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Pete joined YES! Driving School when he moved to Dorset and chose YES! Driving School from many others. YES! Driving School made it easy for Pete to become a driving instructor in Blandford.
As part of his 22 years in the Army, Pete 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. Additionally, he learned how to get the best from each one. He now puts this ability together with the latest coaching techniques. This makes your learning experience an easy, stress free and fun time.
Pete 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. As a Trainer at heart, Pete is passionate about training. He 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. This helps on Test Day and also in preparation for solo driving once the Pupil becomes a Full Licence Holder.
A strong knowledge of all test areas in Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Salisbury ensures easy learning.
Always looking for self-improvement, Pete 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. He has since retested with the same result and also went on to successfully complete the RoSPA Tutors Assessment. Pete aims to provide more than the basic levels as a Driving Instructor in Blandford and surrounding areas.
Pete also provides a structured programme of Instructor Training. If you’re interested in becoming a Driving Instructor, click here.
More recently, Pete completed his Standards Check with the DVSA and was Graded ‘A’, scoring the maximum score possible with 51/51. Top Result!
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I highly recommend Pete he has really helped me grow in confidence on the road and I have really enjoyed learning to drive with him. Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor. Thank you
Pete has been an amazing help to me. He has made lessons fun. Also he has helped build my confidence on the road as well as gain a comfortable style of driving. I highly recommend him.
highly recomend pete. Pete was great and very helpfull. Enjoyed the time in the car and made learing to drive easy. thanks very much, Orson.
The lessons were very relaxed and he allows you to learn in a safe, calm environment. Not only does he review and develop your driving, he spends time to assess himself as an instructor and adapts his teaching style to each of us.
I passed first time with 4 driving faults so definitely worth looking to get Pete as an instructor.
Amazing! Petes down to earth and easy to get along with. Our lessons felt more like a nice, very often sticky drive, with a friend and a great atmosphere.
Iv had multiple instructors previously and have never liked anyone enough to leave a review.
But he got me through test, first time pass with only 2 DF! So i suppose hes definitely review worthy!
Highly reccommend to anyone at any level.
I was a very nervous driver to start with, and we had 6 years on and off but Pete helped me overcome all of my fears and help me notice my problems to make sure I was a safer driver. He was confident and relaxed and gave me the time I needed, I wouldn’t have passed without him and his belief. Thank you for everything!
Friendly, professional and a great sense of humour. Made learning to drive a fun experience, would thoroughly recommend.
I came to Pete after having several lessons with several other instructors. Pete immediately identified the floors in my driving and presented me with ways that we could fix them and move forward. Each lesson I felt I was progessing, improving and actually moving towards being test ready, which wasn’t the case with some other instuctors Id had. Pete creates a relaxed and fun learning atmosphere in the car and pairs that with clear and insightful instruction. I couldnt recommend him enough!
Pete is a great instructor, he is very patient and always explains things in a detailed yet easy to understand way. I am very happy with the skills that I have learned from my time in the car with him.
Learning with pete has been a wonderful experience, he is patient and understanding and always ensures I understand what he is telling me. thanks to pete i’ve managed to pass my test and can look forward to driving safely on the road, and I won’t be surprised by a marching band on skateboards around the bend
Pete was an excellent driving instructor! He supported me throughout all my lessons and was very patient when I made mistakes. He thoroughly explained each detail very carefully to ensure I knew exactly what I was doing and why it was important. I can’t thank him enough and would highly recommend. Thanks Pete! 👍
Honestly such a good instructor and really nice guy passed really fast with him!
Recommend him 10000%
Yes driving school teaches in an amazing way where the methods they teach you grow into your routine and make you the best driver you can be, have been recommending to friends and family since day one, the service is professional and maintained at a exceptional standard. Not only the best driving school to join, Pete my instructor made it a really fun and a easy learning journey for me, very patient and comfortable to be around as a teacher and an individual. THANK YOU !!
Great instructor, every lesson was different but always enjoyable and made me feel confident going into my test. Thanks, Pete
I’ve really enjoyed my time learning with Pete! He made lessons fun whilst ensuring that I learned something new every lesson, even up to the test date! I would definitely recommend learning with Yes Driving school 🙂
Absolutely amazing driving instructor! Couldn’t recommend Pete more as every lesson is relaxed, tailored to meet driving needs and learning styles. You are always guaranteed to have a great laugh that helps to ease any nerves. I would not have been the driver I am or passed my driving test first time, with only 1 driving fault without Pete. Pete does not just prepare you for the test but goes above and beyond to tailor lessons that help to develop confidence and skills needed for after the test to be a safe driver. I will miss lessons as Pete is always welcoming and made every lesson enjoyable. Thank you so much!!
Pete made every driving lesson relaxed and enjoyable, from the beginning up until test day. His feedback was always great, and he made sure that I was prepared for driving beyond passing the test. Couldn’t have wished for a better instructor!
Thank you so much to Pete for helping me pass first time and giving me confidence in my driving abilities. I have had an amazing driving experience full of laughs! Couldn’t recommend anyone better.
Many thanks to Pete Wilkinson for his tuition and guidance preparing me for the Standards Check Test.
Pete is everything you could want in a driving instructor and more. He’s able to have a good laugh and has a great sense of humour, which helps a lot if you find driving stressful, he really makes you feel comfortable and at ease with driving. I’m someone that likes to ask a lot of questions and Pete always had an answer. He’s honest and will tell you how things are which is important to make sure you are a safe driver. Couldn’t recommend Pete more, I would never have passed first time without him.
Pete is an awesome instructor! I’m glad he helped me pass as soon as I was ready. We had a great laugh at times too. Chuffed to bits👍
After leaving my previous instructor for various reasons, I looked online for something better and found YES! driving. I was booked in almost instantly with no hassle. Pete is a brilliant driving instructor and has a knack for making things that I had struggled with for months previous click. In the car itself you feel very comfortable and it’s a fantastic learning environment. Overall Pete does go above and beyond to help out his pupils for example using (Optional) rear and front facing cameras. He can show you the recordings on his I Pad which helps immensely when correcting mistakes. As a result of my brilliant time with Pete my younger brothers will also be learning with this company. I can’t recommenced it enough.
Very good instructor but also a great laugh as well. Had fun on my lessons as well as gaining confidence in driving. Thank you!
Excellent instructor. Very patient so very helpful for slow learners or learners that need that little bit more time on things. Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn to drive.
Wonderful experience learning to drive with Pete. Brilliant knowledgable instructor who is great with more anxious people like myself, making them feel safe and in control of the situations put in front of them while still pushing you in the perfect way. Not afraid to tell you how it is. Highly recommend.
Thanks to Pete I went from someone who didn’t want to sit behind the wheel to someone who has passed their test first time. He understood me and not made me feel stupid when I got overly anxious about doing something tiny. I would 100% recommend to anyone!!!
I passed my test first time thanks to Pete! Such an amazing instructor made me so comfortable in the car, I gone from my first lesson not even knowing what’s the pedals were and then passing first time! Can not thank Pete enough!
I have had a fantastic time learning to drive with Pete. Having never been in the drivers side of a car before, he was really good at starting lessons at a pace I was comfortable with. Each lesson outcome was up to me, with some helpful ideas on what I might want to do and achieve over each session in the car. Pete not only has great teaching skills, he is also able to make you feel welcome in the car, and uses humour and sarcasm to help take away nerves. *5/5 stars* Thank you so much Pete!
I’VE PASSED! Just want to give a massive shout out to the living legend that is Pete Wilkinson! The man sure knows how to get the best out of his students and will be ever grateful for his wisdom! Top bloke who knows how to have a laugh and keep you at ease. Would highly recommend Pete and Yes! Driving, to anyone looking to pass their test. Thanks again for everything Pete!
My instructor was amazing! Made me very comfortable and really helped with me driving. 100% recommend.
Lessons with Pete were always fun and enjoyable. I was very nervous when I started learning to drive but now I feel confident and relaxed behind the wheel . He’s an excellent instructor who is patient and supportive, I would highly recommend! Thank you so much Pete!
I’ve had the best time learning to drive with Pete! He’s been the best instructor I could have asked for. He always managed to put up with all my whining and lack of confidence! I’m going to miss my lessons and all the laughs and fun we’ve had and I am happy to and have recommended him to others! THANK YOU so much for everything!!!!
I first met Pete at a local Advanced Drivers meeting, I had been contemplating becoming a Driving Instructor for a few years and after building up the courage I asked him how he became a Driving Instructor. After a 3hr taster session with Pete my mind was made up to become an instructor. Becoming an ADI was not an easy journey for me but with Pete being my mentor/sponsor, I’ve manage to do it. Pete was there every step of the way, any time, any place, anywhere, if I had a question or queries, Pete was there to help. If you are thinking of becoming a Driving Instructor my advice is to DO IT. Pete is an amazing instructor and he will help you every step of the way.
I have really enjoyed learning with Pete, he always makes the drive fun and lively! He’s always able to put me at ease if I have any worries and is always helpful! I would and have recommended Pete to friends who want to learn because I’ve had such a great experience! Thank you so much and I will continue to drive safely!
Pete was amazing!
From the first lesson he makes you feel at ease and you know you’re in good hands. I was able to have such a fun and relaxed time in the car with Pete and now so happy that I’ve passed first time and feel confident to drive!
Thank you for everything Pete! 😄
Pete was a lovely instructor that helped me develop all the skills I currently use on the road. He made every lesson very tailored to my need and what I felt I had to do to get one step closer to test day. His conversation always made me feel comfortable in the car and enabled me to open up about anything that was on my mind which helped me clear myself and become a better learner 😊 would recommend for anyone learning to drive.
Pete has been a wonderful instructor, always patient and able to put me at ease and calm me down when I got stressed out. He’s incredibly good at knowing how you learn best and always talks to you to make sure you’re comfortable and learning in the way that’s best for you. Couldn’t thank him enough for the patience he displayed with me.
Pete is an amazing instructor. He tunes in to the way you learn and adjusts accordingly so you have the best possible tutoring. Lovely guy and I cant recommend him enough. Thanks Pete!
I really enjoyed my time learning to drive, Pete in an amazing instructor and a lovely person. Would 100% recommend to anyone.
Pete is an amazing instructor, I don’t think I could have passed with anyone else, his constant positivity, determination and skill was exactly what I needed and I am so thankful to him for that. Would highly recommend to anyone learning to drive!
Really pleased with the results of my driving test and could not have done it with out Pete. I looked toward to having lessons each week as I was pushed to the best of my ability in each session but Pete still managed to create a calm and collective vibe in the car. Thank you
I would highly recommend Pete to anyone wanting to learn to drive. Every lesson was a positive experience that helped me gain the knowledge and confidence I needed to pass my test. I cannot thank him enough for making driving an enjoyable experience for me!
Learning with Pete has been great. He’s encouraging, but does not place too much pressure upon you to do things you may not be comfortable with. Pete also emphasises the point that there is nothing wrong with making mistakes and encourages self analysis to learn from your mistakes. Overall my learning experience has been pretty awesome.
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 not learning. He is funny, always cheerful and makes everyone else smile and laugh as well……. Thanks Pete.
I tend to do terribly while learning and learning to drive was no different however Pete was always there to laugh at me (in a good way that is). I thought learning to drive would be nerve racking but it turned out pretty fun thanks to Pete, and well he helped me pass which is obviously the most important thing. So for that I have to thank you
Pete is a fantastic driving instructor and I highly recommend him, he made lessons fun and enjoyable but also pushed me and taught me only the best standard of driving. We had a laugh in the car but also he kept me focused. I can’t thank him enough for teaching me what I know, he is sound!
Just passed my test first time! Pete is very good at making you relax in the car and is patient. He takes as little or as much time as you need on each area of learning to drive. I would highly recommend Pete!
I just passed my test today with Pete! He is a great instructor and is not just focused on passing a test but turning you into an all-round good driver. He has been so patient and always makes lessons fun! Thank you Pete!
I have just passed my test today with Pete, I am an older learner at 36 and to be honest I never thought I had the confidence or self-belief to drive until I met Pete, from my first lesson I knew I could do it with him as my instructor. He is patient, calm and supportive,not only that he also has a great sense of humor,nearly choked on my gum a few times. He has taught me all the tools I need to drive safely and in control, anticipating what could happen next and what if. I would highly recommend yes driving and Pete especially if you want to learn to drive.I will miss the lessons and giggles.
Massive thanks to Pete!! An amazing instructor, proper sorted me out on getting my nerves under control & making sure I felt completely comfortable in car, he has made me a safer & better driver. I failed 4 times before I joined Pete, I thought someone must be able to help me pass a test & he did just that! Thank you for believing in me & not giving up on me!!! Highly recommend you without a shadow of a doubt!! Oh & patients of a saint!!
Pete has been brilliant from day one. For someone that has never wanted to drive and was very nervous starting off he has put my nerves at rest and helped me through to passing my test first time. Brilliant instructor and would recommend him to anyone that wants to learn to drive! Will miss my Saturday morning drives mainly because I can't get out of the housework now.
Wow today after a rocky road and nearly giving up a few times i finally past my test. I'm still in shock Pete is a fantastic instructor with so much patience. As a very nervous learner he never let me give up. Thank you so much pete I'm so grateful for all our hard work it finally paid off.
From beginning to end Pete has been an amazing instructor! At the start I was so nervous about driving and wasn't sure if I wanted too, but Pete has made me a confident driver and I can't thank him enough!! He is always there if you ever need to ask him questions which is very useful! If you're looking for an instructor then Pete is definitely the one, I can't recommend him highly enough!!
Well what to say about Pete Wilkinson in our time together….He loves long walks on beaches and of course instructing driving lessons. He does a superb job at it. I honestly couldn't recommend anyone better suited for the job.
Passed today first time and I don't think any other instructor could of bin of any more help. I was worried at first about driving bur with my instructor I built confidence all the way up to test day to come to my surprise of a first time pass. Really chuffed and was well recommended it to me by friends as I will recommend anyone else looking to drive. WOOHOO!!!!!!
JUST PASSED FIRST TIME AT 37!! PETER is an awesome intructor to have, fantastic sense of humour which he really needed to put u with my gobby behaviour and nerves of steal as well as patients of a saint to cope with me at the beginning as I was very self doubting just needed ME to finally accept I could drive without anyone getting pregnant or dying! (His words!) Thank you so much for everything you have done Pete! I'm lucky number 8, fingers crossed number 9 will be just as lucky!!!!Highly recommended to nervous learners!NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN TO DRIVE!!!
I just passed my test first time, less than an hour ago! I couldn't of asked for a better instructor; Pete wilkinson! I wouldn't of done it without you! He helped me from the start and made me the driver I am today! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I highly recommend Pete to all those learners out there! He keeps a chilled environment whilst still coaching and teaching in such a professional manner! One very happy person right now
Pete is amazing! Every lesson I learnt something new in a fun environment. He always managed to put my worries into perspective, allowing me to gain confidence extremely quickly! Pete was always available for any questions or queries that I had. If you are looking for a driving instructor, then Pete is the one! Thank you so much Pete, best lessons ever!
Pete is an amazing driving instructor! He has a great way of teaching to enable me to learn best. He's given me the confidence in my ability to drive safely and thanks to him I passed first time!I genuinely really looked forward to the lessons as they were so much fun. Thank you so much Pete!
Just passed my test first time, completely thanks to Pete! He's a super amazing instructor and knows exactly what he's doing so I now feel safe to drive on my own! He's also a really nice person and a lot of fun!Thank you very much Pete, I'll miss the lessons! 🙂
Passed my test first time yesterday thanks to pete! Fantastic instructor! Always had a laugh but made me feel confident behind the wheel! Will miss the lessons! And will Definately be recommending! Thanks so much pete ðŸ˜ƒ x
Pete was the best instructor anyone could ask for! He always changed the lessons to suit my needs and we always have the best lessons! He made me feel confident and safe behind the wheel and I couldn't have asked for a better instructor! I want to thank him so much for everything he's done for me and putting up with my craziness! Thankyou Pete!
Pete has been an amazing instructor from the beginning me feel very confident behind the wheel as I was extremely nervous when I first started! He has taught me not only to drive but to trust in my own abilities in general. I would recommend Pete to anyone that wants to learn to drive as he is very professional but makes learning fun.
Pete was the best instructor I could have asked for! His patience and positivity helped me build up the confidence to be a self-assured driver. Having passed first time I would recommend him for anyone wanting to start driving. Such a great guy!
Great guy to learn with good laugh really enjoyed learning with pete. definetly reccomend him.
Top bloke and a good laugh for a ex squaddie and he worked my lessons around me
I had a great time learning to drive with Pete! Not only does he make the lessons enjoyable by setting realistic goals, but he gives you confidence while you're learning.
Pete is a top lad! had the best driving experience with him, best instructor that I've had and would defiantly recommend him! Thank you so much!!!
THR WORLDS GREATEST INSTRUCTOR! Is the best person to teach you how to drive. Cool calm and makes you feel at ease in the car! Would recommended to anyone looking to drive for the first time. After I lost my confidence Pete helped me build it up again! Such great lessons always full of laughs! ðŸ’¯
Had a great time learning with Pete, a great guy and instructor. Would recommend to anyone who is new to driving or picking it up later on. Although I had some bad luck on my tests, we persevered through it and it made me a better driver and made me more determined to be a better and a more concentrated driver. Will miss all the great times we had ðŸ˜
For day one Pete has made me feel so comfortable driving with him. He has been patient with my and nervous. He has encourage me and today on my test made me feel confident and at ease. I would highly recommend Pete to anyone that wants to learn to drive and have a laugh doing it! Thanks Pete and I will miss your weekly laughing sessions.
Pete, what can I say, passed my test today only obtaining one driver fault. Anyone who wants to learn to drive should contact this man, he will not only be your best pal within two sessions but he will guide you in the right direction for success come test day. What an experience.
Pete is an amazing instructor. From lesson one to my test Pete made me feel comfortable and safe in the car. He has shown me all of the skills i needed to pass my test,and he did it in style! Not only that, Pete takes the extra time to make sure we are safe and confident for after our tests. Teaching aside, Pete is a wonderful person, always up beat and happy, which motivated me to do better and look forward to each lesson more. I would highly recommend Pete as a driving instructor for ANYBODY! In fact i would even go so far as saying he was more of a driving 'Dad' than instructor!
Having had three instructors in total I can easily say that Pete was the best and by far had the best teaching practice. His all round friendly personality and encouraging nature is great for any learner and really helps you to feel comfortable driving. Failed twice with one instructor and pass first time with Pete with only 3DFs. Very funny but professional, great guy!!! Thanks a lot 🙂
I cannot express enough how grateful I am I found Pete!!! I was so nervous to learn to drive at my age, he was the most calm relaxed person I've ever met and believed in me, even when I didn't!!!! An honest,caring man who literally got me through the experience in a happy and fun way! I am literally gonna be insisting that everyone I know learns with Pete!!!!
Thank you so much Pete for being such a calm and patient instructor! I was so nervous when we first started and you put me completely at ease! Could recommend you highly enough! Thanks know you!
I passed my test first time today! I am extremely pleased with the Pete's teaching and he adapts every bodies learning to the individual. He keeps the atmosphere in the car calm and chilled and I would definitely recommend him to all my friends and family. Thank you Pete!
Thank you so much Pete! I passed today 2nd time purely down to nerves. He has been great at keeping my confidence high and helping me to feel at ease. He has the best sense of humour and the lessons are so much fun. You are the best instructor and I would definitely recommend him!
Pete is the most patient and good-natured bloke ever!! I went to him as a late starter at thirty odd with very low confidence in my ability and he really turned it around for me. He really makes you feel at ease and has such a positive approach to teaching. Pete Wilkinson is the best instructor……….. In the world ðŸ˜€
Pete was a great driving instructor for me and I really enjoyed learning with him. He tries to make the sessions pupil lead, builds confidence well and emphasises that its about more than just passing the test. Thanks Pete!!
Made me feel completely at ease.Has a wicked sense of humour. Thoughly enjoyed learning to drive withe pete.
Good laugh, organised. made me feel at ease. Very happy with the overall service.
Thank you so much Pete, such a good instructor.Passed first time, definitely couldn't have done it without him. I highly recommend him!
Thanks Pete, the best instructor, I could not have passed without him, highly recommend him!
Pete is an amazing instructor. He really made me feel at ease and makes learning fun. Thank you so much Pete, I couldn't have done it without him!!!!
I came to Yes! driving school after having to leave a pervious driving school. Pete helped my to build my confidence, and be able to sit and enjoy my driving lessons, he took time to get to know me and know the sort of required teachings i needed for my own personal use. I was lucky enough two pass first time with only 2 minors, this was only possible using all of Pete little sayings that helped me get around the test. Pete and Yes! driving are well worth taking driving lessons with. Thankyou again Pete, you such an amazing guy and glad i have had to opportunity to get to meet you!! 🙂
I was ringing around and found the best and most welcoming instructor was Pete, he is an amazing instructor, always have fun, always up for a laugh as well as makes sure that you have confidence in yourself, he will mould you into a safe driver for sure. After 30hrs of training with Pete, I passed first time. Apologies for the late review.
Pete was a brilliant instructor who guided me at my own pace through all the necessary skills that I needed to make me a safe but confident driver before I'd even taken my test! He is such a nice man and I will miss the sessions with him. Although perhaps he suffers from the fact he is so good as his session are often taken very quickly so make sure you book well in advance. Thanks for everything Pete!
Pete was a great instructor, very reliable and punctual at all times! Able to tailor the sessions to any learning style, which helped a lot! Would recommend yes driving school to anyone. Very professional and a good laugh!!
I had Pete as my driving instructor, and he was a great instructor. Always reliable and punctual and taught me how to drive tailored to my learning style. Very patient and a good laugh. Yes is a very professional driving school and would recommend to anyone! Passed first time. Edd Partridge.
I passed my test last week thanks to Pete. He was a great instructor and very patient as I was quite a nervous driver. Thanks for all you help and Pete!
Pete was amazing, so easy to talk to and had a great laugh every lesson, passed my test first time with Pete couldn't ask for a better instructor!
i passed my test today with the help of Pete, Pete is an amazing instructor and great guy 🙂
I never really had the confidence to drive when i first started learning was afraid to fail which lead to me giving it up for a few years. I then got hold of petes number and with no problem at all he took me on and gave me all the knowledge, skill and the want back for driving, and without his passion for his students wanting to pass he never gave up on me and gave me back my confidence and helped me pass. Many thanks Pete!
Looking for a driving instructor? No need to look any further. I could not have wished for a better insturctor and mate to learn to drive with. Pete makes driving easy to understand for any driver and with added benefit of car banter made the whole experience amazing. Pete had a way of making any driving well safe and calm. Pete it has been a real plesure and a wonderful experience 😀 Thankyou
Pete is basically the best instructor you could ever ask for. Passed first time today and have loved every lesson with him, through the good and bad, no matter the situation, never giving up on me. Thank you Pete for all your time and knowledge you gave to me to pass! :0)
Pete was my 3rd and final instructor, he makes learning easy and really makes the effort to add that extra bit of perfection to your driving. I'm glad I switched to Pete as I learnt a lot faster and had fun doing so! Great guy…
passed today 1st time thanks to pete. brilliant instructor. made me feel comfortable and we had a good laugh at the same time cheers mate
Quality teacher, really teaches you to drive and control the car so it's very easy to relax and learn when driving with pete, 5 stars best teacher about!!
oh my days, had the best time and such a laugh with pete, gutted my lessons are over! :((( passed my test first time though wooo! very easy to get along with and an all round top bloke :))) HIGHLYYYYYYYYYYY recomended. lots of love pete :)))
Pete, was everything i could have wished for in a driving instructor. Very nice bloke. He makes all lessons fun.
Pete was my third and thankfully last instructor! after changing driving schools twice I was thrilled with how well I got along with all the lessons… Which paid off by getting 3 driving faults! Much better than the mock test I did! 🙂 highly reccomended to everyone, Pete you're a great instructor… Thanks mate!!! 🙂
I past my driving test first time with the help of pete w. In my personal apinion he is the best instructor. Ive had different instructors in the past but they werent as clear with instructions or explaining about your plan for the lesson. Pete w helped me believe in my self and gain confidence. If your looking for a really gd instructor id go with pete w. hes a great guy and a great instructor
Pete is a warm person and very funny. We've had the occasional mess up but Pete was always there to cheer me up and move forward. I highly HIGHLY recommend Pete as your driving instructor. I managed to pass on my second attempt with all the great help Pete gave me. Thanks a lot mate, you're awesome sauce!
Pete is a fantastic instructor whose guru-like knowledge gave me the confidence and skills I needed to start driving again. Cannot recommend highly enough!
Passed first time with 2 minors the other day, all thanks to Peter who got me there. Started with a Different instructor, it didn't work well, changing to Pete it helped me learn how to drive a lot better than I would have! Will be contacting him for a motorway lesson soon.
Passed my driving test today with Pete as my instructor. He is not only a great instructor but great company, giving me confidence and making me feel at ease at the wheel. This made the learning experience really enjoyable. We worked as a team, preparing myself for not only test but for solo driving . I will miss our lessons! You're the best Pete, thank you so much!!!
Pete is not only a fantastic driving instructor but he really does put the effort in. full of lots of laughs, having Pete as my one and only driving instructor proved to be a great result passing on my first attempt would recommend Pete for anyone at all who's looking at learning to drive..It does what it says on the tin.
Just passed this morning! Pete has been absolutely fantastic throughout – I can't recommend him highly enough. Pete's teaching skills are amazing and his enthusiasm for the subject is a really big plus. Add in the fact that he's patient, friendly, very professional and an all-round good chap and you couldn't ask for anything more from an instructor! Thanks Pete!!
With pete I passed first time ! Good teacher and guy ! Thanks pete
Pete is an amazing driving instructor, he never failed to make me laugh! I'd recommend him to anyone 🙂 I passed 1st time too!
Pete is a brilliant instructor and a really great person to be around. He is always positive and we made great progress in every lesson. Passing first time was the best feeling ever, thank you Pete!!
I passed my test last Monday with Pete teaching me from start to finish. Couldn't have asked for a better instructor. Passionate, understanding and above all (extremely) patient with as much laughter as driving. The man really is a legend and I probably would have paid the tuiton money just to have a couple of hours in his company.
Pete was the first instructor I went with and not once did it cross my mind to try another – I truly think any pupil would benefit from him as his style is completely tailored toward the student and getting the absolute best from them. A genuine bloke.
Pete Wilkinson is a great instructor, I was really nervous when I first started to learn to drive but Pete put me at real ease and turned me into a confident driver and Guided me to a 2df Pass. Many thanks Pete!
I knew Pete for years during his military service, he is a patient and dedicated instructor in every subject he teaches, with the best interests of the student at heart. I would whole heartedly recommend him to anyone who needs the skills and self belief to get through their driving test.
Pete very kindly took on the role of examiner for me to assist breaking my test phobia. He is a very kind thoughtful man and i am very grateful to him and his generious nature.
Pete is an excellent instructor. I passed first time when I learned with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
I had pete for my whole learning experience and he couldn't have prepared me better for test. Thanks for all the time an effort you put in Pete!!
From day one pete made me very much at ease. I can not thank him enough for all the support and guidence he has given me. I've had several driving instructors before pete and I can only say he is far better than anyone else. So thankyou pete for everything. 🙂
Thank You very much Pete!! you're the best instructor ! I love the way you teach. I will never forget what you have taught me. THank you.i'd highly recommend him to everyone . 🙂
Wow what an experience! I just passed my practical driving test with 2 minors after training with a fantastic driving instructor Pete. What a great guy and such a good instructor. Couldn't have asked for anyone better and I'd recommend him to to anyone looking to learn to drive or looking for a better driving instructor!
I am very pleased to have passed my driving test this week and i cannot say how thankful i am to Pete Wilkinson for his fantastic teaching which has allowed me to feel more relaxed and confident while driving. I would recommend Pete as anyone's instructor. Thank's again Pete!
Passed my test first time today with only 3dfs. Fantastic instructor, and very understanding. Couldn't have had anymore fun. Would recommend him too anyone! great laugh! thankyou Pete! x
Great instructor Pete, really enjoyed my time with you and helped me pass my test with just 10 hours great guy 🙂
Pete was my second instructor and I'm so glad he was recommended to me, he completely understands what the pupil wants, needs and how to make them tick, Pete turned me from a shaky nervous wreck into a confident, capable driver, Pete is very client entered and he will do anything possible to make sure he gets the most out of the pupil without boring them, many could guarantee that when you're learning with this man there is no such thing as boredom, highly recommend him and will miss him now that I've passed as he never failed to brighten my day!
Pete Wilkinson is a brilliant instructor. He makes a relaxed and free atmosphere which is great for concentration. Its easy to get along with Pete and have a nice chat with. He knows how to build your confidence and he knows what he on about. An amazing instructor and couldn't have done it without him. Cheers Pete!
Pete always had an answer for any question I had and was great at making a basic plan for our sessions, while also being flexible and available to change those plans according to what I felt I needed to improve on. He's very patient and a great guy to talk to in general, there wasn't a moment I felt uncomfortable learning with him. He's great with people and knows his profession like the back of his hand. Thanks for everything Pete, i'll be recommending you to anyone I know that wants to learn!
A bit delayed but been so busy driving around after passing with YES! driving school .. many thanks to both Ruedi and Pete for helping me overcome the nerves and getting me through it 🙂 defiantly recommend to everyone x
Pete Wilkinson is an absolutely amazing instructor, He really makes you feel at ease and makes learning fun. Thank you so much Pete, I couldn't have done it witthout you!
Hey, I passed my driving test first time with the help from Pete! He is a fantastic instructor and great fun to be with! :0)
I past my test first time with the help of pete. He is a great instructor and know a great mate. He is a truely dedicated instructor as I live an hour and a half away and he still came up and did 6 hour lessons with me. Couldn't of asked for a better instructor. Thank you very much Pete
Pete was a great instructor. I was really nervous when I started learning but Pete found a way to teach me that worked really well for me personally as well as helping me get over my nerves. Can't recommend him enough!
What can i say! Started my lessons with pete on my 17th birthday in september. And had just over 30 hours with pete and past 1st time today with only 4dfs. Hes an amazing instructor and knows how to get you on your way! I'd recomend him to anyone, We never had a boring lesson or one where we were not, laughing! Thanks again pete, Its been a pleasure! See you on the road! 😀
I have just passed my Driving Test, first time with â€Yes Driving Schoolâ€ and i loved learning with Pete Wilkinson, and his little sayings â€¦ they helped my throughout my learning experience! It is a great driving school and I would definately recommend it!
Just passed my test today with 2 driver faults. Just want to thank Pete for all time he has put in and he's an awesome instructor and a great bloke!Cheers Mate!
Passed my test first time with Pete and enjoyed every minute of learning with him! He is a brilliant instructor and I would highly recommend him! thankyou Pete :))
Well, what can I say…Its been an absolute delight driving with Pete. :). After a hell of a time in my personal life. Pete made me feel at ease behind the wheel, and brought out the confidence in myself I'd thought I'd lost. Its been brilliant :). Amazing Instructor. Thank-you so much Pete. Your a star. xoxo
Pete..I couldn't of asked for a better instructor , absoulout dimond of a bloke , great laugh and very professional at what he dose , made me feel very confident on the road from day 1! Can't thank you enough buddie.
Pete was an awesome instructor! Had several other instructors previously but I found Pete was the best, very professional but always a good laugh! Just the right mix to make you feel comfortable and at ease and he has great teaching skills along with a lot of patience ! I would recommend Pete to everyone, absolutely fantastic teacher and a top guy! Many thanks Pete!!!
Pete has trained me from start to finish, and as a result I passed first time today.I couldn't have asked for a better instructor!The best part of Peteâ€™s lessons, (aside from the wicked banter), is that he tailored our lessons based on the kind of driver I am, and the way I learn, as opposed to giving the same tutoring to every pupil.I was a very nervous driver, but during our lessons Pete instilled a true sense of confidence in my capabilities as a driver.Thank you so so much Pete!! 🙂
Had Pete Wilkinson as my instructor and couldn't have asked for a better one! Great teacher and great bloke.
I passed my test today with the help of Pete W. I had tried several other instructors from other schools, but Pete was the only one who gave me the confidence to believe in myself. He never gave up on me, even when I had pretty much had!Thanks so much Pete you're the best!!!!!!!!!
Passed My Driving Test Yesterday, thanks to Pete!! Highly reccomended, will be telling all my friends about you guys… changing from 2 instructors before finding YES! This was a good move. Thanks a lot Pete. 🙂
Pete is a great driving instructor. Made me feel completely comfortable with driving and helped me build up my confidence. He is a lovely person and also happy to help and generally a fun person to be taught by. Would recommend him to anyone looking to drive
Pete is an amazing instructor, right from the very start he was a laugh and a great teacher making me feel at ease. Highly recommend him, Top notch instructor! couldn't of done it without him.
Fantastic time learning with Pete, would highly recommend him to anyone who want to learn! Just passed with 5 minors couldn't of done it without his help!
I've had such a good time learning to drive with Pete. Not only do I feel confident behind the wheel, but also safe. Lessons are a real pleasure, and I've always left feeling that I've learnt something. Thank you Pete!
Wold recommend Pete to anyone, he made me feel so comfortable and relaxed in every lesson and was so easy to talk to. Amazing instructor!
I just passed my driving test today thanks to Pete! If anyone is looking for an instructor I highly recommend Pete. He adapts his teaching proficiency to enable you to develop into becoming a safe and confident driver. Every lesson was fun and enjoyable thanks to the environment Pete fabricates, this helps to notice progression every session. Im so glad i had such an amazing instructor!
Pete was a excellent driving instructor, I had several before Pete and I am so glad in the end I found Pete, he was really understanding. I enjoyed every lesson, and he had great ways of explaining things in different ways to get things to sink in! I would recommend him to everyone who's looking to start lessons or change instructor, Pete won't let you down!! ðŸ˜ƒ. Thanks Pete x
Pete is an amazing instructor. he made me feel at ease every driving lesson. no lesson was a boring lesson. he was easy to talk to about any worries i had and if i was a bit nervous, he tried to make me smile and make me feel a bit better
Pete is an amazing Instructor, I reaaly enjoyed every minute I spent in the car with him, he turned learning to drive into fun and excitement, he turned my nerves into laughter, he is without a doubt the best instructor, thank you so much Pete I wouldn't have done it without you.
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I adored learning with Jeff and I genuinely miss having his witty chat in the passenger seat now that I’m on the road alone. Thanks to Jeff’s calm but firm...
I highly recommend Pete he has really helped me grow in confidence on the road and I have really enjoyed learning to drive with him. Couldn’t have asked for a...
Freedom and I recommend yes and Mark 💯 to anyone good training throughout thank you !!!!
10/10 instructor. Helped me pass 1st time while building up my confidence and giving helpful pointers on where to improve as i learnt. couldn’t have asked for a better instructor...
Jeff couldn’t of been a better instructor for me personally he made driving simple and fun and also helped me to pass! Without him honestly it wouldn’t have been possible...
Pete has been an amazing help to me. He has made lessons fun. Also he has helped build my confidence on the road as well as gain a comfortable style...
Brilliant instructor. 10/10 would recommend. Very calm and understanding talks you through any mistakes you make. Affordable and helped me pass first time!
Passed first time with Nigel in an automatic! He is a really patient and reliable instructor who made me feel comfortable and safe throughout the driving process. He helped me...
I cannot recommend Michelle enough! I started driving lessons again this year after giving up a few years ago with a previous instructor and was really anxious about driving. Michelle...
I learnt to drive with Michelle, Michelle was amazing and made driving lessons great as I felt at ease with her..very good driving instructor and highly recommend her to anyone...
Amazingly patient and very kind instructor got me through my driving test first time. Couldn’t thank you enough for you patience and time. ❤️
I just want to say a big thank you to Sue. I was very anxious about driving and she put me at Ease right from the start. I thought driving...
highly recomend pete. Pete was great and very helpfull. Enjoyed the time in the car and made learing to drive easy. thanks very much, Orson.
I started Learning with Mark as a key worker during Lockdown, Mark came out of his area to Blandford daily to give me lesson, he is great. I...
I would highly recommend taking lessons with Donna. She constantly pushed me to be the best driver I could and I passed first time. As quite a shy person, Donna...
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