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Driving Instructors

The lifeblood of PassMeFast is its fleet of DVSA-approved driving instructors. These are the men and women who accompany all of our learners on their journey from total novice to confident driver. In this section, we’ll introduce the members of our team, who cover the length and breadth of the country and boast the experience to help even the most nervous of learners get their licence in a matter of weeks. We’ll also be asking for our instructors’ opinions on the hot topics of the day, keeping our finger on the pulse as the world of motoring changes around us.

I Don’t Like My Driving Instructor—Help!

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We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: a good driving instructor is key to ensuring that you are able to pass that test and earn your very own licence. This is why PassMeFast only works with the best! Not only do instructors provide you with the skills you need, they also instil in you that confidence behind the wheel that should stay with you for the rest of your life. With this in mind, there is nothing worse...

5 Signs of a Bad Driving Instructor

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Whether you’re looking for a driving instructor, or struggling with the one you’ve already got, you want to make sure they are the best possible person for the job. And, unfortunately, there are some driving instructors you should avoid. To help you determine the ones to be wary of, we’ve put together a list of 5 top signs that may indicate that a driving instructor is ‘bad’. Some of the qualities are objective and non-negotiable: any driving instructor with these...

Did We Stop Learning to Drive After the Financial Crisis?

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In the late 2000s, the biggest shock since the Great Depression rocked the global economy. The impact of this was far-reaching, affecting everything from international trade down to the weekly shop. Things were no different when it came to driving tuition, with the number of learners shrinking as the financial crisis bit. With these events now over a decade in our rear-view mirror, it’s time for us to look back. We’ll be examining the extent to which people stopped learning...

How To Check Your Instructor Is DVSA-Approved

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Whilst it might not have ever crossed your mind, when looking for a driving instructor to teach you how to drive it’s absolutely vital that you make sure they’re qualified to do so. Only DVSA-approved instructors are qualified to teach and legally allowed to charge you for lessons. If you end up learning with someone who doesn’t have the right qualifications or training, you could end up endangering yourself and other road users. As such, it’s important that you check...

What Does It Mean If An Instructor is ‘DVSA-Approved’?

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One of the most important decisions that learners have to make on their journey towards becoming fully qualified drivers is choosing the right driving instructor. After all, the quality of your tuition is what could make or break your performance on the driving test. If you’ve already started your search, you might be wondering what it means when a driving school tells you that it employs ‘DVSA-approved’ instructors. As the leading experts on all things driving-related, we’re here to set...

How to Find a Good Driving Instructor

One of the first steps in learning to drive is finding someone to actually teach you. Most learners opt to go with a professional, but a simple Google search for driving instructors and schools near you will bring up thousands of results. When you’re putting so much trust in someone to help you learn such an important and responsible skill, though, you want to know that they’re going to be good. You want to know whether they’ll help you pass...

Meet an Instructor: Anne

PassMeFast ADI Anne

So far, in our Meet an ADI series, we’ve shone the spotlight on our hardworking driving instructors in areas like Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire and Lancashire. Of course, with PassMeFast expanding rapidly across the UK, we’ve always got more instructors ready to profile. This month, we’re heading to Greater London to meet local ADI Anne! Anne’s been a part of the PassMeFast team since September 2018 and has 17 years of teaching experience under her belt. Let’s hear more about her...

Dual Control Cars — Everything You Need To Know

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Learning to drive can be a challenging process for both learner drivers and instructors. We’re not just talking about the time it takes to fully get to grips with the vital skills needed to pass the driving test—there’s also the element of danger to consider during the learning process. With their inexperience and nerves, learner drivers can make many potentially life-threatening mistakes. Fortunately, the use of dual control cars helps instructors keep learners—and other road users—safe on the roads. In...

Meet an Instructor: Kevin

PassMeFast instructor Kevin

If you’re a frequent reader of the PassMeFast blog, you might have spotted our Meet an ADI series. Each month, we shine the spotlight on one of our hardworking driving instructors and give you the chance to look behind the scenes at the people who make PassMeFast one of the leading driving schools in the UK. Our instructors cover a variety of areas across the UK, this month, however, we’re heading over to South Yorkshire to meet local ADI Kevin. Kevin...

Meet an Instructor: Wendy

Driving instructor Wendy

As one of the leading driving schools in the UK, it’s safe to say that PassMeFast wouldn’t be anywhere without its fleet of dedicated, hardworking driving instructors. With our rapid expansion into new counties each month—like our recent launch in Essex—we depend on our ADIs to help learners ditch the L plates and get their hands on that full driving licence. As a way of acknowledging our instructors, we started our Meet an ADI series. In this month’s edition, we’re looking...