Structured learning to drive

Planning and recording how you learn to drive

Research shows that learners who have a combination of professional instruction and private practice do better at the driving test. On average, those who pass have had 47 hours of professional instruction and 20 hours of private practice. Find out how to use a driver’s record to plan your learning.
The driver’s record

The driver’s record is a way of helping both you and your driving instructor to:

identify areas where you need to develop your skills and understanding
keep a record of your progress while you learn to drive

It has:

a list of 24 key skills covered in the practical driving test
space for your instructor to fill in as you progress through the five levels shown on the record

You need to:

learn the skill and then practise to get the experience
learn and develop the theory and practical driving at the same time

Download ‘Driver’s record for learner drivers’ (PDF, 238K)