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Driving Lessons in Colchester

Welcome to Nayland Driving School! The leading Colchester driving school with automatic and manual lessons available.


We understand just how nerve wracking learning to drive can be – but don’t worry, we’ve all been there! We also know how important it is to find a driving instructor that you can trust who will steer you towards driving test success. We believe driving lessons should be relaxed and enjoyable, in an environment that you feel safe and confident in. Nayland Driving School is the preferred driving school in Colchester, with calm and friendly male and female instructors. We have an excellent first time pass rate and come highly recommended in Colchester – so it’s time for you to contact us to help you pass!

Learning to Drive in Colchester

The busy town of Colchester was where Nayland Driving School was founded, and we have been teaching people to drive here for a decade. The town has proven to be a popular area for our learner drivers to take their lessons. Being home to a sixth form college, Colchester Institute, and Essex University we see many younger drivers – however our approachable instructors cater for all age groups – from busy mums fitting in lessons around childcare, to local workers looking for tuition outside of office hours. Our driving instructors in Colchester will always try their best to accommodate you and your lifestyle, so that you can learn at your own pace and the time that best suits you. As well as manual cars, we also have automatic cars available to cater for everybody learning to drive. Our Colchester driving instructors will be able to take you through mock tests using past test routes, to help build up your confidence. So by the time your test comes around, you will have hours of driving practice under your belt and the confidence to give the driving test your best shot!

Driving Lessons That Are Right for You

We are a well-established and respected Colchester driving school. So whether you’re planning to learn to drive in Colchester or simply want to brush up on your skills, you have come to the right place.

Experienced Male and Female Driving Instructors in Colchester

All of our driving instructors are fully qualified and CRB checked, with years of driving experience under their belts. In Colchester, we have both male and female driving instructors, so you have the choice to choose who you would feel more comfortable driving with.

Driving Lessons for Safe and Confident Drivers

Alongside driving lessons for beginners, we also offer intensive courses, Pass Plus and motorway lessons. To find out more, please check out our prices page for more information.

Automatic Driving Lessons Colchester

Whether you’ve previously tried driving manual and didn’t get along with it, or are interested in learning to drive in an automatic so that you don’t have to worry about using gears, we have a number of automatic driving lessons in Colchester available. Driving an automatic makes driving not only easier, but it can be more comfortable, especially on todays busy roads. Our automatic driving lessons start at just £34 an hour, so please enquire today to find out more!

Driving Instructor Training in Colchester

In addition to tuition for learner drivers, we also provide some of the best driving instructor tuition in Colchester. So if you think that you could guide learner drivers from their very first time behind the wheel all the way through to a successful driving test, our driving instructor training could be perfect for you.

We don’t just teach you how to safely operate a learner driver car – we show you how to become a competent, capable driving instructor with plenty to offer your pupils. From advice on planning your lessons to preparing for common scenarios, we’ll cover everything you need to know. With our help, you’ll be able to communicate effectively and work to meet the individual needs of each pupil.

Our driving instructor training is fully flexible, and can be arranged to fit in around your schedule. So no matter what times you are available, you will be able to book a lesson when it suits you. You can start your lesson from a location that is most convenient for you too, giving you complete control over your learning. This is what’s made us one of the most popular driving instructor schools in Colchester. So why not enquire today?

Theory and Practical Test Centre in Colchester

Colchester has both a theory and a practical driving test centre which means you’ll be able to learn in the town that you can take your test in. Our instructors will ensure that you’re familiar with the roads that are likely to be used in a driving test and with the traffic situations you’re likely to experience. You’ll have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the potential hazards the town presents, and our instructors will guide you through how to navigate them safely in a friendly, secure environment.

Why Choose Nayland Driving School?

• Good pass rate for Nayland students
• Block booking discounts available
• Fully qualified and CRB checked instructors
• Learn with the same driving instructor every lesson
• Free theory study
• Competitive prices for lessons
• Intensive driving courses available
• Motorway lessons (as on June 2018)
• Theory and practical test centres in Colchester
• Male & female instructors available for manual and automatic lessons

Driving Lesson Prices

First 2 Hours (Beginners only)£37
1 Hour£37
2 Hours£74
10 Hours£360
Hector Loft
Great experience with Sally who helped me pass first time, couldn’t have done it without her help
Bethany Collins
Highly recommend! I had Sally as my instructor and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to learn with. She’s unbelievable patient and understanding, and helps with any concern or worry I had.
Archie Graham
Highly recommend, Sally did an amazing job. Friendly, thorough and passed first time.
Luke Heather
Great driving experience with Sally, Definitely recommend!
Robert Chmielek
Sally is an excellent instructor at Nayland. I’ve managed to pass my exam on the first attempt because of her!
Darren and Gitana York
I have trained with Michael for my driving instructor qualification. With his help and support, I have passed all my exams first time and in the final exam has achieved grade A. Michael has many years of experience teaching people to pass their L tests and helping driving instructors to qualify. He is very patient and knowledgable. It's never a dull conversation with Michael. Thank you for your help and kindness!
Hope Walker
Passed first time with Paul Bellehewe, highly recommend!
James Wells
Had a great time learning to drive with Sally. Passed first time !
Arsida Peraj
Great experience with Paul and Sally
Oli Hunt
Sally was a great instructor. Always positive and a great teacher. I past last week with no faults, thanks to her.

Driving Lessons in Colchester With Nayland Driving School

Our driving lessons in Colchester start at just £37 an hour for manual lesson and £37 an hour for automatic. We also offer a beginners offer for the first two hours for £37 plus a FREE study material for your theory test! Call us on 0800 211 8717 to book your driving lesson or book online.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!


How many hours does it take to pass a driving test?

The number of hours it takes to pass a driving test will depend on how quickly you pick it up. Everyone is different, so your driving instructor will monitor you on your driving lessons and advise you when they feel you are ready to book your test.

Driving lessons are available with us for 1 hour and 2 hours. Check out our prices page where we also have offers on block lessons, intensive courses, motorway lessons and Pass Plus for after your test.

Yes – at Nayland Driving School, we will allocate you a driving instructor who will be your instructor for the duration of your driving tuition. If for any reason you do not get along with your driving instructor, then contact us and we will try our best to place you with another driving instructor.


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