FAQ - Learning to drive - Belvedere School Of Motoring
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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are just some of the questions that we find ourselves being asked frequently.  If you have any questions then please click here to get in touch

Q. How do I start driving?

A. First you need a driving licence.

Q. Where and how do I get a licence, how quick will it come back?

A. You can get a form from the Post Office, which you send off along with 2 passport type photographs to the address on the back of the form. It normally takes up to 3 weeks to come back to you. If you have a new passport with a chip you can apply online and they will use your digital photo from the passport for your driving licence.

Q. I’ve already got a licence for another category is it OK

A. Providing you have reached the required age this is OK, if you have a full licence and want to add another category you will not need to take another theory test

Q. What’s the theory test?

A. A set of 50 questions, which you have to score 43 or more to obtain a certificate so you can then take the practical driving test.

The theory test  has a Hazard Perception element, the pass mark is currently 44 out of 75.

Q. Where are the theory test centres

A. Preston, Bolton, Manchester, Blackpool, there other test centre around the country, check on the DSA website.

Q. Can I be picked up & dropped off at different places?

A. Yes.

Q. What services do you offer?

A. Learner Driver, Refresher, Motorway, Pass Plus, Parking, Manual & Automatic.

Q. How soon can I start?

A. As soon as you have your driving licence.

Q. Do you do discounts for block bookings?

A. Yes, normally £10 off for each ten lessons paid for at the start.