Each person is different and each pupil will learn at a different pace. Other factors may include whether you’ve ridden a motorbike and whether you will get practice in your own car in addition to your lessons.
The DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) recommends that most learners take at least 45 hours of professional tuition with an instructor and at least 22 hours with friends and family.
Learning to drive is not just being able to control the car but also about gaining experience in different situations. There is a basic syllabus of lessons that all instructors teach that needs to be fully covered by everyone.
It is unrealistic to expect to cover the syllabus in less than 20 lessons. Driving Instructors are expected to teach their pupils to be good drivers, not just to be able to pass the test.
The DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) are concerned that many candidates have not had enough lessons before taking the test. Their statistics show that the average is 47 lessons + 20 hours of private practice.