Motoring giant Land Rover has rolled out a unique new driving programme – for learners as young as 11.
The pilot scheme allows children to get behind the wheel of a Range Rover Evoque and experience off-road driving, teaching skills and techniques to prepare them for the real thing.
Land Rover said statistics showed younger drivers picked up new skills easier and were more open to learning good driving habits.
Pilot courses are being run at locations throughout the UK, with sessions at Ragley Hall, near Alcester, this weekend.
General manager Land Rover Experience David Saunders said: “The Land Rover start off-road programme is designed to offer youngsters something unique that they wouldn’t usually be able to experience.
“Not only is it a fun day out, it also teaches an invaluable skill-set to youngsters before they can even obtain a licence.
“It helps instill confidence in them, gives them a head start and should help make for proficient driving in the future.”