We have 2 instructors in your area!

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 Wareham

Wareham Driving School

You can learn to drive in Wareham with YES! Driving School, be it in a manual or trailer (B+E) lessons! Our reliable, patient and friendly instructors cover all areas of Wareham, including Slepe, Bere Regis, Wool and the surrounding area. With YES! you can have your driving lessons in Wareham 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 Wareham?

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 Wareham Driving Instructors on 078 6225 9400

How much will a Driving Course in Wareham 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, 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 Wareham

Going by the name of Wareham Town, this historic market town is situated on the River Frome about 9 miles from Poole.  With many attractions ranging from Wareham Forest to Dorset Downs and from Corfe Castle to the preserved Swanage Steam Railway, Wareham and the surrounding area is an interesting and picturesque place to learn to drive.


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