It is with great regret that we announce the closure of operations at Prestwold Hall Loughborough. We have operated at the site for 3 years but with limited numbers attending the site has been increasingly uneconomical to run. We can no longer run the site at a loss and so have closed operations at the site. Anyone with an existing booking should ask for a refund or transfer to our other sites at Bruntingthorpe or Throckmorton both of which will continue for the forseable future.
Seen a Leaner car on the Motorway this week?? No you are not seeing things. Learner Drivers have been allowed on the Motorway from June 4th 2018. This should mean that a lot more new drivers are properly trained in the subtle art of Motorway driving, Currently the vast majority of Divers on motorways have had no tuition at all.
There are certain conditions though. The Learner car MUST have dual controls and The accompanying Driver MUST be a fully qualified Driving Instructor.
StartinYoung provide driving lessons off road for under 17s and on road and now Motorways for people 17 and over in Automatic cars and in Manual cars with Male Instructors and with Female Instructors.
We Received this email from a Very Pleased Ex Customer. The Picture and email are reproduced with her Kind permision.
"Just to let you know that I have now passed my practical driving test (after just 40 days from my 17th birthday!), and my dad thought you would want to know!
Many thanks for all the help you have given me through my sessions and Prestwold hall and Lutterworth!
And by the way - I got a Suzuki swift as a birthday present (the car I fell in love with on my first lesson with you guys!)
Thanks for everything
Lucy Frampton "
We Recently recieved this enquiry from an elderly lady :
"I am enquiring about off-road driving for an older person. 2 years ago I voluntarily surrendered my driving licence when I acquired hemianopia, a condition which affects vision, usually partially. it often improves which, fortunately, has been the case for me. Encouraged by recent field vision tests, I am considering applying to the DVLA for the return of my licence.
Before doing so, I thought it would be extremely useful to test myself by doing an off-road trial.
Do you think you could supply such an experience?"
We arranged for her to attend the scheme and this was what she said :
"Hi, just to let you know how extraordinarily helpful my session with Cass was. I’m delighted to discover that my driving skills had not disappeared into thin air. It has given me positive reasons based on a concrete experience for applying for restitution of my licence.
Also, and I wasn’t expecting this, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Please remember that the under 17s scheme is not just for under 17s, we cater for all kinds of driving lessons in cluding nervous and older drivers.
"Jordan started learning to drive at the StartinYoung under 17's driving scheme, and has passed first time this afternoon after turning 17 only two months ago! A big well done!! 😊"
The Picture and comment above are reproduced by kind permision of Camilla Nutley. Camilla is one of our most successful Female driving Instructors i The Worcester area and Had taken Jordan right from his Under 17 lessons right through to passing his driving test at the first go!!
Been a While since I posted so Thought I might write a bit about how Startinyoung is progressing and about the types of driving lessons we provide with our Exelent team of Male and Female Driving Instructors.
Aswell as teaching under 17s at our Off road sites in Worcestershire Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire we also do on road lessons for over 17s in automatic cars and manual cars.
StartinYoung Driving School also gives driving lessons to over 17s at the off road driving schemes.
We provide driving lessons for blind people disabled people and those who are just nervous.
For on road lessons go to www.startinyoungdrivingschool.co.uk
Hi Pete & Lorraine
I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU!
Maddie and Callum thoroughly enjoyed their driving lessons on Saturday. Neither had ever driven before and both came out of the cars with the biggest smiles on their faces!
Maddie is already trying to work out when she can next come for another lesson!!!
So thank you. I’ve got to say, the set up you have at Bruntingthorpe (and i’m sure at the other sites as well) is absolutely fantastic. Such a valuable opportunity for the under 17’s (and those over 17’s too frightened to start driving on the roads) to learn how to drive a car without the pressures of other road users etc. Such a clever idea…. wish i’d thought of it!!!!
Life is so full of people moaning and whining about any and everything if something isn’t right… and yet they’re no good at commenting when something goes well! … i’m here to buck that trend!
So thank you!
We received this email a couple of days ago
Just wanted to say that Ben thoroughly enjoyed his driving experience with Startin Young and as per every other budding driver ( I am sure) can't wait to get on to the road
I would like to say that I too have enjoyed the experience of seeing my Grandson behind the wheel and the 6 months he has had with your team had certainly been first class in preparing him for the road.
The appointments were very organised, run on time and with excellent instructors. In March last year he attended the Leicestershire County Council Day at Mallory that looked at the more serious side of taking a vehicle onto the road so I feel he is now as prepared as he can be to go live with his driving school.
I was recommended to you by another granny and I have recommended 2 other families, so far.
Once again many thanks
Well done Charlie. All within 10hours (including test) First Time. But that's what StartinYoung.com under 17's does for you!
I first meet Charlie just as he turned 15 when his mum Karan brought him along to StartinYoung. He has been coming most months (not the winter months due to the distance). He had his first on road lesson on his 17's birthday and 6weeks later passed his test. So proud of him just like his mum is. Take is easy in your car and enjoy your freedom. Very well done from the whole team at StartinYoung.
The biggest problem we have at StartinYoung is finding suitable venues for our schemes. Do you know anywhere we could run one? Would you like to help us organise a scheme near where you live? Perhaps you are a driving Instructor who would like to get involved but don't live near to one of our existing under 17 schemes. Whatever your situation if you know where there is a suitable site let us know and we will do the rest!
Pete Leach Co-organiser StartinYoung