Beginners Driver Course (Sutton Road Driver Training Centre Canberra)

April School Holiday Dates

Date Time Transmission  
15th April 2024 8:30am to 10:30am Automatic SOLD OUT
15th April 2024 8:30am to 10:30am Manual SOLD OUT

(Ages 13 and up)   

The idea of this course is to provide training for first-time drivers.  We provide a first time driving experience for young drivers in a safe and controlled environment without the stresses of driving on the public street.  Learners share vehicles and this experience with other learners in our peer-based learning program.  This is course is conducted on a private property and closed roads.  Drivers must be at least 13 years old.  This will appeal especially to students/parents with high anxiety levels.  The incentive is for parents is to drop their learners off, meet the instructors, of course take embarrassing photo and videos with the cars and then enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.  We take the stress off parents by providing the driver with their first drive. Sharing the day with other students, young drivers use this course to give them the best start as a driver and help build foundation driving skills.  We run a 2 hour learn to drive program, students have the excitement of driving one of our awesome Mini Coopers.  All Staff are fully qualified and have Working With Vulnerable People Checks.  (We can also provide lessons for special needs with hand controls).

These courses are run during the school holidays - If you require any further info please feel free to call us on 0466 460 911. The cost is $230 per person, and the course will run for approximately 2 hours.

Please note if you are recording hours in your logbook. This course does not allow the normal 3 to 1 hour ratio. This is due to being on private roads

Read what people have to say about this course:

"I wanted to say the biggest of thank you's to the three of you for yesterday.

Melissa and Daniel, from the organisation, and actual driving experience the Beginners Drivers Course was first class.  From what I saw, all the participants had a fabulous time including us parents standing and watching nervously as our kids zoomed by with grins from ear to ear.  

What you have given my son X is not just a little taste of the independence he will get from driving but the confidence he was craving after the most horrible of years.   For that, I will be forever grateful.

These inexperienced drivers will now hopefully embark on their driving with passion, discipline and a little less stress having had the opportunity you afforded them yesterday.  It is such a marvellous idea and one which I have already shared with many of my friends with teenage children.  

Jack, whilst I only met you yesterday, you are awesome!  X came home with a renewed enthusiasm and fire in his belly which has been absent in such a long time and I owe it to you.  Like Matt, you are obviously passionate about teaching as X was online as soon as you dropped him home looking up how he could get his L's.  He wants to get them as soon as possible and have you teach him.  You are truly an asset to 5th Gear and I look forward to booking my younger son X2 into one of these courses mid next year also."    Rachel, 15.12.2021