The amazing LD System

The LD System is based on over 30 years of perfecting the process of learning to drive. It is designed to empower you the student and put you firmly at the centre of the learning process. The system enables you to decide what, where, when and how you might go about the process of learning to drive under the expert guidance of your local LDC driving school instructor. The programme is made up of 21 lesson topics arranged in the order you would most likely undertake them based on the level of difficulty (1 to 12) they present as shown on the course diagram below. Each lesson topic has a set of practical targets to achieve and a series of development exercises or learning steps you might choose to follow.

How does it work?

You start by picking a lesson topic or topics from the course diagram in the workbook (see page above) that you would like to cover on your next practical driving lesson. For each lesson topic chosen you would then;

  • watch the appropriate video lesson,

  • read the appropriate lesson notes and,

  • undertake the appropriate lesson quiz.

This covers everything you need to know and understand ready for putting what you have learnt into practice on your next driving lesson. The workbook also contains;

  • a set of bite-sized logical learning steps to follow (i.e. suitable practical driving routes and exercises) for each lesson topic

  • a set of associated targets for each lesson topic to help you measure your progress towards driving test success and,

  • a set of forms to plan, review and reflect on each lesson you undertake with your LDC driving school instructor.

At the start of the driving lesson your LDC driving school instructor would briefly look at the previous end of lesson review, your reflection of the last lesson and any planned topics, goals and/or outcomes you hoped to achieve in this lesson. From this you would collectively agree a course of suitable action to take, routes to drive and exercises to complete. An example of this process can be seen on the first video where Bob and Claire decide what to days driving lesson should be about. You can also watch the second video to see how it all worked out after the lesson was completed.

The more actively involved in the learning process you are the faster your progress will be and the closer you will be to learning to drive in 30 hours rather than the national average of 52 hours.

Student-Centred Learning

Unlike traditional instruction LDC driving school instructors heavily utilise student centred learning methods. This involves the student being encouraged to take more responsibility for their own development by using the LD System materials (before and after each lesson) and by using discovery learning with self determination and reflection; rather than being continually criticized and told what to do by the instructor.

Too many driving instructors focus too much attention on telling their pupils what to do, what to think and criticizing ever little fault they make! It is ‘instructor-centred’. This approach only fosters dependency, doubt and blind obedience as the student passively waits for instructions to follow like a puppet on a string. Every lesson is like an assessment lesson to find and fix more faults filling the student with apprehension and dread. On the other hand the LDC student-centred approach inspires the student to set challengers and achieve goals filling them with anticipation and excitment. Achieving a goal is far more rewarding than fixing a fault. This traditional method of instruction could be referred to as learning by failure rather than the LDC approach of learning through success. It is not surprising using such approaches that the average person in the UK takes 14 months to pass the driving test and purchases on average 52 hours of driving lessons.

The LDC ‘student centred’ approach actively encourages self-reliance, confidence and responsibility resulting in drivers who are likely to be safer and learn to drive far more quickly.

If you are serious about wanting to pass first time, quickly and for the least amount of money then take ownership of the process with LDC’s unique student centred learning approach and resources. Put your self in the driving seat in more ways than one. Take control of your own learning and ensure success happens by design not luck. But most importantly of all give yourself the best possible chance of having a lifetime of safe driving.