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My name is Andy Wilkinson, I am a fully qualified dvsa driving instructor.
I passed my driving test in 1987 and qualified as an instructor in 2002.
I started working for pass-with-flying-colours driver training in Beeston and I was there until 2012, when I then decided to form my own driving school.

Since becoming an instructor I have taught many people ranging from the ages of 17-60 years of age.
I am based in Ilkeston, on the border of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
My working areas include all the surrounding areas around Nottingham and Ilkeston.

To understand and thrive in this business you have to have lots of patience, be friendly and approachable and be punctual. You have to have a real passion for teaching and coaching people and I believe to treat people how you would like to be treated yourself.

The majority of my workload comes from recommendations from my previous clients and I am very proud of my first time pass rate.

The structured course you will undertake starts with the basics and develops over time to become an advanced level, while always maintaining a relaxed environment for you to learn effectively in, I also understand that every individual learns at different rates, so the course is always set to a pace that your happy with.

When you are at the independent stage of your driving we will then complete mock tests, this will give you an idea of how the test is conducted and get you used to the test environment, when you can pass a mock test then your ready for the real thing!

I also use in car video playback so we can see where you´ve gone wrong on the road and by looking at the video it´s easier to put it right and helps you learn at a faster rate.

The most important thing is that you feel happy and relaxed at all stages of the learning process and that at the end of it you feel confident and can demonstrate that you are safe driving solo.

Learning to drive is not just about passing a test, its about having the confidence in your own abilities to drive safely for life.

So if your looking to start a course of lessons for the first time or your partly trained or perhaps you require refresher lessons to increase your confidence, please don´t hesitate to get in touch so we can discuss all your driving requirements.

The vehicle I use is a 2016 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Sri.

I am a grade A Instructor, CRB checked and a member of the driving instructors association and adhere to the driving instructors code of conduct.

I hold the ROSPA gold driving qualification and I´m also a tutor at the Nottingham ROSPA advanced driving group (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents)


You can be assured of my best attention at all times to get you on the road and ultimately SAFE DRIVING FOR LIFE.

• DVSA registered & Approved Instructor

• Full 1 hour, 1.5 hours or 2 hours Lessons

• No car sharing

• Patient,friendly and punctual

• I Use the following test centres:-


Current prices
Intro offer rate.. £10.00

Hourly rates from.. £20.00

Stnd rate.. £20.00

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