & Changing Gears

You need to not only know what the different controls and instruments are but know how and when to use them!

Moving Off & Stopping

You should be able to move away under control and with due regard for other road users and also be able to stop the car under control in a Safe, Legal and Convenient place.

Safe Position

After moving away you’ll need to drive in a position on the road which is safe and where you won’t become a hazard to other road users.

Mirrors - Vision & Use

You should be able to apply the MSM routine when approaching and dealing with hazards making sure you check the correct mirrors for your intended manoeuvre.


As part of your MSM routine you should be able to give a suitable signal, when necessary, clearly and in good time.

Anticipation & Planning

Anticipation and Planning is a major part of safe driving, you should be able to anticipate the actions of other road users and also plan your drive.

Use of Speed

You should drive at a speed suitable for the road and traffic conditions.


You should be able to approach and emerge from a variety of junctions and apply the MSM routine to deal with them.


You should be able to apply the MSM routine to join and leave a roundabout.

Pedestrian Crossings

You should be able to apply the MSM routine when approaching pedestrian crossings while anticipating the actions of pedestrians.

Dual Carriageways

You should be able to position the car correctly, overtake and also make progress when safe to do so.

Reversing Manoeuvres

You should be able to complete the following manoeuvres. Parallel Park, Parking in a bay and pull up on the right-hand side.

Emergency Stop

You should be able to stop the car promptly and under control as in an emergency and then move off under control when safe to do so.

Darkness & Weather Conditions

Learn to drive during the hours of darkness and in a variety of weather conditions while making use of necessary controls.

Environmental Issues

You should drive in a manner which is safer to the environment while not putting yourself or any other road users at risk and be aware of the impact of driving on the environment.

Carrying Passengers and Loads

Carrying additional passengers or loads can have an impact on the car and its handling, you need to be aware of this and also the preparation required.

Vehicle Safety Checks

You should make regular checks of your vehicle to recognise problems early and to keep your car maintained.