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When will driving lessons restart?

Great news! England is on track to ease lockdown as planned. 

From the 12th of April, (stage 2) non-essential businesses will be welcoming customers once more. 

Driving lessons will commence from Monday 12th April and driving tests are expected to restart from the 22nd April. 

You can book your driving lessons with us now. Limited spaces are available. Please call 01162029971 



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Driving Lessons And Driving Tests Suspended [UpdatedJanuary 2021]

[Updated January 2021] National Lockdown And Your Driving Lessons

In this post you'll learn:

How the national lockdown will affect your driving lesson

What happens if you have a driving test booked

What to do if your theory test is expiring or has expired during this time

When will driving lessons and tests restart?

Can you pre-book driving lessons?


How the national lockdown will affect your driving lessons

The national lockdown in England has suspended driving lessons and driving tests until further notice. 

Getting your driving licence over the last 12 months hasn't been an easy task. With the local and national lockdowns causing disruption to your driving lessons and tests, theory tests expiring and long waiting times for driving tests -  its been a challenging time.

At Your Driving Academy we understand your frustration.

If you want your driving licence, you'll find yourself in one of the following categories:

  • You can't wait to get behind the wheel...
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🚨 COVID Update 🚨

Driving lessons in Leicester & across England

Driving lessons will be suspended in Leicester and across England from Thursday 5th November until Tuesday 2nd December 2020. 

All driving tests will be suspended. 

Driving lessons for keyworkers

During the previous lockdown the DVSA made provisions to accommodate driving tests for keyworkers. 

However, as we understand the DVSA will not be arranging key worker tests and therefore we're unable to offer driving lessons to key workers during this time. 

What will happen to driving tests during lockdown?

If you have a car practical driving test during lockdown (between 5th November and 2nd December), DVSA will be in touch (via email). 

Your driving test will be cancelled and you will be advised what will happen next. 

Can I still book driving lessons?

During the first lockdown and since we re-opened on the 4th of August we have experienced a huge demand for our driving lessons in Leicester.


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[Important Update] Car Driving Test is Changing...



The DVSA have announced updates and new procedures for the car driving tests. 

In this post we'll answer the following questions:

Who is this article for?

Is the car driving test changing?

Can I book a driving test?

When will the car driving tests resume?

What safety precautions will be in place?

If you make a mistake during the test?

When must you not come for a driving test?

When will driving lessons restart in Leicester?


Who is this for?

If you've attempted a driving test before (and haven't been successful) or it's your first attempt, you NEED to read this!

Is the car driving test changing?

No, the car driving test isn't changing. However the DVSA have put in place new social distancing and safety precautions in place. Learner drivers and driving instructors need to be fully aware of these changes. 

When will car driving tests resume?

Car driving tests are will restart from the 22nd July 2020 - These driving tests will only for those people who had...

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Driving Lessons to resume from Monday 3rd August 2020 [UPDATED]

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Driving Lessons to restart for all learner drivers from 4th July Monday 3rd August 

Are driving lessons restarting for everyone?

YES! We know many of you have been looking forward to getting behind the wheel and the current pandemic has caused disruption in many areas of our lives and goals for 2020. 

DVSA have confirmed driving instructors can resume normal services from Saturday 4th July 2020. Sadly, due to the rise of infection Leicester is in lockdown for a further 2 weeks. 

We can resume teaching learner drivers and potential driving instructors from the 4th July. However, due to the rise of infections Leicester is in lockdown for a further 2 weeks. 

At Your Driving Academy we offer driving lessons and driving instructor training to over 250 learner drivers every single week. We're excited to be able to do what we love and help learner drivers get their driving licence and gain their independence. 

How we'll be keeping you safe

As a...

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Everything You Need To Know About COVID-19 & Your Driving Lessons


We pray you, your family and loved ones are in good health. 

The COVID-19 has impacted each and every individual across the globe, many of us have discovered more about themselves, their families and their future. 

Most people will come out of this experience seeing life from a different perspective. Take away the positives and empower ourselves for a brighter future!

During these uncertain times amongst other things it's important you understand your position as a learner driver. 

As a driving school we feel it's important we answer your questions regarding your driving lessons and driving tests. 

You may already have seen some updates across social media and other platforms. In this webinar we answer your questions regarding COVID-19 and your driving lessons. 




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Looking For Driving Lessons in Leicester?

By the end of this post you'll know step by step how to choose the right driving instructor for your driving lessons in Leicester!


So it's time you took driving lessons to pass your theory and practical driving tests...

But how do you decide who to learn with...

There are hundreds of driving schools and driving instructors in Leicester - but which one is right for you?

Are all driving schools in Leicester the same?

Should I choose a driving school recommended by family member or friend? 

Or you want to make an informed decision but not sure where to start?

If you're going by a recommendation or searching online, do some research on the driving school. 

  • How long have they been in business?
  • Are the instructors fully qualified?
  • Can they work around your schedule?
  • Genuine customer reviews
  • Recent driving test passes?

If the websites promising and answered the above questions, it's time to get in touch and have a conversation. Although they maybe several...

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