Below you will find the answers to common questions we receive from new and experienced learner drivers, including:

  • Where are the Leicester driving test centres?
  • How do I get cheap driving lessons in Leicester?
  • Should I do an intensive driving course in Leicester?
  • How much are Rapide driving lessons?
  • What cars do Rapide driving school use?
  • Do I need to take the theory test before I can take my driving lessons?
  • How do I get free driving lessons?
  • What areas are covered by Rapide Driving School?
  • What are the Show me/Tell me questions?
  • Should I choose my driving lessons on price?
  • Is my instructor fully qualified?

Where Are The Leicester Driving Test Centres?

Theory Test Centre:
Office suite 3A 3rd floor
Rutland Centre
56 Halford Street

Leicester (Cannock Street)
40 Cannock Street
Barkbythorpe Road
Troon Industrial Estate

Leicester (South Wigston)
Land At Tigers Close
South Wigston
LE18 4WS

Pinfold Gate Car Park
Pinfold Gate Road
LE11 1BG

How Do I Get Cheap Driving Lessons In Leicester?

At Rapide Driving School we offer the some the best value lessons in Leicester starting from just £16.66. Our new driver starter pack costs £50 which buys you 3hrs of driving Leicester, this pack is only for drivers with no driving experience. Learners with experience can buy a starter pack for £25 which buys 1 1/2hrs of lessons, the minimum amount of lessons required will be 10hrs. After you’ve had your initial lessons our normal lesson rates are some the cheapest driving lessons in Leicester.

Should I Do An Intensive Driving Course?

Intensive driving courses can be an effective way of passing your test in Leicester in a short amount of time. At Rapide Driving School we are experts in a tailoring a driving course to suit your needs, whether that be an intense course over a week or spreading it over a couple of weeks.

An important point to remember is that intensive driving courses require a lot of concentration in order to be successful. If you’re the sort of person who struggles to focus over an extended session, staggering your lessons over a period of months  may suit you better. The best way to work out what would suit you best would be take a cheap driving assessment lesson with Rapide Driving School so that your they can assess your driving and give you an idea of how many lessons you will need.

How Much Are Rapide Driving Lessons?

Our normal lesson rate starts at a very reasonable £25 per hour but we have a number of introductory offers for new and experienced drivers, and if you book a block of lessons, this price can drop even further.

See our full price list and current offers here

What Cars Do You Use?

Rapide driving school uses a variety of cars. All of our cars are modern cars fitted with dual controls and many other extras for your comfort. If you have a specific sort of car that you would like to learn to drive in then mention it to our customer services and they will aim to find an instructor with a car suits your needs.

Do I Need To Take My Theory Test Before I Can Start Driving?

You don’t need to take your theory test before starting your lessons, but it is a good idea to get started with your theory as soon as possible.

How Do I Get Free Driving Lessons?

You can claim free driving lessons with Rapide driving school by recommending us to a friend. Any pupil who recommends us to a friend who then takes a driving lesson with us will be given a free driving lesson by their instructor.

What Areas Do You Cover?

Rapide driving school is currently providing driving lessons in these areas of Leicester.

  • Aylestone
  • Beaumont leys, Bede Island, Belgrave, Braunstone, Blaby, Birstall,
  • City Centre, Clarendon Park, Crown Hills, Countesthorpe
  • Dunton Basset, Desford
  • Eyres Monsell, Evington, Evington Valley, Enderby
  • Frog Island
  • Gilmorton Estate, Glenfield, Groby
  • Hamilton, Highfields, Humberstone
  • Knighton, Kirby Muxloe
  • Lutterworth, Littlethorpe, Leicester Forest East,
  • Mowacre
  • Netherhall, New Parks, Newfoundpool, Northfields, Narborough
  • Rowley Fields, Rushey Mead, Rotherly
  • Saffron Lane Estate, Southfields, South Knighton, South Wigston, Spinney Hills, St Peters, St Matthew’s, Stoneygate
  • Thurnby Lodge, Thorpe Astley
  • Whetstone, Wigston, Western Park, Western Park, Woodgate, Western Park
  • Uppingham Road

If you don’t see your area in this list don’t worry, we are willing to work in most areas of Leicestershire.

What Are The Show Me/Tell Me Questions?

The show me/tell me questions are the vehicle safety questions that are asked before a practical driving test. Your instructor will then help you with any questions that you don’t understand.

Click here to download our Show Me/Tell Me PDF revision file

Should I Choose My Driving Instructor On Price?

There are lots of companies offering cheap driving lessons in Leicester but you must make sure you are getting good value for your money. At the end of the day you get what you pay for. If it seems too good to be true then it probably is.

With Rapide Driving School not only do you get some of the cheapest driving lessons in Leicester, your instructor will also ensure you are prepared and ready for your test in the shortest amount of time possible – therefore reducing the amount of money you spend in total on lessons.

Click here to view our driving lesson prices

Is My Instructor Fully Qualified?

It is important you make sure you have a DSA approved driving instructor. These come in two forms, either a PDI (potential driving instructor) or an ADI (approved driving instructor). A PDI is instructor that hasn’t yet passed their part 3 instructors test, they are allowed to instructor drivers for 6 months on this license. An ADI is a fully qualified instructor who has passed all their exams.

You can make sure that your instructor is a DSA approved instructor by checking his badge that should be displayed in his windscreen. A PDI will have a pink badge and ADI will have green badge. All Rapide Driving School instructors are DSA approved instructors.