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Maria Fraser

Maria Fraser Photo Kev has been an excellent teacher from start to finish. He instructs in a very calm manner and will never patronise you for making mistakes. I felt completely comfortable, safe and confident in his car. Kev also prioritises his pupils and I appreciate that he fit me when he was very busy. I was able to pass first time even with long driving breaks due to Covid - Thank you so much Kev. The positive reviews on his page speak for themselves.

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Francesca Belbin

Francesca Belbin Photo Adiel was a great instructor who put me at such ease on our lessons and explained everything really well! He gave me the confidence I needed to pass first time and I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive.

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Patrick Gannon

Patrick Gannon Photo Usman was a brilliant instructor, very patient and friendly. I would recommend.

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Andreea Nedelcu

Andreea Nedelcu Photo I passed my test using this driving school, I had my lessons with Usman Baig and I highly recommend him. He is very knowledgeable, professional, supportive and understanding. I am very happy and recommend him to anyone. Thank you Usman Baig and 1st Driving School.

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Maria York

Maria York Photo I just passed first time thanks to Rif. Lovely instructor, very patient and friendly. Highly recommended.

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Hussein Ibrahim

Hussein Ibrahim  Photo Very professional and extremely supportive. I passed my driving test after only 5 lessons with Kamal who is a great instructor. Thank you Kamal, you made my day today.

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Deborah Adi

Deborah Adi Photo When I switched to 1st Driving School, I knew it wouldn't be long before I passed my test. My instructor Adiel Khan worked on my grey areas and skillfully pushed me to my limit. I was confident and well prepared that I passed with two minor faults. Great instructor, I highly recommend.

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Hannah Fowler

Hannah Fowler Photo Adiel was a reliable and flexible instructor that ensured my daughter felt comfortable at all times and was ready to take her test.

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Karl Dixon

Karl Dixon Photo Adiel was absolutely amazing absolute fun to learn with and I would highly highly recommend driving with him 10/10

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Thomas Key

Thomas Key Photo 100% recommend Kevin Hopps from 1st Driving School!. I had previously been learning to drive with another instructor from a different driving school, but never clicked with him and he didn't seem that invested in my driving. He was happy to let me drive around without really giving me any guidance or support. After a friend recommended Kev, I got in touch. As soon as I started learning with Kev I instantly felt a difference in my driving. He helped me stamp out the bad habits I'd picked up previously and was brilliant in supporting me in the areas I struggled with. Not only is Kev's teaching style brilliant but he's patient, super friendly and makes you feel at ease behind the wheel. He'd always ask me what I'd been up to, how my kids were, what I'd been listening to, etc. Throughout my lessons he boosted my confidence and I went from feeling very nervous to really enjoy driving. I passed my test this week and can't wait to get on the road and drive with confidence thanks to Kev.

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Vienna Randall

Vienna Randall Photo My instructor was Shibu, he was lovely, can't fault him. After a year of no lessons due to covid and my last instructor not getting me anywhere with my lessons. I passed 1st time after only 19 hours of lessons.

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Faith

Faith Photo I have been having lessons with Andy, he is very kind and helpful, will listen to what you struggle with and help you in any way he can. After having 2 unsuccessful driving instructors previous, this was my 3rd time lucky. I felt confident in driving only a couple of lessons in, I had my practical test yesterday and passed 1st time. Such an amazing feeling and I couldn’t of done it without Andy. I would definitely recommend to anyone that’s looking to do their lessons. I couldn’t thank him enough.

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Lauren Ward

Lauren Ward Photo I passed my driving test first time thanks to my amazing instructor Kevin Hopps. Not only is he a lovely guy, but also a great, patient teacher. I found him to always be reliable, and always willing to fit in lessons for me around my schedule. When I made mistakes I never felt judged, and I always felt comfortable and like I was in good hands. I looked forward to every lesson and had fun whilst also gaining so much confidence and learning a lot. From the first lesson to the day of my test he was so supportive and encouraging, and was genuinely happy for me when I passed. I’m definitely going to miss my lessons with him.

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Harvey Stanko

Harvey Stanko Photo Amazing driving instructor and I passed first time. Highly recommend to any one looking to start driving. Perfect experience.

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Charlie Wright

Charlie Wright Photo Exceptional instructor. After 2 unsuccessful driving instructors I finally passed with 1st Driving School. Roger Fleming was an exceptional instructor who helped to build my confidence on the road. I am so happy to have finally passed my test and couldn’t have done it without Roger.

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George Davies

George Davies Photo Excellent Instructor. Very reliable and motivational. Michael was very good indeed. Would recommend him to anyone learning to drive. He really got me ready for the practical exam by doing mock tests and giving me confidence.

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Alex Pearson

Alex Pearson  Photo After having a bad experience with an instructor I switched to 1st Driving School and got a helpful and kind instructor who tried to help me in anyway to ensure that I passed.

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Abhishek Jani

Abhishek Jani Photo Adiel Khan was a brilliant instructor who helped me get used to the UK roads after driving in the UAE for a long time. His advice was very beneficial and I even managed to add tips and tricks to my driving skills even after 3 years of driving. I would highly recommend him and 1st Driving School to anyone of any skill level.

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Olivia Wroblewska

Olivia Wroblewska Photo Rafhat was a very friendly instructor! Helped me keep my nerves down and pushed me on, helped me to make sure I was ready to move onto the next thing and prepared me really well for my test! Highly recommend!!

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Dinesh Abeyewickreme

Dinesh Abeyewickreme Photo Rafhat, is an outstanding instructor. He was patient and gave me great tips to ace the test. I passed the test without any minor infraction which is a plus for the training standards maintained by Rafhat.

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Adi Mgbede

Adi Mgbede Photo I am still basking in the euphoria of passing UK driving practical test on my first attempt. I had Adiel Khan as my instructor and he did everything possible to make sure I passed. He is teacher per excellence and importantly a good motivator. I will recommend this driving school. It is not only the first but the best.

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Alex Curtis

Alex Curtis Photo I had Riff as my instructor. He was very honest but also patient. His instructions on how to execute everything were very clear and simple making it easy to understand. I never felt as if I was forced to progress to something I wasn’t comfortable with however he was very good at knowing when I was ready to move onto a new concept even if I may not know it. Overall I would recommend Riff as an instructor.

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Igwemzi Achinewhu

Igwemzi Achinewhu  Photo I am happy I got in touch with you guys. My instructor was Tim Hughes. He was really good at explaining the driving techniques especially by using drawings on his tab. He helped me build my confidence made me relaxed throughout. Best instructor I've ever had.

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Rhys Evans

Rhys Evans Photo Best instructor in Derby. Shibu was the best instructor I have had, 5 weeks and I passed. I have had many instructors and nobody has taught me like him, he’s patient and has helped me lots. 5 weeks of x2 2 hour lessons a week and I’ve done it with 1 minor, cannot thank him enough. If your looking for an instructor he’s your man!! Top bloke.

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Gemma Tooby

Gemma Tooby Photo I passed my test first time! My instructor Christine Parker was absolutely amazing, made me feel at ease, comfortable and made me feel confident in driving. I would highly recommend 1st Driving School and Christine.

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Luke Thompson

Luke Thompson Photo Roger is an amazing driving instructor and a great person. He helped me pass my first test with less than 20 lessons at a good level. He’s a very easy guy to get along with making the lessons enjoyable and different every time. I’m very thankful for his work and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to pass their test first time.

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