Driving Lessons

We have 1 experienced instructor specialised in teaching Trailer lessons!

Driving Instructor Blandford

Pete Wilkinson

Advanced • Manual • Refresher • Trailer • UK Driving •

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.  In fairly quick time, Pete was invited to become Co-Owner of YES! Driving School with Ruedi

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 several times 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.

Instructor Training

Pete, as Director of Training, also provides a structured programme of Instructor Training.  If you’re interested in becoming a Driving Instructor, click here.

standards check success

More recently, Pete completed his Standards Check with the DVSA and was Graded ‘A’, scoring the maximum score possible with 51/51. Top Result!

Find out More!

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.

B+E Trailer Training:

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.

Refresher Lesson:

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.

Trailer Training Prices:

Session Price Notes
2hr + 2hr £180 Includes a 30 minute in car assessment
Half day B+E (3hrs) £150 3 hours add on package