"Living on the outskirts and attending Loughborough University, felt like a MUST to gain my Driving Licence. I initially wanted an intensive course, or at least multiple lessons together over a few weeks. So between the 24th June and 27th October I managed to gain roughly 30 hours and passed FIRST TIME. I was delighted with the result."
"Over a 5 month period, I had weekly lessons. Near to my test I had many 1.5 hour lessons and delivered Mock Tests with Smiles Driving to help me realise the criteria of the Practical Test and how I had to strive to reach the standard required. I was delighted to pass FIRST TIME and so thankful to be able to have my independance."
"I couldn't believe it when I passed. I'd had a few lessons, then stopped for the Summer months as I had a full time job in the holidays. I then rekindled the lessons and passed FIRST TIME with just 20 hours of tuition. My sister had passed first time with Smiles Driving, so we booked in early to guarantee a place."
"I had left driving a little bit later than some of my friends, but I knew I needed to be in the right mindset for learning to take place and achieve my goal. I had weekly lessons and towards the date of my test I started to deliver Mock Tests. I am proud to say I passed FIRST TIME with just 3 driver faults."
"I had tried a couple of times over a 10 year period to learn to drive, but nerves got the better of me each time. This felt like the last time I would have the confidence to try. Together with my instructor, we seemed to be able to connect and work as a team to achieve my goal. Wow....I passed FIRST TIME and my dream came true!"
"I was astonished that I passed my Driving Test and it was FIRST TIME. I had made quite a few errors during the test, especially within the first couple of minutes, but it didn't effect anyone. I was so nervous, but I tried my hardest to think about all what I had been taught on my lessons. It was essential for me to stay calm. I was so delighted to pass and thankful to my instructor to put a plan in place and let me deliver some intensive lessons near to my test. I was able to pass before I started University. What a relief!!"
"I could of easily given up during the COVID pandemic as I had Theory Tests cancelled and four practical tests moved over an 18 month period. However, I needed to pass my test and owed it to myself and my mum who had taken me out most days to drive in her car. After just 14.5 hours of tuition that was spread out over such a long period, I managed to pass my Driving Test first time. Thank goodness and thank you to Sam at Smiles Driving School."
"I was absolutely determind to pass my Driving Test. I had left it a few years to start to learn to drive, as I needed to be in the right mindset to fully commit to the process. I had 17 hours of lessons spread out over a period of time. I was advised I had good awareness and planning by my instructor, but we both knew I had to get rid of the stalling which occured occasionally. A bit of tweaking over the last few lessons and I was fine. Achieving the first time pass I felt I deserved."
"After completing my A levels, I had made a consertive decision to apply for an apprenticeship postiion and knew having my driving licence would be an important factor in gaining a new career. I had been learning to drive over a short period of time. I had booked my Driving Test for August, but I managed to find a cancellation test a month earlier. Together, with my Instructor we agreed a plan to get me test ready, by completing a few Mock Tests and tweaking a few subjects to get me totally prepared. I was so pleased to pass first time."
"It was a relief to pass my Driving Test and first time, as I had a few tests moved during the pandemic and it seemed like I would never get the opportunity to take it. I had 28 hours of tuition over a 14 month period, spread out as each test was moved. I kept in touch with Smiles Driving throughout and together we agreed a plan. So thankful it worked out for me. Thank you."
"I managed to pass my Driving Test FIRST TIME with just 21 hours of tuition. There was a 3 month gap half way through my lessons due to the lockdown, but I was determind to continue from where I left off and pass. A couple of Mock Tests commenced made me realise I needed to raise my standards, to which I did and continued to achieve my goal."
"I was determind to pass my test FIRST TIME and had plenty of lessons to make sure I achieved my goal. Most of my weekly lessons were 2 hour sessions, but with the COVID-19 delays together Sam and I decided to spread the tuition out by having lessons every other week. The feeling of passing my test was unbelievable and I couldn't wait to celebrate."
"My twin sister and I had a course of intensive lessons in April, with tests at the end of the month. We both hadn't driven for 18 months and both had a handful of lessons with an alternative instructor. We both felt we needed a change and Sam at Smiles Driving assisted with this service. We were both delighted to pass our tests and have the freedom we wanted."
"My sister had passed with Sam at Smiles Driving and it felt like an obvious choice to follow in her footsteps. I had my lessons around my work shifts and managed to find a cancellation test during the backlog. I had my own car and went out occasionally with my dad to gain my confidence, especially with periodic breaks during COVID-19. "
"After having two Theory Tests and three Practical Tests moved, I was delighted to pass my Driving Test FIRST TIME with minimal faults. I had roughly 30 hours of tuition on and off over a year, with all the lockdown measures in place. Such a relief to finally get to the end of the process and receive my Licence."