The more practice and road experience you get the better. Private practice enables you to improve and develop the skills gained during your driving lessons and gives you more exposure and experience in dealing with other traffic and changing road conditions.
Please be aware the law requires an accompanying driver is over 21 years of age and in possession of a full driving licence for three years. It’s also important to make sure the full licence holder has been actively driving during the term of the licence. Motor insurance cover for learner drivers practicing in a family or friends car can cost as little as £1.65 per day.
Private driving practice is only useful to you if you have a patient person to accompany you. It is always disappointing when a student goes out with a family member or friend who shouts or criticises. This is far from helpful, can destroy confidence and extend the learning process.