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Background

This is the first step.


Having this licence allows you to learn to drive on the public highway, and is a requirement for taking your practical test.
Cost: £34 if you pay online, or £43 if you apply by post.


The Cost of Getting Your Driving Licence PART 1.


The freedom that comes with being a qualified driver is fantastic and exciting, but it does come with a price tag.
It’s important to know exactly where your money will go during the process of learning to drive, so we’ve listed the key costs.

Your provisional licence

This is the first step.
Having this licence allows you to learn to drive on the public highway, and is a requirement for taking your practical test.
Cost: £34 if you pay online, or £43 if you apply by post.

Driving lessons

You can only start lessons if you have the provisional licence.
Lesson prices vary from instructor and location, however the average cost for a driving lesson in the UK is around £24, according to the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
Generally speaking, it can often work out cheaper to purchase lessons in bulk as you will most likely receive a discount – however, have a few lessons with your instructor beforehand to be sure they’re the right instructor for you.

Cost:

As already said, lessons vary in price depending on instructor and location.

Theory test

Start to learn your theory as soon as, it will help you with your lessons...
I have a free app on my website for any one to download and use.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) provides online learning materials for you to buy, or you can buy additional software or a theory book from most major book stores, or online.
It’s essential to clue-up on the Highway Code and to practice the hazard perception tests.

Cost: £23 for the theory test. Learning materials starts from £7. (Don´t forget my FREE app)

Practical driving test

Individuals will each progress at their own rate, and your driving instructor will advise when they think you are ready to take your practical test.
Cost: £62 on weekdays, £75 on evenings, weekends and bank holidays.




Cost of getting your Licence PART 2


Insurance

You do not have to worry about insurance if you are learning to drive solely with a qualified instructor, as his or her car will be insured.
However, if you are also having extra lessons with a friend or family member, you need to ensure you are covered by an insurance provider to drive their car.
If you are having extra lessons in a friend or family member´s car, they can add you as a named driver – however, this can result in a sharp hike in premiums, and a loss of any no claims discount should you have an accident.
To avoid this, many insurance providers readily offer insurance specifically for learner drivers.
This can be expensive, as learner drivers are seen as more likely to make a claim. However, if you stick with the same insurance provider once you have passed your test, you could be in line for a discount on a standard policy.

Cost: Prices vary, and insurance providers will generally offer packages to cover you for a couple of months....so shop around!

Pass Plus

If all goes well, you’ve now passed both your theory and practical driving tests, and you are now a qualified driver!
Some new drivers choose to take part in the Pass Plus scheme. This is a voluntary, practical experience that is in place to give new drivers some extra skills and confidence on the road. For example, you may be driving on the motorway and at night.
Pass Plus is a great way in receiving a discount on your car insurance, as many insurance companies will give you a substantial percentage off if you have completed the course.
That said, it’s still important to shop around, as a discounted premium could still be more expensive than the price quoted by another provider.

Cost: This varies according to your location or driving school, and some local councils offer discounts to those wishing to take Pass Plus.


Once again thanks very much for all you have done, i mean it when i say you made passing my test effortless TOP BLOKE!!

Nick West of Gloucester


My name is Nick West and I live in Gloucester. I chose Mike Williams Driving School because they were the only driving school that got back to me after I sent out a few texts.I got your contact number from the first page of google when i googled "Driving lessons Gloucester"I was nervous about taking driving lessons because of my age and lack of experience. Mike was friendly and calm. Never once did i feel like i was being spoken down to or judged to an impossible standard. I was expecting an irritating man who was used to spotty teenagers giving him attitude what i got was the complete opposite. a very nice bloke. Mike obviously has a lot of experience with people and that shows in all of his communications and manner. His teaching methods felt tailored to my needs. I was always impressed with his notes about previous lessons and the way he always asked me what I wanted to focus on. Mike also prepared me for what to expect on my test. His instructions are clear and precise, I was never in any doubt as to what was expected from me. He may not realise it but he gave me loads of tips and tricks on how to become a better driver and how to be a better student. Thanks mate. Yes I would recommend Mike Williams because of everything mentioned above ^^^. he made it really easy for me to learn how to drive and pass my test. I´ll actually miss our little chats. I´d also like to mention that his prices are very reasonable and the 2 hour lessons are perfect.

Once again thanks very much for all you have done, i mean it when i say you made passing my test effortless TOP BLOKE!!

Nick


My name is Annamaria Kiss and I chose Mike Williams for my driving lessons because he had the best feedback on the internet with his great customer reviews I got his phone number from his website and gave him a call to arrange lessons I found the experience of learning to drive much easier than I thought it would be I found Mike to be very professional and he had a very good eye for the small

Passed. Annamaria Kiss of Gloucester


My name is Annamaria Kiss and I chose Mike Williams for my driving lessons because he had the best feedback on the internet with his great customer reviews. I got his phone number from his website and gave him a call to arrange lessons. I found the experience of learning to drive much easier than I thought it would be. I found Mike to be very professional, and he had a very good eye for the small details that needed to be improved on. I would definitely recommend Mike as a driving instructor to other people as I always felt safe and calm during every one of our driving lessons. Thanks again for all your help and guidance Mike! Annamaria Kiss, Gloucester


A friend of my Mum recommended Mike as a driving instructor so I chose to have my driving lessons with him I found Mike to be a very good instructor and learning to drive easier than I had expected due to his teaching and coaching I will certainly be recommending him to friends and family Thanks for everything Mike<br />
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Alex Bowkett Gloucester

Alex Bowkett of Gloucester


A friend of my Mum recommended Mike as a driving instructor so I chose to have my driving lessons with him. I found Mike to be a very good instructor and learning to drive easier than I had expected, due to his teaching and coaching. I will certainly be recommending him to friends and family. Thanks for everything Mike.

Alex Bowkett, Gloucester


Mike´s teaching methods are very calm and he explains things simply(in a good way) so you can understand what he is trying to say, it is so nice that he is so chilled as that made me feel relaxed and steady.

Cara McGrath from Gloucester


My name is Cara McGrath and I live in Gloucester.

I chose Mike Williams as my driving instructor because his website was really useful and I could tell that Mike enjoyed his job and was passionate about it! I found his contact number on his website, and I was really happy with the quick response I got.

As I have had a previous Instructor I was worried that the learning to drive experience would be the same, but it was a lot better than I expected and very happy that I swapped instructors, he made me feel so confident!

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Gloucester and Cheltenham for lessons.
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