Structured Learning

Whether you are new to driving or have had some lessons previously, one thing you should always consider is whether or not any potential driving school has any lesson structure. Many instructors on the road are quite happy to make the pupil ‘drive around’, without the pupil really understanding or learning any valuable skills that are needed.

That is simply not the case with my lessons, as I believe that the only way to ensure new drivers are safe on the roads is to have a clear lesson structure. By doing this pupils not only will have more confidence with a wider variety of road conditions, they will become a far safer driver when they pass their driving test.

After each lesson, we will discuss what has been learnt and whether or not you the pupil is confident and able to safely master the skill (i.e. roundabouts) either on your own or if you need a little help. This in turn makes it easier to see where improvements can be made for the next lesson and also it gives a clear indication of what needs to be achieved in order to pass your driving test.

“I’d had some lessons previously but didn’t feel at all in control behind the wheel. That quickly changed with Jon – he provided a very structured and consistent approach to learning and was very good at identifying the areas I needed to work on. I soon felt much more confident! Vanessa Schneider”

Lesson Structure

Part 1  - The Basic Skills

This is usually the starting point for most pupils and includes:

  • Safety Checks and Controls
  • Moving off and stopping
  • Gears
  • Steering
  • Co-ordination
  • Mirrors and Signals
  • Emergency Stop

Part 2 – Road Skills

This covers in more depth the different key road skills required and includes:

  • Basic Junctions
  • Busy Junctions
  • Crossroads
  • Meeting & Crossing Traffic
  • Roundabouts
  • Pedestrian Crossings and Traffic Lights

Part 3 – Traffic Skills

This section teaches you to combine the basic and road skills to deal with a wide range of road conditions and traffic situations, and includes:

  • Hazard Perception & Anticipation
  • Dual Carriageways
  • Independent Driving
  • Town Centre
  • Eco Safe Driving and Country Driving


Manouvres are usually introduced in between Part 2 and 3 and includes:

  • Straight line Reversing
  • Reversing around a corner
  • Turn in the Road
  • Reverse Park
  • Bay Parking
  • Pulling up on the right