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News 12 November 2021

Arrive and drive: electric vehicle training sessions for driving instructors in Scotland

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Please note that this page contains information and links most relevant for people living in Scotland.

The 2022/23 Arrive and drive vehicle training sessions now open

  • To sign up, please see our calendar below with our 2022/23 dates. Once you have booked a 40-minute slot for the in-person training, we will send you further information about the sessions along with a Zoom link to the accompanying online training session. If you have any questions, please email sustainabletransport@est.org.uk.

Calling all driving instructors in Scotland! Are you interested in learning more about electric vehicles (EVs)?

We are offering EV training sessions for instructors who are considering making the switch to electric. The sessions will take place on selected dates and are formed of two parts:

"I found today's experience really worthwhile. It eliminated some of the scepticism I had about electric vehicles." Jim Smith Driving instructor, Glasgow

Session dates

Spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. We currently have the following 2022/23 sessions available in June, September, December and March:

June 2022

  • Part 1: Tuesday 21 June 9.30am-11.30am
  • Part 2: Thursday 23 June

September 2022

  • Part 1: Tuesday 20 September 9.30am-11.30am
  • Part 2: Thursday 22 September

December 2022

  • Part 1: Tuesday 6 December 9.30am-11.30am
  • Part 2: Thursday 8 December

March 2023

  • Part 1: Tuesday 7 March 9.30am-11.30am
  • Part 2: Thursday 9 March

*Note that for Part 2 practical sessions, the 40 minute slots run every hour from 9am to 5pm – please indicate your preferred times when booking.


All precautions will be taken to ensure a Covid-19 secure environment. If you have booked on to a session and cannot make it, we request 24-hours notice of cancellation where possible, so that we can allocate the slot to another driver. 

Interested in purchasing an electric vehicle? The interest-free Electric Vehicle Loan offers up to £28,000 to cover the cost of purchasing a new pure electric vehicle.

Funded by Transport Scotland.

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Last updated: 1 July 2022