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Learn to drive the RSA way and you'll not only pass the test faster, you'll pay less doing it...
and for those that are still not happy we offer a 100% money back guarantee.

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Join Stephanie Roche and Georgia Penna (Salpa) and the thousands of other students who have achieved driving test success with RSA School of Motoring

What you get when you pick us

As a student of RSA School of Motoring you get more. Why? Glad you asked...

Leinster's best instructors

Only instructors that meet our high standards work with us. Each one is vetted through a intensive interview and training process

Comprehensive curriculum

Lessons with us don't just start and finish in the car. Work through our 16 module support email course based around the EDT and driving test.

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If you're not happy then we definitely aren't happy. If you're not satisfied after your first lesson we'll give you your money back*

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Quick easy online payments help you book lessons fast. And if you're looking for a personalised gift voucher, order from us and you'll have it in seconds.

Automatic or Manual

With us you can learn in automatic or manual and switch at anytime. Choose which transmission you want to use when you order and we'll handle the rest.

We come to you

We understand that our students often need their lessons to work around hectic schedules. That's why you can start your lesson from home, work or college.

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Driving Lessons Athlone

At Long Last... The Driving School Athlone Has Been Searching For

We believe taking driving lessons in Athlone needs to be exciting and relaxed. There most definitely should be no yelling involved. It's our obligation to make sure you are happy behind the wheel. To that end we do not stop training our driving instructors to keep them on top of their game. Our driving instructors are serious about teaching learners to drive and work hard to give you the ultimate driving lesson experience. And this is exactly where the knowledge of our approved driving instructors is focused. You, our pupil, and your safe progression into a skilled driver.

The Best Driving Lessons in Athlone

Here is Why People Call Us The Leading Driving School in Athlone

Marcin K - I passed

Marcin K

Marcin K - I did it!

Brilliant instructors. Highly recommended. Passed test first time today thanks.

We have helped hundreds of students pass the test so before you continue your hunt we urge you to think about RSA School of Motoring for your driving lessons in Athlone. Read on to understand why.

We want you to grow as a new driver as quickly as you can and as safe as you can. Our instructors don't hammer the same facts into you repeatedly. They assess your driving and center on dealing with your bad habits and building your road craft.

This standard of driving instruction is amazing but we also feel that breaks between lessons can regularly impede progress so all our students also get free of charge access to our online training program to help boost their learning.

We have seen pupils persistently develop faster using our home study support material. You’ll uncover everything from tips to better deal with your maneuvers to step by step material to guide you through all of your EDT driving lessons. This extra free training material is not supplied by any other driving school in Athlone.

About AthloneA Driving School Westmeath has faith in

Athlone is a town on the River Shannon near the southern shore of Lough Ree in Ireland. It is the largest town in the Midlands Region. Most of the town lies on the east bank of the river. Athlone reference

Test Your Road Rule Knowledge
Did You Get It Right?

How should you approach a green light that has been green from the first time you have seen it?

Approach with caution at a speed which would enable you to stop safely if necessary, preferably in 3rd gear or lower.

Learning to Drive in Athlone: A Refreshing Driver Training Strategy

When we were in school many of us had our favorite teachers, those who engaged us and made learning fun. And we will remember the lousy teachers that had no business teaching anyone. We don't assume teachers are created equal and that is certainly no less a fact with approved driving instructors. It is not hard to Google 'Driving Lessons Athlone' and find driving instructors near you but which can you have faith in to best teach you?

You need a driving school with a track record built on experience and student success. A driving school that gets students over the line consistently.

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Rob Bowes - I passed

Rob Bowes

Rob Bowes - The Ultimate Driving School in Leinster

I got in touch with two weeks before my test on a recommendation from a friend. Within the first lesson was able to tell me exactly what I needed to fix in order to pass my test. I was feeling confident that I knew what had to be done going into the test to be successful. knew exactly what he was doing and is clearly very experienced in teaching driving as due to his help I passed first time after 3 lessons with him. Can't thank enough! Highly recommend.

So here is a little information on our approach.

Which category do you fall under? Either you have your EDT done and want to prepare for the driving test. Or you haven't ever driven before and want to get your EDT underway.

The EDT: 12 Compulsory Lessons?

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It is an sad reality that Ireland is among the worst countries in Europe for road deaths and accidents. The Road Safety Authority were required to make a change so they launched a fresh driver training curriculum that all new drivers have to complete. The Essential Driver Training or EDT.

The Essential Driver Training syllabus requires that 12 structured driving lessons have to be completed, stamped and uploaded to the RSA website by a registered ADI.

This 12 lesson Essential Driver Training Program has been created to assure young drivers practice essential driving skills and develop a more extensive understanding of road safety.

That's the 'whats' and 'whys' of the EDT.

Ready to book your EDT Driving Lessons in Westmeath? Then call 046 9046800

Preparing for the Test in Athlone

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There is grasping the crucial driving skills and growing your understanding of road signs and road safety. Then you must grasp the conditions of the driving test and know precisely what to anticipate. The test is your chance to reveal that you are safe enough to drive on your own. And naturally, as with any test, if you are familiar with the conditions and what to expect you can pass easily.

If you haven't done any groundwork for your driving test then you're in the dark and finding yourself in the dark can cause plenty of fear to rise up. They often get the best of even the most seasoned driver. Our approach removes all the unknowns and connected fear that comes with it.

It is normal practice by many driving instructors to keep giving you lessons until they 'think' you are ready. They 'think' you could pass the test but they do not really 'know'. This is down to a total lack of knowledge on how the driving tester thinks and marks you during the test. This is not how we do things. Our team of instructors have been coached by ex-testers so they fully understand the driving tester and what they are looking for from you on driving test day.

By the end you’ll appreciate fully the four stages of the driving test and understand precisely what the driving tester is looking for from you, how they will communicate with you on test day and why and when the tester will mark the marking sheet.

Find our more about our pretest lessons in Westmeath here... or Call 046 9046800 now to book your pretest package.

Do You Know The Answer?

When should you dip your headlights?

When meeting oncoming traffic, in built-up areas, in fog or falling snow, when following close behind another vehicle, at the beginning and end of lighting-up hours, in heavy rain and on dull days.

Westmeath Test Centres

Mullingar Test Centre

  • Government Offices, Bellview Estate- Dublin Road, Mullingar
  • 1890406040
  • 9 weeks
Mullingar Test Centre Average Pass Rate: 56.97%
Got a driving test at Mullingar Test Centre coming up? Beat the average pass rate. Book your Pretest Driving Lessons in Mullingar Now

Athlone Test Centre

  • McCormacks Shopping Centre, Dublin Road, Athlone
  • 1890406040
  • 11 weeks
Athlone Test Centre Average Pass Rate: 58.23%
Got a driving test at Athlone Test Centre coming up? Beat the average pass rate. Book your Pretest Driving Lessons in Athlone Now
Book Your Westmeath Pretest & Car Hire Package Today
PCgamer LTU - I passed

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PCgamer LTU - I'm so happy

Thank you Very Much :) This is my 3rd time doing My Driving Test , I could not pass my Driving Test 2 times before I Tried RSA School Of Motoring , These guys Helped me alot, They gave me the Right Information I needed and made everything alot Easier for me. Definitely Recomended ... Thank again and Safe Driving:)

Can I buy a Driving School Gift Voucher?

No matter your age learning to drive is probably the most life altering process you'll ever experience. It can transform your personal life in addition to providing wonderful opportunities to travel and work. That is the key reason why it is the best gift idea. Give someone special a Athlone driving lesson gift voucher and change their life forever.

Athlone's Best Automatic Driving Lessons

If you want to driving lessons in an automatic in Athlone then you are in a growing crowd and we can help you. Book your automatic driving lessons with us today.

Okay smarty's test time
How Did You Do?

Name two ways of coasting?

Keeping clutch depressed while moving, or out of gear while car is coming to a stop.

Can I learn to drive with a female driving instructor?

Look no further. Our female driving instructors are more than happy to help. Many people laugh about lady drivers. Not any more. Book your driving lessons with one of our female instructors and discover why they are among the best instructors in Athlone.

Can you begin the lesson from my house?

Yes. We want to make your driving lesson experience as practical and painless as possible. Meaning we will come to your home or workplace* to begin each lesson.

Shane Dunne - Testimonial

Shane Dunne

Shane Dunne - I passed my test!

Brilliant service. I was nervous about my upcoming driving test. But RSA were great, they put me at my ease, pointed out my strengths and my weaknesses. After a couple of lessons i have eliminated those weaknesses and i was confident and ready to go !!! They were definitely that lead to my passing. Thanks guys .

Speed up your progress

Your Athlone driving lesson can come and go in what seems like a heartbeat. It is demanding for many and hard to absorb all that information in each limited driving lesson. But we don't leave you high and dry. To help you develop faster and to enable you remember each of the driving techniques our instructors teach, we have designed our own independent home study email course delivered directly to your inbox to guide you throughout your Essential Driver Training to the driving test. Why? Because not all driving schools are made equal.

Driving Test Car Hire Athlone

There is no avoiding the fact that you need to supply a car in which to take your driving test. And we can assist you. When a driving tester is aware that you have chosen a driving school car for your driving test, it paints a picture for them as to how invested you are to the testing process. Pre-booking a pre-test and car hire deal for your driving test is most beneficial choice you can make.

Got anymore inquiries for us? Give one of our team a call now to talk about your driving lessons. You'll be very glad you did.

Get through the driving test first time with RSA School of Motoring Westmeath... Call 046 9046800