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Welcome to Mark Carroll Driving School


Serving Lougborough, West Bridgford and the surrounding area with a professional and reliable service offering full support to our students to allow them not only to pass both their theory and practical tests but to drive with confidence beyond. Our aim is to promote road safety and defensive driving techniques to protect our students and all other road users throughout their driving lifetime.



Why choose Mark Carroll Driving School?


Choosing the right driving instructor for you is a big decision. Obviously price is a big factor, however so is what the instructor has to offer in the way of support and flexibility, please take the time to read the reviews written by our former pupils. We offer friendly and relaxed lessons adapting our coaching to suit your own individual learning style and pace of learning. Our lessons are designed to prepare you for driving for the rest of your life, not just for passing your driving test. During lessons we will look to make sure that you put fuel in the car, visit a drive through restaurant, multi-storey car park and have a significant dual carriageway driving lesson. Additionally you will have the opportunity to plan a route to places that you may need to travel to, use a satellite navigation system, and have your parents join us in the car to aid your driving practice with them. With prior arrangement we can start and end your lessons in different places to suit your day's plans. We provide free on line theory training, and full support to ensure that you can pass the theory test as well as the practical test. If you want to find out more read the reviews posted by our former pupils and call us today, it could be the best call you make.


Learner Drivers on Motorways

We are continuing to incorporate motorway driving as part of our normal driving lesson plans. All learner drivers are able to drive on a motorway under the following conditions:



Learner drivers will need to be:

  • accompanied by an approved driving instructor
  • driving a car fitted with dual controls

Motorway lessons will remain voluntary with the driving instructor deciding when the learner driver is competent enough to have motorway lessons.


Full details can be found HERE.

We are proud to be sponsors of Sikh Union Nottingham HC Masters

      Our Latest Successes:

Amber Collington passed her test 15th May 20244
Jack Ward passed his test 7th May 2024
Archie Devlin passed his test 1st May 2024

Featured Reviews:


Hasnain Kapasi - East Leake


Fantastic instructor, taught me everything I needed to know and tons more. He's a friendly guy whose really helpful. Would definitely recommend ?

Poppy Priestley - Thrumpton

Mark is an amazing instructor! If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have had the confidence to pass! His funny sense of humour put me at ease the second I met him on my first lesson. I can’t recommend him enough! Thank you so much for your help Mark!





Xander Purcell - Radcliffe on Trent


Xander Purcell  recommends Mark Carroll Driving School.
6th March 2018

Mark was very good with helping me get ready for my test. Made me feel confident to drive and now feel that I can drive by myself confidently. He is very good with confident and non-confident drivers and will be patient to help you pass. Cheers Mark


Leah Peters - East Leake


Leah Peters  recommends Mark Carroll Driving School.
1st March 2019

I’ve always struggled with my confidence and my nerves but mark really helped me and made me feel so comfortable, he was patient and taught me really well, I only had around 20 lessons with him and in that time he managed to help me pass my test and now I feel so comfortable to go out and drive anywhere. I would recommend him to anyone I know?


Katie Davidson  - East Leake


Katie Dee  recommends Mark Carroll Driving School.

I had previous experience in driving lessons (not very confident at all) and then had a long gap. From the start I was very anxious and Mark was incredibly understanding and knew how to push me to get my driving up to scratch! He’s very experienced, honest and friendly which has played a big part in how I have progressed. He worked around my shift work very well and was very flexible. He provided all of the resources needed to pass both my theory and today my practical test both first time! Very happy to say that I passed with only 4 minors today and it is because of Mark who has always encouraged me to be confident. Thank you so much! Would highly highly recommend!


Kirsty Ranson - Woollaton


Kirsty Ranson  recommends 
Mark Carroll Driving School.
23rd August 2018

Cannot recommend Mark enough! I started lessons with Mark as a nervous/unconfident driver, partially due to my previous instructor failing to teach me how to use a brake in 10 hours of lessons(!!). Despite me being out of my comfort zone, Mark made me feel at ease with lots of reassurance and a brilliant sense of humour from the very first lesson. I enjoyed how Mark allowed me to choose the lesson content, as it meant he could help me more with the areas I found most difficult. I greatly appreciate how Mark put up with my perfectionism, which ended up being my main problem with learning to drive! Once this was overcome, I became a much more confident driver, and passed my test all thanks to Mark!
I highly recommend him to anyone looking to have driving lessons, no matter what experience or ability?


Sophie Robinson - Costock


Sophie Robinson reviewed 
Mark Carroll Driving School – 5*
- 21st May 2018 -5 star

Highly recommend Mark if you’re looking for a driving instructor. After my old one not teaching me anything, Mark was happy to help and I learnt something new each lesson and eventually passed my test first time! Thankyou for all your help Mark



Megan Cox - Castle Donington

Megan Cox reviewed 
Mark Carroll Driving School –  5*
-  2nd May 2018
5 star

After failing a test and having a bad experience with a driving instructor, I completely - pardon the pun - wrote-off driving three years ago. I was a nervous wreck and the thought of getting behind the wheel made me want to have a panic attack. For some reason, I decided to give this driving lark another go last year and heard from a family friend that Mark was pretty good. I clicked with Mark from the very first lesson and soon found out he's definitely more than 'pretty good'. Mark understood my anxieties, he put me at ease and he made me laugh - a lot! Three years ago I would have told you I'm never going to drive. Last Friday I passed my test and now I can not only drive, but I can drive confidently. I can't thank you enough Mark and I definitely recommend him to anyone thinking about driving or getting back into driving.


Getting Started

Apply for your Licence:

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Book your Theory Test:

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Practice for your Theory Test:

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Practice with your family, look at Learner Insurance:

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Book your Practical Test:

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Look for Test Cancellations:

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When is my lesson:

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