Our experience has shown that pupils find the first lesson the most enjoyable lesson and completely different to their expectations. In particular, nervous pupils look forward to their next lesson.
Our goal at Swish Driving School is to get you driving as soon as possible on your first lesson without compromising your safety and safety of others.
Paper counterpart –From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. The details such as any penalty points (endorsement) on your licence will be recorded electronically.
In order for your instructor to check your entitlement to drive a car, you will need to go onto the directgov web site (https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence) and provide your instructor with a check code. Once you are on the above web site. You will then need to carry out the following:-
click on Start now>
Key in your Driving Licence number (this is 16 chracters)
Key in your National Insurance number
Key in your Postcode
Click on View now
Once your licence information is displayed
Click Share your licence information tab
Click on Create Code
You are now provided with a check code.
The check code is case sensitive and vaild for 72 hours. You must let your instructor know the following:-
Last 8 characters of your driving licence number
Eyesight test – On your first lesson you will be asked to read a number plate which will be approximately 20.5 meters away (about 5 car lengths).
Provisional licence – On your first lesson your instructor will check your provisional licence.
Drive to site – Depending on where you live and how much driving experience you have had, your instructor may have to drive you to a quieter area. It’s important that you start in an area free from activity, like approaching vehicles and busy junctions. On the way to a suitable place your instructor will talk you through parts of the topics that are going to be covered on your lesson.