Whether you are simply looking to get started and get your licence at a chilled out pace or you need to get your licence ASAP, we have lesson packages designed to suit all needs and all levels. We are always here to help and if there is something you don’t see on our website, please get in touch as we offer many more services, we just don’t have enough to fit them all on the website. Over the years our school has helped hundreds of drivers become certified and pass both their theory exam and practical test so they can go out on the road and enjoy a whole new level of freedom. Our pass rate is an unheard of 97% and we have amazing feedback from our customers. Our biggest source of customers for a long time has been referrals from friends or family members that we have helped pass their test and they were super happy with us. Say goodbye to needing to use the bus once you get your permit to drive. We only work with the very best teachers who already have a great track record of achieving the best pass rates, proven safety records and have demonstrated an ability to work in a way that helps our students learn, including the teaching of modern driving techniques that take into account new technologies entering motor vehicles helping you to drive using less fuel, or avoid accidents. We appreciate that every single learner driver is different and unique and therefore will have different abilities, needs and methods of learning. We want to work with you to help you pass and become a productive member of the driving community. For a while I didn’t know what to call our school, before we settled on one name – Driving Compass – and that’s because we will always point you in the right direction, just like a compass.
If you have any questions or queries prior to commencing your lessons with us, you’re very welcome to call us or contact us via our onsite forms or via our email address and we always do our best to contact you back ASAP. You are welcome to make bookings both online and over the phone, however we stress that we can only guarantee a specific time and date for your driving lesson over the phone, whilst email may take us 24 hours to call you and confirm your lesson slot. Custom packages, intensive lessons are available for those with specific needs. Driving refresher courses are also available for those who already have their driving licence but are perhaps a little nervous after a long absence from operating a vehicle and want to have one or two refresher drives out to become more relaxed and confident in their vehicle and have an instructor on hand with their dual controls and friendly advice, just in case – This can be completed in our vehicle or yours, however we would recommend your own vehicle solely because this is the vehicle you will be driving on a day to day basis and all cars are different, have slightly different feature sets such as automatic parking, anti-lock brakes or lane assist etc. Your instructor will explain all these to you and how and when to operate these driving aids.
You can give us a call on 0216019252 at any time and inquire about booking your lesson/test or simply to inquire about our prices. If we don’t answer straight away, leave a voicemail, call us back, or we’ll call you back and get you booked in and on the way to getting your licence. Good luck!
Whether you want to learn in our cars, or your own car, it’s not a problem. Our cars are fully equipped with dual controls which means that their are two sets of pedals, one for your driving instructor, and another for you. This ensures that the instructor can help you at any moment, he can help you with clutch control initially, or to stop in an emergency.
If on the other hand you prefer to learn in the comfort of your own car, so you can get used to it, we can help you with that too. Its a good idea to take at least one lesson in your own car, as you can get used to the controls, clutch, gears and size and movement of the car, as all cars behave differently.
We know the test routes for Cork better than anybody, so we can offer you great lessons that will be useful to you. You will get to know your hometown, learn how to drive safely & economically, spot dangers, driving on the link road and navigating our famous magic roundabout. You will get a chance to practice the routes to be absolutely confident prior to taking the test. We are experienced with the Skibbereen, Ballincollig, Mallow and Central Cork’s Driving Test Centres. Practicing these routes is vitalt to prepare you for the test, knowing what to expect, and how to avoid common mistakes on the route.
Enjoy the freedom of having your driving licence, with our experienced instruction, we will guide you step by step to pass the test, and be a confident driver.