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BJM School of Motoring, Bradford's first choice of driving for excellence. BJM Drivings Lessons Bradford Call: 07795480282
BJM School of Motoring, Bradford's first choice of driving for excellence. BJM Drivings Lessons Bradford Call: 07795480282

You can apply for your first British provisional driving licence online if you:

  • Are a resident of Great Britain.
  • Meet the minimum age requirement.
  • Can meet the minimum eyesight requirement.
  • Are currently not prevented from driving for any reason.
  • Can pay by Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Electron, Delta or Solo debit or credit card.
  • Have a valid UK passport or another form of identity.
  • Can provide addresses of where you have lived over the last three years.

Before driving on a public road or taking your theory test, you need a valid Provisional Driving Licence. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) application form (Form D1) can be obtained from your local Post Office but you can also apply online from the official ‘Gov UK website.You can apply for your provisional licence up to 3 months before your 17th Birthday but it will not be valid until you actually turn 17 so you will not be able to take lessons on a public road, or take your theory test until then.

Online Application

Get your first provisional driving licence for a moped, motorbike and car from DVLA online. To apply you must:

This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

You’ll need your Government Gateway ID. If you don’t have one or need to re-register, you’ll get an ID as part of your application.

If you already have a provisional licence, you don’t need to apply again to drive a car.

Start now on driving licensing online

Before you start

It costs £34 to apply online. You can pay by MasterCard, Visa, Electron, Maestro or Delta debit or credit card.

You’ll need to provide:

  • an identity document unless you have a valid UK biometric passport
  • addresses where you’ve lived over the last 3 years
  • your National Insurance number if you know it

You’ll get a confirmation email from DVLA after you’ve applied.

Your licence should arrive within one week if you apply online.

When you can drive with a provisional licence

There are different rules depending on your age and the type of vehicle. Check what vehicles you can drive and when before you start to learn.

Other ways to apply

You can apply by post. Fill in form D1 available from the DVLA form ordering service and certain Post Office branches.

It costs £43 to apply by post. Make your cheque or postal order payable to DVLA (don’t send cash).

You’ll also need to include:

You must send original documents – you can’t use the Post Office document certification service.

Send your application and payment to:

  • DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AD – if all your documents are from the UK
  • DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AF – if any of your documents are from outside the UK

Your provisional licence should arrive within 3 weeks. Contact DVLA if it hasn’t arrived by then.

Post Office

Apply Online

Since 8 June 2015 the counterpart to the photocard driving licence is not valid and will no longer be issued. Please visit www.gov.uk/dvla/nomorecounterpart for more information.

You can apply online, ensure you use the official GOV.UK website at: www.gov.uk/renew-driving-licence.

Applying directly by post

Since 8 June 2015 the counterpart to the photocard driving licence is not valid and will no longer be issued. Please visit www.gov.uk/dvla/nomorecounterpart for more information.

Pop in to any of our Car Tax issuing branches and pick up a UK driving licence application form (D1). Once you’ve filled it in, send your completed form to DVLA, Swansea, using the appropriate postcode shown on the form.

Make sure you include these items with your application:

  • A form of ID that features a passport-size photo – a current UK passport or proof that you’re entitled to a state retirement pension will be ideal
  • A passport-size photo
  • Your application fee

Please note, the DVLA reserves the right to see original identity documents.

Is your current UK driving licence photocard soon to expire?

We can help with renewing your driving licence too. Check out our Photocard Driving Licence Renewal Service

Find out more about driving licences at dvla.gov.uk

Theory Test

Theory and hazard perception comes first, You need to pass your theory and hazard perception test before you can apply for your practical test. You can though, still learn to drive with BJM School of Motoring whilst studying it and our DSA approved structured lessons will aid you with these studies and  build up your confidence and driving skills more quickly.

Although you may already be taking lessons or even be ready to take your practical test, you can not apply for your practical test until you have passed the Theory Test.

Getting a theory test date

You will need a valid provisional driving license to take your theory test. once you’ve got that you can book your theory and hazard perception tests online. Click here to book your theory test: https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test or by phone on 0300 2001 122.

How the theory test works:

The theory test is a 50 question multiple choice test. To pass you must answer 43 questions correctly within 57 minutes. Questions are chosen at random from a bank of 1,000 questions, and you answer by touching the screen. During the test you have the option to skip questions and return to them later. Once you have passed your theory test, it will last you 2 years. By then you should have passed your practical test. If not you will have to resift and pass your theory test.

For more information on both the theory and practical tests including the pass marks:

Click https://www.gov.uk/theory-test/revision-and-practice

The theory test is made up of two parts; a multiple choice questionnaire and a hazard perception video test. You will need to pass both parts to get your certificate.

 
 
 
 

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Show Me Tell Me Questions

About the questions

The examiner will ask you one:

  • ‘tell me’ question (where you explain how you’d carry out a safety task) at the start of your test, before you start driving
  • ‘show me’ question (where you show how you’d carry out a safety task) while you’re driving
Click here for Q&A's

Practical Test

Once you’ve passed the DVSA Theory Test, your BJM instructor will review the students driving and then tell you how ready you are for your DVSA Practical Test.  Naturally, BJM School of Motoring want you to pass first time. With our bespoke DSA approved training and BJM Promise we are able to prepare you and give you that extra edge without stressing you out.

Your driving skills will have reached the highest level possible and providing you have passed your theory test in the last 2 years, you can then look to get your practical test booked. How far in advance this needs to be done may vary and you should discuss this with your BJM instructor.

To book your DVSA practical driving test online, click here: https://www.gov.uk/book-driving-test or phone: 0300 2001122, beware of scam websites charging you to book your test it’s simply a con contact direct.gov.uk your self directly.  In your DVSA practical test you will have between 35 to 40 minutes to demonstrate everything you have learned in your driving lessons with BJM.  You need to show you can drive competently and safely on all kinds of driving situations. There has been some changes in the practical test from December 2017. And they as follows:
a) The turn in the road or 3 point turn and the left / corner reverse has been removed.
b) Bay parking…driving forward into a bay or reversing into a bay.
c) Parking on the right hand side of the road and reversing two car lengths.
d) Driving with a Sat nav following its instructions for 20 minutes or….
e) Verbal Independent drive for 20 minutes following the examiners instructions.
f) While driving you will be asked a question like, “ Could you Show me how you would turn your dipped head lights on?  Etc
To pass you will have to complete the test with no serious or dangerous faults, and you must have 15 or fewer minor faults.
BJM School of Motoring has very simple , no stress ,no drama techniques of teaching the above with the minimum of fuss. So don’t worry, it’s all good.

Independent Driving 

The independent drive part of the test lasts about 20 minutes. The candidate will be asked to do ONE of the following

a) Driving with a Sat nav following its instructions for 20 minutes or….

b) Verbal Independent drive for 20 minutes following the examiners instructions.

During the Independent drive the candidate must still drive correctly as per the rest of the driving test including using correct observations, using mirrors correctly, obeying speed limits, road markings and signs etc etc, but completely independently, unaided and unprompted. If the Pupil has gone the wrong way DONT PANIC…you will not fail your test or be faulted providing your driving has been correct & safe.

Pass Plus

After passing your DSA practical test, you now have the chance to implement the safe driving technics you have learned with your instructor.  To aid with your constant education and accelerate this Pass Plus was developed by the Driving Standards Agency.  Pass Plus not only accelerates your skills it can save you cash as some insurers offer discounts for completing this training see our links page for a more info.

For more info

visit www.direct.gov.uk 

Once you have chosen BJM School of Motoring for your driving lessons in Bradford and surrounding areas, you can expect your instructor over the full course of the lessons, to maintain their very high standards throughout. So don’t delay, Call BJM 07795480282 today. More Info on Learning to Drive. For more info on learning to drive, see www.direct.gov.uk 

Become a more confident driver with Pass Plus

What can Pass Plus do for you?

It helps new drivers become confident with experiences and in real Yorkshire fashion saves you money. You’ll save money on your car insurance.

Pass Plus is a practical training course that takes at least 6 hours and is for drivers to improve their skills and drive more safely.

It can be taken at any time although it should be most useful to new drivers in the year after passing their test.

BJM School of Motoring of Bradford will supply all the relevant details and documentation on request. Pass Plus is a training scheme for new drivers. It’s much more than a few extra lessons. This is a course specially designed by the Drivers Standards Agency (DVSA), with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry. It helps you gain valuable driving experience and safety. You will be taught how to deal with a wide range of road and traffic situations, many of which you won’t have faced before.

Local councils offering discounts

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) have merged to form the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

Some local councils can offer discounts off the full Pass Plus training costs

Contact your borough, town, city or county council if they are listed to see if they can help you with the cost of your training.

East Midlands

Derby City Council
roadsafety@derby.gov.uk
01332 641 778

Lincolnshire County Council
stayingalive@lincolnshire.gov.uk
01522 805 800

Rutland County Council
enquiries@rutland.gov.uk
01572 722 577

North West

Cheshire West and Chester Council
roadsafety@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

South East

Hampshire County Council
road.safety@hants.gov.uk
www.hants.gov.uk/roadsafety
01962 846 100

Kent County Council
pass.plus@kent.gov.uk

South West

Wiltshire County Council
roadsafetydriving@wiltshire.gov.uk

West Midlands

Staffordshire County Council
roadsafety@staffordshire.gov.uk
0300 111 8012

Scotland

Argyll and Bute Council
june.graham@argyll-bute.gov.uk
01546 604 182

Fife Council
fife.roadsafety@btconnect.com
01383 318 604

Highland Council
road.safety@highland.gov.uk
01463 702 690

South Lanarkshire Council
eleanor.gibson@southlanarkshire.gov.uk
01698 453 617

West Dunbartonshire Community Safety
communitysafety@west-dunbarton.gov.uk
01389 732049

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Overview

Pass Plus training takes at least 6 hours. It has 6 modules, covering driving:

  • in town
  • in all weathers
  • on rural roads
  • at night
  • on dual carriageways
  • on motorways

All modules should be practical sessions, although local conditions may mean some are theory based. You’ll normally spend at least 5.5 hours driving.

You won’t take a test but you’ll be assessed throughout the course. To pass you’ll have to reach the required standard in all modules.

You’ll be sent a Pass Plus certificate after you’ve successfully finished your training. You’ll need this when applying for a car insurance discount.

For more information on the Pass Plus course, and the fantastic discounts available, visit www.passplus.org.uk.

Contact DVSA Pass Plus team for more information.

DVSA Pass Plus team
passplus@dsa.gsi.gov.uk
0115 936 6504
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm

Overview Pass Plus training takes at least 6 hours. It has 6 modules, covering driving: in town in all weathers on rural roads at night on dual carriageways on motorways All modules should be practical sessions, although local conditions may mean some are theory based. You’ll normally spend at least 5.5 hours driving. You won’t take a test but you’ll be assessed throughout the course. To pass you’ll have to reach the required standard in all modules. You’ll be sent a Pass Plus certificate after you’ve successfully finished your training. You’ll need this when applying for a car insurance discount. For more information on the Pass Plus course, and the fantastic discounts available, visit www.passplus.org.uk. Contact DVSA Pass Plus team for more information. DVSA Pass Plus team passplus@dsa.gsi.gov.uk 0115 936 6504 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm

New laws for learner drivers on motorways from 4 June 2018

BJM School of Motoring, Bradford's first choice of driving for excellence. BJM Drivings Lessons Bradford Call: 07795480282

Learner drivers can take motorway lessons with an ADI (approved driving instructor from 2018)
Learner drivers will need to be:
  • Accompanied by a BJM ADI (approved driving instructor)
  • Driving the wonderful BJM car fitted with dual controls for your safety.
  • Please note: Any motorways lessons will be voluntary and will not be part of your practical test. It will be up to the BJM driving instructor to decide when the learner driver is competent enough for them.

For more information see: www.gov.uk

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