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About the Young Driver Scheme

The scheme has been running since 2005 to enable young people to develop car handling skills in an "off road" location prior to going onto the public Highway. They will get almost one hour of professional tuition from a DSA Approved Driving Instructor (an ADI) in Dual Controlled cars provided by the Driving Schools. The driving takes place on private roads at Earls Colne Business Park, with the first lessons starting at 9.45am and the last ones at 3.35 pm.

The initial fee of £40 covers registration and the first one hour lesson and subsequent lessons cost £28 each. To guarantee a place for the next month you need to pay by cheque or cash when you book in for your lesson, a place cannot be secured without payment. It is essential that cancellations be advised in plenty of time, since it may be possible to fill places, but please note that payment will be forfeited in the event of a cancellation if less than seven days notice (previous Sunday) is given.

The scheme is operated all year on the third Sunday of the month. See calendar for detailed dates.

In order to take part in this scheme, participants must be at least 15 years of age, (please note that priority will be given to 16 year olds) and all applications will be placed in birth date order.Participants must be able to physically reach the controls of the vehicle. Any disability must be declared, but this information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Should you wish to take part in the scheme, please complete the Registration Form as detailed on the Apply page.

Participants are asked to arrive about twenty minutes early for lessons in order to report to the Organiser's table in the main Golf Club Reception, be allocated to a Driving Instructor and then make their way to meet them.

Please make sure that you purchase a copy of the Highway Code and read it so that you have an understanding of the principles of conduct on the road before you start on this course.

Link to online version of Highway Code

Link to Know Your Traffic Signs

Enjoy your driving!

Chelmsford & District Group of Advanced MotoristsDriving Instructors Club of Essexin partnership withEssex PoliceEssex County Council