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!
Mark joined YES! Driving School in April 2017. He considered many other driving schools, then chose YES! as the stand out, professional and friendliest driving school in Dorset.
Mark served for 26 years in the Royal Marines and has served all around the world. During his time in the Royal Marines, Mark held various instructional positions. Aside from his military qualifications, he is an experienced instructor for Skiing, Rugby and Polo. A member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, he has also received driver training in a variety of different driving styles. These include Off-road, rallying, evasive driving and he has successfully completed the Police advanced driving course.
Mark takes a client centred approach to training. He believes that when a student understands the ‘How & Why’ and applies that during learning, progress and success can come quickly. Learning to drive can be daunting and Mark can still remember the first time he went 30mph. Therefore he ensures that all lessons are conducted in a relaxed no nonsense style, working together as a team to ensure lesson goals are achieved.
Mark has lived in Dorset for 26 years so will always find you some appropriate and challenging driving routes. This will advance your skills and develop your driving experience.
As part of YES! Driving School’s mission to promote ‘Better Driving Starts Here’, Mark has reviewed and updated our trailer training course to better meet your flexible training needs.
Mark recently furthered his own skills by successfully achieving a Gold standard on the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Advanced Driving Test. He is also now on the RoSPA Tutor List. He uses these advanced skills to make YES! Driving School the most up to date driving school in Dorset.
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.
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The driving lessons I had with my instructor Al were amazingly helpful and stress-free. He is a great instructor with lots of knowledge and relevant experience and his method of...
Tony is brilliant at putting you at ease and inspiring confidence. Very creative with memorable ways to help overcome those sticking points and bad habits.
Was instrumental in helping us...
Al was brilliant, he was patient, understanding and provided me with lots of encouragement which enabled me to pass my test first time. I would definitely recommend Al as an...
Mark is a real calming personality and very professional in his teaching approach. Inspires you to always think about road safety and how to be a ‘detective’ in spotting upcoming...
Alan took me from zero experience to passing first time. The journey has been one of the best things I have done. Lesson one I never imagined how far I...
Jeff taught with a perfect balance of patience and encouragement. I’m very happy with his instruction and he played a big role in me being able to pass first time....
Really good instructor, would definitely recommend!
Wes was brilliant! I recommend him to anyone! He helped me shift my bad habits and got me passed with zero faults, and all done in 4 hours driving.time! Wes...
Chris is an awesome instructor, he helped me pass my driving test on the first time! He’s also pretty funny so 10 out of 10 would recommend.
I passed my test first time, I would highly recommend yes driving, and especially sue, she was so patient with me and makes driving easy 😁
Can’t thank Mark Robson enough. Very smooth experience, from 1st lesson to b+e certificate in 3 weeks.
10/10. Thanks again….
I managed to pass first time with Jeff’s brilliant teaching. He has helped me to grow my confidence with driving and has been so patient! Would definitely recommend to anyone...
Donna was great! It took a while to get use to driving after a massive break but Donna gave me faith and reasurrance I could do it.
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Jeff is a fantastic instructor. I’m the sort of person who always asks a million questions about everything and he was not only expertly knowledgeable in his answers, but patient...
Day one I knew I’d struggle not having much natural co-ordination. However, Nigel’s kind nature, faultless patience and, clear to see, natural flare for teaching has been what I owe...