At London Gliding Club our experienced instructors track your progress through this basic syllabus using a training card. This ensures that when you fly with a different instructor they know what point in your training you are at.
You need to complete at least twenty flights before you can go solo. It will realistically take between 40 and 100 flights, depending on how often you can fly, previous experience and how quickly you learn. The important thing is that you won't be sent solo until you are ready to safely fly the glider and land it!
Once you have gone solo your development is constantly monitored. Until you reach PA1 standard (Progress Assesment #1) you will have regular flights with instructors to help you safely gain experience of different conditions.