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Enhance Your Skills With my BTEC Level 4 Coaching

I’m Steve and I provide automatic driving lessons in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.

As a Pearson-accredited BTEC Level 4 Professional Award holder in Coaching for Driver Development, I am dedicated to offering top-notch driving tuition services that are both safe and effective.

To learn more about me, visit my page titled Your Coach

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Jack Stuart, from Eastwood, Nottinghamshire,
Jack Stuart, from Eastwood, Nottinghamshire,successfully passed his driving test on 14/12/2023 at Watnall.

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“I came to lessons with Steve after a several-year break of driving. I had learned with a previous instructor shortly after turning seventeen, and took two tests but sadly to no avail. With the onset of uni commitments soon thereafter, driving ended up taking a back seat for a while.

"So a quiet period in 2021 before starting a new and travel-heavy job seemed the opportune time to get this test ticked off, though it is fair to say I had returned to driving with some uneasiness after the break.

"Steve immediately dispelled all my fears. In my first lesson I made significantly more progress than Id expected, and from there went from strength to strength. Throughout our time together, Steve showed patience and understanding, getting to grips (almost instinctively!) with my thought processes. As time went on I felt more and more prepared, not only for the driving test, but for driving safely on my own, including on the motorways and in a breakdown. By the time of my test I felt amazingly confident, which in turn let to a solid pass result!

"Steve has been committed, conscientious and compassionate throughout. I cannot thank Steve enough for the truly personalised and thorough approach he took with me, and I would heartily recommend his services to anybody looking to pass, with style and a little bit of fun!“

Which Course is Right for you?

Explore below to find your perfect course. Let's drive together!

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

My approach to teaching driving is centred on three essential ingredients: safety, learning, and value. By prioritising safety, I ensure that my students and everyone else on the road remain secure throughout the lesson.

I also create a conducive learning environment that encourages my students to ask questions and interact with me freely, thereby facilitating effective learning.

Lastly, I give value for money by tailoring my lessons to meet the individual needs of my students and ensuring that they get the most out of every session.

To witness the tangible results of my approach first-hand, explore my Success Stories page. Here you’ll find the latest reviews from my recent successful passers.

Megan Wallbanks, from Eastwood, Nottinghamshire,
Megan Wallbanks, from Eastwood, Nottinghamshire,successfully passed her driving test on 26/07/2019 at Watnall.

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"Steve is an amazing driving instructor! He was so supportive and patient as the lessons went at your own pace. He helped me to build my confidence on the roads and gave amazing advice which really helped me to keep calm and in the end helped me to pass my test. I can’t recommend Steve enough!"