Frequently Asked Questions
How much do the driving lessons and courses cost? Please click on PRICES HERE or at the top of this page for a full list of our costs and courses, tailored to suit learners of all abilities.
What is your pass rate and is a pass guaranteed?
We pride ourselves on a high DVSA Practical Driving Test pass rate at West Wales School of Motoring. No one can guarantee a pass first time, but we make every effort to ensure you do. It is also good to know that Ceredigion enjoys one of the highest practical test pass rates in the UK.
What areas does West Wales School of Motoring cover?
We offer driving lessons in the Cardigan/Newcastle Emlyn and surrounding areas and Lampeter and surrounding areas which achieve among the highest practical test pass rates in the UK.
Can I bring a friend or my family?
Yes, please do. However, there will be an additional accommodation cost to be confirmed on booking.
What if I'm not sure which course to book?
Please call us on 01239 710106 or 07950 235 013 and our instructor will be happy to discuss and assess the appropriate course for you.
Can I book a course without accommodation?
Yes, we offer intensive driving courses in the West Wales area.
What if I need a few more hours than I booked?
The driving instructor will assess the situation on a daily basis and if more hours are required, we will increase the daily hourly lessons at a rate of £28 per hour.
What documents will I need?
You will need a Provisional Driving Licence which includes a photocard licence. You must bring this with you. You will also need your theory test pass certificate. Remember, you can only take your DVSA Practical Driving Test if you have your provisional photocard with you, so please do not forget!
What other items should I bring with me?
It is important that you bring the correct footwear for driving, so please bring flat, light, thin-sole shoes such as converse shoes/plimsolls. Please do not wear thick-soled boots.
What car will I learn to drive in?
You will learn in a stylish manual diesel Mini Cooper unless you wish to learn in your own car. Alternatively, if you are taking an automatic course, you will learn in a compact Daihatsu Cuore.
What car will I take my practical test on?
Normally it would be the Mini Cooper or Daihatsu Cuore (automatic) you have learned to drive in. However, if you prefer to learn and take the practical test in your own car will need the necessary insurance.
Is the practical test fee included in my course?
Yes, this applies to all our courses.
As a non-driver how do I get to West Wales School of Motoring?
There are frequent rail or coach services nationwide to Carmarthen or Aberystwyth rail or coach station. We offer a free collection service to/from Carmarthen/Aberystwyth to West Wales School of Motoring
How many hours of driving lessons do I have per day on an intensive or residential course?
Normally five hours a day with the appropriate rest/lunch breaks.
Does West Wales School of Motoring offer lessons in an automatic car?
Yes, our automatic courses are conducted in a compact Daihatsu Cuore.
Do you offer DVSA Driving Theory training?
‘Yes, West Wales School of Motoring offers a five-day Theory and Learn Course for the complete novice. This includes five nights B&B accommodation, the theory test fee and starting to drive on the road in preparation for booking a course for your DVSA Practical Driving Test.
What happens if I fail my practical driving test?
We offer a three or four-day Refresher Course designed to suit your individual needs and help you succeed.
What is the residential accommodation?
We offer a range of comfortable, stylish double en-suite bedrooms at our specially chosen family-run B&B guest houses which are situated in safe, secure and welcoming settings in Cardigan and Newcastle Emlyn. All accommodation is within easy walking distance of local shops and eating places, and ideally located for relaxing after a day’s driving lessons. Please see the Accommodation page on our website.
Can I use my laptop, tablet and smart phone?
Yes, there is free WiFi.
Can I learn to drive either a manual or an automatic car?
Yes, you can learn to drive either car but remember, passing your test in an automatic car does not qualify you to drive a manual car.