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 over 27 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 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|
Today 16th of June one of the best day of my life as I passed first time with Nigel and can’t thank him enough, he was reliable and helped me...
What can I say. I was very lucky to have had Nigel as an Instructor. He is so calm and patient and he helps you achieve confidence, he is so...
Mark is a fantastic instructor. Very calm and relaxed. Mark helped me do my B+E with ease. Definitely recommend.
Mark is a great, very friendly instructor. I have had 3 and he was particularly knowledgeable and helped me massively with manoeuvres. Would 100% recommend. Kept me calm before test...
Very good instructor, 5 star.
I and writing with the euphoria of just passing my driving test. I was referred to YES driving school on the heel of a driving test failure and a previous...
It was so lovely learning to drive with Donna. She is an amazing instructor and is so comfortable to be around. I will truly miss seeing her.
Nigel was absolutely brilliant – he’s calm, very clear with instructions and has a great sense of humour. Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor.
I just wanted to send you a thank you for your time and efforts.
I really enjoyed learning more about driving with you. I’ve been driving for more than 12...
Nigel is a fantastic driving instructor, he makes sure that you have a very balanced skillset in terms of driving, is friendly and professional and is flexible with his schedule,...
Just passed 1st time! A huge thank you to Nigel for making this possible and being so supportive throughout the process of learning to drive. Nigel’s an extremely good driving...
I learnt with Ruedi in his electric car. We did have to stop because of COVID however, I continued to practice what he had taught me with my Mum and...
One of the things I appreciated most during my lessons with Pete was how each lesson was tailored to my needs as a driver; we weren’t moving through a set...
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...
The demand for driving lessons is currently far exceeding the availability of our team of instructors.
In an attempt to manage your expectations, can we please advise that, unless you are available for daytime lesson (between 8am and 3.30pm), you WILL NOT BE ADDED to our waiting list. Our general waiting list currently has over 100 names on it.
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In the meantime, it is important for you to continue to search elsewhere for driving lessons with other schools.
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