To apply you must be at least 17 years of age and satisfy certain medical conditions (more information on application forms)
*** CERTAIN DISABILITIES CAN ENTITLE 16 YEAR OLDS TO APPLY FOR A PROVISIONAL LICENCE ***
If you are a holder of a FULL international driving licence from an EU or commonwealth country, then you may be entitled to exchange this for a FULL UK driving licence.
You must normally do this with in a year of becoming a resident of the UK.
If you are a holder of a international driving licence from a NON EU or commonwealth country, you may need
to take both UK driving Theory and Practical driving test within 1 year of becoming a UK resident, if you intend to continue driving after this period.
For the first year after becoming a UK resident, you may drive as any tourist may, subject to UK regulations.
*** PLEASE BE AWARE UK REGULATIONS MAY CHANGE AT ANY TIME, SO PLEASE CONFIRM DIRECTLY FROM THE DVLA WEBSITE (for the latest information please follow the link below) ***
I started A.B.S School Of Motoring in 2004. Since then I have taught many people from a wide age range to learn to drive, many of whom have passed first time. During this time my pass rate has been considerably higher than the national average. I strive to achieve the highest professional standards and believe a friendly relaxed environment is the best way to learn, which is backed up by an exemplary local reputation.
My lessons are tailored for the individual, depending on their needs. I believe in teaching pupils to ‘drive’ and not to purely ‘pass a test!’ In doing this my pupils will not only pass their test, but will be safer beyond passing their test.
The test centre I use is based in Yeovil, so this is where your test would be conducted. I cover the Castle Cary and surrounding areas of Shepton Mallet, Bruton, Wincanton, Evercreech, Ditcheat, Sparkford plus many more. Call me for more information or to book a lesson.
"It's great learning with Simon, he gets your confidence right up. He also makes you feel really welcome" Jamie - Shepton Mallet.
"Simons a great instructor doesn't argue or shout, the lessons have a calm atmosphere, he understands perfectly what you struggle on and how to improve :)".
"When I first started lessons with Simon my confidence was lacking, however over a series of lessons
he managed to get me making my own decisions and as I felt safe knowing that
Simon would step in if anything went wrong my confidence grew. I can happily recommend Simon" Brett - Evercreech.
"Simon is a fabulous instructor who is always calm and enthusiastic. I feel that I've increased in
confidence and progressed in every lesson due to Simon's great teaching" Lottie - Kings school Bruton.
"Simon really builds your confidence on the road. The driving procedures you
learn allow you to deal with any situation safely". Vicky - Ditcheat.