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Enhance Your Skills With my BTEC Level 4 Coaching

I’m Steve, and I’m passionate about providing automatic driving lessons in Trowell that help my students become safe, confident and skilled drivers. 

As a Pearson-accredited BTEC Level 4 Professional Award holder in Coaching for Driver Development, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every lesson, ensuring that my students receive the highest quality training.

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

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Steven Sweetman, from Trowell,
Steven Sweetman, from Trowell,successfully passed his driving test on 30/09/2016 at Watnall.

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"Thank you steve for everything you did with me in our lessons , you made me feel relaxed and comfortable from the very first lesson and focused on the best learning style for me.You made me feel more like you was my friend than a driving instructor and hope we stay in touch, I wouldn have passed if it wasnt for you, you are the best driving instructor everr and most importantly you are a forest fan 🙂 thank you again"

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 focusses on three essential ingredients that create a great learning experience for my students: managing risk, creating a positive learning environment, and providing value for money. 

With a commitment to safety, I prioritise the well-being of my students and everyone on the road, ensuring that they are equipped with the skills and knowledge to drive safely in any situation.

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.

Billie Rawson, from Stapleford, Nottinghamshire,
Billie Rawson, from Stapleford, Nottinghamshire,successfully passed her driving test on 15/11/2023 at Chilwell.

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"Steves driving instruction service has been exceptional. From easing my initial anxieties to instilling confidence, Steves patient and supportive approach made the learning process enjoyable. We covered a variety of scenarios, including multi-storey parking, drive-thrus, city driving, and motorways. Today, passing my driving test on the first attempt is a testament to Steves effective teaching. I feel fully prepared to drive independently, thanks to his expertise and guidance. Highly recommended!"