Association of Racing Drivers Schools

If you are an aspiring racing driver and would like to gain a competition licence you need to complete a novice driver training course at an ARDS member school. All the information you need to get started is contained in the Go Racing starter pack which can be purchased from an ARDS School or the Motor Sport association (MSA). The pack includes a Competitors’ Yearbook (‘blue book’ containing the UK motorsport regulations, lists of scrutineers and other useful information), a DVD, a novice licence application form and full instructions on the procedure for obtaining a Race National B Licence. Current cost £95 (inc VAT and delivery and first licence fee).

Junior Drivers, those aged between 14 and 16 years, must in accordance with the Blue Book regulation Q3.4.5 undertake an extended ARDS test. Six ARDS Schools are approved to conduct the Junior Driver Test, and each school has designated S Grade instructors who are trained and approved to carry out junior driver testing. Please note that no other ARDS Schools or Instructors are authorised to conduct the Junior Driver ARDS test. For full details

Please contact your local school for availability and course fees.

If you are interested in training to be an ARDS Instructor or renewing/upgrading your instructor
licence please go to Instructors.

The next ARDS novice driver course dates can be found here