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  • Who is eligible to accompany me for private practice sessions?
    Once you have gained some confidence and knowledge of the basics, it is beneficial to practice driving with friends or family. However, they must be at least 21 years old, qualified to drive the same vehicle type you are practising in (e.g., manual car licence for supervising in a manual car), and hold a full driving licence for at least 3 years (from the UK, the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein). Driving without proper supervision may result in a fine of up to £1,000 and six penalty points on your provisional licence. Add an answer to this item.
  • Can I train at my local area?
    The majority of iQ Driving School's training is based locally, although in some circumstances it will take place in a mutually convenient location. We would often advise you to train where you are taking your practical tests
  • How much notice do I have to give if I have to cancel a Lesson?
    We adopt a very strict 72 hour notice cancellation policy. Lessons cancelled without giving such notice will be charged at the full lesson price for the full duration of the lesson. Our instructors will try their utmost best to provide more than 48 hours’ notice before cancelling any lesson however will hold no responsibility if this is not possible.
  • At iQ Driving School, is it possible for me to begin driving lessons at the age of 16?
    You are eligible to commence driving lessons at the age of 17 or above, unless you have either applied for or received the higher-rate mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), in which case you can begin at 16. Additionally, a valid provisional driving licence is required
  • Which Test Centres does iQ Driving School cover?
    We cover the following test centres: Watford - CP House, Otterspool Way, Bushey, Watford WD25 8HU Pinner - 221 Tolcarne Dr, Pinner HA5 2DZ Mill Hill - Unit 9, Granard Business Centre, Bunns Ln, London NW7 2DQ Hendon - 3 Aviation Dr, London NW9 5TZ
  • Do you provide extra services, like Mock Tests?
    We provide a 2-hour practice test, which proves highly beneficial for students to assess their abilities ahead of the actual examination.
  • Can I book your car at short notice for a driving test?
    We do not permit individuals who have not previously demonstrated their driving skills to borrow our vehicles. If you haven't undergone training with us, you must schedule a lesson before your test to allow us to evaluate your driving abilities. Please note that reserving this assessment drive does not ensure access to one of our cars for the test.
  • Do you have provide lessons on evenings and weekends?
    Yes we do. As these are popular times, so if you would like to book in for a peak time then please give us a call, with as much notice as possible. We will always do our best to fulfil your driving lesson needs.
  • At iQ Driving School do I have the option to select between automatic and manual driving lessons?
    At iQ Driving School, we currently only offer manual driving lessons for out students.
  • Do you run intensive courses?
    we don't offer intensives courses as we believe learning to drive is much tougher than you might think. It requires a lot of focus, and most people find that going beyond two hours in one go isn't effective. Going for longer can make it harder to remember what you've learned and increases the chances of making mistakes, especially when you're tired. And remember, driving is a serious responsibility because it can affect people's lives. You need to stay alert all the time. Think about it this way: even the most experienced drivers wouldn't typically drive for eight hours a day for two weeks straight. So, why would you expect a learner driver to do that?
  • How many sessions must I complete before I can take the driving test?
    According to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), on average, it takes around 45 hours of lessons to learn to drive, with an addition of 22 hours of practising.
  • What to expect from your first driving lesson?
    The key thing to learn in your first driving lesson is getting to know the car. Be comfortable with it and understand its details before you start driving on the road.
  • When can I apply for my theory test?
    You can take your theory test once you have a provisional driving licence, and you are at least 17 years old. Although you can obtain your provisional licence at 16, you can only schedule your theory test after you turn 17.
  • How can I apply for my Practical Test?
    Just like your theory test, you can book your practical driving test online via
  • What is the suggested number of driving lessons per week at iQ Driving School?
    The number of lessons you take each week will depend on your budget and your desired pace to pass your test. Consistency is essential, so it is recommended to take at least 2 to 4 hours of private lessons per week. Our two-hour lessons are also more effective for faster and better progress. We offer weekly lessons or a fast pass course.
  • What methods of payment do you accept?
    We accept cash or bank transfer at the start of each lesson. There are discounts for block bookings with advance payments.
  • When can I apply for a provisional driving licence?
    You have the option to request a provisional license as early as three months before your 16th birthday. However, you'll need to wait until you reach the age of 17 before commencing your driving lessons r to this item. Apply here for your provisional licence
  • How would my basic driving experience be accommodated at iQ Driving School?
    If you arrive with some prior driving experience, you'll require fewer lessons compared to a complete beginner. Following the initial assessment lesson, the instructor will assess your strengths and weaknesses, identify the areas that need improvement, and provide guidance on what you should focus on in preparation for the practical test. Subsequently, they will offer a personalized recommendation regarding the number of lessons necessary.
  • Is it better to do one-hour or two-hour lessons?
    Continuity of driving lessons is really important. The more often you’re behind the wheel the better. Between 2 and 4 hours of private lessons per week is recommended. You’re also likely to progress more quickly if you have two-hour lessons each time
  • Do you offer pickup and drops?
    At iQ Driving School, we offer home pick-up and drop-off services.
  • What type of car will I be learning in?
    You will learn in a manual Nissan Micra fitted with Dual Controls so your instructor can keep you and everyone safe if anything is to happen whilst learning to drive.
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