About the Directory
The National Directory of Driving Tuition will help you select a driving school in your area which can provide the services your require. The directory has been compiled from information supplied by the driving schools themselves.
The Directory is arranged by postcode areas, so to find the list of your local driving schools, all you need is the first part of your postcode, e.g. MK for Milton Keynes. Use the UK MAP or POSTCODE INDEX buttons at the bottom of this page to display your section of the directory.
|Many of the driving schools listed in the directory have their own web page where you can see much more information about them. If the name of the driving school is underlined or has a star against it, just click on the name to go straight to their web page.|
|For example,||Pupilcare Driver Training|
|or||Fast-Lane School of Motoring|
|Symbols used in the directory|
|If a driving school can be contacted by E-MAIL you will see this icon next to their address. To send them a message, just click on the icon. (your browser must have been configured for sending e-mail to use this facility)|
|This symbol indicates that the driving school has a female instructor. They may well have male instructors as well, depending on the size of the school.|
|If you want to take the driving test in an automatic car then you need a driving school showing this symbol. Remember, if you pass your test in an automatic car, your licence will not cover you to drive cars with manual gears.|
|This indicates that the driving school is registered on the Driving Standards Agency's Pass Plus scheme to provide specific additional training after you have passed your L-test. Once you have reached the required Pass-Plus driving standard, motor insurers in the scheme will give you a one-year's no claim discount. The savings you make, especially if you have or intend to take out an insurance policy in your own name, are quite likely to exceed the cost of the Pass-Plus lessons.|
|If you want to make sure your driving lessons include instruction on motorway driving, choose a driving school showing this symbol. You can't actually drive on a motorway yourself until you have passed your test. Motorway driving is part of the training included in the Pass Plus scheme. Because of the incentive offered on that scheme (see above), it may make financial sense for you to take that option rather than just take a motorway lesson.|
|If you are looking for advanced driving tuition you should select a school showing this symbol. Instructors may have taken advanced driving tests for themselves, and may have recognised qualifications in advanced driver training. You may want to check these points when you enquire.|
|Most learner drivers have only one driving lesson per week. Driving schools showing this symbol, however, can provide intensive courses where you can learn to drive and take your test in just a few weeks or even days. However very rapid learning does not suit all temperaments, so do consider carefully whether this would be best for you.|
|Many firms are now realising that their drivers need additional or refresher training to reduce accident rates and insurance premiums. Driving schools showing this symbol can provide assessments and refresher training for companies with drivers or vehicle fleets.|
|Driving schools showing this symbol can provide re-training or refresher training for nervous drivers, partly trained learners, or anyone wishing to improve their driving skills.|
|Driving schools showing this symbol offer structured training to prepare you for the Theory Test as well as the practical test.|
|Many driving schools now offer interactive computer based training to prepare you for the theory test. If you would prefer to learn theory using a computer, choose a driving school showing this symbol.|
|Driving schools showing this symbol have a tuition car which has been adapted for disabled drivers or have experience in providing tuition for the disabled. Other driving schools may also provide instruction if you already have access to an adapted vehicle.|
|If you passed your driving test after January 1997, you may now need to pass a separate driving test (category B + E) to tow a trailer or caravan weighing over 750kg maximum authorised mass. Driving schools showing this icon can provide the training you will need.|
These symbols indicate that the driving school is a member of The Motor Schools Association (MSA) or The Driving Instructors Association (DIA). All qualified driving instructors have been examined on their knowledge, driving skill and abilities to teach in order to join the Driving Standards Agency's Register of Approved Driving Instructors. But some are better than others. The better ones are more likely to belong to a national organisation such as the MSA or DIA. It is not that membership on its own makes them better, but anyone who does belong, is willing to abide by their association's Code of Practice and is always willing to have any complaints which may arise, aired and settled by their national independent body. Also as members of a professional body, they are also perhaps more likely than most to have continued their own training by gaining further qualifications.
This symbol indicates that the driving school is a member of a local association of driving instructors. Whilst such membership does not make them better driving instructors, it does indicate that they have an interest in their profession and attend regular meetings with other driving instructors in their area to share news and views.
This symbol indicates that the driving school is a member of the ADI Federation which acts on behalf of driving instructors and keeps them up to date with any new information from the Driving Standards Agency.
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