Hi, I’m Luke, a fully qualified driving instructor approved by the DVSA since 2008 offering lessons in and around Luton, Harpenden, Dunstable, Houghton Regis, Leighton Buzzard, Wing and Tring. I cover the driving test centres at Luton, Leighton Buzzard, St Albans, others available on request.

I am a patient reliable instructor whose friendly and professional way of teaching is suited to anyone wishing to gain a UK driving licence. My relaxed and fun yet professional way of teaching means that my pass rate is high with many students achieving a first time pass in quick time.

Whether you’re already confident of your skills and want to get effective instruction to pass your test, or are a nervous first time driver who wants patient friendly understanding instructor, then I am sure I can help you achieve your goals.

Prices: For current pricing and Block Booking Discounts please call me on 07967 857 581

Availability: Lessons are available from 7am until 9pm weekdays and weekends are also available at no extra cost.

Lesson Cancellations: A minimum of 48 hours notice is required for the cancellation of a lesson.

Pick Ups/Drop Offs: Pick up can be from any location whether that be home, work or college and drop you off at any location within the same area.

Test Day: On your Test day you will be picked up one hour before your appointment time. As many people are nervous on the day of their test and I will ensure that you are fully prepared and calm your nerves to help you gain your route to freedom and safe driving for life.

After Your Test: An introduction to motorway driving, and Pass Plus training which may decrease your insurance premium is also another service I offer when you have passed your test.

Learning to Drive

The first thing you must do is to make sure you have a valid provisional driving licence!

You can apply for your first licence online at this website or, if you prefer, you can apply for your provisional driving licence by completing the D1 application form that is available from the DVLA form ordering service or Post Office® branches. You will also need to enclose original documentation confirming your identity, a passport style colour photograph and the appropriate fee.

Normally, for car drivers, the earliest date your provisional licence can become valid is your 17th birthday, however you can apply for the licence up to three months before your 17th birthday. So, if you apply for your provisional licence before you are 17 you will still have to wait until your birthday before you can take your theory test.

If you are receiving disability living allowance at the higher rate your provisional licence will come into effect when you are 16, but you can apply for it within three months of your 16th birthday.

You must wait for your 17th Birthday (or as above) and be in possession of your provisional licence before you can take your first driving lesson.

If you want to practise your driving with an accompanying driver, the accompanying driver must be over the age of 21 and must have held (and still hold) a full licence, in the relevant vehicle category, for at least three years.

It is important to learn safe driving practice from the beginning of your driving career because bad habits are hard to break. It is unlikely that anyone except an approved driving instructor (ADI) would have the experience, knowledge and training to teach you properly. Learning safe driving habits from the start will improve the safety of yourself and other road users. As an Independent ADI, I have the qualifications, skills and experience to train you to become a safe competent driver.

Theory and Hazard tests

You need to pass your theory and hazard perception test at the same time and before you can apply for your practical test. You do NOT however, need to have passed these before taking lessons.

I will, as part of your training, help you prepare for the theory and hazard perception tests, and advise when you are ready to take them.

You will need a valid provisional driving licence to take your theory test and you can book your theory and hazard perception tests online, or by phone or by post.

How the theory test works

The theory test is a 50-question multiple-choice test. To pass you must answer 43 or more questions correctly within 57 minutes. Questions are chosen at random from a bank of over 1,000 questions, and you answer by touching the screen. During the test you have the option to skip questions and return to them later. You can take a mock test online here.

The Hazard Perception Test

How the hazard perception test works Immediately after your theory test, you’ll watch a series of 14 one-minute video clips, each showing potential hazards involving road conditions, pedestrians or road users.

There are 15 hazards to identify and you can score up to 5 points on each one, depending on how quickly you identify them. You need to score 44 out of 75 to pass – don’t worry it is not as tough as it sounds!

You can check the current test charges here.

View this video for more information:

The Practical test

The practical driving test is designed to see if you can drive safely in different road and traffic conditions and know the Highway Code and can show this through your driving ability. The test lasts 35-40 minutes. As long as you show the standard required, you’ll pass your driving test.

(You’ll need to have passed your driving theory test before taking your practical test).

Take a look at the video below for more information.

Be prepared!

Take a look at the DVSA YouTube channel for more guidance and information.

The current national average practical pass rate is around 43%, so it makes sense to be as prepared as possible. I will advise you when you are ready for the practical test and help you understand the main reasons people fail.

You’ll need to study ‘The Highway Code’, ‘Theory Test’ book and CD-ROM.

If you fail your practical test, but pass your theory, you need only sit the practical next time.

You can check the current test charges here.

Once you’ve passed Become a more confident driver with Pass Plus. You’ll save money on your insurance too.