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.
Mark is also involved in promoting YES! into the best driving school in Dorset by developing our Trailer Training course along with Steve.
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.
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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I was overwhelmed when I was told I passed my driving test in my first attempt in Poole. All thanks to my instructor Sue. I would like to say Sue...
I honestly had an amazing experience learning to drive and that is 110% down to my instructor Wes, I was made to feel safe at all times and was encouraged...
Wez is a fantastic instructor, he’s very patient and manages to pick up things that most would overlook and let’s you work on things piece by piece without overwhelming you...
After failing my manual test and having a long break, I went to Sue at Yes for automatic lessons. Sue was amazing, she has so much patience and is so...
I passed first time with Donna who has been an amazing support. I have really enjoyed my experince learning to drive. Donna has encouraged me all the way through my...
Donna is Absolutely amazing! She created a fun and relaxed environment which really helped me learn. I feel she made sure I was confident and happy with all areas of...
Absolutely brilliant! Really chilled and relaxed. Perfect learning environment
I learnt how to drive from scratch with my instructor Alan. He was very supportive of me and helped me to pass my test with only 4 minor faults! He...
I will always be eternally grateful to Al for helping me pass my driving test first time. He immediately made me feel at ease and we progressed through the syllabus...
Passed my test first time with 2 minors! Reudi is an amazing, calm instructor and was amazing at getting my confidence back after a bad experience with another instructor! I...
What can I say about Alan , simply thanks are not enough! You opened more opportunities for me and I wish you all the best to you and to...
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...
Done my trailer test with Mark and would highly recommend he’s very flexible on lessons only does what you need apposed to other company’s just going for money really appreciate...
Great teacher. Breaks down every single thing to explain it easier. Would recommend for any new driver
“Thank you so much for your time and patience Mark, would 100% recommend you to anyone wanting to learn. 👍🏼😃”