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.
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.
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!
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 Wimborne with YES! Driving School! We offer lessons in manual or automatic, or even your own car, as well as trailer lessons (B+E) and advanced driver training. Our reliable, patient and friendly instructors cover all areas of Wimborne. With YES! you can have your driving lessons in Wimborne 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 Wimborne Driving Instructors on 0330 330 7717 or send us a text: 078 6225 9400.
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.
Wimborne Minster is a market town in the East Dorset district of Dorset. Wimbornes population is about 15000 and is located on the confluence of the River Stour and River Allen. Wimborne was the previous home to inventor of the internet Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the Minster Church, which has existed for more than 1300 years.
Wimborne Minster, 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! 🙂