10 top reasons people fail the Irish driving test
Jun12

10 top reasons people fail the Irish driving test

48% of people fail their Driving test each year in Ireland, so what are people doing wrong? We get some expert advice from Ladybird Driving School After spending 30 years in the Driver Education Industry, Ladybird Driving School knows a thing or 2 about the reasons why people failing their driving tests. So what are the reasons people are failing their driving test and what the common mistakes are made at every test centre across the...

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How many driving lessons does it take to pass a test?
Apr15

How many driving lessons does it take to pass a test?

How many lessons should you take before your driving test? We get some expert advice from Ladybird Driving School Based on the survey report presented by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), an individual or learner needs around 45 hours of lessons to learn how to drive a vehicle. After that, he or she needs to practice driving for 22 hours. To be more precise, it needs 67 hours (45 plus 22) in total. Needless to say,...

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Your guide to becoming a driving instructor
Dec02

Your guide to becoming a driving instructor

Considering a new career or change of career why not consider becoming a qualified driving instructor asks Ladybird Driving School So what are the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a qualified driving instructor in Ireland? Advantages Upwards of €40,000 per annum. Working for yourself but not by yourself. Setting your own hours weekly. Setting your own holiday times. Very low entry costs into the business. Not missing family...

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The Driving Test Marking Guidelines Explained
Sep30

The Driving Test Marking Guidelines Explained

Have you ever wondered what the driving tester has on that tablet they use whilst out on a driving test? We get some expert advice from Ladybird Driving School Those of you who have previously sat a test would have noticed them tapping the tablet when you have made a mistake but just what are they tapping and where do they get this marking system from? Well, they get this system from the Driving Fault Assessment Guidelines relating to...

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Becoming a Driving Instructor
Aug15

Becoming a Driving Instructor

As the class of 2019 weigh up their career and college options why not consider becoming a qualified driving instructor asks Ladybird Driving School In secondary school when trying to decide what will you do after you have finished secondary school, how many people around you be it career guidance teachers, your own Parents, Colleagues, Lecturers ever mentioned the words “Driving Instructor ?” The answer is probably NO ONE...

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Passing the Driving test with Chronic Dyslexia
Jul07

Passing the Driving test with Chronic Dyslexia

Dyslexia affects about 8% to 10% of the population, this month Ladybird Driving School look at some of the challenges a person with dyslexia faces when learning to drive Throughout each year pupils present to our driving school with a range of conditions and we have taught and passed pupils with Polio, Parkinson’s, Prosthetic limbs, profoundly deaf, Dyslexia and many more conditions. Patrick was diagnosed late in his teens with...

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