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“I chose Dave Allen as they were local and it was important that I had a friendly instructor who I could talk to about improving my driving. I found that learning to drive was not as easy as I initially thought, but with Dave Allen’s step by step teaching I soon started to improve and make progress. I would definitely recommend Dave Allen Driver Training – friendly instructor who taught at my pace and knew just when to push me to improve. Found the whole experience great.”
Customer Reviews Oldham Lewis Green
“I didn’t have to wait long before starting my lessons, and I chose Dave Allen Driver Training because of the great reviews on social media and the cost was very reasonable. It didn’t take as long as I thought it would to learn. Dave Allen’s (my instructor) teaching methods suited my learning style. I would definitely recommend them and I saw rapid progression in my driving. They arranged a mock test for me with another instructor (Victor) and I feel this helped me prepare for my test and helped towards me passing first time.”
Customer Reviews Oldham Michael Kenny
“I chose Dave Allen Driver Training because they had the option of learning in an automatic car after they were highly recommended by my friend. I found Dave easy going and I too would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive.”
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Male and Female instructors offering the best rated, trusted and recommended tuition in Greater Manchester
Manual and Automatic teachers providing affordable packages and bundles for beginners and refresher sessions
Many students search for an instructor on a near me basis but we pick up and drop off in the local area so we don’t have to be the nearest
Which tutor do you choose, when some instructors are cheap and lack reviews?
Find the top tutor and good companies in the location that offer low student deals on motor car classes and provide advice for nervous learners
It’s often a big mistake to choose schools who are the cheapest and buy on price alone and may cost more to learn in the long run
Private instruction is available for women with our registered lady instructor and block booking is a firm favourite.
We are nearby for new drivers and rated no1 by our customers which is great news
Dave Allen Driver Training is one of the leading driving schools within Greater Manchester. We pride ourselves on our first class facilities and driving instructors and excellent quality support Staff who work behind-the-scenes.
Our Premium feature enables potential students to have the opportunity to test us out before committing to any further lessons. At this point they can decide whether we are a match for their requirements. It’s very easy to go with the nearest driving instructor to your location but that does not necessarily mean that instructor is the right one for you.
The Driving Industry is split into two main types of business. The first type is Driving Schools, the second is Sole Trader Driving Instructors. The latter provide all aspects of the business themselves whilst the former as we have mentioned earlier generally have support staff that will carry out all the administrative duties for them.
This greatly helps the driving school instructor. Driving schools might be able to offer further discounts or incentives for better facilities. Generally students will begin their lessons at the driving school premises whilst a driving instructor working solo will generally pick the student up from their home address. Driving schools might offer better payment facilities for example debit or credit card facilities whereby a solo driving instructor might not have those facilities on board.
Typically driving schools will offer a better booking facility therefore you might find you are able to book more lessons in advance as opposed to a solo instructor who might only be able to offer you a handful of lessons in advance. When it comes to training neither driving school instructor nor solo driving instructor receive any better training than the other. They both receive the exact same type of training and both have to take the exact same examinations in order to teach someone to drive.
There are currently around 40,000 driving instructors registered within the UK. It is a requirement that all driving instructors providing paid driving lessons to the public are registered with the U.K.’s governing body at the DVSA. Not all those 40,000 instructors will be fully qualified instructors, some may only be partially qualified.
Whether fully or partially qualified, all driving instructors are able to take paid driving lessons as long as they are registered with the DVSA & have an appropriate sticker displayed in their vehicle window. There is no legal requirement for the driving instructor to be fully qualified before taking lessons but they must display a pink badge issued by the DVSA if they still nedd to complete their final exams.
Despite figures showing to the contrary the best method of learning to drive is with a professional driving instructor. Studies show most students choose friends and family when it comes to learning to drive. More than 2000 people surveyed claimed friends and family was the best way for them, claiming driving instructors were simply too expensive.
Only 26% of them actually use professional driving instructors, the remainder using friends and family or someone they know. When you compare these figures to the national average for the UK, the practical test pass rate is only at 47.2%. This can clearly give us some indication as to why those figures are so low.
Driving methods have changed over the years for learning to drive and a good driving instructor we have kept up-to-date with those changes. Those days where you would simply get behind the wheel of a car and simply repeat the same procedure over again until you have got it have long gone. Today’s driving lessons are more structured provided you have the right instructor teaching you.
They include a recap at the start of the lesson and a further recap at the end. These recaps are short, no more than 3 to 5 minutes in length, discussions with your instructor to go over what you have covered either in the last lesson or the current lesson. During the recap you will be expected to provide input regarding your own performance during the lessons.
There are two main reasons why friends and family are not suitable for teaching you to drive. The first one is location and the second one comes down to experience. The first one is pretty straight forward and pretty much common sense. Driving from home for a person who has never been behind the wheel of a motor-vehicle before would be a daunting task. It is even possible that it can severely dent their confidence and cause them not to want to learn to drive
Driving from home on even an average to business road can provide many obstacles. A complete beginner is not prepared for handling situations that may involve other motor vehicles. For example driving whilst all the traffic is about on the same road or having to pull out from a side street onto a main road is completely alien to a new student.
Over the last few pages of this website we have covered most aspects of learning to drive. So how do you choose the right driving school or driving instructor? Usually driving instructors or schools keep busy generally through word-of-mouth. Now in 2017 there is an abundance of opportunity to tell someone about your experiences.
Obviously, we have the traditional word of mouth where you come across somebody in the High Street and you begin a conversation in that sense but additionally we now have social media which opens up a whole new world. For the driving school or instructor or for any business for that matter this can be a good or a bad thing.