Saturday, 25 April 2009

My driving lessons and i passed the Practical Test Portsmouth

Louise Barraclough Capper A very many thanks to 1st Top Gear Driving School Portsmouth for employing such proffessional personel. As a female learner driver who didn't neccessarily want to be instructed by a male, Tom came (and definately comes) highly reccomended. He made me feel at ease from the very first lesson. His sense of humour, calm and proffessional approach to instructing, got me through when i doubted if i would ever get there. Tom, thank you very much for everything you have done.

Friday, 24 April 2009

My driving lessons in Portsmouth

I had my first Driving lesson on Tuesday the 21st of May at 3:00pm, My Driving Instructor Mark picked me up from college and he drove us to Southsea seafront (it was bit bit busier than we thought) when I took over it gave me about 1 hour 45 minutes driving time, 15 minutes to get to Southsea in Portsmouth (really giving me the whole lesson driving!) the Driving lesson could not of gone better!
I thank Mark for being relaxed with me therefore making me a lot more relaxed and being very helpful!
He tells you how it is and there is no beating around the bush.
Originally just thinking I'll be driving around in a car park, maybe going on the road (as a few friends had been telling me what they done for their first lesson). But instead I had done things that I never thought I would have been doing in my first lesson such as; Couple of manoeuvres (Reverse Bay Park and Reverse Parallel Park) came across a few (bigger) roundabouts and a bit of traffic coming out of Portsmouth (good for clutch control)
THE BEST THING I'VE DONE starting to learn to drive! Especially with such a great instructor!
Very much so looking forward to my next Driving lessons on Tuesday!
Will be recommending the 1st Top Gear Driving school to everyone that I know who is thinking about driving!
And I'm booked up for the 29th May for my practical test!
Couldn't fault the Driving lesson, the Driving instructor and how things went in anyway.

Many Thanks
Steve P

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Latest Budget announcements

Fuel duty will rise 2% from September and 1% above indexation every April for next the four years

A car scrapping scheme offering a £2,000 discount on new cars when vehicles over 10 years old are traded in

Monday, 20 April 2009

Welcome to another two new Driving Instructors Portsmouth

A warm welcome to our driving instructors in Portsmouth who covers all areas of Waterlooville, Havant, Bedhampton, Langstone, Leigh Park Emsworth, and Hayling Island.
Our 2nd new driving Instructor is covering all the Portchester, Gosport, Fareham, Stubbington, Lee on the Solent, Hill Head, Titchfield , Warsash and all the areas in between.
I am sure you will be extremely happy working with 1st Top Gear driving School and all our driving Instructors in the areas of Portsmouth Gosport and Fareham.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Train to be a Driving Instructor

Training to be a driving instructor in Portsmouth with

To become an ADI driving Instructor you must successfully complete a three part qualifying examination:

* a Theory test;
* a Practical test of your driving ability; and
* a Practical test of your ability to instruct

You must take and pass all three parts of the examination in this order and the whole examination must be completed within two years of passing the theory test. If you have not completed the examination within this time you must start again from the beginning and pass each part again. This period cannot be extended for any reason whatsoever. But you are allowed to take the test of ability to instruct after 2 years has passed if the application was made before the expiry date. If you pass that test you are deemed to have done so within the 2 years.

You are only allowed 3 attempts at each of the qualifying examinations. If you have not passed after 3 attempts you must wait until the end of your 2 - year period before you can re-sit the qualifying examination, starting with the theory test.

Find a good independent ADI trainer who will let you pay as you go, after passing part 2 you can apply for a trainee licence and teach for payment for 6 months whilst training for and passing part 3.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Price Increase for Theory and Practical Tests

DSA announces Test Fee Increases

The fee increases will apply to Theory and Practical driving tests booked on or after 30 March 2009. Fees relating to the Approved Driving Instructor scheme will increase from 24 April.

Car tests are increasing from £30.00 to £31.00 for the theory test and the Practical Tests from £56.50 to £62.00.