Easter Special Offer introductory to new learners

Easter Special Offer to new learner drivers

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!




Driving Lessons Stevenston – Jack Kean

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.

Driving lessons stevenston - Jack Kean



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”


New Year Driving Lesson Giveaway

Driving Lesson Giveaway of 10 hours of driving lessons

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

New year driving lesson giveaway


Christmas opening times

Find out Christmas opening times over the festivities ?

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday09:00 – 19:00
Saturday10:00 – 19:00
Sunday10:00 – 17:00

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.


Driving Ayrshire – New Driving Test

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.

New Driving Test

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.


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!”

Driving Lessons Ardrossan - Rosalyn Meney first time pass


Driving Lessons Ardrossan – Rosalyn Meney first time pass

Driving Lessons Kilwinning – Tracy Scott Kilwinning student

First time pass Tracy Scott – Driving Lessons Kilwinning

Tracy from Kilwinning came to the School looking for a local instructor who would improve her driving having had lessons before in Glasgow.  With family and study commitments the need to drive was high on the to do lest and was delighted to get a first time pass on 23rd of August 2017.

“Learning to drive was not a terrifying experience like I expected but actually really enjoyable!! I first started to learn driving in Glasgow where I used to stay and was looking for a patient instructor in Ayrshire who I could learn skills from and help me progress to test standard when I saw the great customer reviews about the School. My Driving Instructor Kevin was great!! Kevin was so kind and reassuring and really helped me get over any nerves I had. Kevin helped me learn dual carriageways from scratch which I never did in any lessons before and the school has fair prices for lessons. I honestly can’t think of anything that would have improved my experience.”

Driving lessons Kilwinning- Tracy Scott Kilwinning student



Driving Lessons Saltcoats – Gary Craig

Driving Lessons Saltcoats – Gary Craig passing at first attempt

Great first time pass on 2nd of August 2017 for Gary Craig of Saltcoats. Gary came to the School from a recommendation and was keen to learn to drive having recently started a new job and relying on family and public transport to get about to and from work.  Gary overcome many challenges on route to being a full time licence holder so we are all very pleased he achieved his goals for himself and family. Happy, safe driving from your instructor Kevin and all at Driving Ayrshire ?



Driving Lessons Saltcoats - Gary Craig

“I chose Driving Ayrshire Driving School from being recommended by my brother who passed and gained his licence with the School and because of the good customer reviews I read, I was looking for good quality tuition. I found learning to drive rewarding and my Instructor made lessons fun and informative, making me feel confident about my driving, especially getting my own car to practice in with my dad this helped a lot! Kevin my Instructor had great teaching methods which were very useful and easy to learn and remember. I will be recommending the school to others as I’m sure they will have a great experience just like I did.”

Driving Schools Troon – Sarah Hughes test pass

Sarah Hughes first time test pass -Driving Schools Troon

Brilliant drive for Sarah Hughes of Troon passing her test first time with a clean sheet today,no faults. Enjoy the full licence taking your family out in your own car happy and safe driving! Sarah came to the School having a family of 5 kids and needed her licence to help drive to see family and friends.

“I was looking for a Driving School that had a good reputation and saw customers as important. I was really happy that Driving Ayrshire Driving School could offer consistent weekly slots for lessons. Learning to drive was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be, even though I was really nervous!! My Driving Instructor Kevin had great teaching methods and he always set an objective of what we were to achieve in the lesson. Kevin was always positive and encouraging in all the time I took lessons and couldn’t have done it without him! Payments were easy to make and wasn’t a problem to change lesson times when required which was quick. He was a fab instructor, soo pleased to have passed my test first time!!”

Driving Schools Troon - first time pass Sarah Hughes