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How long did it take you to pass ur driving test? How old were you? Did you have any experience before? Did you take intensive courses or just the regular ones? Would you recommend buying 1 hour sessions PAYG or a block 5/10 lessons? Tenks
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- 4-5 lessons
- 18 years old
- yes, my old man taught me how to drive. He would cheekily allow me to drive & swap over on long journeys.

I don’t know what PAYG is. But everyone has a different level of driving skill. Some people latch onto the skill quicker then others. There’s no point doing a intensive course as a beginner. I would stick to doing normal driving lessons to see how the first few goes.
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It's getting onto two years at this point thanks to lockdown

I started lessons at 25, no experience beforehand, regular lessons

My biggest bit of advice is to not compare yourself to anyone else, it's pointless and only makes you feel bad
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Less than 3 months with regular weekly lessons. No access to a car at home so only drove when on a lesson.
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(Original post by shmainab)
How long did it take you to pass ur driving test? How old were you? Did you have any experience before? Did you take intensive courses or just the regular ones? Would you recommend buying 1 hour sessions PAYG or a block 5/10 lessons? Tenks
About 6 months with a break in the middle. Mid 30s. No.

Just took regular lessons but I found 2 hours ones far more effective, you can go further afield and you feel like you have more lesson time to ask to try things. ideally I took 2 x 2 hour lessons a week.

I preferred to book 10 hours at a time, but it was £200 with no catches which is an utter bargain, the guy had a v good rep but i had to make my own choice to whether i trusted him with the cash, you CAN get into awkward arguments with instructors that way, but mine was good.

I wouldn't recommend any intensive course really, IMO having a few days between lessons to decompress and mentally go over how things went is essential to learning. Try and cram too much together and many students simply tune out, and lessons are too expensive to tune out.

Ditto, you almost certainly will have lessons that upset you... you get a fright, make a bad mistake, the instructor snaps at you ect and it slams your confidence.. better to get that out of the way in a single lesson and have some time to calm down rather than the day having cost you £100+ and you know you need to go back out the next day with the same instructor for another 100+ day. That would sap the hell out my enthusiasm.
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