Al Hamp

Al Hamp

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About Al

After moving to Dorset, Al chose YES! Driving School for his Driving Instructor Training and hasn’t looked back since. Al is a friendly and dedicated instructor with a calm, understanding manner and has a patient approach that helps put pupils at ease. He is keen to achieve and maintain the best standards as a driving instructor in Broadstone and the surrounding areas.

What makes the job so interesting for Al is that no two pupils are the same, and neither are their needs. His genuine curiosity for what his pupils are thinking and feeling, helps him to tailor his lessons and teaching styles to suit each pupil, finding the best way for them to learn. Al sees learning to drive as a partnership between pupil and instructor and encourages them to have an involvement in decision making as much as possible. As a driving instructor in Broadstone, he aims to create an atmosphere that allows pupils to achieve solid learning, but at the same time allows them to not worry about being judged when they do make mistakes.

Safe & Respectful Driving

Importantly, Al prides himself on being a safe and respectful driver. Passing these qualities on to his pupils lies at the heart of everything that he teaches. He firmly believes these are qualities that are essential to making a well-rounded, competent and responsible driver for life.

Life before and beyond

Originally from the Midlands, Al lived and worked for several years in London as a Graphic Designer where he enjoyed designing for companies ranging from international brands to local businesses. From this he gained valuable experience of how to work with and adapt to a wide range of people. He moved to Dorset in the mid 2010’s to find somewhere to put down long term roots. Having worked in the design industry for several years he decided he wanted a career that was more fulfilling, and people orientated. Having always been passionate for all things motoring becoming a driving instructor was a perfect fit.

In his free time you can find him foraging deep in the forest or out on a long country walk – or if it’s raining he’s quite happy with one of his cats on his lap with a good film.

Alastair has recently passed his final qualifying test of Instructional Ability and his instructional techniques are really sharp but this is laced with a blend of humour, compassion and a natural curiosity about his pupils. Al has already stated that he still wants to learn more and progress by spending more time with our Director of Training, Pete Wilkinson.

Areas Covered

  • Blandford
  • Broadstone
  • Canford Heath
  • Corfe Mullen
  • Creekmoor
  • Hamworthy
  • Merley
  • Poole
  • Sandbanks
  • Sturminster Marshall
  • Upton
  • Wimborne
  • Winterborne

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Al's most recent testimonials - Leave a review!

Al has been so amazing! In the short amount of time I was with him he completely transformed my driving and managed to help me pass first time! I will forever be grateful for how patient, funny and kind he has been. 100% recommend.

Leah Price from Poole , 9th January 2024

Instructor: Al Hamp

Al has been an amazing instructor. So considerate and patient, making sure you are fully confident in every aspect of driving. Couldn’t have chosen a better instructor. Thank you!

Jemma Thorne from Poole, 27th October 2023

Instructor: Al Hamp

My instructor, Al, was very patient and remained calm throughout the duration of our lessons. He is a good instructor to have if you/your child is particularly nervous about driving or a perfectionist. I passed first time with him.

Chloë from Poole, 20th July 2023

Instructor: Al Hamp

Al H is a brilliant instructor!!! He put me at ease!! I couldn’t recommend him enough!! Thank you so much!! 🙂

Ellie Geer from Poole, 20th July 2023

Instructor: Al Hamp

After struggling with learning to drive with a different instructor, i chose to switch to Al. It was the best decision I made. He was calm and patient ensuring that i understood everything, which resulted in me passing first time. I honestly couldn’t recommend him more.
Thank you!

Issy Strange from Poole, 20th July 2023

Instructor: Al Hamp

Really nice and professional instructor, made me feel comfortable and respected at all times, I couldn’t recommend an instructor more.

Harry jubert from Poole, 20th April 2023

Instructor: Al Hamp

Al is a very calm, patient and hardworking instructor, who will patiently help students get through a slump, or problem to best prepare them for their test.

William Johnson from Poole, 8th March 2023

Instructor: Al Hamp

Thank you to Al H for being a great instructor and building my confidence on the roads, very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend:)

Orla Sullivan from Wareham , 24th February 2023

Instructor: Al Hamp

Al demonstrated everything in a very clear and easy to follow way and made sure I understood why a mistake was a mistake instead of just telling me it was. I enjoyed my lessons with him very much.

Jed Armstrong from Poole, 8th February 2023

Instructor: Al Hamp

Al is great driving instructor would really recommend him makes you feel so calm and relaxed no stress at all behind the wheel he will give you his 100% commitment to everything

Ross Steele from Poole , 21st December 2022

Instructor: Al Hamp

Al was amazing. When I first started with him I hated driving and dreaded getting into the drivers seat. He managed to get me to love driving and get me through my test first time. The perfect instructor.

Josh Malpas from Wareham, 23rd November 2022

Instructor: Al Hamp

Al was an incredibly professional, calm and supportive instructor – even with previous bad habits, he worked with me to improve all skills which coalesced into a first time pass!

Peter from Broadstone, 6th October 2022

Instructor: Al Hamp

I passed first time and couldn’t have had a better experience learning to drive! I felt at ease and learned well and in good time

Charlotte Triplow from Broadstone , 30th August 2022

Instructor: Al Hamp

Al was amazing, he helped me so much with gaining my confidence and he taught me in a way that made me feel i could really take my time learning things before moving on! so so happy to have had him :))

Lucie Harding from Poole , 16th August 2022

Instructor: Al Hamp

So pleased to say I passed my test and it was all down to Al who was patient, supportive with me and made driving something I enjoyed this time around which previously I never have done!
Massive thank you to Al and honestly cannot recommended him enough!

Ellie Crew from Poole, 25th July 2022

Instructor: Al Hamp

Al was an amazing instructor for me, who had previous failures and was super nervous! He was always so encouraging and really patient. Would recommend him to anyone. Was so friendly and I always felt so comfortable in my lessons.

Jess from Corfe Mullen, 25th June 2022

Instructor: Al Hamp

Al has been an excellent instructor, he has been patient and clear with instructions throughout our lessons and thanks to him I was able to pass on my first test attempt.

James from Poole, 25th June 2022

Instructor: Al Hamp

Al always made me feel very relaxed and calm. He’s such a nice guy and wanted the best for me always which really helped me along the way. He worked well around my availability, he was patient and empathetic all the time. I can’t thank him enough!

Jess Treweek from Poole , 20th June 2022

Instructor: Al Hamp

Al was incredibly attentive with my driving needs. I failed my first test 5 years ago, therefore lacked confidence in the car. Al increased my confidence exponentially and helped me to improve my bad habits to become a good driver. I passed with 1 minor, and I would recommend Al to all my friends and family.

Monty Salt-Cowell from Broadstone, 26th May 2022

Instructor: Al Hamp

Al was incredible at teaching me to drive. He explains things in a way you that’s easy to understand and his bubbly personality helped put my nerves at ease. Thanks to him i passed first time with only 4 faults 🙂

Rachel Alarcon from Bearwood , 26th May 2022

Instructor: Al Hamp

Al was great. He’s advise was clear and well timed so I could act on it without stressing out. I was able to learn at the right pass for me and was challenged the ideal amount so I could keep my cool and also progress at a rapid pass. My test route involved the most challenging roads in the area and was able to pass with only 3 minors which for me is impressive. Thanks Al you were great.

Lewis Evans from poole, 26th May 2022

Instructor: Al Hamp

He got me through with no minors first time past 10/10

Kacper Politewicz from Charlton Marshall , 1st April 2022

Instructor: Al Hamp

great instructor, helped me get through it, great at teaching new things and helping me improve.

Henry Dibben from Wimborne, 18th February 2022

Instructor: Al Hamp

Very encouraging instructor, he taught the fundamentals very well so I was perfect for my test. Happy I was able to pass with him as my instructor.

theo yiasoumi from Broadstone, 18th February 2022

Instructor: Al Hamp

Al was the complete package. Friendly, approachable, as well as great methods to teach me what to do. Every lesson was something to look forward to and took my skills forward leaps and bounds.

I can’t recommend Al enough if you’re looking to learn to drive, Top guy, Top instructor

Mak Rouse from Wimborne , 30th December 2021

Instructor: Al Hamp

I passed my test today, and I can’t thank al enough. He helped me improve my driving so much, (especially with my mirrors!) and I would highly recommend him to anyone. I’ll miss our driving lessons a lot as it felt like I was in a car with a friend and not a driving Instructor, Thankyou again so so much!

Maisy white from Blandford forum, 18th November 2021

Instructor: Al Hamp

Outstanding quality teaching with friendly and professional instructor.

George from Blandford , 15th October 2021

Instructor: Al Hamp

Well what can I say Al has been absolutely amazing he’s kind considerate and a brilliant Instructer. He made me feel so comfortable and relaxed whilst having my lessons. I didn’t think I would ever be teachable I’m not the easiest lol. But honestly thanks so much. You’ve made my driving experience enjoyable. I will be 100% recommending Al to all my friends and family. Thanks again.

Angela goldie from Blandford , 12th August 2021

Instructor: Al Hamp

Great instructor, highly recommend! Really helped me get to test level and would go out of his way to squeeze lessons in for me even when he didn’t have much space. Made me a much more calm driver and was so helpful!

Megan Brock from Blandford Forum, 8th August 2021

Instructor: Al Hamp

Al Hamp was the best instructor I had ever had. He has amazing patience and took things at a pace I was comfortable with and my driving skills from my first to my last lesson had improved massively. Unfortunately I had to finish my lessons early as I had to move away from Bournemouth as I had finished university, but I know Al will have played a HUGE part for when I do pass my test!

Joseph Evans from Poole, 8th August 2021

Instructor: Al Hamp

Very good instructor, 5 star.

Logan young from Blandford forum , 19th June 2021

Instructor: Al Hamp

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