Our 20 Point Plan

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The 20 Point Plan

Here’s a little taster of what’s to come when you start to learn to drive.  It’s our tried and tested 20 point plan that covers all the skills you need to learn in order to pass your driving test.

1. Cockpit Drill and Controls
2. Moving and Stopping
3. Left Turns (Major to Minor)
4. Right Turns (Major to Minor)
5. Left Turns T-Junction (Minor to Major)
6. Right Turns T-Junction (Minor to Major)
7. Crossroads
8. Use of Mirrors
9. Controlled Stop
10. Use of Signals
11. Pedestrian Crossings
12. Meeting Traffic
13. Adequate Clearance
14. Crossing the Path of Traffic
15. Overtaking
16. Turn in the Road
17. Left Corner Reverse
18. Right Corner Reverse
19. Reverse Park
20. Bay Parking

What is the theory test

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The Theory Test
Before you can apply for the driving test, you will need to pass the theory test.

We recommend you apply and start preparing for your theory test as soon as you can, because this gives you the option of being able to apply for the driving test when ever you want.The waiting list for the theory test is about two weeks which is nothing compared to the driving test which is about 6 to 8 weeks.

The theory test consists of a multiple choice part and a hazard perception part.

The multiple choice part has 50 questions of which at least 43 must be answered correctly within 57 minutes. Then for the hazard perception part you will watch a series of 14 one minute clips showing real life road situations and you have to be able to identify the hazards in the clip. More information can be found on the DVSA website.

85% pass rate

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Our learner drivers have had a great 2014, thanks to Platinum Driving School. We have maintained our high pass rate at 85% and have seen 11 driving students pass their test in since the turn of the year. Make sure you give yourself the best chance to pass by using Platinum Driving School, we are driven by results.

Benefits of learning to drive in an Automatic

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Learn to drive in an automatic car / Automatic Driving Lessons
Advantages of learning with an automatic driving Lessons:
An automatic car has an automatic gearbox that changes the gears for you and there are only two foot pedals, the accelerator (gas) and footbrake, which are operated with the right foot.

  • No stalling the engine or rolling back on hills
  • Automatic Driving Lessons
  • Easier and simpler way of driving Automatic car
  • No gear worries
  • No clutch control required
  • An easy way to pass quickly with fewer lessons required
  • Concentrate on reading the road instead of thinking which gear you are in
  • Good for the stop/start of town and city driving – getting  less tiring
  • Pass your driving test in Automatic car with fewer Driving lessons

Why use Platinum Driving School

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•98% of Platinum driving school pupils would recommend us to everyone
•Significant discounts when you take the platinum package
•Complete and honest one to one tuition with no pick up en route
•Learn to drive in a top of the range Seat Leon SPORT
•Fully qualified driving instructors with over 20 years of teaching experience
•Complete pass plus and eco driving support after you pass

Getting a provisional driving licence

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Before your start…
Before you can start to drive you will need a valid provisional driving licence. You also have to be at least 17 years old. If you do not have provisional driving licence, you can either apply online by going to the DLVA website or fill in a D1 application form which can be found from your local post office.

We advise you to apply for your provisional licence about 4 months before your 17th birthday so you can start having lessons as soon as you turn 17.

Once you start having lessons your instructor will be able to advise you how long you should take to pass the driving test. The current national average is about 45 hours of tuition and 22 hours of private practice, but we can ensure you that if you try your best you will pass a lot quicker than the national average. Our average is about 25 hours of tuition.