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You must hold a valid provisional driving licence photo-card, (green in colour). To apply for a provisional licence, you will need to complete a D1 form. You can get this at any post office.

International driving licence holders need to check with the DVLA (driving licence authority) for current regulations.

We work mainly in the centre and west side of Bristol because we are based in Clifton and Hotwells, BS8, but if you live or work or are prepared to have lessons then we service the following post codes: BS1, BS2, BS3, BS6, BS7, BS8, BS9, BS10, BS41. Post towns covered: Abbots Leigh, Ashley Down, Ashton, Ashton Gate, Avoncliff, Bedminster, Bedminster Down, Bishopston, Bristol, Clifton, Clifton Wood, Coombe Dingle, Cotham, Failand, Henleaze, Hotwells, Kingsdown (Bristol), Leigh Woods, Long Ashton, Montpelier, Redcliffe, Redland, St Augustines, Sea Mills, Shirehampton, Sneyd Park, Southville, Stoke Bishop, Temple Meads, Totterdown, Westbury-on-Trym, Westbury Park. Students, staff and and associates of universities and corporate companies and Banks: Bristol University, University of the West of England (UWE), Air Bus, British Aerospace, GKN, Nokia, EE, LLoyds,TSB, Hargreaves Lansdown, Aardman, WS Atkins, Womble Bond Dickinson Solicitors, Lyons Davidson Solicitors, KPMG, Deloitte, Royal Bank of Scotland, Hewlett Packard, Rolls Royce. (Please note lessons must start and finish in the City and County of Bristol). Government Departments: MOD, Ministry of Defence, Abbey Wood, DVSA, Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (Please note, lessons must start and finish in the City and County of Bristol).

We use the Suzuki Vitara S, with its all-new Boosterjet direct injection turbo engine, designed to give the Vitara S maximum performance without compromising fuel efficiency. It’s equipped with ABS with EBD and Brake Assist. ESP (Electronic Stability Program). a tyre pressure monitoring system, Radar Brake Support. A full complement of air bags. NCAP 5* rated for safety. It also has dual controls and air conditioning for driving comfort. It’s modern, comfortable and easy to drive.

Typically our pass rates are 80% or more

Apollo Driving School offers driving lessons in Manual Cars only. The vehicles we use are Suzuki Vitara. Give us a call on 0117 9300 677 for more information or to book a lesson.

This is the million dollar question but unfortunately it doesn’t have an answer. Everyone has a different rate of learning. According to research carried out by the Driving Standards Agency, the national average of driving tuition required to pass your driving test is around 45 hours of professional tuition and 22 hours of private practise. We have an excellent first time pass record which reflects our high quality of driving lessons.

The PASS PLUS scheme is  introduced to newly qualified drivers offering even more training to make them even better and more aware of the road.

You must complete a minimum of 6 hours’ driving lessons, and achieve the required standards in order to pass. The topics covered are:

  • All-weather driving,
  • Night driving,
  • Town/city driving,
  • Dual carriage way and motorway driving,
  • Driving on rural roads.

At the end of the course you will be rewarded with a certificate and when you insure your car, you may be entitled to a discount off your insurance premium, (check with your insurance company to be certain).

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If you are thinking about learning to drive and live in the Bristol area, phone the number below or  send us an email by clicking on the button below

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0117 9300 677