How long will it take me to pass my test?

The official figures published by the DSA say that on average it takes 45 hours of driving lessons plus 22 hours of private practice to pass a driving test. These are average figures taken from all age groups across the country. As such, it can vary widely between individuals. In general, the older you are when you start driving lessons, the longer it may take. Your RPDIA registered driving instructor will be able to give you a better idea of how long you will take, after you've had a few driving lessons. But it's as well to go into this knowing it's not going to happen "overnight"!