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    Yes, you read that right, the driving LESSON, not the test. I am in Bath and I want to learn to drive but the waiting list is ridiculously long.

    I have tried LDC and Red and they both quote 4 week waiting times. AA doesn't even operate here.
    Are four week waiting times normal? Does anyone know of a school/instructor who is available at shorter notice than this?
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    Can you search for independent instructors? I learnt with ClickDrive but I don't know if they operate that far out. I waited about 2 weeks for a lesson, but only because the instructor I chose was going on holiday when I rang him.
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    I had wait 4 weeks for my old driving instructor to start my lessons. So yeah it’s normal. Always ahead
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    4 weeks is that it? I contacted driving instructors back in September who said they had a 10 week waiting list and others said not until the start of December. Luckily I then found a driving instructor who didn't have a waiting list and I started 2 weeks later.
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    I live and drive around Bath, and only very rarely see learner cars associated with the handful of big driving schools. Having said that I do see lots of independent driving instructors on the roads around here, so I think for Bath your best bet is looking into independent driving instructors if you want to start sooner.
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    Look for some smaller local driving schools or independent instructors. They'll likely have more availability and potentially better rates/offers too.
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    (Original post by Binsanite Kekuit)
    Yes, you read that right, the driving LESSON, not the test. I am in Bath and I want to learn to drive but the waiting list is ridiculously long.

    I have tried LDC and Red and they both quote 4 week waiting times. AA doesn't even operate here.
    Are four week waiting times normal? Does anyone know of a school/instructor who is available at shorter notice than this?
    LDC and RED are both nationwide schools, which makes them rather popular (and booked to the rafters). Also, I don't even think LDC employ that many instructors per area (and they're ludicrously expensive compared to other schools, anyway).
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    Could it be because the test is about to change too? So most people who are test-ready (or near enough) will be trying to cram as many lessons in as possible with their instructors to make sure they pass before the new test kicks in.. I have a friend who was ringing round for a driving instructor and both nationwide and independent driving schools were booked up until December (which is when the test changes).
 
 
 
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