About Us

Latest innovation in driving solutions, offering manual tuition, catering for all your driving needs across Northumberland, North Tyneside and the surrounding area.

Whether you are a first time driver, preparing for your test or just looking for a refresher after a long period out of the driving seat, our instructors can deliver exactly what you need.

U2CanDrive is a local driving school supplying the very best in driving tuition. We can pick you up from home, workplace, school/college. Lessons are for a full 1, 1½ or 2 hours with no car sharing, you are guaranteed the highest quality, friendly and professional driving tuition with fully qualified DVSA approved driving instructors.

Our aim is to get you through your test at a pace that will suit your own personal needs. We will evaluate your driving ability and suggest a learning plan that will get you through your test as quickly as you are able. We can accommodate all your driving needs and supplement normal driving instruction with the latest driving techniques to ensure you are fully prepared when you come to sit your test.

Price List

SPECIAL OFFER - First 2 hours for only £20!

Lesson & Block Bookings Current Prices You Save
1 Hour Manual £20.00
10 Hours Manual £190.00 £10.00
20 Hours Manual £370.00 £30.00
30 Hours Manual £540.00 £60.00
40 Hours Manual £720.00 £80.00
Pass Plus Course £140.00 n/a
Test Fees Weekdays Weekend
Practical Car Test £62.00 £75.00
Theory Test £23.00 n/a

Manual and Automatic Tuition - Intensive Driving Courses

Intensive Courses consist of between 10 to 40 hours depending on previous experience.
INTENSIVE COURSE PRICES (INCLUDING PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST FEE)
NON RESIDENTIAL COURSES

COURSE DURATION PRICE (MANUAL)
10 Hours (2 Days) £300.00
15 Hours (3 Days) £420.00
20 Hours (5 Days) £540.00
30 Hours (6 Days) £770.00
35 Hours (7 Days) £895.00
40 Hours (8 Days) £1120.00

Following an initial assessment from one of our DVSA qualified driving instructors, your practical driving test will be booked by us and you begin your course allowing enough time to carry out the amount of tuition you have been recommended to take.

This course is designed for people who have a high level of concentration, as you will be expected to take in a lot of information over a short period of time, you could also be expected to drive for up to six hours per day.

If you wish to take an intensive driving course and you do not live in our region you may wish to consider staying at a local bed and breakfast, which we can gladly arrange for you if necessary.

Pass Plus

Pass Plus is a training scheme for new drivers. It's much more than just a few extra lessons. This specially designed course by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry, helps you:

gain valuable driving experience safely
you will be taught how to deal with a wide range of road and traffic situations, many of which you probably won't have faced before

build on your existing skills and knowledge
it can take years to become a skilled driver. PASS PLUS helps get you there by speeding up the learning process under expert tuition

reduce your risk of being in a road crash
the course will help boost your awareness of all kinds of hazards and help you learn how to anticipate, plan for and deal with them safely

save money on car insurance premiums
naturally, you will have to pay for the course. Fees for the PASS PLUS course will vary depending on where you live and the instructor or driving school you choose. Bear in mind too that it will take a minimum of six hours, all of which need to be taken after passing your test. If more sessions are needed for you to successfully complete the course, this may add to the cost.

When you have successfully completed the course, you are advised to check available discounts offered by the insurance companies taking part in the scheme. The amount you save will depend on the company you choose, you may even save more than you paid for the course.

boost your confidence
if you feel nervous driving on your own, the PASS PLUS training can help you become more confident on the roads

give peace of mind to your loved ones

PASS PLUS consists of six practical modules which cover driving in town, in all weathers, on rural roads, at night, on dual carriageways and on motorways. You can take it at any time within the first 12 month of passing your test.

There is no test at the end of it, your driving will be continually assessed and you must successfully complete all the modules in the course to an achieved or exceeded standard:

achieved successfully reached the standard required for each of the competencies

exceeded exceeded the required standard for each of the competencies

In exceptional circumstances, if a module can't be done on the road it will be covered in a theory session. The highest level you can reach is 'achieved' as you've not been able to demonstrate the relevant practical skills.

Don’t worry if you haven’t got a car at the moment, you may be able to defer the discount for up to two years. Again, check with your insurance company.

If you passed your test more than a year ago you should check that you’ll be eligible for the discounts on offer from your insurance company before you take the course.

Show Me, Tell Me

The DSA Show me, tell me questions test your knowledge on basic car maintenance and safety. At the start of the practical driving test the show me, tell me questions will begin. The driving test examiner will ask you two questions, one show me and one tell me. Answer any of these two questions incorrectly and you will gain one driving test fault. There are 19 different questions which can be asked in 18 different combinations. Below are the show me, tell me questions and answers.


'Tell Me' Questions


1. Tell me how you’d check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.
Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.

2. Tell me where you’d find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.
Manufacturer’s guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don’t forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.

3. Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.
The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable. Note: Some restraints might not be adjustable.

4. Tell me how you’d check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.
No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central three-quarters of the breadth of the tyre, and around the entire outer circumference of the tyre.

5. Tell me how you’d check that the headlights and tail lights are working. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.
Explain you’d operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), then walk round vehicle (as this is a ‘tell me’ question, you don’t need to physically check the lights).

6. Tell me how you’d know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system.
Warning light should illuminate if there is a fault with the anti-lock braking system.

7. Tell me how you’d check the direction indicators are working. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.
Explain you’d operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), and then walk round vehicle (as this is a ‘tell me’ question, you don’t need to physically check the lights).

8. Tell me how you’d check the brake lights are working on this car.
Explain you’d operate the brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows or doors, or ask someone to help.

9. Tell me how you’d check the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey.
If the steering becomes heavy, the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey, 2 simple checks can be made.
Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.

10. Tell me how you’d switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when you’d use it/them. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.
Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. Explain use.

11. Tell me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you’d know the main beam is on.
Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light.

12. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient oil.
Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum and maximum markers.

13. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant.
Identify high and low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.

14. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.
Identify reservoir, check level against high and low markings.


'Show Me' Questions


1. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the rear windscreen?

2. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the front windscreen?

3. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d switch on your dipped headlights?

4. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d set the rear demister?

5. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d operate the horn?

6. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d demist the front windscreen?

7. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d open and close the side window?