Student feedback:

Les - Just want to thank you for all you have done to help me pass. Great teacher and not too serious - have had a good laugh along the way

Chris Tonge, Radcliffe

Les, thank you so much-your complete calm patience and belief meant so much and gave me the confidence to restart my lessons and pass my test first time with you-11 years after originally taking lessons.

Samantha Moss, Bury

Les, just wanted to drop a quick note, which you can use on the website if you wanted. I've been driving 'solo' for 4 months now since I passed with you, due to work, alot of motorway stuff between Manchester and Liverpool and Northwales. I often find myself thinking back to the lessons when I'm driving as your advice was so good. I'm not sure if I could have gone solo so early if it wasn't for your teaching. Many thanks for the lessons - there were some bad times, and some good times, but you really helped me when I even doubted myself. Hope things are well with you, I keep any eye for a black 207 (?) when I'm in Radcliffe. Many thanks again, you gave me the skills to get mobile!

Martin McGuiness, Radcliffe.

"Thanks Les you were fantastic right from the start. The best teacher ever! "
Sam Doyle from Radcliffe

"Thanks for what you did to help me to pass. I`m still on cloud 9. Just don`t know what I`ll do in a car on my own now!!"
Kim Anderson from Radcliffe  

"I was so nervous when it came to the test, I remember telling you to take me home because i didn`t want to do it. But you were fantastic, calmed me down and convinced me I could do it, and yes I did - first time too. Thank you so much! "

Ilene Anderson from Bury

"Thanks Les for my lessons.
I really enjoyed them and have recommended you to all my friends at college. I don`t know anyone that passed first time at Bury - still can`t believe I actually did it too "

Andy Sagar from Bury

"Thanks for all your help in getting me to pass the test first time, I could not have done it without your endless patience"

Gemma Hunt from Radcliffe

"I still can`t believe I passed first time, it`s all thanks to you that I can now drive at last. I can`t thank you enough"

 Nicola Gale from Radcliffe

You are the best, I will miss my lessons with you but thanks so much for helping me through it all.

Rosa Wood from Ramsbottom



Bury, Bolton, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Farnworth, Little Lever, Tottington, Ramsbotto

Frequently Asked Questions

What do most people fail on test?
That`s easy. INEXPERIENCE. A lot of people go for their test when they really are not ready. Whether it is with an instructor, or out with family or friends, building up your experience will give you the highest chance of passing your test. You can find out the top 10 reasons why people fail by visiting the DSA website at

Which licence do I need to start?
Before you can take to the road, you must have received from the Driving Vehicle Licence Agency (DVLA) a valid licence. If you are applying for your first licence, you will need to complete application forms D1 and D750. These are available form any Post Office. Should you require any help in filling these out, the leaflet D100 gives you more information.

The DVLA now only issue photo card licences so whether you are applying for you first licence, renewing or exchanging your old one, don't forget to send the best passport size photo of yourself!

How long will it take to get my licence?
You should receive your licence within 3 weeks. There are two parts to the licence- a photo card "Identity Details" only part, and its paper counterpart showing endorsements and entitlements. These are valid until your are 70.

I will be taking my motorbike test, soon. Will I need to exchange my licence?
Whether or not you have passed your motorbike test, your first licence, will automatically entitle you to drive cars (accompanied of course). Take care though that this is a motorbike test and not a moped test! If you have been riding a moped, it may be worthwhile checking your entitlements.

My sister says I will never be able to drive as I wear glasses?

As long as you can read a number plate (with or without glasses or corrective lenses) from 67 feet /20.5 meters, your are quite within your rights of driving a car.

Can I start driving before taking my theory test?

You can start to learn to drive before passing your Theory Test but you cannot apply for your Practical Test until you have a valid Theory Test certificate.

My mate says I can be on the road at 16 years old. Is this true?
Yes you can start to drive a car at 16, but only if you are in receipt of the higher rate of disability living allowance. If not, then it is 17 years of age. Of course you can still be on the road at 16 if you want to ride a moped.

Will I need only 15 or 20 lesson as my dad says it will be the same amount as he took?
The number of lesson is completely dependant on the individual's ability. No two people are alike and everyone learns at different rates. Take your time to learn and avoid adding extra pressure. Remember your dad has a lot of driving experience that has changed with the times. I am sure he will agree that driving on the road today is different than when he first took his test. The Driving Standards Agency recommend around 45 hours of Professional Tuition.