Enrolled in CDC in March 2015
Failed Lesson 5 (5 times and give up CDC...going SSDC for Pract lesson)
Enrolled in SSDC in April 2015
PASSED RTT on 30 May 2015 at CDC...
Passed TP today 24 August 2015 at SSDC
I had start this new thread so that I don't chalk up my useless ranting in the main thread of CDC.
I start this thread to share my experiences.
A little about me!
Had always wanted to get a 2b licence since school days but seriously lack of monetary support makes it hard.
No doubt I can work part time and then try to go for lessons but the money I earn can hardly sustain the plan....
Luckily my dad is ok to sponsor my class 3.. Passed class 3 but then no heart to go for class 2b because no discipline to
handle school and go cdc lesson like many had done.
Now married and with kids, suddenly I have this urge to go for class 2b. However I think if you are those youngster 18 to 21 years old, do kindly tell and seek permission from your parents before enrolment. Even now at my age, my dad actually forbid me to enroll class 2b, and then only until 1 or 2 months, he said if I pass, he don't allow me to buy a bike (but till I pass that is another problem then) What I mean, is get the support of your parents..
Reasons for my enrolment, Maybe COE prices are high for cars, maybe I want an extra sticker on my license. So I decided to enrolled to CDC in March 2015 as firstly it is near to my home.
Enrolled on one Sunday, and gosh many people. Customer services served me with a take it or leave it altitude...But well I doubt I will be seeing them other than enrolment. For those with class 3 licence, you will not need to take the basic theory lessons. After enrolled, the first thing I decided to is to clear my compulsory theory lessons first. The theory lessons in CDC were offered only in evening. Went online to book and next theory lessons are only available 2 or 3 weeks later.... Even my Orientation lesson 0 slots only available 2 weeks later... I spent about 3 or 4 nights to complete my theory lessons... If you want fast completion of theory lessons, SSDC will be better and more theory slots without booking.
My next earliest orientation slot was on a Sunday. I will suggest you to take an orientation slot on a weekday timing ending not later than 5pm so that after the orientation you can straightaway apply for your PDL if you have passed Basic theory test earlier on or have a class 3 licence. I learnt the hard way as I thought I come back apply PDL and on the spot see got lesson 1 and go for it but my next available lesson 1 is like 2 to 3 weeks away.... The lessons in CDC are almost fully booked 1 or 2 weeks in advance. I am working flexible but my original plan was only to take lessons on Sunday but then the lessons are only offered at selected time slots...I started to surf internet and found this forum. Valuable tips given by fellow riders had let me learnt the trick to book 2 to 3 lessons at one time. Also remember to log in CDC everyday to check as sometimes there are people who cancelled their lessons, or new earlier lessons slots being released. Remember to book them 48 hours away for each lessons so if you pass the 1st lesson, you can cancel the next one with your 18 counts of cancellation free by CDC.
CDC do not provide helmets and guards. They however do provide rental for them in case you forgot to bring or something but at a fee of I think S$5 dollars or something. But I could imagine how stinky it is, so go buy one helmet and safety gears.
I will recommend to order from Helmetboys from woodlands as they got a package or something.