A bit late, but well done Sam, who passed first time a few weeks ago with 8 driver faults. Sam had never driven before, and completed his training in just 29½ hours.
We held off on lessons for a month or so in the middle while he passed his theory test, but then did them at the rate of about four hours a week in the run up to his test.
He was a good one to teach, even if he did manage to demonstrate early on how to smash a clutch plate by bringing the pedal up too fast three times in quick succession in panic one time. When I finally got it to a garage to have the squeal looked at, the replacement would have cost me over £800 if I’d had to pay for it myself (fortunately, the lease agreement covered it).