Learning to drive is such a worthwhile life skill and here at Andy1st driving school in Maidstone we’re here to teach you everything you need to know in order to become a safe, confident and proficient road user. We offer a wide range of learning packages that aim to suit all of our pupils regardless of their time constraints and experience. We have both male and female driving instructors and can provide lessons in both manual and automatic cars. We have some of the best driving instructors in the country working with us and so you cannot choose anyone better for your driving lessons in Maidstone.
Passing your test and being able to take off in the car whenever you like gives you such a feeling of liberation and freedom. Here in Kent there is so much beautiful countryside to visit and so being able to drive and see your own area is wonderful. You could take your family or friends on a trip to Leeds Castle or Biddenden Vineyard. Perhaps a trip out to the Arts or Beer Festivals is more to your taste? Well, the world is your oyster when you learn to drive. No more hanging around for unreliable public transport or waiting for the bus in the rain. You won’t even have to rely on friends or family for lifts anymore.
So, how do you get started? Well, first of all call us and we will allocate you a driving instructor who is familiar with the area. They will contact you to discuss your wants and needs and arrange a mutually convenient time for a trial lesson. This is a valuable lesson as it gives your instructor an idea of your learning style, how quickly you pick things up and they can assess the knowledge and skills you already have.
You will then, with help from your instructor, decide whether you wish to drive a manual or automatic car and if you would prefer regular weekly lessons or try one of our intensive driving courses. Regular lessons, usually taken weekly allow you to spread the cost of your lessons. You learn in a more methodical way and you are not rushed. Over the course of your lessons which, on average, amount to between 40 to 50 hours for the average pupil you will probably experience lots of different driving situations. This is a benefit of regular lessons as they will span a longer period of time and so you’ll experience all weathers plus dark nights. Our intensive courses are fabulous if you are in a hurry to pass. Pupils who take this type of course usually need to drive quickly as they’ve applied for a job that requires the candidate to hold a full licence. It is fast becoming the most popular way to learn to drive as the pupil can take a week off work and literally learn and pass in that time. Everyone is different and we all have different levels of skill and experience. To that end, some people will learn faster than others and so timescales may vary. Intensive courses are not for the faint hearted and so we strongly advise you to chat over with your instructor to ensure this course is right for you.
For those people who have passed their test already we offer a Pass Plus course which consists of 6 lessons tackling different driving situations. If you’ve taken an intensive course over a week in July for example, you may not have experienced driving at night or driving in bad weather. The Pass Plus course provides this experience and helps build your confidence too. Motorway driving and city driving are covered also. You will receive a completion certificate and this may result in you receiving discounts on your car insurance premiums.
Your tuition will be delivered by a professional Advanced Driving Instructor who has been trained to the highest level and is continually checked and monitored in line with industry-led guidelines. Instructors are graded by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and are given a grade of 1 to 6. All of our instructors have achieved either a grade 5 or 6 and so you can see we have only the best instructors working with us.
We believe in treating all of our pupils fairly and as individuals. So, we tailor a learning package that suits your lifestyle and learning style. It will take into consideration how much time you have to dedicate to learning to drive and also what sort of course will suit you best. We’ll offer lessons at a time that suits you and from a place that is convenient to you.
We offer excellent tuition and welcome the opportunity to teach you the valuable skills you need to become an assured and careful driver.