You can apply for your provisional licence online, click here, or pick up a D1 form which is available from selected Post Office branches. You must be at least 15 years and 9 months old to apply.
Yes, you will definitely be driving on your first lesson.
If you are new to driving, your Instructor will drive you to a suitable location to get you started. It’s vital that your first few lessons are conducted in an area that will ensure your success and build your confidence.
Your Instructor will take a few minutes to record your licence details, test your eyesight and explain how to adjust your seat, head restraint and make sure you are comfortable.
He/she will then explain the controls that you will need to operate during your first lesson.
You will then be given a briefing on the move off and stop procedure with a short discussion to ensure you understand what is required. Your Instructor will then give you full talk through and guide you through your practical driving session. You will be able to learn at your own pace and your lesson will progress as and when you feel ready.
All your lessons will be structured using Client Centered Learning to ensure you receive the maximum value for your money. Your early lessons will be in quiet areas, mainly on housing estates so you can build your confidence.
You may be thinking of taking 1 hour lessons and just to be clear and give you a balanced view, there is nothing wrong with 1 hour lessons, we just feel that they offer less value for your money as they prolong the learning period substantially.
Yes, we do but only in the Canterbury & surrounding area.
You can pay for your lessons 24/7 by the following methods.
Card payment – Via the website Here
Account Name, John Harvey Driving School
Account Number, 95415688
Sort Code, 60-04-27
Please use the name of the student taking lessons as the payment reference. Surname/First Name.
Payment Link – For new customers only taking advantage of our ‘Try Us & See’ offer.
Yes. She only covers the Canterbury area and teaches in a manual car.
We are very proud of our 1st time pass rate and our instructors deserve a lot of credit for their hard work. It’s impossible to give the exact % as we have tests almost every day and it will continually change.
When you choose your driving school , ensure you make the correct decision and avoid the costly mistakes that force over 30% of all local learners to change their instructor before reaching test day.
That is a very good question. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service and lessons that produce results.
We have one of the highest graded driving instructors, John Harvey, in the UK in our team and every instructor in the driving school was trained by him.
Most people wrongly assume that all driving instructors are the same!
Remember the hidden cost of cheap! Ask yourself, WHY are they so cheap?
Yes, we do but it will depend on the circumstances.
Most of our instructors do not possess special training nor pretend to be experts for certain disabilities.
However, We do have an Instructor, Matt Standfast, who is an ex school teacher and a specialised in this field. During his time as a teacher he specialised in teaching pupils with SEN like Dyslexia & Dyspraxia. He also taught pupils who are on the Autism spectrum. He has a vast amount of knowledge and has taught many people to learn to drive with SEN.
The best advice I can give you is to contact our customer services and discuss your requirements. We can then get Matt to contact you to discuss how he can help you learn to drive.
Unfortunately, We do not have any specially adapted cars.
Yes, we do. We are proud to be one of the only local driving schools that can offer lessons to deaf customers.
Matt Standfast is British Sign Language trained to Level 2. He has taught many people to drive over the last few years who are deaf.