Learner driver training
Anyone who has a provisional licence, regardless of whether you are a complete beginner or have failed a test, I can help you achieve your full driving licence. I use the National Standards for driving as a basis for teaching and will tailor your learning to drive experience to you, especially important if you have driven before.
Qualified driver training
Further training for newly qualified drivers is mentioned below under Pass Plus and motorway but I often do additional training for people who may have passed a while ago. It may be you have taken a break from driving and you want to brush up on your skills or you would like help in regaining your confidence or in a particular area. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements and we can create a personalised plan to develop your driving.
Pass Plus is a course designed to follow on from what people learn before taking their test. It can help you to further develop your skills and a positive driving style which will help reduce your risk of being involved in an accident.
It is a course covering 6 modules, including motorway and night driving, and there is no test to take at the end, I assess your driving throughout and once you have reached the required standard you’ve passed! There is a minimum of 6 hours tuition and I offer this whole course for £170. Anyone you passed their test with me can save an extra £10.
Did you know?
- New drivers are more likely to have an accident within 2 years of passing their test than at any other time.
- 2 people under 25 die in crashes every day in the UK.
- You can save money on your insurance with a Pass Plus certificate (with selected insurers).
If you feel that the Pass Plus course isn’t for you once you have passed your test we are able to train on motorways. Most people find a 3 hour session is sufficient practice as we can usually get to Bristol and back. Don’t forget motorway driving is the only type of road that I cannot train you on before you take your driving test. Statistically they are the safest roads but can be quite scary when driving on your own for the first time.
Disabled driver tuition
Whether you are a novice or returning to driving after an illness or injury I am able to offer you support with driving whether or not you need an adapted vehicle. I am also able to train deaf people and those with learning disabilities or additional needs such as autism and dyslexia. I have undertaken training through the Queen Elizabeth Foundation, Motability and the Driving Instructor’s Association to learn about various adaptations, driving with different conditions and the legal aspects that need to be considered. I have a standard manual tuition vehicle so anyone that does not require adaptations can be accommodated using my tuition car. Unfortunately I do not have an adapted vehicle but I am able to offer training in your own adapted car – please contact me to discuss your needs. I have helped people with a variety of conditions and am aware of the considerations that need to be made if you are a disabled driver. As long as the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) have deemed you fit to drive I am able to support you with driving in whatever way I can. I can be flexible with lessons as required and am able to visit you prior to starting lessons if you would like to discuss anything further.
Have you ever considered your driving skills and how this may impact on your child’s ability to learn to drive safely? The National Standards were introduced in 2013 to bring driver training in line with other areas of education. Therefore, the vast majority of people on our roads have not been taught to drive following the Standards and are probably not aware of their existence. There is also a Car and light van driving syllabus to go alongside the Standards. These documents form the basis of my teaching, the syllabus gives you an idea of the amount that needs to be covered during lessons to ensure people are driving safely for life. If you would like to improve your skills reading these documents and the Highway Code is a good place to start – and making sure you are doing what you should be doing! Goodyear have also produced a parent pack and website for parents with lots of useful information (www.parents-matter.co.uk). If you would like to undertake any refresher training to make sure your skills are up to date why not take advantage of my Parents Course? Prices start at just £55 for a 2 hour session and parent pack and are designed to ensure that your driving is up to the Standards so you can appreciate exactly what’s involved in learning to drive. Over time roads have got busier, there’s more traffic and regulation changes – as drivers, we adapt as required but is that really enough to drive safely?
New parent or parent-to-be courses
There are lots of things to consider when you are about to become a parent and this can be a trigger for starting to learn to drive, especially in rural areas. If you would like to get your full licence before the baby is born please contact me to discuss your requirements and I will create a personalised package for you. I have taught many mums-to-be and understand the implications pregnancy can have on driving as well as the need to be flexible with lessons etc. For anyone who is a new parent you have probably spent many hours selecting the correct car seat, but have you considered how you are driving? New parents can have just as many issues to contend with as pregnant drivers but they can be very different problems. If you would like to undertake some refresher training to help you cope as a driver with the additional stress of little ones in the back then I can tailor this to suit you. Remember – the best car seats will help save your child’s life in the event of an incident but excellent driving skills can reduce the risk of the incident happening in the first place.