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 Nissan Leaf and a Hyundai Kona to our fleet with more to follow. These vehicles have zero emissions and are super smooth to drive. They make driving an even more pleasurable experience in the knowledge that we are also being kind to the environment.
However, at YES! Driving School we encourage all pupils to aim beyond that minimum 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 fully for the B+E trailer test 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. 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 but do not hold a B+E licence then a refresher lesson will prepare you for a successful test pass
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||£160||Includes a 30 minute in car assessment|
|Half day B+E (3hrs)||£150||3 hours add on package|
|Trailer and Car for test (3hrs)||£120||Instructors car and trailer|
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* – £165.00 (automatic £190.00)
*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 had lessons with Sue who I found to be friendly, professional & patient. I was a nervous driver and lacked any confidence (in fact I hated driving originally) now...
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...
Nigel is the best instructor I’ve ever had .I was a an anxious pupil and I almost thought that I don’t have the skills for driving. But thanks to...
Words can not describe how much of an amazing instructor Nigel is!
With other instructors, before being referred to Nigel, I had no confidence at all. However Nigel managed to...
At last the impossible became possible ! A huge thanks to Sue for being my instructor. Your encouragement and patience gave me a confidence boost to achieve my license.
Andy Sheppard is a legend. The best instructor I’ve ever had (and there have been a few…). Thanks to his brilliant, fun, engaging lessons I was able to pass my...
I am so happy with yes driving and especially with my instructor Mr.Andy Sheppard. I would definitely recommend him. He has always been so cool and encouraging throughout. He never...
Just wanted to say a Huuuuge thank you for everything! I din’t think I would get to where I am after having my confidence knocked. You kept your cool throughout...
I’m an exceptionally anxious driver with little to no confidence, but Mark was an AMAZING instructor. He was calm and had so much faith in me even when I...
Rob is a great teacher . He is very calm and he has a lot of patience ,was so much fun learning with him .
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I honestly cannot thank Wez enough for everything!
He was so calm throughout our lessons and always made me feel comfortable and safe while driving.
Would 100% recommend him to...
Ruedi helped me overcome some bad habits one tends to pick up driving in multiple countries.
I benefited a lot from his training to understand the basic principles for a...
Thanks to Nigel I passed my test the first time! Extremely informative, thorough, and confident – which puts you at ease and makes for a comfortable learning experience. Couldn’t speak...
I never thought I’d be able to achieve my driving licence but Jeff made that happen. His knowledge is exceptional and the mix of his patience and humour makes you...
Thank you to my instructor who was patient, a good teacher and taught me how to drive. Fulfilling a life,s ambition to drive and one thing,s for sure you are...