Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find a list of complete and very practical answers. Don’t forget, our experts are best placed to answer your questions.
Can I start taking driving lessons before I do my theory test?
Yes, as long as you have a valid UK provisional driving licence, then you can take lessons anytime from your 17th birthday
How much do lessons cost?
Please visit our pricing page.
Do I use my instructor's car for my driving test?
Yes, you would use your instructor`s car for the test and he/she will do a lesson immediately before your test (we usually pick you up 1 hour before your test) and the instructor will accompany you to the test centre. Pricing Page
When can I apply for my Provisional Driving Licence?
You can apply for your provisional driving licence up to 3 months before your 17th birthday (16 if you are registered disabled). You can Apply Online or with the relevant form from the Post Office.
Once I pass my theory test, how long is it valid for?
Your theory test is valid for 2 years from the date you pass it
What if I need to cancel or re-arrange a driving lesson that has been booked?
If you need to change or cancel a driving lesson that has already been booked, please contact your driving instructor at least 48 hours before your lesson to avoid any cancellation charges
Will I be charged if I change or cancel a lesson at short notice?
You need to give at least 48 hours notice to change or cancel a driving lesson, or you may be charged by your driving instructor.
Do you provide automatic lessons ?
No, unfortunately we do not have any instructors who provide automatic driving lessons
How much does it cost to book Theory and Practical tests ?
Theory Test costs £31 to book and Practical Test costs £62 to book (£75 for weekend test)
What is Pass Plus?
Completing a Pass Plus course will give additional skills not covered in the driving syllabus.i.e. Motorway driving, it should also give you discount on your car insurance. This scheme is recognized by most leading Insurers. (It is advised that you take advantage of this within 2 years of passing your driving test). The Pass Plus course is split into 6 modules; this is a block of 6 hrs either in 1 full day, or split into 2 x 3hr sessions. All this is included in a one off payment. Please check the Pass Plus page for further information. Pricing Page
What if I fail my practical driving test?
You can apply for a new driving test immediately, but current ruling means you cannot take this test for 10 working days. This now includes Saturdays; this time limit is to enable any faults to be corrected.
Do Flash offer intensive driving courses?
Yes we do offer intensive driving courses. These can be anything from one week upwards. Undertaking an intensive course will depend on several factors, such as previous experience and whether you have passed your theory test. If you want to go ahead, we will arrange a two hour driving assessment and advise you of your best route to test. Please visit our Intensive Course page.
I work during the week - can I get lessons at weekends?
Yes, we can offer lessons Monday to Friday or at the weekends - in the mornings, afternoons and evenings. Just contact us to arrange your lesson(s)
I have a driving licence - but I need refresher lessons
Giving a good refresher lesson is a skill in itself, separate from teaching a learner driver. We only select the best instructors, who are able to evaluate exactly what is required and quickly build a tailored plan to suit. Not every driving instructor can do this well, but Flash's instructors have been evaluated to make sure that they can!
What do I need to bring to my first lesson ?
You need to bring your provisional driving licence. Please also bring any spectacles or contact lenses if you need them for driving - if you're in any doubt, bring them anyway.
Can my Parents, Partner or Friends teach me to Drive
Yes, but there are a few conditions. 1. They must be at least 21 years of age. 2. They must have had a full clean driving license for 3 years or more. 3. You must display learner (L) plates front and rear. 4. You must have an internal mirror. 5. You must have the appropriate insurance in place.
I need a cancellation date / early test date
Please contact us to discuss possible cancellation finder services.