Get your nerves under control in any traffic situation. Gain confidence while learning to drive a manual car and pass the test! Most of all, start to enjoy driving!
It is important to remember that if you have a manual licence, you can drive either automatic or manual cars once you have passed your test.
At YES! Driving School we will encourage you to become a forward-thinking, confident and safe driver. You will be capable of making the right decision in any and all traffic situations. It is important to remember that the DVSA Test standard is the minimum standard you must achieve for you to drive solo. At YES! Driving School, we will encourage you to aim well beyond the minimum standard required and therefore be safe for the rest of your driving life.
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1/2 Day Refresher in auto or manual – Usually completed in a full morning or afternoon over a minimum of 3 hours + breaks.
After a long period off the road many drivers feel insecure or lacking in confidence and feel that they need a few lessons to get back on track. You’ll be surprised how quickly your driving skills come back to you even after a long break. However, it is important to cover a wide variety of roads, traffic conditions and, ideally, a few manoeuvres. To allow you to refresh at a steady pace, our half day refresher course is ideal. You can start in the safe environment of a dual controlled car before changing to your own car if you have one and want to.
Automatic driving lessons can be taken in the Poole and Bournemouth area. This option is available with either a male or female instructor. Each of our automatic instructors has chosen to specialise in automatic tuition. They have gained a reputation for providing a relaxed, stress free learning environment. This has ensured that our pupils not only learn quickly but also enjoy their learning experience.
A car using automatic transmission changes gears for you, giving you less to do whilst driving. This allows you to concentrate more on the finer points of driving. The DVSA test standard is the same as for driving a manual car. You must achieve this standard to be able to drive solo. Opting to learn to drive in an automatic vehicle means you will need to do an automatic driving test rather than a manual test. This also means that you will only be licenced to drive automatic cars.
In an effort to be kind to Mother Nature and do our bit to maintain our precious planet, YES Driving School is investing heavily into electric vehicles. We have recently added a Peugeot e-208 and 2 Hyundai Kona=electrics to our fleet with more to follow. These vehicles have zero emissions and are super smooth to drive. They make driving in your automatic driving lessons an even more pleasurable experience in the knowledge that we are also being kind to the environment.
At YES! Driving School we encourage all pupils to aim beyond the minimum test standard and become a forward-thinking, confident and safe driver who is able to deal with any and all traffic situations. The ultimate aim is to equip you with the skills and knowledge which enable you to be safe for the rest of your driving life.
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Our B+E trailer lessons are tailored for you depending on whether you tow a caravan, a boat, equestrian or commercial trailer. We will prepare you to successfully and safely tow your trailer regardless of experience. We can teach you to tow and reverse your trailer safely within a weekend. You will find prices listed below.
Firstly you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your level of driving competence without the trailer. Your instructor will then advise you and help brush up your skills where necessary. Secondly the format and elements of the B+E Test will be explained in detail. Even though you are no longer required to take a test, it is a great yardstick to measure your skills. We will discuss and work out your personal training requirements and tailor learning to you and your availability.
Training will cover health & safety, relevant basic towing in law, pre-towing inspection routine, coupling and uncoupling, reversing and manoeuvring. If you already have towing experience then a refresher lesson will prepare you for a successful towing experience.
Click here for our Guidance for candidates conducting trailer training.
You can also print a copy of our Assessment Sheet for candidates conducting trailer training to reflect on your own performance.
A refresher lesson on towing is designed to raise your confidence and ability to reverse and manoeuvre your trailer/caravan. So if you already hold a B+E licence but require a helping hand in getting to grips with all things towing then a Refresher Lesson is just for you.
|2hr + 2hr||£180||Includes a 30 minute in car assessment|
|Half day B+E (3hrs)||£150||3 hours add on package|
YES! Driving School have 2 Instructors who specialise in Mobility lessons. They have successfully completed the Mobility Course with QEF. This course has given them an in-depth knowledge of vehicle adaptations and modifications available. Our Instructors have also learned techniques to enable people with a variety of disabilities to be successful at driving.
We have modified one of our automatic cars for to cater for various disabilities. The simple steering ball and lollipop can be used with either hand and, as you can see in the video, the left foot accelerator is an easy adaptation.
After talking with your instructor, it may be possible to take lessons in your own adapted car.
‘UK Course’, LH traffic & roundabout training* – £180.00 (automatic £200.00)
*Special course for Foreign Licence holders with average driving skills to adopt to left side driving, multi-lane roundabouts & general traffic in the UK (4 units of 1.5hr each)
Our Advanced Instructors will tutor you through to a standard of driving far superior to the standards required to pass the DVSA Learner Test.
“Advanced driving is the ability to control the position and speed of the vehicle safely, systematically and smoothly, using road and traffic conditions to progress unobtrusively with skill and responsibility. This skill requires a positive but courteous attitude and a high standard of driving competence based on concentration, effective all round observation, anticipation, and planning. This must be co-ordinated with good handling skills. The vehicle will always be at the right speed with the correct gear engaged and can always be stopped safely on its own side of the road in the distance that can be seen to be clear.”
– DSA, RoADAR, IAM, 1997
Advanced Drivers have also been proven to be less likely to crash. They also drive in a manner which is far more cost effective, keeping fuel costs to a minimum and reducing the amount of wear and tear on the vehicle.
I have suffered with anxitey most of my life and never thought I’d be able to do a driving lesson let alone a test.
I started with Pete and instantly...
It was the best.
When driving in situations i didn’t know i’d get myself so worked up, with pete by my side he was able to calm my nerves and helped me be prepared...
Shelley-Anne is a great instructor! She is very supportive and works with you to ensure you progress and feel safe on the road. I couldn’t be happier!
Very good guidance from my instructor!
He made sure I drove safely not just for the test but in the future. I couldn’t have done this without him
After learning with Alan from my first drive years ago I had a very long break from driving lessons and I was over the moon when I was able to...
I never thought I’d ever pass my test! I was about ready to give up when Ruedi worked his magic. Really amazing instructor, super calm person which made me, a...
Thank you so much Rob,
You were brilliant with me and really helped me get used to driving again and helped me to feel more confident ☺️
I would of happily...
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!
Donna is an incredible instructor. She has a fantastic ability to teach you how to safely and confidently drive. When I started having lessons with her I didn’t feel secure...
After years of putting off driving lessons due to major anxiety and illnesses, Rob made me feel so at ease and confident with driving. I’ve now passed first time and...
Amazing instructor, very good at explaining how to drive in a correct and safe manner without over complicating it, also made the whole experience fun whilst also keeping it engaging...
Rob is a wonderful, patient and very good instructor and has helped my son immensely with his confidence and driving ability. We got a first time pass and are over...
Alan is a top bloke! Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor, very patient and understanding. Really nice person to chat to as well. Just passed my test couple hours...
Rob is a fantastic instructor, he was patient and took the time to help me understand and overcome any faults in my driving. He helped build my confidence as a...