Pass your driving test with Largs School of Motoring

Driving Lessons in North Ayrshire, The Islands, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire.

Before you can start driving you will need:

  • To be 17 years old.
  • To have a Provisional Driving Licence.
  • To book lessons.

You will need your provisional licence before you can actually take any lessons, although you can book them any time.

In order to obtain your FULL driving licence you will need to pass both your theory and your practical tests. The Theory Test should be booked shortly after starting your driving lessons and your Personal Driving Instructor will advise you when you should book your Practical Test.

Mock theory tests can be taken on the DSA website at:

The best way to learn to drive is to take regular lessons spread over several weeks. Those pupils who use the 'one lesson per week' approach often take longer to learn to drive than pupils who take two or more hours per week. While this method spreads out the cost of learning to drive, it can also be more expensive because its easy to forget from one week to the next the things that you have already learned. As a result you take many more lessons before you reach test standard.

Since we all lead very busy and active lives we will arrange your Driving Tuition around your life. Lessons can take place in the morning, afternoon and evenings with many of the Instructors teaching over the weekend.

Why Choose Largs School of Motoring?

  • Choosing the right Driving School is essential fact in learning how to drive. - Experience and Previous Pass Rates tells you a lot about your Driving School. Our constantly changing pass rate is displayed on our website.
  • Remember that the cheapest lessons are not always the best.
  • Value for money is what counts.
  • LSM provides Block Booking Discounts.
  • LSM always has back up Instructors should your Instructor become ill, is on holiday.
  • LSM has a choice of cars.  Most of our cars are under three years old which means that they are less likely to break down causing you to miss valuable lessons or even your test.
  • LSM can provide tuition in both Manual & Automatic cars.
  • LSM provides help with your Theory and have materials available to help you study for your Theory Test. Once you have passed your theory test you have two years to sit your practical test.
  • All LSM cars are fitted with dual controls to ensure your safety and well being.
  • LSM lessons are at least 1 hour long and can be 1½  or 2 hours in length. Some driving schools offer lessons that are less than an hour long. Making the rate look artificially lower than it really is.
  • Pick up and drop off to suit you.
  • All LSM instructors are fully qualified and display their Green Badge on the windscreen to prove they are a fully qualified Driving Standards Agency Instructor.  A Pink Badge means that the Instructor is a trainee and has not passed their third and final qualifying exam to become a driving instructor, some never do qualify.

Learner Driver Tuition Courses.

You can learn to drive as soon as you are 17 as long as you have your Provisional Driving Licence.

Intensive Learner Driver Tuition Courses

Learn to drive within a few weeks. The course is condensed into a time scale to suit YOUR own timetable and requirements.

Refresher Driving Courses.

If you have not been driving for a while and feel that you need a little refresher this is the ideal course for you. The course content will be tailored to suit YOUR requirements.

Pass Plus Courses.

Gain further skills by completing a Pass Plus Course with LSM. Completing a Pass Plus Course can lead to a reduction in your car insurance.

Motorway Driving Courses.

Worried about driving on a motorway fro the first time or have not driven on a motorway for a while, this course will give you the skills to drive on a motorway.

Overseas Licence Conversion.

Passed your driving test outside the UK? If you did you may only be able to drive on your overseas driving licence for 12 months from when you entered the UK. This course will bring you up to the standards required to pass a UK Driving Test and then drive and take out an insurance policy for a vehicle in the UK.

Mini Bus Courses (D1).

Want to drive a mini bus? You require to pass an additional driving test. This course will allow to to drive a mini bus and or drive a mini bus for reward.

Time Cost Per Hour
1 hour £30.00 -
5 hour £149.00 (£29.80/hour)
10 hour £294.00 (£29.40/hour)
15 hour £438.00 (£29.20/hour)
20 hour £580.00 (£29.00/hour)
Pass Plus £Please call (after pass)

    Manual Car Rates

          Effective from August 2020


Call or e-mail for Automatic rates



 Manual or Automatic

Prices on Application

Thought about an Intensive Course.

Your Intensive Course will finish with you sitting your practical driving test at the end of your course.

Our Intensive Courses are normally 30 Hours in length, depending on your ability. To sit your practical driving test  you will have had to pass your theory test prior to commencing the Intensive Course

We can be contacted for an Intensive Course quote on 01475 674 880 or  07914 014 177.

Payments are accepted using  cash, cheque or bank transfer. First lesson to be paid at the time of booking

It is worth bearing in mind that the lowest priced driving lessons may not always offer you the best value or even tuition. At LSM you will always get value for your money.


* You can only take a Pass Plus Course once you have passed your driving test. See Pass Plus for what is included in the Pass Plus Course.

The Pass Plus scheme is made up of six modules.

Town Driving – Module 1
The first parts begins with an introduction to Pass Plus, explaining the course aims and the skills and knowledge to be covered. The second part is a practical session, covering the different features of driving in a town, such as complex junctions and public transport.

You'll focus on:

  • observation, judgement and awareness
  • eye contact
  • consideration for vulnerable road users
  • showing caution
  • keeping space around your car

All Weather Driving – Module 2
This module will be covered as much as possible in a practical session. You’ll focus on correct speed, safe stopping distances, plus seeing and being seen in:

  • rain
  • sleet, snow and ice
  • mist and fog
  • bright sunshine

You’ll also look at skidding:

  • what causes skids
  • how to prevent skids
  • correcting slow-speed skids
  • braking on poor surfaces
  • aquaplaning

Driving in the Country – Module 3
This module looks at the main differences between town and country driving:

  • observing the road ahead
  • making progress safely
  • bends, hills, uneven roads and dead ground
  • keeping a safe distance from the vehicle ahead
  • safe overtaking
  • pedestrians, horse riders and animals in the road
  • farm entrances
  • slow moving vehicles
  • It also covers the correct use of a horn, coping with mud and debris on the road and how to use passing places.

Night time driving – Module 4
This covers the important parts of driving at night, dawn and dusk. You'll learn about:

  • the importance of using headlights correctly
  • adjusting to the dark
  • judging speed and distance
  • the correct use of lights and keeping them clean
  • dealing with dazzle
  • hard-to-see road users
  • parking issues

Dual Carriageway driving
Dual carriageways are high speed roads where the two carriageways are separated by a central reservation. You’ll need to have particular skills, including:

  • effective observation, using your mirrors and checking blind spots
  • judgement and planning ahead
  • separation distances
  • joining and leaving a dual carriageway
  • overtaking and lane discipline
  • the correct use of speed

Motorway driving
This will be a practical session if possible. You should drive on a motorway as soon as you can afterwards so you can put the theory into practice.

The topics covered include:

journey planning
joining and leaving a motorway, and using slip roads

  • safe speeds in different circumstances
  • effective observation
  • signs, signals and markings
  • overtaking and lane discipline
  • courtesy to other road users
  • motorway fatigue
  • breakdown procedures
  • use of lights, including hazard warning lights
  • debris on the carriageway
  • crosswinds