Tom Holdsworth

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About Tom

Tom enjoys the wide variety of different people he meets as a driving instructor in Christchurch and working with them to find the very best way for them to learn. He naturally puts his pupils at ease and he knows that learning works best when the pupil is happy and interested. For this reason, Tom encourages pupils to put the right mix of skills and topics into a lesson to keep it interesting throughout. Tom takes pride in adapting his lessons to the performance of the pupil on the day. He understands that pupils will learn some skills faster than others and continuously adjusts the pace of the lesson to suit them.  He specially enjoys the point at the end of a lesson when a student can look back and see the improvements they have made.

Transferring knowledge and skill

Tom moved to the area from the Lake District more than 20 years ago, from a beautiful (but rainy) part of the country to another beautiful part of the country where it rains much less. He has spent much of that time working in large corporations which had strong focus on developing people skills. He often led training sessions both for groups and individuals.  Tom is now experienced at using as many techniques as possible to transfer knowledge and skills. Combine that with his long held interest in motoring (but don’t expect him to be excited by anything made after 1980) and becoming a driving instructor in Christchurch was an obvious career choice.

His two kids have reached the age when they are still at home but never around, and are really looking forwards to free driving lessons!  In his free time Tom really enjoys coaching the juniors at a local kayak club and exploring this lovely part of the country.  He enjoys paddling his sea kayak along the Jurassic coast or peddling his bike around the new forest. He enjoys playing Bridge too.

Tom is currently a trainee driving instructor who has completed all necessary training.  He is now gaining experience ready for the final qualifying exam.  With this in mind, many of his lessons are monitored for training purposes by our Director of Training, Pete Wilkinson

Areas Covered

  • Ashley Heath/St Leonards
  • Bearwood
  • Boscombe
  • Bournemouth
  • Branksome
  • Branksome Park
  • Charminster
  • Christchurch
  • East Howe
  • Ensbury Park
  • Highcliffe
  • Hurn
  • Iford
  • Kinson
  • Littledown
  • Moordown
  • New Milton
  • Northbourne
  • Parley
  • Pokesdown
  • Poole
  • Ringwood
  • Southbourne
  • Westbourne

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Learn to drive in Bournemouth

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Learn to drive in Poole

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Poole, United Kingdom

Learn to drive in Dorchester

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Dorchester, United Kingdom

Learn to drive in Weymouth

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Weymouth Way, Weymouth DT4, UK

Learn to drive in Wimborne

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom

Learn to drive in Blandford

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom

Learn to drive in Wareham

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Wareham, United Kingdom

Learn to drive in Ferndown

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Ferndown Town, Ferndown, United Kingdom

Learn to drive in Ringwood

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Ringwood, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Learn to drive in Christchurch

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Christchurch, UK

Learn to drive in New Milton

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New Milton, UK

Learn to drive in Southampton

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Bradbury Centre, 300 Aldermoor Rd, Southampton, Southampton SO16 5NA, UK

Learn to drive in Newhaven

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Newhaven, United Kingdom

Special arrangements for Key Workers

To all our learners, you may have been notified that your test was cancelled (Theory or Practical). Please see attached link for further information.
Read the part about key workers – if you consider yourself a key worker, please contact us – we will give your lessons priority and are happy to help at odd times and/or arrange an intensive course. If you are a key worker, and to do our little bit, we also will offer you lessons at a reduced rate.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-driving-tests-and-theory-tests?fbclid=IwAR2BH66y5a-sZ5L7RNFMytBJlIG5M-Wf5pJu4uN3-bDxVhKa4bv0gfb86Wc