Dorchester

We have 3 instructors in your area!

Driving Instructor in Blandford

Pete Wilkinson

Advanced • Manual • Refresher • UK Driving •

Pete joined YES! Driving School when he moved to Dorset and chose YES! Driving School from many others.  YES! Driving School made it easy for Pete to become a driving instructor in Blandford.

As part of his 22 years in the Army, Pete 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. Additionally, he learned how to get the best from each one. He now puts this ability together with the latest coaching techniques.  This makes your learning experience an easy, stress free and fun time.

Pete 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. As a Trainer at heart, Pete is passionate about training. He 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. This helps on Test Day and also in preparation for solo driving once the Pupil becomes a Full Licence Holder.

A strong knowledge of all test areas in Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Salisbury ensures easy learning.

Always looking for self-improvement, Pete 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. He has since retested with the same result. Pete also went on to successfully complete the RoSPA Tutors Assessment.  Pete aims to provide more than the basic levels as a Driving Instructor in Blandford and surrounding areas.

Instructor Training

Pete also provides a structured programme of Instructor Training.  If you’re interested in becoming a Driving Instructor, click here.

standards check success

More recently, Pete completed his Standards Check with the DVSA and was Graded ‘A’, scoring the maximum score possible with 51/51. Top Result!

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Driving Instructor in Dorchester

Pete Austin

Manual • Refresher • UK Driving •

Pete qualified as a driving instructor in 2007 and taught in the demanding urban jungle of North West London for 5 years before seeing the light and moving to West Dorset.  After a spell as an independent instructor, he missed being part of a team and so chose YES! Driving School as a manual Driving Instructor in Dorchester and the surrounding areas.

Pete’s calm, friendly and extremely patient approach will help you learn at a pace that suits you. This is regardless of whether you’re new and need plenty of reassurance or part trained and confident of your skills.  Pete boasts a healthy pass rate with most of his learners passing first or second time. His proudest moment was when 3 students passed with ZERO faults within a month!

Refresher Training

Pete also offers refresher training and confidence building sessions for those who have not driven in a while, or senior citizens who want to stay safe and adapt to the demands of modern day driving.

He teaches in an eco-friendly Ford Focus (it’s a lovely drive) and takes pupils to their driving test in Dorchester.

Pete has done many jobs since leaving school in the early 80’s.  He has worked in commercial radio, sales support, retail and even ran a DJ business for several years but his real love is training.

“I can honestly say being a driving instructor has been the most rewarding thing I’ve done and I’ll continue doing it for as long as possible!”

In his spare time Pete is an avid vinyl record collector and plays drums with local musicians in the Weymouth area. He also cooks a mean chilli!

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Trailer training

Stephen Orchard

Manual • Refresher • Trailer • UK Driving •

After spending some time of his life outdoors gardening, Steve decided on a career change towards driver education 6 years ago. Always eager to improve, he now also provides trailer training throughout Dorset (B+E), in his powerful Volvo XC90.  He also covers learner drivers in his Ford Fiesta.

Steve is very laid back and always willing to go the extra mile.  This brings him into the odd Dorset Village.  He also appreciates that some people are only free on a weekend.  You might easily see him on the way to a lesson on a quiet Sunday morning. It is said that he just loves to teach but we are not entirely sure about his claim to do lessons on Christmas Day though – maybe if you ask him really nicely :)?

Steve is keen to see his pupils progress in a relaxed atmosphere.  He likes to challenge his pupils but never pushing beyond their capabilities.  Steve ensures that his pupils move on at a comfortable pace.

 

Whilst carrying out Trailer training, he will first assess your driving skills and advise you on any improvements.  He will then move onto the Trailer training.

As you’d expect of a YES! Instructor, Steve is well educated, knows how to drive a train, holds a degree qualification, has taken 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!  What do you think?  Be nice though!

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About Dorchester

***Special Offer for Dorchester and Weymouth areas***

The first 10 customers who book lessons before 15 June will receive £20, once they leave a review after their first lesson (positive or negative).  You will not be disappointed!

Dorchester Driving School

You can learn to drive in and around Dorchester with YES! Driving School! Our reliable, patient and friendly instructors cover all areas of Dorchester. With YES! you can have your intensive or standard driving lessons in Dorchester 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 lessons in Dorchester?

To book your driving lessons in Dorchester, please contact us by using the contact form to email us. Alternatively, give us a call to talk to one of our friendly Dorchester Driving Instructors on 0330 330 7717 or send us a text: 078 6225 9400

How much will a Driving Course in Dorchester cost?

Your YES! Driving School standard rate lessons start from as little as £25/hour! You can visit the Prices page to get more information on pricing, for all types of lessons. Our instructors will be happy to pick you up from home, school, work or any other place convenient for you.

About Dorchester

Dorchester is the county town of Dorset, England. A historic market town, Dorchester lies on the banks of the River Frome, in the Frome Valley, just south of the Dorset Downs and north of the South Dorset Ridgeway, that separates the area from Weymouth, 8 miles (13 km) south.

Dorchester is noted as being home and inspiration to the author Thomas Hardy, whose novel The Mayor of Casterbridge was based on the town.

In the 2001 Census the official population of Dorchester was 16,171, although by 2010 this was estimated to have risen to 18,280

Learn to drive in Dorchester

Dorchester, United Kingdom