Driver Education Services is one of the most versatile Driving Schools offering Driving Lessons in Aberdeen.

How do we help you to pass your driving test as quickly as possible? A simple no nonsense approtach right for the start, using modern coaching methods that work time and time again!

We don't sit by the side of the road — we get you driving from your first lesson.

Why We're Different?

To think that all driving instructors are the same would be a big mistake. At Driver Education Services we will provide all the services that you would expect from any other driving school, but we believe that our approach is different.

Keeping it Simple

At Driver Education Services we pride ourselves on our straightforward, plain-speaking approach and always aim to keep things simple. Being upfront and honest in our dealings allows us to receive a vast majority of our work through recommendations.

Our Rates

We do not offer silly discounts in order to bribe new customers. We provide top quality driving lessons with experienced and enthusiastic instructors who enjoy their work. We will aim to provide superb value for money and be as flexible as possible and offer training that will meet your needs.

Our Services

Learner driver training

We're certain that we can provide you with the necessary driving skills and techniques that will help you pass your driving test and be a responsible driver. If you need to fast track your learning experience we are more than happy to tailor a course to suit your needs on either a semi-intensive or intensive basis.

Our learner training syllabus is based on learning the necessary car control and road procedure skills required to make you a safe driver for life, although lessons are also tailored to be an enjoyable experience.

Advanced driver training

Are you seeking to improve your overall driving skills? Driver Education Services can help prepare you for two of the UK’s leading driving qualifications:

  • The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) Advanced Driving Test
  • The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Advanced Driving Test

We also provide the following advanced driver training:

Pass Plus - get ready for the more advanced test that will improve your safety and skills following passing your standard driving test.

Defensive driving - the skills you gain aim is to reduce the risk of collision by anticipating dangerous situations, despite adverse conditions or the mistakes of others.

Night time driving - gain experience necessary in dealing with night time-specific difficulties like limited visibility, grale from headlights, etc.

Automatic or manual transmission?

Whether you are a complete novice or had some driving lessons before, for your lesson, you have a choice of using a car with either a manual or automatic transmission.

Automatics are our speciality, not a sideline. Whether you are a new driver or someone who has encountered difficulties mastering a manual gearbox, we believe you will find an automatic a far simpler and more relaxed method of driving.

International drivers

We work regularly with International Drivers who may be fully competent and experienced drives in their country of origin but may have little or no experience driving in the UK. It is our experience that most international drivers benefit enormously from our UK Familiarisation Course helping them get up to speed confidently and quickly with driving in the UK.

Our UK familiarisation course, run by experienced trainers, aim to give those drivers who are encountering driving in the UK for the first time the necessary information and skills required to drive competently and safely.

Important information for International Drivers

What Our Customers Say

on Learner Driver Training
Gary is an excellent Driving Instructor, who provides a very professional service. He is very experienced and very knowledgable. - LH

on Learner Driver Training
Thank you very much for all your hard work to get Joanna up to standard for her driving test. She is delighted to have passed and was very pleased with the tuition you gave her.

on Uk Road Familiarisation
This was time well spent; I was a bit unsure as to what I would get out of the time going into it. However, Gary brought to my attention some area’s of my driving that I need to work on which I have taken on board to correct.
I am glad I took time to go through this process for a couple of reasons-
1) It is some time since I passed my test therefore a fresh pair of eyes was welcome.
2) It is reassuring from my point of view that I had not developed too many bad habits.
I cannot speak too highly of Gary, he quickly assesses the type of person he is dealing with and tailors his approach to that person which puts the individual at ease very quickly.

on Defensive Driver Training
I have previously had a training session with Gary some years ago. Again he was very professional, helpful, calm and considered in his approach. He is happy to discuss through any issues arising and if necessary and appropriate make suggestions more applicable to the individual. Gary is constructive in his criticism and full of practical advice and tips where they are needed. Should the need arise I would feel most comfortable contacting him to discuss any further driving issues which gave me cause for concern.
I found the session very valuable and would recommend him unhesitatingly to anyone who’s considering taking some form of driver training. - CT

on Learner Driver Training
Gary - just wanted to say “Thank you very much” for your outstanding guidance and instruction that enabled me to pass the driving test today … couldn’t have done it without your help!


Outside of providing hands-on training we also aim to give our students access to resources that we think are most relevant to their education.

"Show Me — Tell Me" Practice Questions

About Driver Education Services

Choosing a driving instructor is probably the most important decision that you will have to make and can be a daunting prospect. A quick look in the Yellow Pages will shows you the large amount of driving instructors and driving schools in the Aberdeen area. So how do you go about identifying the one to suit your needs?

By far the best method to choosing an instructor is recommendations from friends or relatives who can give first hand experience.

Recommendations provide me with at least 85% of my work this — is something that I’m very proud of. I like to think that all my students are happy with the service and tuition that they receive in achieving their Driving Licence.

Gary Laing

owner of Driver Education Services

Important information for International Drivers

If you hold a licence from one of the countries in the European Community or European Economic Area listed below, you may able to do a straight transfer to a full GB driving licence but our advice would be to check with the DirectGov website.

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

If your current licence was issued in a country not listed above, then you may be able to drive in the UK on a full foreign driving licence for the first 12 months. To ensure continuous driving entitlement a provisional GB licence should be obtained and the theory and driving test(s) passed before the 12-month period elapses.

If you obtain a provisional licence within the 12-month concessionary period, you are not subject to provisional licence conditions eg displaying ‘L’ plates or being supervised by a qualified driver or being precluded from motorways.  However if you don't pass the tests within this period you cannot drive as a full licence holder, and provisional licence conditions will apply.

New Law on Driving Licence Exchange

As from 11th January 2013 the change in the law means foreign drivers who are outside the EU but were able to exchange their licence, now can only do so if the driving test they have taken meets the appropriate standards to drive in this country..

Please read the DVLA link on driving licence exchange.


Get in Touch

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