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How to choose the right driving instructor


Wondering what you should be looking for in a driving instructor? Then we are here to help! We’ve put together this essential guide to choosing your driving instructor, so that you make the decision that’s best for you. Here at Nayland Driving School, we welcome a wide range of learners.

Their experience

Choosing the right driving instructor starts with finding out more about them. Are they qualified? Do they have years of experience on the road? Have they passed all required UK criminal checks? If there is something that doesn’t sit right with you, cut your losses and look elsewhere. As for our instructors – they are able to answer all three of those questions with a resounding yes!

Their pass rate

Another one of the top tips of choosing your driving instructor is checking out their first-time pass rate. You shouldn’t think of this as pressure on you to pass first time, but an indication of their skill as an instructor. A good first-time pass rate shows that an instructor is not only equipping their learner drivers with all of the skills they need to pass, but building up their confidence behind the wheel too.

Male or female?

You should also think about whether you want to learn with a male or female driving instructor. There’s no right or wrong choice – some people are comfortable with either, whereas some have a preference. Listening to your gut instinct will lead to you choosing the right driving instructor, and feeling much safer and more comfortable in the car. We have both male and female driving instructors on our books, so will be happy to accommodate your request for either (location dependent).

Their prices

It’s also really important to check what prices a driving instructor is charging before you go ahead and book your first lesson. A good driving instructor will be clear about their rates, and there will be no hidden costs. Don’t be tempted by the cheapest option you can find though, as you don’t want to cut corners with your tuition ever! Our prices are competitive yet reflective of the great service we provide, and we also offer block booking discounts.

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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