How Many Lessons Do You Need To Pass Your Test?

How long it takes to drive depends on many different factors. We all know that person that appears to be a natural driver, then passes on their first try; meanwhile, many of us struggle through several tests before we become qualified.

Taking longer to pass isn’t necessarily a negative thing. It can mean you become a more careful, conscientious and, ultimately, safe motorist.


How many lessons you will need will depend on your level of experience, how confident you feel behind the wheel, and how quickly you pick up the necessary skills to be a safe and confident driver. Often people are ready to take their test, but their nerves and lack of confidence affect their performance.

Those who practise outside lessons naturally find it easier to pass, so if you do have a relative or friend available to do this, it can make a difference.

In order for a family member or friend to do this, they must be over 21 years of age, be qualified to drive the type of vehicle you’re driving, and have had a full driving licence for at least three years. You cannot practise on motorways with a friend or relative. You must also have an insurance policy which covers you: the learner driver.


Generally speaking the DVSA (The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) recommends an average of 45 hours of professional instruction combined with 22 hours of private practice.

Where you take your test, how often you practise outside lessons and the quality of your tuition will also make a big difference. Skyline Driving School Leeds is committed to delivering first-class driving lessons that offer excellent value for money.

However, some people might need less hours, while others require much more. The most important thing is to persist until you feel completely safe and confident on the road. It’s much better to take your time and ensure you’re fully prepared, rather than speeding through the process.

If you do need to learn faster, our tuition includes fast-track, intensive courses.

The number one goal is to ensure your safety and that of other drivers.

Just like driving itself, it’s not a race! Our driving instructors in Leeds are always happy to give you a better idea of how many lessons you’ll need based on your current progress. We’re also available for learners based throughout Bradford and the surrounding locations.

If you’re looking for quality driving lessons in Leeds or Bradford, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Check out our previous article here.