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Welcome to X-cel Driving School website, here you will be able to find all the information you will need to become a full licence holder, from applying for your provisional licence right through to booking and having lessons and the big day of taking your practical driving test. Our aim is to provide you with all the skills necessary to be a good, safe and courteous driver for life and understand the benefits of fuel efficient driving. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible. We are all busy people, so we offer lessons during the day, evenings and weekends as we want to fit in around your schedule as much as possible. Lessons are conducted in a calm, friendly and relaxed manner to make you feel at ease during the lesson. Pupils are encouraged to be themselves, take responsibility for their own learning, ask as many questions as they like, no question is a silly question and to learn in a way that suits them. All pupils are different so don’t be afraid to learn at a pace that suits you. We are based in Helensburgh and cover lessons in Helensburgh, Cardross, Balloch, Alexandria and Rhu and the local surrounding areas. Our local test centre is in Dumbarton.
  • Manual driving lessons in a petrol Citroen C3 Puretech 82 Flair Hatchback.
  • Drive different routes that include everything that you will encounter on your driving test.
  • Driving lessons are client centered which means we do things the way you want, whilst making lessons fun and interesting.
  • We teach the skills you will require to deal with all driving situations, not just individual subjects.

To book your driving lessons with us

07834 904849

Why choose us?

We understand that learning to drive isn’t cheap, our online theory and practical driving course gives you everything you need to start your journey to getting your driving licence, the rest is up to you.

Training vehicle is fitted with dual brake and clutch pedals, blind spot mirrors are fitted for extra visability.


Fully qualified Government Approved Driving Instructor (ADI), DBS checked and insured.


Now is the perfect time to start your online theory, online practical and behind the wheel driver training.


Lessons are competitively priced as well as the added extra of our online course and FREE access to Theory Test Pro.


We offer FREE online Theory Test Pro, everything you need for your theory test and an online Driving Course to study and prepare before your lessons.


Payments can be made in cash on the day or by bank transfer prior to lesson, see our LESSON PRICES.

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