About the LD System

The LD System is based on over 35 years of perfecting the process of learning to drive. It is designed to empower you and put you firmly at the centre of the learning process. Hence the LD System is a student or client centred learning approach.

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The LD System of learning to drive is simple and easy. No hard work, no surprises, and no time wasted! You are provided with the Driving Skills DVD and Workbook (both are also available online via the students learning portal/mobile App and other media). All you need do is watch the video on the topic or topics you have planned to cover on your next practical driving lesson. Then check you have understood things by going through the highly illustrated workbook information summary and quiz. This way you will be ready to get off to a flying start when you next meet your instructor or a family member or friend (provided they are legally permitted to supervise you while learning to drive).

Next, put your knowledge into practice under the guidance of your local LDC driving school instructor in one of their dual controlled cars or indeed a permitted family member or friend. At the end of the lesson, review your progress, consider what you might want to cover next, reflect on the lesson at home and make a plan for the next - its that simple. Then repeat the process for in preparation for each driving lesson. Soon you will be ready for your driving test.

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The LD System lesson topic programme

The programme is made up of 24 specific lesson topics arranged in a logical learning sequence to maximise your progress. Each lesson topic falls into a level of difficulty/risk (1 to 11) when it is typically first introduced as shown on the course diagram below. As you progress from one level to the next you can start to cover any of the lesson topics suitable for the level you are on. Each topic has a set of practical targets to achieve and a series of development exercises (learning steps) to follow - all designed to create sometime call optimal learning flow. Mum and Dad can also use the workbook to help guide any additional private practice you may undertake with them.

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Master Progress Chart

By learning as much as you can on your own before undertaking a practical lesson you will save time on unnecessary explanations in the car and thus spend far more time practising. Any practice will also be much more effective because you already understand the theoretical aspect of what you are trying to do thus enabling you to solely focus upon its practical application. The end result is that you learn to drive far more quickly than you would otherwise.

The least expensive way to learn to drive

This combination of well planned, structured learning experiences with clear goals and targets, state-of-the-art learning resources and our unique student centred learning approach enables LDC driving school instructors to achieve far better results in far less time than would otherwise be possible. In simple terms this means that you increase the chances of passing your driving test first time in fewer lessons, enjoying the process and developing safer driving habits for life. You will also save money because 30 reasonably priced lessons and a first time pass with your LDC driving school instructor will always cost you far less than 50 cheap lessons and a few test failures with your typical average driving instructor. And because LDC does not cut corners when it comes to providing you with the correct knowledge, understanding and skills you will also be far better equipped for a lifetime of safe driving.

The LDC ‘student centred’ approach actively encourages self-reliance, confidence and responsibility. The result is students who learn more quickly and new drivers who are far more likely to be safe.

To see an example of the DVD video programme or the Driving Skills Workbook please see the relevant links under the LD System navigation to the left.