When you make the decision to learn to drive, it can feel like a daunting undertaking, but you should relax and enjoy the process, as in no time at all you’ll be off on your own with a new found independence.
With almost 15 years of experience teaching people to learn to drive in Leicester, Awards can help you develop this highly useful life skill.
We’ll get you from nervous driver to safe, confident road user no matter what experience you’ve had so far. so relax, and enjoy learning with us.
Here’s some information you might like to know to help you feel more prepared for your first lesson. If you want to know any more, just get in touch!
How you’ll learn to drive
When your instructor first picks you up, they’ll drive you somewhere suitable for first lesson practice. This is a great opportunity to learn a bit more about your instructor’s teaching style and they’ll tell you a little bit more about what you’ll be doing and how they can help you. It’s good to get used to watching your instructor demonstrate driving and you can ask them some questions if any come to you. This lesson is all about getting comfortable and this includes you and your instructor as a learner and teacher.
Getting comfortable in the driving seat
Once you’ve reached a good place to start learning the controls of the car (this will usually be a very quiet area) you will then swap seats and have a go at sitting in the driving seat! Your instructor will show you how to set up the car for your driving position. This is your chance to take a minute to handle those nerves. Don’t be afraid to ask your instructor for any help or guidance and let them now how you’re feeling- it’s often very exciting to sit in the driving seat for the first time.
Once you’re comfortable, your instructor will go through the controls with you. This includes the clutch, break and accelerator pedals, indicators, handbrake and an overview of the dashboard. Don’t forget, your instructor has their own set of controls so they can take over at any point if they need to. And you can always ask at any point, there’s a lot to learn and it’s bound to slip your mind at times.
Putting it all together!
Once you’ve got a handle on the controls, it’s time to have a go at driving! Your instructor will help you safely move off, maintain road position, change gears, deal with the road situation and then smoothly pull up next to the curve. It’ll be over in no time and you’ll be counting down to your next lesson!