Pupil Reviews

I came to Driving Ayrshire having had lessons with another driving school and really enjoyed the relaxed way the lessons helped my confidence to get to the level required the pass the Driving Test. I was not just taught to pass a test but to drive safely in the real world. I had an excellent instructor, always patient and friendly who taught me to drive the correct way and I passed first time. So glad I chose Driving Ayrshire!!

Mohsin Naveed
Ayr

"Driving Ayrshire was excellent value for money and had very high pass rate which caught my eye when researching who I was going to learn to drive with. I was also looking for my Driving Instructor to be friendly and local to me.

I found learning to drive to be easier than I had anticipated, although I was very nervous!! My instructor was very laid back but remained professional and my learning was well supported throughout!

I have already recommended the School to other family members, due to the excellent instructors and everything about my experience was what I needed, brilliant, thanks very much again!!!"

Tom Ford
Ardrossan

I would like to say a big thank you to my instructor Kevin for helping me pass my driving test first time round. He always made lessons enjoyable and not only did he make me fully prepared for my test, he also made me fully prepared for driving by myself after passing the test, great confidence boost!! I would definitely recommend Kevin and Driving Ayrshire!!

Jordan Strachan
Kilmarnock

I passed my driving test yesterday and I would like to thank Kevin, my instructor, for all his help. Not only is he an excellent instructor, he knows everything about everything and I’ve learnt a lot along the way! Thank you Kevin for all your help, patience and perseverance! Result!!

Rhiannon Taylor
Kilmarnock

I was a little nervous when I first started driving lessons but my instructor is a very nice person and he made me feel very comfortable and relaxed driving. He showed me everything very well and I am now recommending Driving Ayrshire to all my friends who need to learn driving.

Dillion McDermott
Kilbirnie

I would like to say a big thank you to Kevin for not only getting me through my test but also for helping me feel very comfortable driving. I was able to target every problem or bad habit I had picked up and managed to transform me into a better driver overall. My instructor was also very patient and never made me feel uneasy, which made me feel very comfortable in the lessons. I would definitely recommend Driving Ayrshire to anyone learning to drive, thanks again!!

Stephanie Young
Saltcoats

Big thanks to my instructor who stayed patient and calm with me to help me pass my driving test and to make me feel confident to drive on the road on my own. My aim was to pass and be able to buy a car for myself and family, so pleased to have achieved this!! Always very reliable and friendly, would highly recommend. Thanks

Gary Devlin
Newmilns

I passed my driving test yesterday first time. I managed to pass with the help of my instructor Kevin who helped with everything i needed to be confident with my maneuvers and had fun enjoying the lessons, i've recommended Kevin to my family and friends as i am absolutley sure he'll make them pass first time aswell. Thanks Kevin, Your one in a million!

Jacqueline Creevy
Kilmarnock

“Learning to drive with Kevin at Driving Ayrshire exceeded my expectations. I chose him personally because of the good reputation I heard about the driving school and because I previous felt I had to learn from another instructor to progress myself to passing the test. My Instructor Kevin was very good and helpful making it a comfortable learning environment. His instructions were easy and clear to follow. I can see from my previous experience with another instructor that I learned a lot more and quicker from Kevin and this certainly helped me to pass first time I think.”

Sean Wilkie
Kilmarnock

“I chose Driving Ayrshire Driving School because one of the main factors for me when choosing who to learn to drive with, was that I wanted to get my licence as soon as possible!!

This was definitely achieved because of the simple but brilliant teaching methods that I found so effective in my learning.

Based on this I would recommend the School to others because of my experience where I learnt to drive extremely quickly and effectively.”

Scott Walker
Irvine

"For me it was important that I felt comfortable and safe with my Driving Instructor and also that the teaching methods would allow me to learn quickly.

Learning to drive was a massive accomplishment for me. My Driving Instructor John Taylor was fantastic and made my experience of learning to drive very enjoyable.

I would recommend the School and John in particular to anyone because I found everything to be excellent and I was more than happy about the service I received."

Mel Steel
Kilmarnock

"I was looking for a patient driving Instructor but at the same time I wanted to know any weaknesses in my driving. Other people's opinions of the School and their experiences were also important for me when choosing. My instructor Kevin was absolutely fantastic in making me feel comfortable behind the wheel at all times"

Nicola McLaughlin
Saltcoats

“The good reputation the Driving School and the excellent pass rates is what I based my decision on when deciding who to learn to drive with.

Another important factor when choosing was to have an Instructor like Dave who made me feel confident to give me the ability to drive.

My Driving Instructor was great at calming my nerves every lesson as I gained my confidence behind the wheel, and even though I had driving lessons before there was a lot I was not aware of and with Dave’s excellent teaching methods I successfully achieved my goal of passing.

I received a fabulous service throughout and my Instructor was kind and accommodating, so I'd recommend the Driving School to all my friends and family.”

Sharon Brown
Irvine

"For me it was important that I felt comfortable and safe with my Driving Instructor and also that the teaching methods would allow me to learn quickly. Learning to drive was a massive accomplishment for me. My Driving Instructor John Taylor was fantastic and made my experience of learning to drive very enjoyable. I would recommend the School and John in particular to anyone because I found everything to be excellent and I was more than happy about the service I received."

Connor Allan
Kilwinning

“The high 1st time pass rate is what caught my eye . I got in contact through the School’s business Facebook page. Learning to drive was fantastic, a lot more straightforward than I expected it to be, a really positive experience. My Instructor was Dave who had simple but incredibly effective teaching methods made the whole experience of driving all the better. Nothing was made to be difficult and was simply practicing areas I was not as competent in. Dave really gave me good value for money and bought regular blocks of lessons and I felt I got every penny out of each hour. The use of lesson objectives and what we set out to achieve and the reviewing of the lessons at the end worked really well for me and I left every lesson feeling positive and knowing exactly what I had achieved, it was great. I’d be more than happy to put my name to your School and recommend to friends and family who want to drive. Thank you for everything Dave, I wouldn’t have wanted to learn with anyone else!!!!!”

Gary Thomson
Saltcoats

“I had been learning with a different Driving School previously and with my new Instructor Kevin I found that he was a lot better and I learned a lot more from him. I found Kevin’s teaching methods to be calm and relaxed and really enjoyed each lesson. He was easy to talk to and also very easy to get along with. Kevin gave clear explanations on what we were to be covering. I would definitely recommend the School to my friends because of the friendliness and teaching methods. My sister would like to take lessons with Kevin too when she turns 17 in a few months"

Jordan Cairney
Ardrossan

“I came to the driving school after my first instructor fell ill and was looking for a Driving Instructor that would have the right attitude towards their students. In addition to this value for money was important and for the School to have a high pass rate were factors when deciding who to choose. Learning with Driving Ayrshire Driving School matched all my expectations, it was great!! My Instructor was Kevin and I found his teaching methods to be smooth, he was professional, motivating and this all helped to build my confidence. Kevin definitely had a good sense of humour which I really liked and helped me learn. Because of my experience I will be recommending the School and Kevin to others.”

Gary Kilpatrick
Ardrossan

"For me it was important that I felt comfortable and safe with my Driving Instructor and also that the teaching methods would allow me to learn quickly. Learning to drive was a massive accomplishment for me. My Driving Instructor Linda was fantastic and made my experience of learning to drive very enjoyable. I would recommend the School and Linda in particular to anyone because I found everything to be excellent and I was more than happy about the service I received"

Sarah Docherty
Irvine

“Top of my priority list when choosing which Driving School to learn with was that I would get good value for money and a patient understanding Instructor. This is exactly what I got with my Driving Instructor Kevin who made things a lot easier than I had expected they would be. I found his teaching methods to be top notch!!I would definitely recommend the School to others as they are an efficient and a friendly Driving School and I was completely happy with the service I received start to finish!!”

Rebecca Morrison
Kilmarnock

“An important factor for me when choosing a Driving School and Instructor was that I would feel at ease with them during lessons, being understanding and patient.My Instructor was John and I thought he was fantastic. He was great with me and seemed perfect particularly if you have anxiety or a severe lack of confidence which I did at the start!!My confidence grew and my standard of driving did too, the whole experience was excellent, I couldn’t have wished for better especially passing at my first attempt!!”

Nicole McKee
Irvine

"An important factor for me was finding a Driving Instructor that could fit in with my availability. My previous Driving Instructor fell ill recently so left me searching for another. I tried many around the Saltcoats area but none made me feel so confident as I did with Dave at Driving Ayrshire Driving School. I found Dave really easy to get along with and after my experience with him he was more like my friend than my Driving Instructor. To me it seemed like Dave would put his students first as his main priority catering for all what they needed to be successful. I found the service to be absolutely perfect!! A big thank you to you all at the Driving School.”

Stacey Reed
Saltcoats

“I needed a Driving School to be available at short notice as I got let down from my last instructor and was up for taking on a challenge!! The Driving School’s positive feedback and high pass rate also caught my eye and attracted me to taking lessons with them. My driving experience I have to say was fun and this was because my Driving Instructor Dave was great. He was firm, very professional, yet made each lesson fun. He was clear, patient and although I was nervous about learning to drive again after my first experience with an instructor, I was put at ease straight away and every lesson Dave was encouraging with a positive attitude. Dave had great teaching methods and everything about my experience was fab and all helped me to pass my test at the first attempt. I also found speaking to Kevin who dealt with Customer Services of whom I had regular conversations with when organising every lesson was very helpful, really friendly, with great customer service. I would definitely recommend the School 100% to others.”

Richard Cochrane
Irvine

“During my lessons I was looking for a professional School with a high pass rate which is why I chose Driving Ayrshire Driving School. My Driving Instructor was Dave and I cannot praise him enough!! He was calm, patient and was very encouraging with constructive criticism and reflected on all the positives and progress I was making. Steve gave clear instructions and was good company in the car. I would recommend the School to others because of my experience and the nice friendly staff at the School who are all very professional and helpful. Paying for my lessons was straight forward too which made life easy.”

Louise Murdoch
Saltcoats

“I saw that Driving Ayrshire has a high pass rate and also to add to this they came on good recommendation from a close friend who passed with the Driving School. My Driving Instructor Kevin and had great teaching methods of allowing me to learn elements separately. The main thing I took away with me about my experience of learning to drive was that Kevin taught me ‘how to drive’ not just how to pass a test! I feel safe now on the busier road, more confident. Having a few Instructors across the School is also very good, meaning there’s someone suitable for every learner that joins.”

Elaine McDonald
Irvine

“I’d received lots of good reviews from friends and saw that Driving Ayrshire Driving School also had a very high first time pass rate. I found my experience of learning to drive to be at a very high standard which was a great relief as I had heard horror stories about other Driving schools out there so wanted it all to go smoothly and it did!! My Driving Instructor Kevin was fantastic, a wonderful Instructor. He was friendly, patient and an extremely competent Instructor.”

Scott Denham
Dalry
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“Finding a Driving Instructor that made me feel comfortable and safe was the main factor for me when searching for a suitable Driving School that covered my area. I also wanted to be with a School that I had heard lots of good things about and Driving Ayrshire had great reviews! My experience of learning to drive with Driving Ayrshire Driving School was amazing!! My Driving Instructor was Kevin and he had very good teaching methods and ways of explaining things and was more than happy to repeat and run through things as many times as was needed to get upto speed. Kevin always helped to boost my confidence and make me believe in myself. I would definitely recommend the School to others because of the friendly service I received from Instructor and Customer Services team.”

“I wanted to start learning to drive again after moving from my job to Ayrshire. It was important to me finding an Instructor who I could connect with and really learn from was important for me in addition to flexibility of lesson timings. Driving Ayrshire Driving School having a good pass rate was also a factor. Learning to drive was far more fun than I expected where I genuinely looked forward to each and every lesson. My Driving Instructor was Kevin and he was incredibly calm and always had many methods of explaining things. Kevin was happy to go over things as many times as I required. I will definitely be recommending the school to others I know who want to drive, as the pass rate is superb, hours are flexible for my work and the teaching quality is ace!! The customer service I received from Kevin was fantastic!! I'm just sooo pleased to have passed today!!”

Wilma Reeves
Dalry

“I knew Driving Ayrshire Driving School would be a good fit for me because they were recommended by a mate of mine. I really liked the fact that I could schedule lessons around my plans and college. Learning to drive was easier than I thought it would be. My Driving Instructor Dave had clear and simple teaching methods that were easy to follow and understand which all helped me to achieve my goal of passing. Everything about my experience with the School was solid enough from my point of view and wouldn't say there was anything bad from my experience gained from learning to drive and passing. I can't thank my Instructor Dave enough for all the help he gave to help me to pass”.

Mark Magee
Kilwinning

“I was looking for a Driving School with a high pass rate that give good quality lessons. I really liked the way that I could fit lessons around my timetable for college. The School also offered free access to the theory app which was free, so I could practice as much as was needed all the way up to my theory test. Learning to drive was harder than I had expected, but my Driving Instructor John was very helpful and extremely thorough in covering all aspects of life on the road. John had excellent teaching methods and was very patient throughout.”

Robert Thomson
Stevenston

“I was looking for a Driving School at first to have a great pass rate with many recommendations and reviews was a must for me when deciding who to choose to earn to drive with. I found learning to drive to be tricky at first than I expected but my Driving Instructor Dave made lessons really enjoyable with his effective teaching methods and witty humour to calm my nerves at the wheel haha, well done Dave!! I passed quickly and at my first attempt. Lessons were easy to arrange and rearrange and Dave was a friendly Instructor.”

Caroline Mackie
Irvine

“An important factor for when choosing a Driving School was that they would have great customer service skills along with the great pass rates! Learning to drive was not quite as tough as I expected it to be as I'd briefly had lessons before with another instructor, but actually felt very relaxed with Driving Ayrshire and happy with the instructor. My Driving Instructor was Kevin who was brilliant. He never pushed me to do something I couldn’t do and was very patient with me throughout my lessons. Kevin had great lesson plans helping my progress each lesson. I would definitely recommend the Driving School and Kevin to others as the whole experience was great, including the Customer Services team who were on hand when I need to change anything!”

Mark Hamilton
Kilmarnock

“I was looking for a reputable Driving School that had a good 1st time pass rate with quality, professional Instructors. Learning to drive was much better than I though it would be and really enjoyed every lesson. My Driving Instructor Kevin's teaching methods were great, he’s an excellent Instructor. very patient, friendly and approachable to talk to. I would recommend the school to others as in my opinion it’s a great Driving School with everything going smoothly throughout my learning experience.”

Scott Fletcher
Irvine

Great test pass today for Tony Farquhar of Kilwinning at Irvine test centre. Happy and safe driving from all at Driving Ayrshire.

Great test pass today for Tony Farquhar of Kilwinning at Irvine test centre. Happy and safe driving from all at Driving Ayrshire.

"I chose Driving Ayrshire Driving School because I was looking for a School with a professional attitude, flexible times for lessons and consistent lessons after my previous instructor took ill. I had already driven alot before so learning to drive a car I knew a bit about what I was coming into but the guidance I got certainly helped me through the test. My Driving Instructor Kevin was very patient, clear and easy to understand. I would definitely recommend the School and Kevin to others as I passed easily with very little driver faults. Great Result!!”

Tony Farquhar
Kilwinning

“Receiving value for money was the most important aspect for me when choosing Driving Ayrshire Driving School. I heard that they had good pass rates and quality level of instructors in the School which attracted me to book some lessons. My Driving Instructor Leeanne had reliable tried and tested teaching methods that all helped me to achieve my goal of independence and get my own car on the road. So pleased to have passed with Driving Ayrshire.”

Robert Goodwin
Kilmarnock

‘The most important criteria for me when choosing a Driving School was that I could get hold of my licence to gain my freedom sooner rather than later. Learning to drive was pretty much as I expected it to be. My Driving Instructor Dave had teaching methods that were easy to understand. I found the pricing to be fair and a good level of instruction.”

John Wilson
Dalry

“The most important criteria for me when choosing a Driving School was that they would prepare me to be a safe driver. I also took a lot of interest in the pass rate of the School. I received recommendations from friends when researching too. Learning to drive was a lot more fun and much less scary than I expected. My Driving Instructor Kevin was amazing and was always calm helped a lot to make me understand driving. We worked at my own learning pace which helped my confidence a huge amount. Overall the service was excellent and I also liked the ease of payment, with the block bookings being especially good.”

Robert Walker
Stevenston