The Benefits of Learning to Drive Whilst You Study

Back To School 

Pupils all over the country are beginning to return to schools and colleges after their summer breaks. For many pupils, they will be returning with far fewer restrictions than when they left for the summer holidays.

Now that there are fewer restrictions, pupils will be able to experience a fuller education experience including access to more group activities, team sports, and public events – a much more pleasant and engaging experience compared to being stuck in your accommodation.

Back to school means there will be a surge of students wanting to learn how to drive, especially those beginning universities in different cities. 

The Benefits of learning to drive whilst you study:


Age and learning to drive

It’s true that a good driving instructor can get any willing learner through their test. However, it’s commonly understood that picking up a new skill is easier for people when they are young. Whilst three or four years might not seem like a long time to wait before finally getting on the road, it could mean a notable increase in how many lessons you will need.


A large majority of students move miles away from home when they go to university. Due to this, it can be a comfort to know that they can return whenever they want without having to use public transport, especially during the COVID Pandemic. 

Job opportunities

Many Jobs will require candidates to have a clean driving licence before they can apply.  Usually, students will want to jump straight into the job hunt once they have complete their education. Therefore, they should try to pass their test beforehand to give them an advantage over other candidates.

1 in 5 jobs require you to have a driving licence to even be considered! Many others list having a licence as beneficial.




If you are moving away from your hometown to study the first thing you can do is make sure you find an instructor who matches not only your availability but also the area that you will be living in while in education. Driving instructors are usually based in a specific area, so it is important to make sure you book with a local driving instructor. 

Time Management

You don’t need to have a set time available each week as most instructors will fit you in around your studies and other commitments; no need to go missing lectures for your lessons. Some instructors will only do two-hour lessons, some will only do one and others will offer a range of varying lesson lengths. This is something to ask about when you are first enquiring, especially if you have strict time needs or a preference for lesson duration.



Let’s face it, if you’re a student, you probably don’t have an abundance of money to be spending on extra learning materials for driving lessons and theory practice. If you choose to learn with SmartLearner you will get access to our online theory portal and learning materials for absolutely FREE.

We also offer 1-2-1 theory sessions with dedicated theory tutors at affordable prices for those who are struggling. These can be done both online and in our office in Coventry.

Why Choose SmartLearner Driving School

SmartLearner Driving School can offer a wide range of locations for lessons and can also be flexible with times for lessons due to our varied 60+ instructors. We can offer fair prices and can provide different options depending on your booking preference. 

You can call us today on 0800 118 2001 or Contact Us to make an inquiry. We will look forward to hearing from you!

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