How does it work?

It can be very confusing when you decide you want to take that leap and start to drive. There are specific steps you must take in order to achieve this.
Outlined below are the steps required in order for you to start to drive your own car. We hope you find it useful.

  • Provisional License

    The first stage in achieving your goal is to apply for your provisional license. Without this you cannot start taking driving lessons. You can however book your driving lessons whilst waiting for your provisional license. Note that this may take up-to 3 weeks to receive your provisional license.
    Apply for your provisional driving license

  • Book Lessons

    At Alder School of Motoring we ensure our driving lesson prices are very competitive against other driving instructors in Preston and ensure quality driving tuition and value for money.
    We will work to the DVSA syllabus throughout your lessons until driving test standard is reached. The amount of driving lessons you will need will vary dramatically depending on any previous experience and/or learning abilities.

    Use our Contact page to book your driving lessons.

  • Theory Multiple Choice

    You can start to practice your driving theory test multiple choice questions whilst you are taking driving lessons. The sooner you start practicing the better and this will also help you whilst you are out on the road on your driving lessons.

    Alder School of Motoring provide online access to Theory Test Pro. This is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory tests. It contains all the official revision test questions licensed from the DVSA, the people who set the tests.

    We provide FULL complete access FREE of charge if you are a student at our Driving School and login details will be given to you when you become a student.

  • Theory Hazard Perception

    Hazard Perception is the second part of your Driving Theory Test and you must practice this. You can also practice this on Theory Test Pro until you reach the standard required.

    Once you have completed the multiple choice section on the driving theory test you will be given a break and then you will start the Hazard Perception test.

    Before you start the hazard perception part, you'll be shown a short video clip about how it works. You'll then be shown a series of video clips on a computer screen.

    The clips feature every day road scenes and contain at least one developing hazard. A developing hazard is something that may result in you having to take some action, such as changing speed or direction.

  • Book your Driving Theory Test

    The driving theory test contains two parts, multiple-choice part and Hazard perception test. Both of these are taken on the same day.

    Before you book the test you should have practiced enough on Theory Test Pro until you have reached the standard required.

    Book your driving theory test

  • Book your Practical Driving Test

    You must pass your driving theory test before you can apply for your practical test. There is no set amount of driving lessons you must take before taking your practical driving test. Alder School of Motoring will advise when you are within reach of the required driving standard.

    Book your practical driving test

  • Hopefully your successful and we're done!

    Give yourself a pat on the back, you'll be a full driving license holder and you can now drive without supervision. You MUST ensure the vehicle you drive is roadworthy with a valid M.O.T test certificate, ensure the vehicle is taxed and ensure you have valid motor insurance.
    Alder School of Motoring do provide Pass Plus, motorway tuition and refresher courses should anything else be required.

Good luck on your journey to becoming a new driver. I will help you all the way!

Keith Alder - Alder School of Motoring