About LIDT

Founded in 2003

LIDT is based in Central London and has a longstanding record of supporting learners to learn to drive in a matter of weeks. We are rated 5 by 1000+ satisfied customers


We truly understand how stressful learning to drive can be, and that’s why we developed the UK’s #1 learner driver app, making the process to become a confident, safe and competent driver easier than ever before. Our instructors ensure that the lessons you learn won’t just help you pass your test, but will be skills that you take with you for life.

We also work closely with our team of approved driving instructors to provide them ongoing training, community support, digital tools and more, ensuring that your experience with us is best-in-class.

Our highlights

  • Running for over 18 years
  • Over 100 local driving instructors to choose from
  • Over 75% pass rate
  • Tailor-made lessons to suit your schedule

Our Story

Our founder Abdus worked for a national driving school after qualifying as an ADI, and found their approach of 1-2 hours a week to be very inefficient - the week gap between lessons meaning that learners often forgot what they learned the week before, and had to retrain for the first half of the second session.

After a frustrating few months of this, Abdus started to research the best ways of learning to drive, and how to teach students efficiently and safely while promoting first-time passes. That’s when he decided to leave his position with the national driving school, and started working as an independent ADI specialising in teaching one week intensive and semi intensive driving courses.

Leaders in research and development, Abdus and Local IDT showed a real commitment to teaching from day one, using pictures of accidents, satellite images to explain how to negotiate complex roundabouts/gyratories, 1st generation satellite navigations and even portable DVD players (before the smartphone era!) in order to stress the importance of proper technique, and to reduce and avoid accidents. And now we are the 1st driving school in the UK to offer driving lessons in a brand new Tesla model 3! Introducing our learner drivers to electric vehicles and autonomous driving.

Years later, Local IDT has over 100 local driving instructors who teach skills for life, not just the skills required to pass a driving test. We have a real commitment to help learners pass first time. With further R&D we have now developed and launched our app, and our training programmes and ADIs really set the bar for best-practice driving instruction.

At LIDT, our ethos is simple. Pass your test as soon as possible, and drive safe for life. That’s what’s helped us to build our 100-strong business to date, and are continuing to go from strength-to-strength, saving our students hundreds of pounds along the way. Over 25,000 people in the UK each year are killed or seriously injured in driving accidents. Our aim at LIDT is to be a part of the national effort to reduce the number of accidents, increase the national pass rate and make our roads a safe place for everyone.

Abdus Founder of LIDT


At LIDT, our values help to drive us forward. Here’s what we really believe in:

Value for money

We take pride in offering you a high-quality service at an affordable price, saving you hundreds of pounds when learning your new life skill!


We are revolutionising the way our learner drivers and instructors interact and manage their time with us, by creating the UK’s #1 learner driver app; supporting learners and our approved driving instructors on their journey.

Learning Together

It’s not about what works for everyone else. At Local IDT, we’re committed to figuring out what works for you, whether that’s a unique situation, a special requirement or a slower pace of learning.


The good news is that hundreds of thousands of people have learned to drive before you! Our friendly approved driving instructors make it easy to understand the techniques you need to become a safe and competent driver.


The entire LIDT team is at your disposal. Our overall aim is to help you become a confident and happy driver. If you need help or assistance, we are here to support you.

A focus on the community

We are proud to be an active part of the local community. All our instructors live locally and our community is where we learn to drive. That way, you are learning to drive confidently around the area you live. Who knows, you may even discover somewhere new!

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