The Learner Driving Centre (LDC) is a family run business set up in 1987 and now operates a nationwide network of around 500 LDC driving schools. Paul McArdle is the Founder and Managing Director of the Company, pictured here surrounded by the Head Office team.
Over 30 years experience in the business
LDC is now one of the most successful national driving school networks in the UK. Unlike AA/BSM and Red we are not owned by a large financial conglomerate with investers seeking high returns. We are owned and managed by people who take a pride in what they do and have a genuine passion for the business. Our goal has never been to be the biggest franchise network or indeed the most profitable but rather the best. The best for you as the driving instructor and the best for your customers learning to drive. Below is Bob Morton the Training Director on the left greeting Paul McArdle the Managing Director of the company on the right who between them continue to drive these quality standards forward.
No other driver training organisation has a business and training package to rival the quality and professionalism of LDC driving schools. It is this quality and professionalism that has generated, and continues to help generate the success of each driving instructor in the LDC driving schools network. You could be part of that success and share in the rewards that come from serving the needs of customers at the top end of the driver training market.
Proven track record of success
LDC have successfully trained thousands of people to become qualified driving instructors over the last 30 years. Few competitors, if any, can match our record of success or our reputation within the industry for providing top quality driving instructor training. During this period we have seen many driving instructor training providers fall by the wayside leaving thousands of students without the instructor training they had bought. Few companies within our industry are as financially robust or as successful as LDC.
Winners of the first industry award for Training School of the Year
LDC are proud to announce we won the first ever Training School of the year award at the prestigious DIA (Driving Instructors Association) annual conference as voted by their members. The award was presented by Gareth Llewellyn the CEO of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to Paul and Gemma McArdle of LDC driving schools at the Driving Instructors Association (DIA) annual conference.
This Training School of the year award was introduced in 2016 and LDC were the very first recipients which just goes to show the incredible reputation LDC has built up over the last 30 years to be the first. There are other non-industry awards provided by magazine publishers for their advertisers but they have little sway within our industry and are not endorsed by the DVSA.