Update from DVA regarding test cancellations and driving lessons

DVA have confirmed in a statement that all driving tests will be suspended for a period of 4 weeks until Friday 13th November at 5:59pm
The booking system is due to be closed today. And will not re-open during whilst the current restrictions are in place.
This cancellations of driving tests will apply to all categories of driver testing, including cars, busses, lorries and motorcycles.
Any candidate who has had their test cancelled, will be refunded and contacted by the DVA to reschedule their tests.
There will be no extension to theory tests and no key worker priority lists.
Theory tests will be continuing as normal throughout this period.
The DVA confirmed that there will be no compensation paid to candidates who had their test cancelled with less than 3 working days notice.
Driving lessons will be illegal in the new regulations starting at 6:00pm on Friday 16th October 2020. The restrictions are expected to end on Friday 13th November 2020 at 5:59pm.


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Since 1993

Why choose DKL for your driving lessons Belfast?

  • You will not share with another pupil during lessons; Some schools 'Piggy Back' which eats into your lesson time.
  • Reliability; I always endeavor to be on time for the start of your lesson.
  • You will have my full attention during lessons. I will not be answering phone calls or texts.
  • Roadside briefings are kept to a minimum, it is a 'Driving' lesson after all.
  • I am a fully qualified ADI approved by the DOE. This includes having an enhanced criminal records security check every 4 years.
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  • Free lesson hand-outs are available at each stage of the training which highlight the subject learned to allow you to revise and maintain that standard when getting private practice or for recap between lessons.
  • I am an independent driving instructor with a good 1st time pass rate providing quality driving lessons in Belfast so I have a personal interest in your progress and you will not be passed between instructors if the going gets tough.
  • Every pupil is treated as an individual and the tuition will be tailored to suit your ability using a structured approach to training as recommended by the DVANI and DVSA.


"He's a great example of what a driving instructor should be. Gives his full attention during the lesson and doesn't use your own time."

"I had put off learning to drive for years due to lack of confidence and fear but decided it was time to bite the bullet!! It was the best decision, from the first lesson Des made me feel at ease even though I was very nervous!"

"A patient but challenging instructor who takes the lessons at your own pace. He offers great value for money and it never felt like he was counting the minutes."

When choosing a driving school or driving instructor for your driving lessons Belfast, cost should not be the main consideration. Learning to drive is a skill for life and is something you should aim to get right.

Beware the pitfalls of cheap deals.

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Areas Served

I mainly provide driving lessons in the following areas:

South Belfast • East Belfast • West Belfast • Carryduff • Moneyreagh • Dunmurry • Newtownards

If you live elsewhere in the greater Belfast area I may be able to accommodate, give me a call.