We have 11 instructors in your area!

Pete Wilkinson

Advanced • Manual • UK Driving •

Pete joined YES! Driving School when he moved to Dorset and chose YES! Driving School from many others.

Pete served for 22 years in the Army and was an Instructor of various subjects for 21 years of this service. In this time, Pete realised that he had the ability to understand what makes an individual tick and how to get the best from each one. He now puts this ability together with the latest coaching techniques to make your learning experience an easy, stress free and fun time.

He believes that the Pupil should have a major say in their learning experience and any decisions made about the pace and direction of training should be a team effort. Pete is passionate about training, takes great pleasure from seeing people progress in life and relishes in the excitement of Test Day. He has a great ability in putting his pupils at ease and giving a great sense of self-belief, not only for Test Day but also in preparation for solo driving once the Pupil becomes a Full Licence Holder.

He has knowledge of all test areas in Bournemouth, Dorchester and Salisbury.

Pete recently took the Advanced Driving Test assessed by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and achieved a Gold Award, the highest standard awarded. In February, Pete went on to successfully complete the RoSPA Tutors Assessment.

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Ruedi Preiss

Automatic • Manual • UK Driving •

Ruedi is the founder of YES! Driving School. Originally from Austria he permanently moved to the UK in 2002. He now resides in Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset.

He is a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) approved Grade A Driving Instructor and registered with the Driving Instructors Association (DIA). He also is a qualified Edexcel Lvl3 Assessor, holds a Fleet Training Qualification and NVQ 3 in Driving Instruction.

During his service with the Austrian Army and further work with the UN Military Police in Cyprus and the Middle East, Ruedi has acquired a range of skills and vehicle licences for Motorbike, Car, Articulated Truck & Trailer and Coach, both, with manual and automatic transmissions.

Ruedi loves working with people and passing on his knowledge. He also has experience in teaching windsurfing & dinghy sailing.

Being a patient and thorough tutor he is happy to repeat his instructions until the manoeuvres are made to perfection. He puts his pupils at ease which is what makes his lessons enjoyable. Ruedi recommends the number of lessons one needs to pass the test and drive safely for life. He has been teaching driving for some time now and has a comprehensive knowledge of the area and driving test routes around Bournemouth and Dorchester. Most of Ruedi’s pupils have passed their tests at the first or second attempt.

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Mark Robson

Manual • UK Driving •

Mark joined YES! Driving School in April 2017. Mark considered many other driving schools, then chose YES! as the stand out, professional and friendliest driving school in Dorset.

Mark served for 26 years in the Royal Marines and has served all around the world. During his time in the Royal Marines, Mark held various instructional positions, but aside from his military qualifications, Mark is an experienced instructor for Skiing, Rugby and Polo. A member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, he has also received driver training in a variety of different driving styles including Off-road, rallying, evasive driving and he has successfully completed the Police advanced driving course.

Mark takes a client centered approach to training and believes when a student understands the ‘How & Why’ and applies that during learning, progress and success can come quickly. Learning to drive can be daunting and Mark can still remember the first time he went 30mph, so all lessons are conducted in a relaxed no nonsense style, working together as a team to ensure lesson goals are achieved.

Mark has lived in Dorset for 26 years so will always find you some appropriate and challenging driving routes to advance your skills and develop your driving experience.

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Alan Gascoyne

Manual • UK Driving •

Alan joined YES! Driving School in November 2010, following a period of several years as an independent driving instructor, and has worked with two other driving schools in recent years. Alan lives in Bearwood with his wife and son, having moved from Banbury in Oxfordshire in 2005.

Adult training has been a large part of Alans working life. He worked for many years for British Telecom as an installations engineer. Training and assisting adult trainee technicians accounted for much of Alans time with BT. Before leaving BT, Alan passed a selection board for the post of Training Officer at the BT training school at Bletchley Park, but the school was closed down before he could take up his post.

Moving into financial services as an insurance agent for a large British insurance company, Alan quickly moved up the rankings to Financial Consultant /Sales Manager. Training new trainee Financial Advisors to competent advisor status was a substantial part of Alans role.

Following a final career move into driver training, it is clear that Alan has become a popular and successful instructor, enjoying a consistently high pass rate; many testimonials left on our web site, and receives a constant flow of recommendations. Alan has a style of teaching which is relaxed and calm, and he specialises in very nervous pupils. He has a great sense of humour, which will help your learning experience to be as stress free as possible.

You will love your driving lessons with Alan.

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Susan Jones

Automatic • UK Driving •

Before moving to Dorset Susan lived and taught in South-West London. She now lives in Boscombe with her three children, her partner and a Dalmatian. Susan teaches in the areas of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole – a wide area, because she can’t say “no”, when asked nicely :).

Sues motoring career started when she marshalled at various motorbike events from club races to GPs. When occasionally asked if she’d ever get scared when teaching, Sue likes to reply that “nothing is as scary as a riderless motorbike hurtling towards you with only a straw bale (or another marshal) for protection!” In other words, Sue is still looking for the student who’d give her a challenge ;).

Apart from that, Sue loves teaching in Dorset as the roads are so varied compared to South London roads. Please ask for Sue if you want lessons that are fun and in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Andy Sheppard

Automatic • UK Driving •

Hi, I’m Andy and I’ve been an instructor since 2004. I now specialise in automatic tuition. If gears and clutch are not right for you, for whatever reason, and you’re looking for an instructor who is very understanding and patient, then you are in the right place.

I will listen to what you want to get out of your driving and help you achieve your goals in the ways that work best for you. I believe that everyone learns in their own ways, rather than the same approach for all. I have an interest in Coaching and Client Centred Learning and am qualified with a BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Driver Coaching. This way of learning puts you at the centre of what and how you learn and will make you a safer driver, more able to make your own decisions after your test.

Before becoming an instructor I worked in the IT industry where I enjoyed meeting and communicating with people at all levels. My work included running training courses and helping people solve problems and this experience has helped me greatly with Driver Training. I look forward to meeting you.

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Lee Morris

Manual • UK Driving •

Lee has recently moved from Southampton to Bournemouth and he brings over 12 years experience to our team. He is very patient, friendly, reliable and guaranteed to put any new pupil at ease and feel relaxed behind the wheel.

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Stephen Orchard

Manual • Trailer • UK Driving •

After spending some time of his live outdoors gardening, Steve has decided on a career change towards driver education 6 years ago. Always eager to improve, he has specialized in teaching B+E (car+trailer), in his powerful Nissan Terrano. Steve is very laid back and never short to go the extra mile, which brings him into the odd Dorset Village and you might easily see him on the way to a lesson on a quiet Sunday morning. We are not entirely sure about his claim to do lessons on Christmas Day though – maybe if you ask him really nicely :)? As you’d expect of a YES! Instructor, Steve is well educated, knows how to drive a train, holds a degree qualification, currently working on his HGV licence and is often taking part in CPD, such as teaching learners with special needs etc.
Some say he resembles Bruce Willis, so here you go, can’t go much wrong!

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Jeff Sullivan

Manual • UK Driving •

Jeff really enjoys passing on his knowledge to learner drivers. Therefore he has decided to say goodbye to his previous job at a big insurance company and become a dedicated full time driving instructor after 5 years of part time experience. Jeff comes across as an outstanding friendly personality, very patient and professional. He is happy to go the extra mile and takes your requirements serious.
Book now for lessons with Jeff, so you’d soon be a confident driver on the road.

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Rob Edwards

Automatic • UK Driving •

Having established himself as an excellent manual instructor through his driver training over the last 6 years, Rob has recently decided to turn his hand to Automatic lessons.

With an excellent pass rate you can be sure of first class training to a very high standard, coupled with the ability to put even the most nervous people at ease.

Based in Poole, Rob covers lessons in Poole, Bournemouth and all surrounding areas.

“I tailor my lessons to suit each individual pupil and their specific needs, whether they are a complete novice or a qualified driver looking for a refresher course, or a newly qualified driver wanting to take some motorway training, I’m happy to help!”

Rob has a passion for all things relating to cars and motoring, what you would call a true petrolhead, and is always keen to help people become confident and most importantly safe drivers.

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Al Bradford

Automatic • UK Driving •

Al has recently joined the YES! Driving School team and lives in Knighton Heath, Bournemouth, with his wife and their two children.

He qualified as a driving instructor in April 2015 after an 11 year career with the Royal Marines, the last 3 years of which he specialised as an instructor at the Landing Craft School in Hamworthy. There, Al has discovered his natural ability for teaching.
Since then he is known for his positive approach and that he puts the pupils’ needs first.

We are confident that in Al you will find a patient, enthusiastic and fun instructor.


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About Bournemouth

Bournemouth Driving School

You can learn to drive in Bournemouth with YES! Driving School, be it in a manual, automatic car or trailer (B+E) lessons! Our reliable, patient and friendly instructors cover all areas of Bournemouth, including Winton, Charminster, Boscombe, Southbourne, Meyrick Park, Talbot Woods, Branksome, Queens Park, Kinson, Wallisdown and the surrounding area. With YES! you can have your driving lessons in Bournemouth with peace of mind knowing you are with a fully qualified, DVSA approved & DIA registered driving instructor. We welcome anxious and nervous pupils and our experienced instructors will transform you overtime into a safe and confident driver!

Book your lessons any time, 7days / week – you won’t be disappointed!

How do I book my driving lesson in Bournemouth?

To book your driving course, please contact us by using the contact form to email us, or give us a call to talk to one of our friendly Bournemouth Driving Instructors on 078 6225 9400

How much will a Driving Course in Bournemouth cost?

Your YES! Driving School standard rate lessons start from as little as £22.90/hour! You can visit the Prices page to get more information on pricing, depending on the type of driving lesson you require. Our instructors will be happy to pick you up from home, school, work or any other place convenient for you.

About Bournemouth

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town in the county of Dorset, England. The town has a population of 163,444 according to the 2001 Census, making it the largest settlement in Dorset, between Southampton and Plymouth. With Poole, Wimborne, Ferndown and Christchurch it forms the South East Dorset conurbation, which has a total population of approximately 400,000. This also makes Bournemouth and its surroundings the most versatile and exciting place to learn driving in the county of Dorset.

Bournemouth’s location on the south coast of England has made it a popular destination for tourists. The town is a regional centre of business, home of the Bournemouth International Centre and financial companies that include Liverpool Victoria and PruHealth.

In a 2007 survey by First Direct Bank, Bournemouth was found to be the happiest place in Britain with 82% of people questioned saying they were happy with their life. Make it even happier by learning to drive with YES! Driving School :)!

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