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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can learn to drive in Ferndown with YES! Driving School! Take lessons in a manual or automatic car and we now also offer trailer lessons (B+E) at competitive rates. Our reliable, patient and friendly instructors cover all areas of Ferndown. With YES! you can have your driving lessons in Ferndown 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!
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.
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 Ferndown Driving Instructors on 0330 330 7717 or send us a text: 078 6225 9400
Ferndown is a town and civil parish in the East Dorset district of Dorset in southern England, situated immediately to the north of unitary authorities of Poole and Bournemouth. The parish, which until 1972 was called Hampreston, includes the communities of Hampreston, Longham, Stapehill and Trickett’s Cross. The latest population figure (2006 mid year estimate) for the parish is 17,200.
Ferndown is the largest inland town in Dorset in terms of population. The district has a relatively large elderly population (38.5% are aged 60 or above)
Ferndown Town, Ferndown, United Kingdom
I really enjoyed learning with my instructor she made me feel relaxed and comfortable would definitely recommend her
Andy was really professional, easy to get on with and a patient teacher. Really enjoyed our lessons and now I feel really confident in the road and safe thanks to...
Where do I start?! If you had said to me a year ago that I would pass my test first time with no faults I wouldn’t have believed you, but...
I was able to pass first time yesterday with Pete, he has made my confidence grow a lot since I had started to learn again after a few years of...
Andy was a brilliant driving instructor, really calm and helpful. I’d had over 30 hours lessons before but was still nervous and lacking confidence – all of which was corrected...
Andy is an excellent driving instructor and his calm manner helps put you at ease behind the wheel. I was a nervous driver at first however after a few lessons...
I study down in Bournemouth so when I started driving I was really nervous about learning my way around Bournemouth as my family home is in Reading, but Alan helped...
Al is such a good instructor! He’s very patient and calm, which makes learning easier. I would recommend him to anyone who wanted to learn to drive!
Andy has been very supportive … he has a calm and patient manner which I really appreciated as I lacked confidence. He was my second instructor and he assured...
I would definitely recommend Jeff as a driving instructor! He makes lessons fun and enjoyable, whilst remaining professional and making sure all areas are covered. Incredibly patient and always on...
A great instructor, easy to talk to, laid back and highly knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
Jeff was brilliant!! I’d failed my test five times in Southampton but after moving to Bournemouth and having six lessons with Jeff I passed with only three minors!! I really...
Best driving instructor ever! Ask for al Bradford by name and you won’t be disappointed, I passed first time because of him and instantly he made me feel relaxed and...
Well what can I say Mr o is an absolute legend, laid back firm but fair, says it exactly how it is, he is also funny and easy to chat...
I passed my test first time today all thanks to Ruedi who made the lessons very enjoyable and was an overall great instructor, thank you! 🙂