First time passes – Natalie and Jack

Natalie first time pass

Natalie FIRST time 7 minors 18/09/17

I would highly recommend Paul as he is an excellent driving instructor! Paul didn’t over complicate with his teaching it was straight forward and tailored to you. He was very easy to understand and gave me great confidence from my first driving lesson.

Patient

Paul is very patient, encouraging and committed to getting his pupils through their tests, he is also very helpful with the theory as he would ask me a mixture of questions throughout the lesson to help me pass my theory.

Great advice.

He always gave great advice and tips to remember important information. I have learnt so much driving with Paul and enjoyed every lesson as we wouldn’t always stay in Gosport, Paul would let me drive to a variety of places to built my confidence on different roads and larger roundabouts.

So positive

Paul was always so positive and had a lot of faith in me passing my test first time therefore I couldn’t imagine going with a different driving instructor. So a MASSIVE thank you to Paul for getting me through my test first time and giving me the skills/knowledge I will have for the rest of my life.

Jack first time pass

 

Jack passed FIRST time 5 minors

Jack FIRST time 5 minors 15/09/17

Calm and collected

I would recommend any learner drivers to FirstClassDriverTraining. The instructor Paul is calm and collected makes you feel at ease and at no point makes you feel like you can’t do it.

Coming from a nationwide company

Coming from another nationwide company that made you feel like a number I can honestly say that I wish I went to Paul from the beginning. Passed first time!

 

 

The importance of mock testing

After failing my driving test

A more confident driver

Become a safe confident driver

2017 results

Prices £££

My prices are straight-forward and upfront – no clever deals!

£51 for 2 hr lesson.
£150 for 6.0 hrs block booking.
£245 for 10.0 hrs block booking.

If you want FIRST CLASS tuition not second rate instruction – choose me!

CALL or Text  Paul Noble NOW on 0778 055 3078 or use the contact page

How to stop stalling!

Great results!

Learning to drive

Suffering from anxiety

Highly recommend

Learnt more in two hours

Read Danielle’s testimonial

Jack’s FIRST time pass!

For more testimonials and information

I’ve learned so much I love driving! Keys to passing your driving test Focused lessons     Results since April     A grade check test result     Intensive driving course   Paul improves your driver ability    Navy pupil passes first time    Zero minors    Intensive driving course     First time pass 1 minor!    The AA

 

 

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Why is it important to mock test?

Why is it important to mock test?

Realistic mock testing is an important part of your preparation as a learner in order to pass the driving test. As an experienced ADI and a Diamond Advanced Driving test examiner, I can put you through a mock test that will feel real. It will last forty minutes, cover an actual driving test route and cover one manoeuvre and possibly an emergency stop.

Why is it important to mock test? Many pupils take their test too early and are not ready. For one thing it can save you allot of money – your test will cost £62 + cost of 2 hr slot! So rather than take a real test its much better to take some mock tests first! I guarantee that: if you can’t pass my mock test – then you won’t pass the real test!

Learning to drive in my 50’s

I only started to learn to drive in my 50’s and it didn’t come naturally to me. I had two instructors at first who were ok and took me to a certain level but it was when I started with Paul that I really began to make progress and reach test standard.

Rob 7 minors 05/08/17

Paul’s methods work

Paul’s methods work and he will get you through your test. I would highly recommend him if you are looking to pass your test, young or old.

A more confident driver

Become a safe confident driver

2017 results

Prices £££

My prices are straight-forward and upfront – no clever deals!

£51 for 2 hr lesson.
£150 for 6.0 hrs block booking.
£245 for 10.0 hrs block booking.

If you want FIRST CLASS tuition not second rate instruction – choose me!

CALL or Text  Paul Noble NOW on 0778 055 3078 or use the contact page

How to stop stalling!

Great results!

Learning to drive

Suffering from anxiety

Highly recommend

Learnt more in two hours

Read Danielle’s testimonial

Jack’s FIRST time pass!

For more testimonials and information

I’ve learned so much I love driving! Keys to passing your driving test Focused lessons     Results since April     A grade check test result     Intensive driving course   Paul improves your driver ability    Navy pupil passes first time    Zero minors    Intensive driving course     First time pass 1 minor!    The AA

 

 

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After failing my driving test

I came to Paul after failing my driving test with my previous instructor. Im really happy Paul was recommended to me by a friend from work. I highly recommend Paul for anyone looking to pass their test and start driving soon. Thank you Paul for being very patient and helping me get through

Always received constructive criticism

Paul was a fantastic driving instructor. I always received constructive feedback which helped me immensely the following lesson.

He was always on time & never cancelled a lesson. I learnt a lot during my lessons and Paul was very patient until I was comfortable with my driving and manoeuvres.

Sowmya passed with 8 minors!

A more confident driver

Become a safe confident driver

2017 results

Prices £££

My prices are straight-forward and upfront – no clever deals!

£51 for 2 hr lesson.
£150 for 6.0 hrs block booking.
£245 for 10.0 hrs block booking.

If you want FIRST CLASS tuition not second rate instruction – choose me!

CALL or Text  Paul Noble NOW on 0778 055 3078 or use the contact page

How to stop stalling!

Great results!

Learning to drive

Suffering from anxiety

Highly recommend

Learnt more in two hours

Read Danielle’s testimonial

Jack’s FIRST time pass!

For more testimonials and information

I’ve learned so much I love driving! Keys to passing your driving test Focused lessons     Results since April     A grade check test result     Intensive driving course   Paul improves your driver ability    Navy pupil passes first time    Zero minors    Intensive driving course     First time pass 1 minor!    The AA

 

 

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Brilliant Instructor

Brilliant Instructor

brilliant

Marius passed 6 minors 19/07/17

“Paul is a brilliant instructor, he helped me to be more confident and to understand all the rules in traffic. He is very calm and patient, and he explains until you understand. He gave me the strength to keep going and not to give up.”

“With Paul you don’t get only an instructor, but a friend as well. I did with Paul mock tests and it gave me confidence to feel ready for the final test.”

“After I pass the practical driving test, together with Paul I did Pass Plus, and that will help me as a new driver with my insurance and also gave me a lot of confidence to drive on the motorway. Thank you Paul, for believing in me.”

Mock Testing.

Has your instructor prepared you thoroughly for your driving test by getting you to do a proper Mock Test?

As an Advanced Driving Examiner I am thoroughly acquainted with examining as well as coaching. Want to know if your ready for your test? Come and have a mock test with me.

Pass Plus

When Marius passed his driving test he decided he wasn’t confident to go on a motorway so he had a 2 hour motorway lesson on the M3 and on the same day. As a consequence, he decided to do another 4 hrs driving up the A3 M and then covering Portsmouth and Chichester therefore successfully passing his Pass +

A more confident driver

Become a safe confident driver

2017 results

Prices £££

My prices are straight-forward and upfront – no clever deals!

£51 for 2 hr lesson.
£150 for 6.0 hrs block booking.
£245 for 10.0 hrs block booking.

If you want FIRST CLASS tuition not second rate instruction – choose me!

CALL or Text  Paul Noble NOW on 0778 055 3078 or use the contact page

How to stop stalling!

Great results!

Learning to drive

Suffering from anxiety

Highly recommend

Learnt more in two hours

Read Danielle’s testimonial

Jack’s FIRST time pass!

For more testimonials and information

I’ve learned so much I love driving! Keys to passing your driving test Focused lessons     Results since April     A grade check test result     Intensive driving course   Paul improves your driver ability    Navy pupil passes first time    Zero minors    Intensive driving course     First time pass 1 minor!    The AA

 

 

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Interview with DIA magazine

Recently, I was interviewed by the Driving Instructors Association DIA magazine for forthcoming article:

Why did you become a driving instructor?

After having quite a few different careers, including computer programming, music teaching and helping my wife start a business, I felt I wanted to pursue something new and challenging but self-employed.

Having always loved driving and having some experience teaching, becoming a driving instructor seemed a logical progression. I would retain my flexibility and independence, use some of my acquired business and teaching skills but at the same time help people directly.

What do you get out of your profession?

diaDriving training in my experience is a very satisfying: I don’t think I ever get bored –  too much concentration required for that! What I love, is the fact that I can help all types of people achieve a specific and measurable goal and implant into them a culture of safe driving skills for life. 
Helping those who are struggling with self-confidence, is perhaps the most rewarding, as you see them begin to enjoy their lesson, make progress and occasionally smile!
Lastly, I love the variety of interesting people I meet from all age groups and walks of life.

What differences were there between when you started and now?

Even in relatively short time I’ve been in the profession (five years),  a few things have have changed – for the better I might add. The new style check test with its  emphasis on coaching is a welcome improvement.  Additionally, I’m looking forward to the new style driving test in December and the replacement of the old part 3 is definitely a welcome change.

What was the most unusual driving/training experience you had?

At the moment I am training a gentleman from the island of Bermuda who has retired to the UK. Unfortunately, the Bermuda license is only valid for a year here so he has to pass a UK driving test. What is interesting, is that he was driving before well before me and has even owned a few classic cars in his time! However, Bermuda is a very small Island with few roads and no roundabouts. UK roads, roundabouts and driving a stick shift (manual)  – as he calls it – is quite a challenge for him. He’s hoping to take a test in September.

What obstacles have you faced and how did you get over them?

The first challenge I faced after passing my part 3, was my first check test. I failed  – quite common apparently! The solution, was to get some good training and read a few books on the subject. I then passed with flying colours. What did I learn? To keep up my continuous professional development.

What is your fondest memory of being a trainer?

I think my fondest moment is the look on a pupils face when they hear those magic words from the examiner: “I’m pleased to inform you that you have passed your driving test today!”

What advice would you give trainers starting out?

My first piece of advice would be: don’t do it alone. Either start with a good franchise where you can get training, support and a fresh supply of pupils and/or join an association like the DIA. Along with this, don’t be afraid to ask for help even its from other driving instructors on Facebook.

Secondly, aim to be the best at what you do. In order to achieve this, keep your skills and knowledge up to date by reading and attending training courses. Keep learning! Observe all the driving tests you can.

Thirdly, treat your profession as a business. Organise yourself in terms of your diary, payments, book-keeping and pupil progress records. Additionally,  effectively market yourself by first of all doing a great job. Then, ask for testimonials from satisfied pupils and celebrate their success of a Facebook business page, blog or website.

For Driving lessons, give me a call or text on 0778 055 3078.  Alternatively use the contact page.

DIA

2017 results

Advanced Driving

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Advanced Driver Training

advancedRecently, as an experienced Driving Instructor I not only passed my Elite DIAmond Advanced Driving test but also qualified as a DVSA approved DIAmond Examiner to examine for the Elite, Advanced and Taxi test.

What does this mean for you?

Experienced?

Your an experienced driver conscious that you need to improve your driving or just like the idea of being an Advanced Driver? I can prepare you to take the test and guide you every step of the way.

Training to be a driver instructor?

Your a PDI training to be a driving instructor and not sure you would pass the ‘part 2’? Not only can I train you, but I can give you a mock test to give you confidence of a pass.

A business owner with several drivers

Your a business owner with responsibility of several drivers working for you. You want to ensure that they drive to a high standard. Why not get them to take the DIAmond Advanced Driving test?

Learners

Is your instructor giving you a mock test before letting you book a standard driving test? As a trained DIAmond examiner I can assess the standard of your driving is a similar manner as conducted on a real driving test.

Rates?

My rates are £60 for a 2 hr Advanced Driving lesson.

The Elite DIAmond test costs £125 and lasts 90 minutes. The Advanced DIAmond test  costs £78 and lasts 60 minutes. These are booked via the DIA.

https://www.advancedmotoring.co.uk/

What about you?

So what about you? Could your driving benefit from taking Advanced Driving Lessons? Maybe you think you have what it takes to pass the Special Test Yourself?  For Advanced Driver lessons, give me a call on 0778 055 3078 or use the contact page.

2016 results

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I’ve learned so much I love driving! Keys to passing your driving test Focused lessons     Results since April     A grade check test result     Intensive driving course   Paul improves your driver ability    Navy pupil passes first time    Zero minors    Intensive driving course     First time pass 1 minor!    The AA

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Use of Signals

Why do we use signals?

Q Why do we signal?
ATo let others know what we are about to do.

Q – Why do we check our mirrors before we signal?
A – To check it’s safe before we declare our intention to change direction.

Indicators

Q – What’s the problem with indicating too early on approach to a junction?
A – If there is a road to the left or right before the junction. It might confuse.

Q – What’s the problem with indicating too late (especially on roundabout?)
A –  Other road users don’t know where we are going!

Q – Are there any times you can think of where it may be unnecessary to signal?
A – When we are moving off – if there is nothing around at all.

Q- Why do we always mirror and signal when approaching a junction or pulling up on the left?
A – The car is moving so things can change quite quickly. Its a good habit to practice!

Therefore, signals should be timed, necessary and correct.

4 Main Signals

  1. Indicators (for an intended change of position).
  2. Brake lights (intending to slow down).
  3. Road position
  4. Speed

Q – When do we use road position as a signal?
A –  When turning left or right at a junction or any other circumstance where we want to signal a change of road position. Often used in conjunction with the indicators.

Q – Why are the brake lights an important signal?
A –  If we don’t use them (say just use engine braking), then other road users behind us won’t know we’re slowing down!

Q – How do I use speed as a signal?
A –  Speed as a signal can be used in quite subtle ways. For example: edging forward at a junction. However, this one has to be used with care. For example: pedestrians waiting to cross and I slow down; they ‘may’ get the signal to cross.

Testimonial  – Aaron passed FIRST time with 9 minors!

Aaron FIRST time 9 minors 3/5/17

Aaron says: “I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher than Paul.”

“He was patient and kind and made sure I always understood what he was teaching. I highly recommend him as a driving instructor!!!

Thank you Paul.

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Prices £££

My prices are straight-forward and upfront – no clever deals!

£51 for 2 hr lesson.
£150 for 6.0 hrs block booking.
£245 for 10.0 hrs block booking.

If you want FIRST CLASS tuition not second rate instruction – choose me!

CALL or Text  Paul Noble NOW on 0778 055 3078 or use the contact page

How to stop stalling!

Great results!

Learning to drive

Suffering from anxiety

Highly recommend

Learnt more in two hours

Read Danielle’s testimonial

Jack’s FIRST time pass!

For more testimonials and information

I’ve learned so much I love driving! Keys to passing your driving test Focused lessons     Results since April     A grade check test result     Intensive driving course   Paul improves your driver ability    Navy pupil passes first time    Zero minors    Intensive driving course     First time pass 1 minor!    The AA




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