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Keep updated with the latest news from 1st Castle right here. We also help out with info you might need – right from getting your provisional license to passing your test… and even beyond!

You can also see a selection of our successful students and read about what experiences they had whilst learning to drive with us. Join us for lessons so we can soon congratulate you on our blog too, as you drive off into the sunset…

Update on private practice in England

Update on private practice in England From today (29 March) essential journey guidance is changing in England. This means that learner drivers in England are able to take private practice during non-essential journeys. The private practice must still be with someone...

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Coming out of lockdown

Morning. Driving instructors around the UK have received an email update from Loveday Ryder, who became the new Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in January 2021. Currently, the plan's are to resume driving lessons on the 12th April...

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Come Join Our Team!

It's not good when we read that some franchises are still charging their instructors even though they can not work! Are you unhappy where you are? Give us a call about coming on board with a driving school that cares about you, your work / life balance, your...

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Driving Licence Extension

DOES THIS AFFECT YOU? If your driving licence expired in May 2020, the 11 month extension from the date of expiry is coming to an end. You’ll need to renew your driving licence soon and the quickest way to do this is online at...

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Smart Motorways – Calls for review by Coroner

DEATHS ON THE M1 AND CORONER CALLS FOR A REVIEW OF SMART MOTORWAYS TWO MEN WHO HAD STOPPED ON A SMART SECTION OF THE M1, WERE KILLED WHEN A LORRY PLOUGHED INTO THEIR VEHICLES. Smart motorways are again in the frame after a fatal crash on the M1 in June 2019, has...

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Automatic Driving Lessons?

Automatic Driving Lessons?

Automatic driving lessons Many people find it difficult to grasp the art of controlling the gear, clutch and brake and that is why cars with automatic controls are being preferred by the people.  Automatic driving lessons are a way quickly getting ready for the road....

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DVSA petition re driving tests

DVSA against 40,000-strong petition to bypass driving test A PETITION calling on the DVSA to allow learner drivers to bypass the official driving test has reached over 40,000 signatures.  The petition lodged on the UK Parliament petitions site calls for driving...

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Driving Lessons in TIER 4

It's bad news I'm afraid - when in a TIER 4 restricted area, driving lessons and driving tests can not go ahead.   Your instructor should contact you, please consider they will have to contact all their pupils. If you have a driving test booked and you live in a TIER...

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Theory Tests expiring during lockdown

Almost 50,000 learner drivers left £1.1m out-of-pocket due to driving test suspensions last year - and more are set to lose £320,000 in this lockdown Tens of thousands of learners across the UK have been unable to take their driving tests due to the impact of the...

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Learning to drive in ENGLAND

The www.gov.uk website has recently been updated to read that you can not continue to PRACTICE DRIVING in England.  We believe  this could be an error in the wording, and have asked training organisations to challenge the government, the DVSA, on this.  But in the...

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    Learn To Drive

    Driving Lessons We aim to provide a great driving instructor who will teach you to drive properly and get you to driving test standard drive as quickly as you feel…
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    Pass Plus

    Pass Plus Pass Plus was set up by the Driving Standards Agency. In trial areas it has proven to be effective in reducing the number of accidents involving new drivers. Pass…
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    Driving Lessons

    Driving Lessons We aim to provide a great driving instructor who will teach you to drive properly and get you to driving test standard drive as quickly as you feel…
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    Areas covered

    Our driving instructors conduct driving lessons covering Portsmouth | Gosport | Fareham | Havant | Waterlooville | Hayling Island | Clanfield | Petersfield | Midhurst | Petworth | Emsworth |…
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    Just Passed

    Naheda

    A massive well done goes to Naheda who has recently passed at Chichester test centre! Enjoy your new found freedom! 

    Gabe

    Congratulations to Gabe for passing your test this morning, an excellent drive with only 4 minors. The wait for the