Grade 'A' Driving Instructor

Learn to drive with a top rated, driving instructor. Only 10% of driving instructors achieve an ‘A’ Grade.

10 Year Teaching Experience

Hundreds of driving test passes throughout the last 10 years. Will you be next?

Intensive Driving Courses

Learn to drive very quickly with an intensive driving course. Learn to drive in 1 to 6 weeks.

Professional Driving Lessons In Edinburgh

Many learner drivers will change driving instructors. Some will change more than once. Time and money is lost when you receive sub-standard driving instruction. Get it right from the start with Sean Burns Driving School.

Why Choose Sean Burns Driving School?


Choosing a driving school is undoubtedly a very important task. We have all heard the stories of unprofessional driving instructors and less than satisfying driving lessons. Previously, I was the owner of the Capital Driving School in Edinburgh. On a daily basis, I heard stories of useless driving lessons where time and money were wasted and confidence was diminished for many learner drivers resulting in them calling us.

It really doesn’t have to be this way!

I am a Driving Standards Agency, Grade ‘A’, approved driving instructor. This means that the Driving Standards Agency has graded my instructional ability to be of a high standard. Only 10% of all driving instructors achieve an ‘A’ Grade. In contrast, many driving instructors teaching today are ‘Trainee Instructors’. This means that they have not been assessed or graded by the DVSA.

Teaching grades are an important indicator of how quickly you will learn to drive. However, character and attitude are equally important.

Your success is my main priority. I want you to have a good experience when learning to drive. You should end your driving lesson feeling satisfied and happy that you have achieved something. My lessons will never involve ‘aimless, driving around’. Every lesson will have a specific and clear objective. Together, we will achieve your objective and move you closer to becoming a safe driver and passing the driving test. If you would like to learn quickly then why not consider Intensive Driving Courses Edinburgh.

Often, a point of frustration for learner drivers are the driving manoeuvers. Many driving instructors teach these manoeuvers in very convoluted, hard to replicate ways, using bits of tape and markers in windows that need to be lined up. It is very rare that a learner driver will be completely happy with these methods as they are far from easy. Again I assure you that it does not have to be this way. My methods for learning the manouevers are simplified and easy to both understand and remember.

I could talk for a long time regarding deficiencies in many driving instructors teaching methods but alas, talk is cheap. If you want to learn to drive in an efficient, safe, and satisfied manner I urge you to contact me today to arrange an initial, trial lesson.

Please note that I am often teaching throughout the day and can’t always answer the telephone. A text message with your name and postcode is appreciated and I will return your call after my lesson.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

“There was never a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’ and I would pass my test and the experience was positive and centred on that ethos. Sean’s approach to driving lessons was always structured. No lesson was random, and was always a part of the wider timetable that we had agreed. His manner was consistently positive, even when I was frustrated at my own inability to master a manoeuvre or remember a process.”

Alistair Stewart

“I was always a nearly there with my driving and never quit made it till I went driving with Sean. He filled me with confidence and said I would pass my test within so many lessons and he was right I got it done within that time this school Oscar brilliant. What a difference this makes to my life. My previous driving experience was 20 years earlier.”

Stephen Dunlop

“I feel extremely indebted to Sean Burns after passing my driving test. I actually feel very confident in my driving ability and fear nothing. I would like to thank Sean for his incredible professionalism and dedication. His approach to every lesson was always very relaxed and personal yet constructive and reflective. I would strongly recommend this driving school. Thank you”

Donald McLeod

Frequently Asked Questions

How long are your driving lessons?

Standard driving lessons are either; 1, 1.5 or 2 hours in duration. We recommend doing either a 1.5 or 2 hour driving lesson per week to maximise your learning.

Where is the pick-up point?

Your lesson will normally begin and end at your home address. We may be able to collect you from somewhere else within reason if prearranged with adequate notice.

How many driving lessons will I need?

Every person is different and learns at a different rate. The DVSA recommend around 40 hours of driving to reach test standard. Many of our pupils have passed the driving test within 25 hours, others have passed within 30 and some have taken considerably more. We will advise you after every five hours of tuition as to how many hours you are likely to need.

Do you offer intensive driving courses?

We do provide intensive driving courses. You can learn over any period of between one and eight weeks depending on your circumstances.

Do you offer a refund policy?

We will offer a refund for your first driving lesson if you are not happy with the service or instruction that you have received.

Contact Us Today

If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.