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Driving Lessons Gillingham

Here at Nayland Driving School, we have been teaching people to drive for over ten years. During that time, we’ve established ourselves as the provider of driving lessons Gillingham learners are happy to recommend.


Our prices start from just £26 an hour, and you can save money by block-booking your lessons.

All of our driving instructors are incredibly knowledgeable, and have the skill and expertise to get you ready for your test. They’re also patient and understanding, and will guide you through the learning process with care. Plenty of our learner drivers pass first time – and we’d love to be able to add you to that list!

The Driving School Gillingham Learners Trust

Our instructors will help you to become familiar with the roads in and around Gillingham. Your instructor will take you through quiet and busy streets, so you’ll become used to all kinds of routes and learn how to cope in a variety of situations on the road. Our aim is to turn our learners into confident, well-rounded drivers who feel happy and in control behind the wheel.  That’s why we’re known by many as the best driving school Gillingham has to offer.

Driving Lessons Gillingham Kent

Gillingham is home to a practical test centre, making it the most likely destination for your driving test. We will take you on known test routes so that you can really get a feel for what your practical test will involve. As your test draws nearer, your instructor will also put together a mock exam for you. This will help to iron out any last mistakes before the big day, and will also remove a lot of the anxiety and uncertainty surrounding a driving test.

Become a Driving Instructor in Gillingham

If you are looking for a career that is not only rewarding but gives you the freedom to work when and where you like, teaching people to drive could be the job for you. So why not learn with us? Our driving training sessions for instructors are really popular in Gillingham, and are some of the most competitively priced you will find. There are many ways to spread the cost too, making them accessible for so many.

Our driving instructor training will cover everything you need to know to plan and deliver the best possible lessons. You’ll be able to take your training when it suits you too, allowing you to fit in your training around your job, social life, and other commitments.

Once you have completed your training and gained your qualification, you do have the option to join our popular Gillingham driving school. We have a large client base and a great local reputation, so you will have the opportunity to start learning right away. If you do choose to go elsewhere, we’ll provide you with expert advice to give you the best possible chance of success in the industry. That’s why we’re the driving school local instructors recommend!

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

Why Choose Nayland Driving School?

There are many benefits that come from learning to drive with us, including:

  • High pass rate
  • The same instructor throughout your time learning with us
  • Free theory test study
  • Male and female instructors
  • Some of the most competitive prices in Gillingham
  • Discounts for block bookings
  • Intensive driving courses available
  • Mock driving test lessons to help you prepare for the real thing
  • Motorway lessons
First 2 Hours (Beginners only)£26
1 Hour£26
2 Hours£52
10 Hours£245

Suitable For All Kinds of Drivers

Whether you are a naturally confident driver or struggle with nerves behind the wheel, we’ll give you the skills that you need to navigate the road successfully, and we’ll be on hand to offer all the support that you need. That’s why we are the provider of driving lessons Gillingham Kent learners recommend.

Flexible Driving Lessons Gillingham

We appreciate that all of our learners have different schedules, and for some finding the spare time for lessons can be a challenge. If you would prefer to take your lessons in the evening, at the weekends or even early in the morning, we will be able to work to meet your needs. Our instructors are self-employed and set their own hours – so we will be able to match you with an instructor who can fit around your schedule.

A lot of our learner drivers are juggling studies and careers. We are happy to start lessons at your workplace after you have finished your shift, or drop you off at sixth form, college or Uni so that you can go straight from the car to your lesson. We want you to be able to learn when and where it suits you.

Will I have the same driving instructor every week?

We believe that building a strong rapport with one driving instructor is so much better for a learner than seeing a different instructor every time. That’s why you’ll be learning with the same person every time, week after week. Your instructor will get to know you and will be able to identify your key strengths and weaknesses, and you’ll feel comfortable enough to ask them any questions.

The DVSA recommends that learner drivers take 45 hours of lessons before they book a test, along with 22 hours of practising. However, every person is different, and you may need more or less than this to pass your test. What we can guarantee is that we will help you pass your test as quickly as possible, and we’ll be on hand to give you all the theoretical and practical support you need.

You can book your theory test before you start your lessons, or you may feel more confident once you have spent some time behind the wheel. When you learn with us, you’ll be able to take ad-vantage of our theory study programme to help you memorise everything you’ll need to know for your exam.


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