Top Tips !

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Passing your test takes, on average, 45 hours of lessons according to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. That's likely to cost over £1,000.


At Pass Squad© we want to make sure you are getting the most value for your money so we have included some practical tips to help you keep costs down.

Choosing a Pass Squad Instructor


All of our Driving Instructors are approved and registered with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

At £25 per hour we offer a competitive but fair price. Be aware if you choose to learn with a cheaper instructor they may just be after your money, and the quality of instruction that you receive, may not be up to the high standards that you would expect if you paid a bit more.


Ultimately its important to listen to your gut, so that you can learn with an instructor you trust and feel safe with. Pass Squad© Instructors offer a no obligation call to really get to know you as a person, and to discuss how we can achieve that you pass your test in the shortest time possible.

At the end of every lesson our goal at Pass Squad© is to make sure that learning has taken place and that the objectives that were agreed upon at the beginning of the lesson have been achieved.

Two Hours at a time

In a one hour driving class you may find that by the time you've gotten up to speed, your lesson is already finished.

You may find you get better value for money if you take your lessons in two hour sessions.

You will also be able to get a discount if you book several classes in advance.

Do It Intensely

We get it - Everyone learns at a different rate but to really excel we believe that you should immerse yourself in your learning.


You could choose an intensive course, which is designed to help you learn to drive within a week or two.


These courses can involve up to four-six hours driving a day, so it's worth discussing with a Pass Squad instructor before signing up.

We recommend you take and pass your theory test before starting an intensive course.

When you pass your theory test you can concentrate your efforts on the practical lessons.

Study Cheaply

You can read the entire highway code for free on the government website. You can also take multiple practice tests before the real thing .

Practice With A Friend Or Family Member

Getting practice with someone you know is a good way to boost your confidence behind the wheel.

Check if they are over 21 and have a full licence in the same category as the vehicle you're driving (held for at least 3 years). Make sure you're insured to drive their car.

Be Flexible

Practical driving tests tend to be slightly cheaper on weekdays than weekends.

If you don't feel ready you can postpone either your theory or practical tests if you give 3 working days' notice. Waiting until you are better prepared may save you on re-sit costs.