Welcome to the Learn to Drive at 16 website. My name is Matt, I am the Owner and Chief Driving Instructor (A.D.I) for the Under 17 Driving programme in Swindon, Wiltshire.
I set up the off road driving programme to give 16 year olds a chance to learn to drive, prior to their on road driving lessons, in a safe environment. I firmly believe that learning to drive is more than just being able to control the car and obey the rules of the road. It is also about understanding that driving can be a dangerous activity and, that as drivers, we are responsible for a potentially lethal weapon. So that is why the Learn to Drive at 16 programme focuses on driver responsibility just as much as it does on being able to control the car.
The full day sessions run from 9:30-16:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer holidays. The cost is £99/person and is based on 3 people learning from each other in one car. Check the Session Dates for availability.
I only use Fully Qualified Driving Instructors, with CRB clearance, to carry out the training.
I am pleased to announce that the Learn to Drive at 16 programme is now available to 14 year olds. Most off road driving lessons, for under 17's, are only available to 16 year olds due to the insurance restrictions. I have negotiated a special deal with my insurance company to allow me to offer training to anyone aged 14 years and upwards.
The Teen Driving Experience will run during the school holidays and will last for 7 hours. The session will be shared between 3 people giving each person an opportunity to experience driving with passengers in the car. The sessions are being run at 2 venues in the South West of England.
Abbey Stadium, Blunsdon, Swindon
Devon Driver Centre, Westpoint, Devon
Both venues have proper facilities that we can use. So you won't have to use porta-toilets or sit under a gazebo eating your lunch and getting wet if it is raining.
For more information go to the Teen Driving Experience page.