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News UPDATE 2015: End of the Driving Licence Counterpart

The driving licence counterpart will no longer have any legal status from 8th June 2015. As we would normally check the paper counterpart for entitlement checks and/or endorsements or convictions to ensure the student is legally allowed to drive, Approved Driving Instructors will now have to check your licence online. This means that the student will have to produce a code along with the photocard licence on their first lesson.


STUDENTS: click here to obtain your code through the DVSA website (You will need your Driving Licence, National Insurance Number and Post Code)

Information for Students from DVSA click here - PDF Booklet

INSTRUCTORS: click here to carry out entitlement checks

Information for Driving Instructors from DVSA click here - PDF Booklet

NEWS UPDATE 2012: Cardiff DVSA Test Centre has moved!

Fairwater Test Centre closed on 15th December 2012 and all practical tests are now at the new DVSA Test Centre, Ty Glas Ind Est, Llanishen on the 27th December 2012. Copy of offical E-mail and links to a map.

About Drive Ability School of Motoring

At Drive Ability safety is our first priority for any new and potential driver. Passing the test can be straight forward, but staying safe on Britain’s busiest roads is more of a challenge. Every session is on a one to one basis with a fully qualified Driving Standards Agency approved driving instructor with an updated CRB disclosure. All lessons are carried out in a dual controlled car which is fully adapted for learner drivers and we tailor every practice session based on the individual’s needs and capabilities.

Areas we cover are:

Lesson duration ranges from one hour, one and a half and two hours, again to suit the individual. Some find two hours too long and others find one hour too short – whatever suits you. Also lessons can be arranged around your busy schedule and can start and finish from school, college, work or home.

Drive Ability offers various courses:

Getting Started

To start learning to drive all you need is your Provisional Licence – both photocard and counterpart sheet and to be able to read a number plate at a distance of 20.5 metres (60 feet) – number plates since Sept 2001.

Please get in touch to arranged your first lesson today, either by e-mail, text or telephone.