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.
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. 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.
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 also provides a structured programme of Instructor Training. If you’re interested in becoming a Driving Instructor, click here.
More recently, Pete completed his Standards Check with the DVSA and was Graded ‘A’, scoring the maximum score possible with 51/51. Top Result!
Ruedi is the founder of YES! Driving School. Originally from Austria he permanently moved to the UK in 2002. He now resides and provides a quality service as a driving instructor in Wimborne, Dorset.
Ruedi is a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) approved Grade A Driving Instructor and registered with the Driving Instructors Association (DIA). He is also a qualified Edexcel Lvl3 Assessor as well as holding 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 a driving instructor in Wimborne and the surrounding area for some time now. Ruedi has a comprehensive knowledge of the area an in-depth knowledge of driving test routes around Bournemouth and Dorchester. Most of Ruedi’s pupils have passed their tests at the first or second attempt.
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!
You can learn to drive in Blandford and Iwerne Minster with YES! Driving School! Our reliable, patient and friendly instructors cover all areas of Blandford and Iwerne Minster. With YES! you can have your driving lessons in Blandford or Iwerne Minster 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!
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 Blandford Driving Instructors on 0330 330 7717 or send us a text: 079 4940 1395
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, 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.
Blandford Forum is a market town on the River Stour in Dorset. Blandford has a population of approximately 9000 and is the headquarters of the North Dorset District Council. It is also the home of Blandford Camp, a military base sited on the hills to the east, and Badger Brewery which supply to pubs and restaurants across the region.
Iwerne Minster is part of the Cranbourne chase and is home to Clayesmore School, a fee-paying boarding and day school which caters for all ages.
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Just passed my driving test on Wednesday with Steve. A great driving instructor highly recommended 👍👍👍 thank you ever so much for all ur skills
Brilliant instructor !! So helpful and very proud to say I passed with sue from yes driving school 🙂
Sue is a very kind and helpful instructor. Very flexible with timing, instructs everything very clearly, kindly and perfectly. Would highly recommend anyone to have her as an instructor....
My instructor Susan Jones was absolutely brilliant!! Felt at ease as soon as i got in the car! She is so patient and easy to talk to and get on...
Hey thanks Mark for getting me up to speed after my first attempt, so glad I swapped to you guys, I would recommend YES to other students, you explain things...
Thanks Mark for your advice and pointers just before my test they really helped, but also thanks to my Dad who got me to this stage.
Hi everyone my name is kayleigh. I passed my test on the 3rd of August thanks to Donna Colwell and Bubbles the car 🙂
I had a different driving instructor...
Hi all,I just passed my test first time with the amazing Donna…I’d had lessons with 2 other instructors prior to meeting donna,but donna taught me things in the first 2...
Really pleased with the results of my driving test and could not have done it with out Pete. I looked toward to having lessons each week as I was pushed...
Lee was a great driving instructor. My driving abilities improved very quickly and as a result I passed my test first time!!!! Thanks to Lee.
Steve was a great instructor, he managed to get me to pass first time with only 1 minor 🙂 highly recommend.
thankyou andy for all your help and patience i would highly reconmend andy he makes you feel at ease when you feel nervous.I passed my driving test on the 24...
I would highly recommend Pete to anyone wanting to learn to drive. Every lesson was a positive experience that helped me gain the knowledge and confidence I needed to pass...
Andy is very patient and doesn’t panic in any situation he just reasure’s you.Iwould highly recommend andy he’s a nice guy and makes you feel comfortable straight away.Thankyou andy for...
I passed my driving test on the second try. My driving instructor was very patient, chatty and helpful. In 6 months I have learnt a lot from him!