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Driving Lessons Clacton

Learning to drive in Clacton puts you in a great position to prepare for your practical driving test. Clacton has its own test centre on Carnarvon Road, so you’ll be well placed to learn common test routes and what you can expect to encounter.


In fact, Clacton has the best record in Essex for first time passers, with just over 50% for 2017-2018 so paired with our excellent first time pass rate – the numbers are on your side!

Learning to Drive in Clacton

If you’re looking for driving schools in Clacton, look no further than Nayland Driving School. We have been operating for over a decade and in that time, we have helped hundreds of students to pass their test successfully.

Our experienced qualified driving instructors have worked with students of all ages and abilities and are calm, friendly and sympathetic and will be understanding and patient with any anxieties you may have.

All our driving instructors in Clacton are self-employed with some working from early morning and others working into the evening – so you will be able to find an instructor that can fit around your work, college, university or family schedule. We will pick you up and drop you home, but this can also be arranged for work and college with prior notice.

Driving Lessons That Are Right for You

As a beginner, your first two hours of driving lessons are £26, from then on lessons start from £26 per hour, so you’ll be getting an hour free when you first book with us! The ideal way to begin your driving lesson journey.

We operate honestly and will get you to your test as soon as you are able. We pride ourselves on our excellent first time pass rate and are proud to have got so many safe confident drivers on the road.

So, if you’re looking for driving instructors in Clacton, we have some of the very best, you’ll be in safe capable hands the entire time thanks to dual control and expert training for our instructors. We are proud to have such an excellent reputation out of the driving schools in Clacton, with recommendations and raving reviews from our past students.

Clacton Driving Instructor Training

If you want to put your driving skills to good use, why not consider training as an instructor? We offer some of the most competitively priced driving instructor training sessions in Clacton, and have become a firm favourite with many in the area. With over a decade of experience in the field, there’s no better driving school to hone your teaching skills with.

Our driving instructor training is the ideal way to build your skills as a tutor. Our training sessions cover everything that you need to know, including road safety and planning your lessons. Our comprehensive training sessions are led by real experts in the field, and you will be able to ask as many questions as you want. We offer unrivalled support to all of our pupils, and that includes our trainee driving instructors. Whatever you need, we’ll be able to help.

When you qualify as a driving instructor in Clacton, you will be able to join our ranks. We’re one of the most in-demand driving schools in the area, and you will be able to start earning right away. Even if you do choose to work elsewhere or even set up your own driving school, we will be there to offer expert advice.

Wesley Oliveira
Wesley Oliveira
My driving instructor was Chester, I was very pleased to have him as he helped me all the way through and gave me the best tips and advices for my driving exam. On top of that he was he had a lot of patience. Honestly I’m really happy for all the support given. Thanks again to the best instructor👏🏾
Kimberely Burrell-Aitken
Kimberely Burrell-Aitken
Having Dave as my driving instructor was such a privilege, he helped and encouraged me through the whole process. He was really supportive and I couldn't imagine having anyone else as my driving instructor. Thank you Dave
My driving instructor was Chester. He was an amazing instructor very kind and understanding. Would definitely recommend him as your driving instructor
Chester is amazing. Super calm and super friendly, also assertive when he need to be. He is a very good teacher. I would definitely recommend having lessons with him.
My instructor was Chester and he made me feel really comfortable while driving, helped me a lot when I made mistakes and prepared me very well for my driving test, which I passed first time.
Elliot Julien
Elliot Julien
My instructor was Dave Lovett, and I can say that he has made my driving experience an absolute pleasure. He’s helped me and supported me through the whole process, even though I made mistakes he picked me back up and was very encouraging. I couldn’t of done it without him. I would highly recommend to anyone who is starting to drive and is eager to pass. Elliot J
Olek Dzieciol
Olek Dzieciol
David Lovett was a fantastic driving instructor he helped me most with the areas I struggled in. He was very friendly and helpful.
Toni Kerr
Toni Kerr
Dave is such a great driving instructor and made me feel at ease behind the wheel since my first lesson. He was encouraging and was always positive, but also made good critiques so I could improve each lesson. He was very calm and always prioritised the importance of safe, relaxed driving. Dave is a brilliant instructor and I would recommend him to anyone. I am very lucky I learnt to drive with him. Thank you Dave!
Meri Anderson
Meri Anderson
Chester has been a great instructor! He's been really helpful with feeling comfortable and confident with driving. I just passed my test last week first time.
Steph Higgs
Steph Higgs
I’ve been having driving lessons with Chester and he has helped me overcome my fears he is teaching is brilliant not passed my test yet but hoping so soon

Driving Schools in Clacton on Sea Essex

Our manual driving instructors in Clacton have a range of different cars so we’ll be able to match you with an instructor that best meets your needs.

You’ll have the same driving instructor throughout, so you’ll have support and someone who knows which areas you need to practise most. We will work with you to get you test ready and confident on the road.

In the run up to your test, we will take you through mock tests, so you know what to expect and can feel calm and capable going into your practical test.

First 2 Hours (Beginners only)£27
1 Hour£27
2 Hours£54
10 Hours£260

Driving Lessons in Clacton With Nayland Driving School

With driving lessons starting at just £26 an hour for manual lessons, Nayland Driving School offer competitive driving prices to help you learn to drive safely on the roads. We also offer a beginners offer for the first two hours for £26 plus a FREE study material book for your theory test! Call us on 0800 211 8717 to book your driving lesson or book online.

When should I book my theory test?

You can take your theory test before lessons or during, it’s up to you. When you learn with us, you get free access to our theory study programme. We recommend doing plenty of revision before you take your test and you will need to pass your theory before you can book the practical.

It depends on the individual and their ability and confidence, we will aim to get you to test level as soon as possible. We teach you to be a safe and considerate driver and work on areas of driving you may find difficult. The DVSA says it usually takes 45 hours of lessons to learn and 22 hours of practise.

Ideally you should have 1-2 hours on a weekly basis, but it’s not essential and you can tailor them at a pace that suits you. You could have more hours in a week or do alternate weeks, it will depend on how quickly you want to progress to test level. We are able to work around your lifestyle and availability to work out a schedule that works for you. We suggest pre-booking your lessons, so you can guarantee a spot with your instructor. If you book in a block of ten hours, you’ll save £15 on the usual price, a great way to get your lessons locked in and save money!

We are based in Clacton and as your test will be in Clacton, we will spend time driving around Clacton and getting you used to the common test routes. Depending on the length of your lessons and what we will be covering – we may drive around the surrounding areas, so you are able to experience both town and village traffic and roads. This will also help to prepare you for driving around your hometown when you pass your test and familiarise you with the roads.


I was taught by Geoff for about 2 months and I went to my test and passed the first time with this company and I would highly recommend Geoff and the company ad he teaches really well, he ensures that you end up being a driver and not a learner and i felt that is a really respectable quality when it comes to a teacher. I could not say any bad experience and was extremely happy

Alen Thomas

For any one wanting to learn to drive but not sure who to go with I definitely recommend Nayland, with his great help I passed first time and in just over three months, the lessons were great I always looked forward to them as Michael is a lovely guy and very down to earth, and up for a laugh 🙂 but he is also very patient for any one who is nervous about driving. 🙂

Harriet Osborn Davies

Thanks a lot to Dave, very calm and professional instructor. Passed after 20h, would definitely recommend.

Mikolaj Witkowski

I passed my test first time, I didn’t need to use any other instructor as Michael gave me all the advice I needed, down to earth, practical and easy to understand. While learning to drive can be stressful, Micheal made it so easy for me. I enjoyed learning and looked forward to the lessons as they were really enjoyable, if you want to learn to drive with someone that will make it enjoyable and practical Micheal is the guy! guy.

Peter Callaghan

Before having Michael as a driving instructor I was with someone else! I was given his number through a recommendation, and his lessons gave me the confidence to pass my test! Michael has great prices and deals, to suit anyone! I have now been driving a year, and I have recommended many people to go with him and they have gone on to pass very fast! 🙂

Amy Cowlin

Massive thanks to Suzanne! Amazing instructor! Helped to boost my confidence and pass my test quickly! Highly recommend!

Tom Clarke