Refresher driving lessons for nervous drivers

You may have just passed your driving test but still feel too nervous to drive alone. Or you may have passed your test some time ago but have been involved in an accident and are nervous about the prospect of driving again.

Refresher driving lessons are an ideal solution as they can often quickly regain a drivers confidence. Refresher courses for nervous drivers will often start in a quiet location and gradually build up to busier and more complex traffic conditions, but only at a rate that the driver feels comfortable with.


Refresher driving lessons for non UK residents

One of the dilemmas visitors to the UK face is if they intend on driving, they may not be used to driving on the left. The majority of countries drive on the right, so driving on the other side of the road can be a little daunting without a little professional tuition. The high frequency in which roundabouts are used in the UK can also pose a problem to many who may only come across them rarely.

A short refresher driving course will get you used to driving on the other side of the road in no-time, gain you confidence on roundabouts and resolve any other issues you may experience.

Exchanging foreign licence for UK driving licence

Those that have a permanent British address and have a full foreign driving licence exchange their licence for a permanent UK full driving licence depending on what country issued your current driving licence. If it was issued from:

  • Northern Ireland
  • European Community/European Economic Area
  • Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man if it was issued on or after 1 April 1991

If your licence is issued from:

Gibraltar, or Designated Countries: Australia, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Hong Kong, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland and Zimbabwe, You can only exchange your current driving licence for up to five years from when you become resident, provided your licence remains valid.

From any other country not listed above, you are permitted to drive for up to 12 months from the date of residence. After 12 months, you will either need to cease driving or apply for a UK provisional driving licence, pass the theory test and practical driving test.

Those that have a full foreign driving licence will benefit from refresher driving lessons. This short course will ensure you are proficient in all aspects required to pass the driving test.

What’s involved in refresher driver courses?

Refresher driving lessons cover many aspects of driving and unlike leaner driving lessons, are bespoke to the individual. They can simply cover an individual who wishes to receive motorway tuition, through to nervous drivers to a foreign licence holder wishing to get the UK drivers licence.

Benefits of refresher training

Refresher driver training is designed to fulfil a particular requirement of an individual. Other benefits include eco driving. A short refresher driving course will employ key skills such as better awareness, anticipation and planning. Such skills enables a driver to read the road better and as a result will reduce wear and tear on a vehicle and reduce fuel consumption.

A short course lasting only a few hours won’t cost a fortune and the result in safer, confident driving along with the reduction on vehicle maintenance and fuel will in itself pay for the course within a year’s driving.