Choosing your driving lessons in Grimsby

Getting your driving lessons in Grimsby started 




with 21st Century Driving

Welcome to 21st Century Driving, and as our name suggests, we are the refreshing, modern and progressive driving school you have been looking for. If you're after an hour a week so that your driver training takes what seems like forever, you're in the wrong place

Our ethos, is to train each individual, to the best of their ability, as soon as possible, in the least number of hours, which, by definition means, for the least amount of money

So if you're looking to 'get on' with your training and keep the costs and the length of your training proramme to a minimum, then here we go

What we offer is a minimal cost, non committal 2 hour assessment lesson for just £20.00p so you can see how we do things, You can find out about us, and we can assess you

If you like what you see, as most people do, then you can start with us on any of our offers currently running. The assessment is a free standing driving lesson which does not affect your entitlement to any of our start up driving lesson offers. You have already saved £28.00p

If you are an absolute beginner, we would normally recommend our 36 hour training programme. 

This driver training course is designed to take you to test readiness in 36 hours of driving lessons, over 3 modules. Committing to this course will reduce your hourly lesson rate by £2ph

You are now looking at potential savings in excess of £300.00p  Click here to see new starter offer

If you've had a few lessons but not got very far, or have had a break in your lessons, the assessment would have given us both the chance to check out your skills, and how much has been retained

It's worth pointing out that we see this all the time and are very experienced in bringing you back to your previous level very quickly 

If you are part trained, then your assessment will have set the level that your training to date has achieved

You may or may not be pleased to hear what we have to say about your driving, but you can rest assured that it will be an impartial, accurate and honest appraisal by a qualified qcf assessor / mock test examiner, with the highest instructor grading

Practice to date skills, Test preparation begins, What-If planning, Advanced anticipation, Mock Test, Remedial mock test correctional section, Local junction knowledge and techniques

It has to be stressed at this point that being ready for the driving test is a pre-requisite for use of the car on the day. If, in our opinion either the examiner, the car or the general public would be put at any risk, then the test appointment would be aborted. However, this has not happened yet, because the preparation is so thorough, that any issues would have been raised long before test day  

No-one wants to be in this position. You have taken one, or more, driving tests and you have yet to succeed. You're not sure what is wrong, and worse still, how to put it right

Well one thing is for sure, keep doing the same thing and you're likely to keep getting the same result. This is why we have our test rescue package available Cost £264.00p inc 5 x 2hr remedial lessons + 1 x 2hr test day appointment. It could be just what you need

So you've had your assessment, and now you want more. Well done !! You've now joined the 95% of our clients who sign up for training after taking the assessment

So what happens now ? Well that will all depend on your status.  

If you are an absolute beginner, we would normally recommend our 36 hour training programme. This driver training course is designed to take you to test readiness in 36 hours of driving lessons, over 3 module. Committing to this course will reduce your hourly lesson rate by £2ph. 

If you've had a few lessons but not got very far, or have had a break in your lessons, the assessment would have given us both the chance to check out your skills, and how much has been retained. It's worth pointing out that we see this all the time and are very experienced in bringing you back to your previous level very quickly

If you are part trained, then your assessment will have set the level that your training to date has achieved. You may or may not be pleased to hear what we have to say about your driving, but you can rest assured that it will be an impartial, accurate and honest appraisal by a qualified qcf assessor / mock test examiner, with the highest instructor grading

Here at 21st Century Driving, we like to help our customers learn to drive as quickly as they are able, and to pass their driving test at the first attempt, and as soon as possible

At the end of that first session, we can discuss, how many driving lessons will be needed to pass your driving test and gain your driving licence. You can then decide on your starter offer, and we will even let you use your £20 as a deposit on the offer you choose if you like

In 2015/16, our 36hr training programme pupils took on average 34 hours of training to test with two-thirds of them passing first time

Driving lessons should be geared to suit the customer, not the instructor, so if you are spending time on your lessons looking at books and pre-printed diagrams, you may be on the receiving end of a tired and lazy training programme

A well structured, dynamic lesson should develop around it's topics to meet the capabilities displayed by the learner during each lesson, recapping where necessary, and pushing on when circumstances permit. Too many driving instructors "only do 1 hour lessons". or hide behind the old fashioned concept that it takes 47 hours of lessons and 20 hours of practice to be ready for the driving test, and arrange training programmes to this timescale suit themselves rather than the needs of their customers

You may be tempted by driving schools advertising silly prices to get you hooked, but these are a false economy. If you take 13+ hours longer to train, you will end up paying more in the long run. Becoming a motorist is expensive enough without paying a premium for your driving lessons. You might wonder how motivated the instructor is when earning less than half his normal rate because of a "snare" offer

Consider taking a longer view on your driving lessons and their overall cost. £££ per hour against total cost of gaining your driving licence. 6 hours for £50 sounds great as a stand alone deal, but how much does the rest of your training cost. The "loss leader " is usually recovered somewhere along the line with increased lesson pricing or over-complicated terms and conditions

That is why we stick to our principles of providing quality driving lessons at a reasonable price throughout the training programme, and use the minimum number of hours to get you to your goal

We offer our less than half price assessment/1st lesson - 2 hours for £20 to get you started and then all our lessons are competitively priced at £24 per hour


So why should you choose one driving school over another. Size is a distinct disadvantage. The bigger the school, the smaller you are and you can be lost in the numbers being churned around in the admin machine. Who do you think are the larger driving schools main customers? 

Certainly not you, their main concern is keeping their instructors busy so that they can pay their fees to the school every week. This means that you (the learner) are a secondary customer they have to deal with to keep their primary customers (the instructors) supplied with work. Not feeling so special now are you? How many people know that BSM is now owned and operated by the AA???  

There are a number of obvious reasons people quote in answer to this one but the underlying reasons behind their choices can be, and more often than not, be flawed  

They've been around a long time

This may be true and there's nothing wrong with a good reputation, in fact it is one of the cornerstones of business, but the driving school that taught your Mum to drive no longer exists. Sure the name is there, but all the people have moved on or retired so the driving school of yesteryear may not even exist anymore. Even the 'stalwarts of old' such as the AA and BSM are mere shadows of what they used to be, gone is their large instructor base. They have been subverted by the new breed of national driving school, with their ridiculous offers and terms and conditions which are only exceeded in length by their training courses  

I only took 12 hours of driving lessons with xxxx driving school

Anyone who passed their test more than 20 years ago (which probably includes your Mum and Dad) would be able to say much the same thing. The Driving Test (and consequently driving lessons) have changed beyond recognition in that time and driver training programmes have also changed to meet the needs of the learner achieving competence in todays challenging road and traffic conditions  

Because xxxx driving school only charge £xx per hour

Probably the biggest mistake most people make is to fall for an offer or a price per hour that they think will save them money. How many hours, how much and how long are ALL important factors to consider to reach the real cost of your driving lessons. 36 x £24 against 45 x £20 is not a difficult calculation to make. Fewer, better quality lessons are the way to go for a first time pass. Fewer lessons, fewer tests is a great way to save money in the long run