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Collingwood Learner Driver Insurance

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01403 251662

Office hours: 8.30am–6.30pm Mon-Fri (teaching hours may continue outside of these times)


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Jason is a fantastic driving instructor. From the start he was very welcoming and extremely patient. I progressed very quickly with his help and I would more than happily recommend him as a very professional, knowledgeable and friendly instructor. I am now very confident about driving and I am over the moon at having passed my test. Many thanks, Gary

established 2003

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Great Driver is committed to providing a high standard of driver education, in line with the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency’s aim of 'safe driving for life'. Our patient, reliable & friendly driving instructors are all licenced by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency, and often hold advanced driving certificates from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) or RoSPA Advanced Drivers (ROADA).

As you learn to drive, we will not only teach you to pass your test, but our driving lessons will give you the skills required to drive in today’s demanding traffic conditions. Becoming a new driver can open a whole new world of freedom and independence, but it is not just about passing your test. We aim to give you the confidence to tackle driving on today’s demanding roads, and the skills to survive, ensuring ‘safe driving for life’.

Already hold a full driving licence? Click here for Pass Plus or here for advanced driving.

Special offers

Our best rate is by block booking 12 hours, in advance, which is less than £42 per hour (minimum lesson length is 1.5 hours)

When can I start driving?

The minimum age to take driving lessons in a car in the UK is 17, or age 16 if you are currently getting Disability Living Allowance at the higher rate (mobility component).

Before you can start taking driving lessons you must apply for a provisional licence, you can do this 2 months before your 17th birthday, however you can NOT drive until your 17th birthday. There are currently NO plans to increase the driving age to 18.

To apply for your provisional licence, and obtain further details, visit the DVLA website at or obtain form D1 from the Post Office, better still ask us to order you one FREE by leaving your name and full postal address!

Theory Test

You can start taking driving lessons once you have received your provisional licence, and reached the age of 17, but before you can take your practical test, you must pass both parts of the theory test.

You will be you'll be asked 50 questions in 57 minutes and the pass mark is 43 out of 50, followed by a test of your hazard perception skills, in which you need to score a minimum of 44 out of 75. You will need to pass both parts of the theory test at the same sitting to obtain your theory test pass certificate.

If you are ready you can book your theory test at the official site, be careful not to use an unapproved site which may charge you more then necessary. All our students get free access to Theory Test Pro - an online theory

Practical Test

The test lasts about 40 minutes, during which your examiner will want you to drive safely and competently in various road and traffic conditions. You will be given directions and asked to carry out set exercises, including; pulling up and reversing on the right-hand side of the road, reverse parking  behind a vehicle at the side of the road and parking in a car park. You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop. Additionally, you will also be asked to drive independently for about 20 minutes, using some directions or by following road signs. Apart from general driving, your test includes an eyesight test, for which you will be required to read a car number plate from 22.5 metres.

We are able to ensure that you are fully prepared for your test, and although this will not guarantee a pass, our pupils have an excellent pass rate, but it is important that you drive as you have been driving on your driving lessons.

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Lesson prices

Standard hourly driving lessons for learner drivers -

£50 per 1 hour lesson

£70 per 90 minute lesson

£90 per 2 hour lesson

OR      £500 for a block of 12 hours if paid in advance

(minimum 90 minutes per lesson)

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You can book driving lessons for yourself or as a gift to someone else by clicking the link to

As soon as we receive your booking, we will contact you to make arrangements as soon as possible - if we do not get in touch immediately, please be patient as all of our instructors may be teaching, but we will contact you as soon as possible.