Driving Ayrshire voucher for a Christmas or birthday present

Driving Ayrshire voucher as a gift or present

Learning to drive is learning ‘a skill for life’ . And a voucher of driving lessons, as a gift either for birthday or Christmas, helps to make the process of learning to drive, and paying for driving lessons, that bit more affordable as time and cost is both covered so no excuses to just learn!

Driving Ayrshire voucher

There are so many reasons to learn to drive:

  • It’s brings independence.
  • It’s makes travelling more convenient.
  • It gives a great sense of achievement.
  • It’s a necessity for many jobs.
  • It helps to improve employment prospects for anyone looking to enter the labour market.
  • It can be the skill that helps someone to gain that promotion.
  • It’s a practical skill that’s used all the time.
  • It’s truly enjoyable!

For these reasons, a voucher for driving lessons, as a gift, is often hugely appreciated by the recipient.

With Driving Ayrshire Driving School, there are a range of vouchers to choose from that make great presents for anyone who is keen to learn to drive, or whose employment prospects would be improved by having that extra skill. Vouchers can be processed to include any number of driving lessons, from one lesson upwards.

Vouchers for driving lessons

Please note: If the person to receive the Gift Voucher has never before taken lessons with Driving Ayrshire Driving School, then the voucher price will incorporate the first discounted price saving £2 per lesson. For further details, please contact us and we can arrange a Voucher for Driving Lessons suitable to your needs. We’ll be happy to discuss some options with you.

Our most popular vouchers, and the corresponding prices, are listed below

Voucher Prices:

learning to drive
Duration Cost
10 hours/lessons £240.00
20 hours/lessons £480.00

Our vouchers are valid for a full six months from the date of purchase.

If you’re at all interested in giving the gift of driving lessons, or have any enquiries about our voucher range, then please feel free to contact us .

Prices correct as of October 2020. Please note that all lessons contained within the Gift Voucher are bound by Driving Ayrshire Driving School Voucher Terms and Conditions .

Contact Driving Ayrshire Driving School , for a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor.

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Driving Test Wiz – help to pass your driving test

Driving test wiz will avoid most common mistakes

The driving test costs £62 and when you add in the extras like refresher lessons and using your instructor’s car, the cost of taking the test can start to rocket! Over half the people who take their driving test fail! Let’s face it no-one looks forward to retaking the test – that’s why we’ve developed the Driving Test Wiz app, helping you avoid the most common mistakes.

Learners fail the driving test for many reasons, and it should not be attempted before you are ready as learning to drive is a serious business and not something to be rushed. However, there are some very common mistakes that people repeatedly make on their test. Don’t worry, Driving Test Wiz highlights these and helps you avoid them.

Developed by FirstCar in conjunction with one of the UK’s leading driving instructors, Driving Test Wiz contains ten video modules designed to help you be better prepared on test day, including…

  • Overcoming nerves
  • Improving observation skills
  • Moving off and stopping
  • Controls and positioning
  • Correct use of speed
  • Anticipating & planning
  • Road signs and signals
  • Control at junctions 
  • Mastering manoeuvres
  • The mock test
Driving Test WIZ

 

Save money retaking your test, the Driving Test Wiz app is priced at £4.99 and could be a very wise investment. Available to download soon on the App Store and Google Play!  

Remember if you haven’t already done so head over to our ayrshire driving lessons page to download a free theory app to help pass first time! 

What’s involved in the Pass Plus course

Driving Ayrshire Pass Plus course

What is Pass Plus?

The Pass Plus scheme is a post driving test course made up of six modules. These modules can be done at your own pace to completing the Pass Plus course which can work towards safer driving and keep your insurance premiums down. At Driving Ayrshire we support your driving journey post test to further your driving confidence and competence. Pass Plus

Town Driving – Module 1

The first parts begins with an introduction to Pass Plus, explaining the course aims and the skills and knowledge to be covered. The second part  of Pass Plus is a practical session, covering the different features of driving in a town, such as complex junctions and public transport. You’ll focus on:
  1. observation, judgement and awareness
  2. eye contact
  3. consideration for vulnerable road users
  4. showing caution
  5. keeping space around your car

All Weather Driving – Module 2

This module will be covered as much as possible in a practical session. You’ll focus on correct speed, safe stopping distances, plus seeing and being seen in:
  1. rain
  2. sleet, snow and ice
  3. mist and fog
  4. bright sunshine.
You’ll also look at skidding:
  1. what causes skids
  2. how to prevent skids
  3. correcting slow-speed skids
  4. braking on poor surfaces
  5. aquaplaning

Driving in the Country – Module 3

This module looks at the main differences between town and country driving:
  1. observing the road ahead
  2. making progress safely
  3. bends, hills, uneven roads and dead ground
  4. keeping a safe distance from the vehicle ahead
  5. safe overtaking
  6. pedestrians, horse riders and animals in the road
  7. farm entrances
  8. slow moving vehicles
  9. It also covers the correct use of a horn, coping with mud and debris on the road and how to use passing places.

Night time driving – Module 4

This covers the important parts of driving at night, dawn and dusk. You’ll learn about:
  1. the importance of using headlights correctly
  2. adjusting to the dark
  3. judging speed and distance
  4. the correct use of lights and keeping them clean
  5. dealing with dazzle
  6. hard-to-see road users
  7. parking issues

Dual Carriageway driving – Module 5

Dual carriageways are high speed roads where the two carriageways are separated by a central reservation. You’ll need to have particular skills, including:
  1. effective observation, using your mirrors and checking blind spots
  2. judgement and planning ahead
  3. separation distances
  4. joining and leaving a dual carriageway
  5. overtaking and lane discipline
  6. the correct use of speed

Motorway driving – Module 6

This will be a practical session if possible. You should drive on a motorway as soon as you can afterwards so you can put the theory knowledge into practice. The topics covered include: Varying traffic conditions for journey planning. You’ll be joining and leaving a motorway, using slip roads to gain the experience of applying the following topics and skills:
  1. safe speeds in different circumstances
  2. effective observation
  3. signs, signals and markings
  4. overtaking and lane discipline
  5. courtesy to other road users
  6. motorway fatigue
  7. breakdown procedures
  8. use of lights, including hazard warning lights
  9. debris on the carriageway
  10. crosswinds
Upon completing the Pass Plus you will receive a DVSA certificate to acknowledge your achievement. https://www.driving-ayrshire.co.uk/book-driving-lessons http://www.facebook.com/DrivingAyrshire

EASTER SPECIAL OFFER TO NEW LEARNER DRIVERS

EASTER SPECIAL OFFER AT DRIVING AYRSHIRE

Easter Special Offer introductory to new learners

Easter Special Offer - Driving Ayrshire

This Easter at Driving Ayrshire we are giving new learners a good deal to save on their driving lessons when they buy a block of 10 lessons for just £190 a £40 saving on the normal price of a block booking. This is just open to 5 new students so could run out before Easter.

When booking just quote the promotion code DA19 to get your block booking at the reduced price.

OFFER ENDS 22nd of April Easter Monday at 12pm or when all 5 spaces are taken.

So HOP to it and get a good driving course deal to help kick start your lessons in 2019!

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Driving Lessons Stevenston – Jack Kean test pass

Driving Lessons Stevenston – Jack Kean test passed

First test pass of 2019, Jack Kean of Stevenston passing so well at Irvine test centre on 8th January 2019. Great drive for Jack it was a pleasure taking you through your driving lessons and help achieving your aim to be a full licence holder, all the best in searching for a car and stay safe. Driving Ayrshire do driving lessons stevenston students have enjoyed and we also help post test in pass plus training and arranging insurance on that first car.

Jack left us with positive feedback on his time with Driving Ayrshire with it being his first driving school to embark on learning to drive.

“I was looking for Stevenston driving instructors who offered consistent lessons each week. The main reason I chose Driving Ayrshire was the positive reviews and wanted to learn from a reliable School as soon as I turned 17 to help me to drive up and down to university which would be much better than public transport. My instructor Kevin had good learning techniques which helped me learn every aspect of driving and not just to pass my test. Although I had to stop and restart lessons again I wasn’t pushed into too much and appreciated learning getting back to a good standard with the help of my instructor. I felt my time learning was really valued and rewarding. So much so I want to embark on doing Pass Plus to gain more advanced skills as a new driver. I can’t thank my instructor at Driving Ayrshire enough to give me the skills and road experience to gain confidence throughout my time driving.

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Learners on Motorways

Date for Learners on Motorways announced by DVSA

The DVSA have announced that driving instructors will be allowed to take learners on motorways from 4 June 2018.

In December 2016, the Department for Transport (DfT) set out proposals to allow learner drivers to take lessons on motorways provided they are accompanied by an approved driving instructor and in a car that has dual controls.

The consultation closed in February 2017, gathering 2,928 responses where the majority (80%) supported the proposal.

The Statutory Instrument permitting this will be laid on 1 March 2018 and the regulations will come into force on 4 June 2018.

Gareth Llewellyn, DVSA Chief Executive, said: “DVSA’s priority is to help you through a lifetime of safe driving. Our roads are among the safest in the world, but we’re determined to do more to make our roads safer.

“By allowing learners to have lessons on motorways we are modernising driver training and making sure learners get the skills and experience they need to drive on modern busy roads.”

Driving on a motorway requires a specific set of skills for driving at high speeds, longer distances and using multiple lanes properly. And because of high speeds involved collisions are likely to have severe outcome. As a result many new drivers are scared of driving on motorways and avoid using them.

The DfT received wide support from learner drivers, road safety and bodies like Driving Instructors Association (DIA) and the general public

“The weight of driver education research points to the fact that in novice drivers, increased exposure to driving in all driving contexts and environment increases essential experience and knowledge – and therefore decreases risk. Allowing Learners to build that vital experience on motorways in the pre-test period will help them better manage the task of driving on high speed roads once licensed.”

National associations were closely consulted by the government in the decision to deregulate motorways (and now working closely with government agencies to deliver learning resources to pupils and trainers to better prepare them for training in high speed road contexts) also welcomes the decision by the government to only allow Learners access under the strict supervision of a qualified driving instructor.

Only approved driving instructors with dual controlled cars will be allowed to give motorway lessons. They will only do this if they are confident the learner has the skills and knowledge to drive on the motorway safely.

Pete Williams, RAC road safety spokesman, said: “We welcome the news that learner drivers will be allowed to take lessons on the motorway under the supervision of an approved driving instructor in a dual-controlled car, something that motorists we surveyed were overwhelmingly supportive of.

“While motorways are statistically our safest roads, it can be daunting using them for the first time after passing the driving test. Giving learners the option to gain valuable experience on our fastest and busiest roads should further improve safety and enhance the confidence of new drivers”

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Driving Ayrshire – New Year Driving Lesson Giveaway

Giveaway of 10 hours of driving lessons by Driving Ayrshire

Its our annual competition giveaway here at Driving Ayrshire to win 10 hours of driving lessons which is a massive financial head start to getting your full licence.  It’s our way at Driving Ayrshire to give something back for all the support and good will of all our students throughout the year.  So the reason for this post is to get that good will gesture out there and get all your friends and family involved that wish to be a driver in 2018!! ?

The Instructors at Driving Ayrshire come into 2018 with a record number of test passes, so it’s been a very successful year for our driving school and we want to continue that going into a new year to grow and prosper just like our students do learning to drive.  It’s been a massive year for new learner drivers with having the driving test restructured so this change show hopefully result in even safer drivers on our roads equipped with a high standard of driving skills. That’s what you can expect from our Instructors is high quality lessons designed to be taylored to every students ability and needs should you become one of our students in 2018.

Well where’s the competition I hear you say… well below shows what you need to do to enter it.  But hurry as the competition closes at 12pm on 31st December 2017 so you have to enter to be picked out as our latest winner. So head over onto our Facebook page found in the link under the competition rules and good luck to all that’s entered to be driving in 2018!!?? All the best everyone for 2018 from everyone at Driving Ayrshire, happy and safe driving 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣8️⃣

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Christmas opening times

Find out when we resume lessons over the festivities ?

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday09:00 – 18:00
Saturday, Sunday10:00 – 18:00

Over Christmas and New Year we will be closed for lessons from 22nd December and starting back on the 8th January 2018 under our normal hours above. General enquiries about bookings and lessons will still be answered over the holidays if required.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR PUPILS AND FAMILIES!! ?

Driving Ayrshire New Driving Test – What to expect

Driving Ayrshire – New Driving Test

With less than a month to go to the changes to the new Driving Test and its important you know what to expect if you have been already learning or just starting your journey to be a safe driver for life. There are key changes which you may or may not be aware of happening on the 4th December 2017. Below is a run down of the main changes:

  • The independent driving part of the test will increase to 20 minutesThe independent driving section of your test is set to double from ten minutes to 20 minutes – meaning it will now take up roughly half of the 40 minute exam. The DVSA explains that during this part of the test, you have to drive “without turn-by-turn directions from the driving examiner”.
  • You may have to follow directions from a sat nav. Most candidates will now be asked to follow directions from a sat nav during the independent driving part of the test. It won’t matter if you go the wrong way unless you make a fault while doing it. One in five driving tests won’t use a sat nav and you’ll need to follow traffic signs instead.
  • Reversing manoeuvres are changing, ‘reverse around a corner’ and ‘turn-in-the-road’ manoeuvres will no longer be tested, although you will still be taught them by your instructor. Instead, you’ll be asked to do one of three possible reversing manoeuvres. This could be to parallel park at the side of the road, park in a bay (either driving in and reversing out or reversing in and driving out), or to pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for two car lengths and rejoining the traffic again.
  • You’ll have to answer two safety questions while you’re driving. You’ll be asked two vehicle safety questions while you’re driving, which the DVSA says are known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions. You’ll be asked the ‘tell me’ question at the start of your test, before you start driving, and the ‘show me’ question while you’re driving – for example, showing how to wash the windscreen using the car controls and wipers.Not everything is changing though; the test will still last around 40 minutes and the pass mark will remain the same, with no more than 15 minor driving faults and no major faults will return a pass result.

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If you have any questions on the new format of test you can contact us at Driving Ayrshire or book your lessons for the new year ahead.

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Driving Lessons Ardrossan – Rosalyn Meney first time pass

Driving Lessons Ardrossan – First time pass for Rosalyn Meney

First time pass on 23rd of August for Rosalyn Meney of Ardrossan, well done on a great drive ? from all at Driving Ayrshire, safe driving and good luck with your studies.  Rosalyn came to the school after having a break of almost 2 years from lessons and was looking to gain her full licence for work and studie purposes.  Having bought a car to do private practice with her dad she was able to gain confidence on the road again and build up to test standard to go over the elements she was learning in the car with her instructor.

Rosalyn left her thoughts with her Instructor below:

“The most important factor for me why I chose Driving Ayrshire Driving School was to receive quality tuition! I knew the Driving School had a good reputation too having found them easily online. Learning to drive was as I expected it to be. My Driving Instructor Kevin had good teaching methods which led me to having a good experience throughout the learning process and doubling up my learning out practicing with my dad certainly benefitted me to passing first time. I was completely satisfied!”

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