Driving lessons in Edinburgh – crash course or taking it slowly?

If you don’t currently hold a driving license you may be considering taking to the road and learning to drive. There could be many reasons why you’re doing it, but you’ve decide to take the plunge and take to the steering wheel. It can be tremendous fun and once you’ve passed it can give you an independence you never had before. Perhaps you’ve driven in the past and for some reason you stopped, now you want to refresh your skills. You already know how great it is to drive and you can’t wait to get out on the open road again.

As you contemplate the delights of driving you look through the various driving schools in Edinburgh (and hopefully you will have chosen ours, Compass Prodrive, which is one reason why you’re reading this blog) and you notice how many different ways there are to take your lessons. But HOW are you going to learn to drive?

Are you going to take one or maybe two lessons per week, or fortnight, or take a crash course, which we also offer, over a period of 4 weeks? There are many advantages to taking it slowly and doing it quickly. Here we discuss what might be the advantages and disadvantages of both to help you decide, and don’t forget you can always get in touch with us to discuss it either over the phone, or you can drop us an email.

Driving over a longer period

Each of our driving lessons are pretty comprehensive and rather than intensive driving lessons you may choose to take them over a longer period of time giving you the time and energy you need to take in everything you’ve learnt. You can take it all at your own pace, after all this is your test, and you should feel happy and comfortable while you’re learning. Lessons are affordable, and naturally they cost less if you buy in bulk, but there’s no need to do that if you want to just take one lesson per week, or fortnight etc.

We’re friendly, patient and we listen and just as importantly we want you to pass your test. So we’ll listen to what you want.

Intensive Driving – is it for you?

There are many reasons why you might be considering an intensive driving course. You may be eager to pass your test within the minimum amount of time, so you can be on the road as quickly as possible. The reasons for this could be personal, or they could be professional – perhaps you need your license for your job.

What you get with intensive driving are lessons that are taken all day every day for a set length of time. There’s an excellent pass rate for those that learn to drive in this way and it can be the perfect approach for some drivers. You learn quickly all you need by learning to drive over several hours each day, and then at the end of it you can sit your test. We’ll decide at the outset how far away we think you are from your test, and then once you’re ready you can have a mock test with us and then you sit your “real” driving test.

At the end of the day it’s entirely up to you, your lessons, your test, your driving experience. Whatever your personality or character, however quickly or slowly you like to learn – it really doesn’t matter, you choose. We’re flexible and we can work with you, our aim, our goal, is to ensure you pass your test and have a wonderful driving experience with us and as you start your new life as a fully-fledged driver.

If you are looking for driving lessons in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas have a look around our website and give us a call today to discuss what option is most suitable for you.