Introducing Young Driver Training Experiences
Whilst we offer excitement and fun with the thrill of our Junior Supercar Experiences, at Driving Experience we know it’s just as important for your son or daughter’s future on the roads that they have the skills set to take control and drive a vehicle. Considerable research has been conducted in the last year, that reveals an alarming statistic: 1 in 5 newly qualified drivers are likely to be involved in a crash or accident within their first 6 months on the road.
The common factor in this is of course, level of experience. Which is why our Young Driver Training Experience packages are an ideal and practical solution to help them make the transition from an early age to when they begin driving lessons for real. Our Young Driver Training is specifically targeted at the 10 - 17 year old driver with one aim - to give them the best possible start to learning their basic driving skills.
Motoring has advanced a long way even in 10 years, and as things continue to change with rapid development this means the National Driving Test will cover more than ever before. But no matter which course you choose for your young driver, you can be confident that its content will be as relevant and comprehensive for them as possible.
Why Choose a Young Driver Training Experience?
It’s that Catch 22 when it comes to doing anything new for the first time: how do you gain experience if you’ve never had experience? Driving is no exception, but thankfully our Young Driver Training Experiences are effective in helping bridge the gap for when your young driver comes to commence formal driving lessons with their provisional licence.
The benefits are simple: they’ll learn under controlled, simulated conditions that are as close to real life road experience as you can get. Most importantly, there is less pressure and thus less expectation delivering the courses in this way, which will surely be a positive in terms of putting both your and their minds at ease. And a relaxed young driver is a better learner.
What To Expect on a Young Driver Training Experience
We have a variety of course lengths under the Young Driver Training Experience: a 30 minute, 60 minute or 90 minute session are all available. The under 17 driver will learn a lot of the basics of driving, however long their session is, including braking, manoeuvring, acceleration and gear changes amongst many other important skills.
We also offer a wide selection of vehicles for them to get behind the wheel of and which are ideal for taking their first driving steps in, from smaller vehicles like the Vauxhall Corsa and Mini Cooper, through to the larger likes of Range Rovers and Jaguars.
However big the vehicle, all of these are dual controlled, and your young driver will be accompanied throughout the experience by one of our fully qualified, CRB checked, RDI approved instructors who will offer them all the guidance and relevant information they need.
The Young Driver Training Experience is available at many fantastic locations nationwide, from the Norfolk Showground to the Manchester Makro, meaning there’s sure to be an experience day near you. Some of our venues even have the faculty to accommodate disabled young drivers, and have specially modified vehicles available that will allow them greater freedom of movement with extra hand controls.
Driving Lessons for the Under 10s
Your young driver doesn’t have to wait until their 10th birthday to have their first driving experience. If they’re aged between 5 - 10 years old, they can get behind the wheel of ‘Firefly’. This is our two seater, dual electric motor powered car, which has been specifically designed to handle just like the real thing.
It also comes with fully independent suspension, indicators, headlights, special disk brakes and a rack and pinion steering column. The passenger seat is also fully adjustable, so a parent, guardian, older sibling or friend can ride alongside your child if they need a little more support and practice.
Essential Requirements for Young Driver Training
To take part in our Young Driver Training Experience days, we require that all young drivers are aged between 10 - 16 years old, and reach our minimum height requirement.*
Important Booking Information for Young Driver Training Experiences
There are two easy ways for you to purchase a Young Driver Training Driving Experience on Driving Experience. You can either purchase one of our open 10-month gift vouchers or book directly onto a date of your choice from our available dates on our events calendar.
If you cannot see any dates on the voucher page, then simply e-mail or call us and our customer service team can give you the most up to date availability. If you wish to make a bespoke package, or are interested in making one of our driving experiences into a group event, please contact us by going to our Group Booking page and filling in our enquiry form.
If you buy an open gift voucher for a Young Driver Training package, the standard validity period to use the voucher is 10 months. However, please make sure you check this first, as some Young Driver Training vouchers and special offers may have a shorter or longer validity.
If you are booking directly onto a date for a driving experience, please note that you are making a booking request, and the date and time that you choose will still be subject to availability.
We usually confirm bookings within 48 hours, but we ask that you do not make any arrangements in conjunction with your booking request until you have received your final confirmation email. The receipt we send you after making a booking request is not your confirmation.
Other important things to consider when purchasing driving experiences for Young Driver Training is that the young driver meets all requirements in terms of age, weight and height. These requirements are unique to each driving experience, so please ensure you have read the important information thoroughly. If you place a booking for a driving experience, and the driver doesn’t meet the requirements on the day, then it is unlikely they will be able to drive the vehicle, in which case they will be offered a passenger ride.
* - with the exception of our Firefly Experience - please see the experience page for further details.