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.

 

 

Free Theory Test support is available to all of our students through our partners Theory Test Pro.

Our current tuition vehicles, the Seat Leon or Citroen C3.

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

From Monday 4th June 2018 learner drivers will be able to have lessons on the motorway network in England, Scotland and Wales.

 

How Will the Change Work?

 

 

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.

The Driving Test has Changed

The Driving Test changed from Monday 4th December.

 

Whats changed?

 

Independent Driving: The independent driving section of the test is increasing from 10 minutes to 20 minutes and during most tests will involve using a satnav.This should include more higher speed roads and fewer housing estates.

 

Manoeuvres: Out go the turn in the road and reverse around corner to be replaced by forwards bay parking and reversing out and pull;ing up on the right side of the road and reversing before pulling off.

 

Show Me, Tell Me Questions: Rather than both questions being asked at the start of the test, one tell me question will be asked before the test commences and the show me question will be asked during the driving section of the test. The Q&A's can be found on the Downloads page of this website.

 

You can view videos explaining the changes on the Vehicle and Driver Standards Agency YouTube channel here.

East Leake Academy Young Driver Experience 

East Leake Academy Students who were allocated places on the first Young Driver Experience

Our first Young Driver Experience Day in partnership with East Leake Academy will took place at the Academy on November 19th. The students who took part were challenged to move off, stop under control, steer through a course and reverse manoeuvre the cars. First image of the day is below and further images can be found here.

Laura with jake Wardle, the first student to get underway.

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The Mark Carroll Driving School Awards 2017

The Mark Carroll Driving School Awards are presented in partnership with East Leake Academy to recognise Year 11 students who have excelled during their time at East Leake Academy.

 

This year four students have received the award, one representing each House at the school. Two are pictured above, unfortunately the two other recepients were completing their NCS placements and were unable to attend the presentation. Each student received a voucher for 5 hours of driving tuition with Mark Carroll Driving School.

Elaine, Laura and Mark with award winners after the presentation 29th June 2017
Mr T Smith, Vice Principal, with two award winners after the presentation 29th June 2017

      Our Latest Successes:

Izzy Mercer passed her test 7th January 2019
Miles Hirst passed his test 10th December 2018
Kate Pasternack passed her test 7th December 2018

Our Latest Reviews:

 

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.

 

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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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When is my lesson:

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