Friday saw activity all over the UK as instructors went out with their students to draw a big Pudsey, and several hearts over the map of the UK.  As you can see, it was successful and a lot of fun was had by all, with donations for Children in Need still coming in.  Well done to the team at MyDriveTime for the technical support that made it all happen.

If you haven’t done so already, you can help the total to grow with this link.


Has COVID killed intensive driving courses?

An interesting article on intensive courses from First Car.  You can access it here.


Arrive and drive: electric vehicle training sessions for driving instructors in Scotland

Energy Saving Trust are offering one-to-one EV training sessions for instructors in Scotland who are considering making the switch to electric.

The sessions are formed of two parts:

• Part 1 Friday 26 November 2021, 9.30-11.30amA virtual introduction to electric vehicles run by an EV expert who will cover topics including:o Background to EVs.o Market growth and types of EVs currently available.o Benefits of using an EV and the role of EVs in the climate emergency.o Efficient driving / maximising EV ranges.o Scottish infrastructure and financial support.

• Part 2 Wednesday 1 December 2021One-to-one on-road training session with an advanced driving instructor at Arnold Clark’s Innovation Centre in Glasgow. Sessions last 40 minutes and will cover:o The key features of EV driving.o The basics of charging an EV.o Efficient driving tips that can be taught to learner drivers.o Differences between internal combustion engine vehicles and electric vehicles.o How to extend battery range through regenerative braking.

Spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. All precautions will be taken to ensure a Covid-19 secure environment.

You can book a place here.