Intensive Driving Lessons Edinburgh and
We offer a full range of Intensive and
Semi Intensive Packages in both manual and automatic cars.
Intensive courses are ideal for
learners who have previously completed 5 or more hours of driving
lessons and have basic car control skills ie you can move, stop, steer
and perform basic junctions without instruction. Intensive courses are
not recommended for complete novices with no previous experience. If
you have no previous experience we will normally carry out the initial
lessons prior to the main intensive block. We
often run offers for initial lessons check these out here.
We normally carry out an assessment lesson prior to booking an
intensive course, this allows you time to get used to the car and the
instructor to ensure we are right for you, it also means we can advise
you the best course for you. We can customise a course to your specific
We find the best results are
achieved with a semi instensive course spreading 30 or more hours over
a few weeks. This is usually 2 hours per day allowing time to digest
the information between sessions.
Our full day intensive courses are 4 hours in car per day with a 30
minute tea break, we find that anything beyond 4 hours of training per
day is not productive. Your days can run consecutively or can be spread
out to suit your own requirements. We can provide any number of days
from a one day course to a few weeks. We can normally start and finish
at times convenient to you, which may differ on each day if required.
courses can be money spinners for driving instructors as they can fill
their whole week with one person, be careful as some instructors will
sell 6 or more hours of tuition per day simply to fill their diary,
whilst this is great for the instructor it is not so good for the
customer who will find that after 4 hours of driving they have reached
saturation point and are no longer gaining anything productive from the
training. It is also common to find you are sharing a car with another
learner, you may spend half of the day sat in the back.
Our training is normally
carried out on a 1:1 basis, no car sharing unless you specifically
request this, you could learn with a friend, we charge per hour of in
car training, not per person.
Pass? We provide driver training to exceed the requirements for the DSA
driving test, it is our aim to present drivers of the highest standard
for test, unfortunately we cannot guarantee how a driver will perform
whilst out on test. Some instructors will offer incentives such as
"guaranteed pass" which could mean anything, always read the small
print you may need to pay for a minimum number of additional hours to
get free use of a car for 40 minutes. We do not
offer such a scheme.
can provide both manual and automatic vehicles.
courses can be arranged as required.
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Our Business is Driven
by our Customers!
"Firstly I would like to thank Jonathan
for all his hard work in getting me ready for my test in such a short
length of time. I had my first lesson on the 18th of August 09 and I
passed my test today (15/10/09). Jonathan was always punctual and he
put me at ease from the very first lesson. He was very clear when he
was teaching anything and he was happy to go through anything I felt I
needed to do again. Jonathan's relaxed attitude played a big part in me
passing so quickly and first time. I would highly recommend doing your
lessons with Drive Me Bananas as it is an amazing driving school.
Thanks again Jonathan." Darren Kinsey (Passed First attempt at
Haddington test centre)
"I found I had to learn to
drive quickly and had no experience whatsoever. I learned with Adrian
Palmer and in just over 30 hours semi-intensive, became a confident
driver and passed my test first time on 28th April 2009. I progressed
far more quickly than I would have thought and the teaching style was
informal, yet prepared me (initially a terrified driver) to be fully
confident, which I now am. I can highly recommend Adrian as I never
thought I could pass first time!" Aidan McGlinchey Edinburgh
(Passed at Currie test centre Edinburgh 28/4/09)
"I took an 18 hour intensive
course for an automatic car carried out over 3 days with the test
coming on the third day.
At the initial hour assessment,
the instructor (Jonathan Smith) estimated exactly the right time I'd
need ahead of the test. I'd had experience of 2 instructors before him
and I definitely felt that Jonathan had both a much clearer grasp of
what was actually needed to pass the test (which I did thanks to him
first time). The instructor also had a much better idea of how to
instill confidence in a learner driver than previous instructors I've
had." Jonathan Asante, Edinburgh (Passed first attempt at Currie test
centre Edinburgh 3/2/09)
"I just want to say a big thank
you for getting me through my driving test, I will recommend you to
anyone that wants driving lessons as I think your methods are the
best." Cheryl Mason, Edinburgh (Passed first attempt at Currie test
centre Edinburgh 14/5/08)
"Great service provided and
very beneficial. Instructor was also very helpful and supportive."
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