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Enhance Your Skills With my BTEC Level 4 Coaching

I’m Steve, and I’m here to help you become a confident and skilled driver. As an experienced ADI, I provide automatic driving lessons in Dale Abbey and its surrounding areas.
I hold the Pearson-accredited BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development, ensuring that you receive expert guidance tailored to your needs. My ultimate goal is to help you become a safe and responsible driver, while ensuring that you enjoy the learning process.
To learn more about me, visit my page titled Your Coach
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Niamh Phelan, from Ilkeston,
Niamh Phelan, from Ilkeston,successfully passed her driving test on 20/11/2022 at Chilwell.

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"I started driving over a year ago and came to Steve after having a bad experience with another driving instructor.I have really enjoyed my driving lessons with Steve he makes every lesson so fun and enjoyable. Steve is so patient and will help you however he can to make driving that little bit easier for you.He takes time to find ways/techniques to help you remember and learn what to do. I haven’t always found it the easiest learning to drive but Steve motivated me to keep going and made me keep positive. Steve has given me to confidence to help me drive today. Steve can tell how you are feeling just by your driving and finds a deeper way to try and help understand how to make thing better/easier. He even lets you choose where you want to go on every lesson. He has also helped me with motorway driving which was something I was anxious about. I highly recommend this driving school!"

Which course is right for you?

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You are on the verge of changing your life forever by getting your driving licence, and the most important lessons are not close to the driving test, it’s right now! I will help you to create good driving habits, and it’s these habits which are going to help you become a natural driver, making your test much easier.

For your first driving lesson you will be driving… Learn More

Feeling anxious when it comes to learning how to drive can be somewhat depressing. However, did you know that many learners go through the same as you? What I am going to support you with is getting to feel comfortable and taking back control of your life and driving… Learn More

So you have already started to learn to drive, and you are thinking of passing your driving test. My special course for people like you who have already developed skills will help you save time and money, because I will not put you on a beginners’ course. In fact, I will use the knowledge you have as a platform for passing your driving test… Learn More

I know exactly why you have been failing your driving test, and actually it probably is not your fault. People who fail their test and want to change instructors do so because they feel they have not been trained fully and believe they are not 100% confident. All I want you to do is give me a call and tell me your story. I’ll then start to plan for your success… Learn More

Don’t let a crash define your driving experience. Join me for my “Post-Crash” training course and take the first step towards building confidence, enhancing your skills, and ensuring a safer journey on the road… Learn More

Despite having professional driving lessons, many overlook the need for ongoing training post-passing their driving test. With rapid technological advancements in cars and increasingly challenging driving conditions, staying updated is essential for maintaining safety and confidence on the road. Ready to enhance your skills and adapt to the changing driving landscape?… Learn More

Driving Success: A Safe, Supportive, and Value-Driven Approach

I have the knowledge, skills, and experience to help you develop your driving skills effectively. 
With me, you’ll learn at your own pace and in a relaxed and friendly environment, ensuring that you gain confidence behind the wheel. 
I believe in giving value for money, which is why I offer competitive rates for my automatic driving lessons.
To witness the tangible results of my approach first-hand, explore my Success Stories page. Here you’ll find the latest achievements and reviews from my recent successful learners.
Ella Bexon, from Ilkeston,
Ella Bexon, from Ilkeston,successfully passed her driving test on 16/09/2022 at Watnall.

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"I started doing driving lessons over a year ago now and I had a previous instructor in that time as well. I found driving difficult to begin with but Steve makes you feel comfortable and as well as being patient and calm, he also let’s you drive wherever you want, including going on the motorway, and he will always help you when you need him to. He will not only get you ready for your test but also get you ready for driving on your own once you’ve passed. I would highly recommend this driving school."