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


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

Driving lessons  

Monitoring progress

It is crucial that your driving lessons are closely monitored from the outset. I use a unique system that allows me to assess your progress lesson by lesson. My two page chart is completed with yourself at the end of every lesson, this closely resembles the areas of your driving that the examiner is looking at on the day of your test.

Many pupils come to me from other instructors totally demoralised because they do not know how they are doing from week to week. Their instructor drops them at home and says something like "you`re doing Ok - see you next week!" Unfortunately you should be paying for a service much better than that. Sometimes this is the downside of taking the cheaper option. The old saying is true - you get what you pay for!

At the end of every lesson I give you an overall rating towards test standard - never will you be in doubt as to your progress.

Sample drivers record


A graph of your progress shows when you are ready for your test


All of my lessons are carefully planned and follow the Driving Standards Agency syllabus:

Cockpit Drill --- Controls --- MSM Routine --- Use of Accelerator --- Use of Clutch --- Use of Gears --- Use of Brakes --- Steering --- Moving off and stopping safely --- Junctions --- Roundabouts --- Crossroads --- Meeting and passing other vehicles --- Crossing the path of other vehicles --- Anticipation and awareness  --- Uphill and downhill starts --- Moving off at an angle --- Pedestrian crossings  --- Making progress --- Dual carriageways --- Keeping your distance and the two second rule --- Emergency stop and stopping distances --- Turn in the road --- Reverse parking --- Reversing round a corner --- Reverse in a parking bay --- Safety checks --- Dealing with hazards --- Control of speed --- Taking action on road signs, road markings and signals --- Safe position for normal stops --- Overtaking --- Adverse weather conditions

All lessons are planned before we arrive at your door. The route is planned in advance and a series of lesson targets or objectives will be outlined at the start of every lesson. Of course feedback will be given throughout your session and at the end. Our success depends on our professionalism, friendliness, patience - rest assured you are in good hands right through to passing your test.