“I was rather anxious heading into my first lesson with Andy and was wondering if I was doing the right thing as I’d taken a break from driving lessons for a year. Turns out it was the right thing, Andy was very calm and patient – all my nerves vanished within the first 15 mins of the lesson. I found his teaching style very effective – for example using pictures and drawings to clarify a teaching moment. Bottom line – Andy is awesome and I would recommend him to anyone.”
“Rob was literally the best driving instructor that I could have hoped for. His mind set and attitude towards driving is amazing. I cannot thank Rob enough for motivating me after having step backs and also helping love driving again. Rob was patient, understanding and turned every negative into a positive, his relaxed and calm attitude really keeps you at ease when driving. I would extremely recommend Rob to anyone out there who is eager to learn he’s with you every step of the way. I can’t thank Rob enough.”
“I passed on my 2nd time with 4 minors. This was all due to Andy’s calm and instructive manor. His ability to turn around one of my many mistakes and calm my nerves by telling a funny story was extremely helpful because believe me there was many mistakes, luckily, he has many stories to help with that. His patience is also above most, not many could keep calm when you crash into a curb and rip the tyre apart, but he managed to keep his cool. I would highly recommend Andy to any new learner.”
“I had absolutely no knowledge of driving or cars when I started lessons, so Stuart really had to start right at the bottom with me. I am also an incredibly nervous and anxious person, especially in new situations and with people I don’t know. I couldn’t have asked for a more kind and patient driving instructor. From the start Stuart encouraged me and there was never a time where I felt under pressure. He calmed me down when I was stressed, allowed me to learn at my own pace, and stuck by me in all my freak out “I can’t do this” moments. I am so thankful for Stuart and cannot recommend him enough to new drivers – I wouldn’t have passed without him. Although I am glad I passed, I will miss our weekly lessons!”
“I can’t thank Lauren enough for all the help and advice she has given me over the past months on my driving lessons. When starting my lessons, I was a little nervous as I had never driven a car before or met my instructor! Straight away Lauren made me feel comfortable and safe and explained everything to myself clearly.
She is such a nice person and I could genuinely tell she wanted the best outcome for myself and she wanted to make sure I was a safe driver and understood everything I needed to know about being a safe driver.
She kept me on track with my driving and pushed me to achieve the goals I had set. If I had failed my theory or practical she would push me to get it booked straight away so I kept on with it as she knew I really wanted it. I would recommend Lauren to anyone she really is amazing at her job and I cannot thank her enough for the help she has given me over the past months.”
“I had Deborah and she was a good instructor: very patient, flexible with lesson times, and genuinely cared about me improving as a driver. Would definitely recommend.”
“At the beginning of my lessons I was all over the place and had no confidence but Andy has helped be gain more confidence and helped me achieve my goal of passing in just under 6 months for that I am very grateful, I couldn’t have asked for a better person to help and guide me on this journey he’s definitely the best. He always tries to make you feel comfortable and at ease which is really uplifting – thank you for everything Andy!”
“I would like to say a massive thankyou to Steve Yates for getting me through my driving test. He is so professional and takes his time to show and teach you to your best ability and challenges you throughout your lessons. As a very nervous driver, I could not have asked for a better instructor. He has taught me to the best of my ability, no matter how long it has taken. He is the most patient, friendliest and understanding driving Instructor I could ever have asked for. He has always boosted my confidence an believed in me even through my failed tests when I wanted to give up. I would not have made it without you Steve.
You could not go wrong picking Steve as your instructor and I will recommend him to anyone who want to learn to drive. Thanks again Steve.”
“I could not of had a better instructor than Debra, she’s patient, understanding, calm and really friendly. Debra made my driving experience positive from the beginning to passing my test. I would recommend to anyone to choose Debra as their instructor as she will help you with any difficulties you have and always make you feel comfortable when sitting in that driving seat and always tries to fit you in for lessons, going the extra mile to work around you where she can. Fantastic instructor!”
“I’d like to send a huge thanks to Andy Binns for getting me too and through my driving test, it was the third attempt (though that has no reflection on Andy’s teaching), the first 2 fails were stupid mistakes on my part, Andy is incredibly patient and went out of his way on more than a few occasions to accommodate me, thanks again Andy, you know how much the pass meant to me and my family and I can’t thank you enough!”
“I am nominating Glyn for best instructor because, Glyn gave me the time and patience needed to learn how to be a safe and sensible driver, he taught me not only the dos and don’ts but un written rules of the road. He was always reassuring and always explaining how and why certain tasks are done making my learning more well-rounded. He was never flustered or worked up no matter how many mistakes I made. I guess that’s because he’s watched Oldham play too much he’s learnt not to get worked up anymore! Without Glyn I wouldn’t have come close to passing both my theory and practical first time.”
“I have just recently passed my test with David Priestley, he gave me confidence and skills I needed to pass. I struggled a lot with my nerves it really effected my confidence on the road. He is calm, friendly and a fabulous instructor.”
“I had lessons with Paul Mealor and he had his work cut out for him; I was a brand-new driver and never thought I’d pass my test in a million years (let alone first time trying!), and here I am, a few months later, doing just that! Thank you, Paul, your confidence in my ability truly gave me the self-belief I needed to do as well as I did! I would recommend him and Latics to anyone!”
“At the grand age of 36, I passed my test at the first time of asking on September 29, having had lessons with Mark Dronsfield for the last few months. He has a very relaxed and open style, first demonstrating and discussing the rules of the road and how to navigate its many trials, then allowing you to come to your own conclusions about how best to adapt, all in your own time. He’s more than happy to go over and over any areas for concern and fully acknowledges that it may take time for you to pick up the necessary skills to begin your driving journey and pass your test. Having passed first time, I’m looking forward to completing the Pass Plus in October. I can highly recommend both Mark and Latics Driving Training.”
“Big thanks to Mij for supporting me through all my lessons, helped me to keep my confidence up so I would drive comfortably which did me a big favour in learning everything I needed to pass. Couldn’t recommend Latics enough and if you get Mij you’re in for a solid pass!”
“I have recently just passed my driving test after many months of learning. My instructor was Stuart Brown, he was brilliant, very patient and good at teaching. I learnt more and more with Stuart each lesson and if I ever felt I couldn’t do something he was very good at talking me round in a positive way.”
“I have been learning to drive with Craig Dudley since early January. Craig is one of the many experienced teachers at Latics and has helped many people pass their test. His way of teaching adapts to each individual and helps you though each situation by giving the learner the trust and belief that they need.
Unlike other instructors, Craig gets you on the road as soon as possible, taking you on junctions and performing manoeuvres that are challenging and different. His knowledge of the roads and vehicles are very high and makes sure we switch up the route on each lesson
I would definitely recommend that you learn with Latics and have Craig as your instructor as they want you to pass as much as you do!”
“Aidy is the best instructor could have asked for, always wanted me to improve on the things I struggled with but also got straight to the points in what was needed for me to pass my driving test!!
Very patient and knew what I struggled with and what I was confident with, so he knew on the lessons what I should be working on which allowed me to pass faster without wasting a lot of money on lessons that wasn’t really needed. 10/10 driving instructor!!!”
“From day 1, I knew I had a terrific instructor in Mark. Never late for any lessons, Mark is very easy to get along with which made me feel comfortable whilst driving and was very good at explaining where I could improve and giving advice. Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor and will miss having driving lessons with him! I would highly recommend him to anyone learning to drive. Cheers Mark!”
“I want to say thank you to my driving instructor Phil who helped me pass my driving test first time. Phil created a nice learning environment and adapted lessons to suit my needs and ability. He was very professional while also being friendly. Throughout my lessons I found that Phil helped me to progress and become more confident on the roads, challenging me in different ways at different stages. You wouldn’t go wrong choosing Phil as your instructor no matter your ability.”
“After many years of on off learning I gave up for a few years for different reasons but the main one being pregnant twice and bringing up my girls. After my friend passed her test with Mark she recommended him to me and I got her old time slot with him. I have always been a nervy driver and never really felt confident or enjoyed it but now I had my children I needed to get my test passed to make life easier. Mark was such a good instructor! He explained everything really well, would go over things loads for me to get it right and he had the patience of a saint! He didn’t care how many times he had to teach me something he wanted me to get it right so would take his time. After a few failed tests I knew I had to do it the last time and I kept saying to myself “what would mark say now” like he told me to do. I stayed calm and took my time and I passed. Would highly recommend Mark to anybody who is wanting to learn to drive. Don’t leave it till you’re nearly 30 like me! I wished I’d done it sooner. Thank you so much Mark!”
“Just want to make a point of saying how easy Mij made it for me in passing my test. I’ve had a couple of other instructors in the past an none made me feel as at ease as he did. I felt I was being helped rather than told what to do and it definitely boosted my confidence. Also, an all-round top guy I felt very comfortable in my lessons and not under massive pressure. He’s a great instructor!”
“My instructor Phil is an absolutely super star he was very patient with me even though it took so many times to get my parallel parking correct. I would recommend Phil to anyone who wants to learn how to drive he is fantastic and would like to thank him for helping me achieve my goal!”
“Sitara was absolutely amazing with me, super patient and always calm. She’s very reassuring and is with you every step of the way. I left half way through our lessons to go to uni and she has gone absolutely above and beyond to find time to fit me in whilst I’m back over summer-I can’t thank her enough!”
“I’m pleased to say I recently passed my driving test first time (with only four minors) and that’s all thanks to the help of Nikki! At first, I was really anxious about the prospect of learning to drive but Nikki really helped me to calm my nerves and ultimately build my confidence in my driving ability. She was supportive and patient with me but could also give me the constructive criticism that I often needed to better my skills. I greatly appreciated having an instructor that was reliable and accommodating to a sometimes-busy schedule on my part. I’ll miss my lessons with her as she was so easy to talk to and always really approachable if I ever had any queries regarding driving.”
“I recently passed my driving test through Latics with Mij as my instructor, I had 7 lessons with Mij before passing my test and every lesson was a huge step towards my pass, Mij made every lesson so simple and understanding and allowed me to do everything at my own pace, I can’t thank him enough for everything he taught me in getting my pass and I can’t rate him highly enough. Anyone new wanting to achieve passing their test needs to look at using Mij”
“I would like to say a massive thank you to Sitara begum in helping me pass my driving test, Sitara is a lovely women not only was she my instructor but she became a friend and made my lessons more & more enjoyable, she was so patient & chilled definitely helped me be so calm on every lesson I had with her & I would recommend her with a 10* rating :)”
“I had lessons with Phil McLean. They were the best! I was really nervous starting them thinking I wasn’t going to be able to drive and will fail but Phil gave me confidence and after 26 hours of lessons I passed! Phil is the best !!! Thankyou so much.”
“I passed! Thanks to Mij! He has been an amazing instructor and has built my confidence from our first lesson. When I started driving with Mij I was terrified and thought I’d never get there. He worked on my confidence first and then helped me to prefect my driving. He is very encouraging and understanding. He helped me to take my time and to enjoy driving. I am very grateful for all his patenice and it all paid off! Very happy.”
“I would like to put forward Paul Mealor for this as he worked hard to get me to passing my test.Paul also showed patience but helped me hone my driving enough to pass my test.
I’d recommend him for his positive attitude.”
“Matt is a fantastic driving instructor would definitely recommend him. He taught me from the start and now I don’t think I could have done it without him thank you.”
“Deborah Shapley is a friend of my mums from her previous job. When I decided I wanted to start having lessons, my mum instantly recommended Deb to me. Before I started my lessons I was a bit apprehensive, but the first time I met Deb she put me at ease. This re-enforced that she was the right instructor for me. She was extremely patient, understanding and she explained everything clearly. If I was ever stuck she would try and explain it in a different way. She was very accommodating picking me up and dropping me off at different places. She was always reliable and punctual. If ever I had to change my lessons she understood and was very flexible. I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone who wants a 1st class instructor. I passed 1st time without any minors, thanks to Deb, and I will miss Deb and our weekly chats.”
“I really enjoyed every lesson that I had with my instructor David. He was always really welcoming and a pleasure to be around. He had loads of patience and helped me over come test day nerves. I would highly recommend David to anyone who wants to learn. Nothing was ever too much for him.”
“My driving instructor was brilliant, made me feel very comfortable in the car, teaching style was very easy to follow and pick up. Would recommend him to anyone of any level of driving.”
“Great instructor, very easy to learn from and I was able to pass first time.”
“I would like to put forward Andy Binns for this as he worked hard to get me to passing my test.Andy showed a lot patience with me and taught me the initial parts before moving to be a manual instructor.
I’d recommend him for his positive attitude.”
“I can’t thank Paul Mealor enough for all of his support during learning to drive. He taught me so much and I will always remember his advice. I would definitely recommend learning to drive with Paul.”
“I started taking driving lessons around March 2017, its safe to say it wasn’t something that came naturally to me. I struggled with everything from position in the road to stalling. Steve was consistently patient and reassuring, thinking of different methods and ways for me to improve. Slowly but surely things began to fall into place and became much more comfortable and confident on the road. When it came around to booking my test, I was nervous and didn’t really believe I would pass. The lessons before my test were challenging but Steve was constantly supportive and reassuring that I could do it, he went over each issue and manoeuvre countless times until I had them perfected.
On the day of my test I still didn’t believe I would pass so I was completely over the moon when the examiner told me I had (first time!), and it’s definitely all thanks to Steve.
Not only did he help me through each problem and struggle in my driving, he put me at ease from the very start. Even though I’m so happy to have passed my test I will genuinely miss having a laugh and a chat with Steve every week on my lesson.
I would 100% recommend him to anyone learning to drive no matter advanced you are or how much confidence you lack, because if I can pass first time then anyone can!”
“I have recently passed my driving test under Ste and would like to let you know that I couldn’t have gone to a better instructor from the first lesson right up to the minute of my test he put my nerves at ease so that I could pass as soon as possible to the right standard as I was being put under pressure by work to pass as soon as possible, as well being a top instructor I’d also like to say how much of a top bloke Ste is as well as we could talk about everything and anything I was even fortunate enough to see Ste at a birthday do and have a drink with him I couldn’t speak anymore highly of him.”
“Sitara Begum was polite, patient and allowed me to relax and take my time while driving, since I suffer from anxiety due to an experience from a previous instructor from another company. Passed first time as well on both my theory and then my test. Couldn’t recommend her enough, thank you.”
“Passed my test today and it’s safe to say I couldn’t have done it without Sadie Parsons! Absolutely loved everything about my driving lessons because of her, she just the most supportive and friendly person which and made me feel really comfortable driving even when doing something I wasn’t confidence with. She is so patient, but she pushed me to do my best, so I could do the best I could and it’s all down to her that I’ve passed! Thank you so much and I’m going to miss having my driving lessons with her.”
“Learning how to drive with Mij built up my confidence of driving a manual car and most especially parking in tight and narrow spaces. Even when I made mistakes my instructor just talked me through what to do next time which made me relaxed and calm. Would highly recommend Mij, so much so that when I did my husband just passed with no faults.”
“I have been a learner with Mij and passed my test several weeks ago. When I began with Mij I was nervous when it came to drive after a few wobbles with other instructors. He immediately made me feel at ease and taught me at my own pace, he didn’t over complicate things and allowed me to learn from my mistakes (safely.) I thoroughly enjoyed my time learning with him as he was a mate as well as an instructor. I will be recommending him to others!!”
“Matt is such a great teacher, uplifting positive and calm! He made me feel at ease and I always came away from our lessons feeling progressed and rewarded.”
“I would like to nominate 2 instructors as one of them left and started a new job, I then went to another instructor.
The first instructor was Craig Heselwood, he was an amazing instructor, made you feel at ease and comfortable, he always worked around my schedule as a single mum, he was so patient with me, we had a lot of laughs while learning to drive, he built my confidence up from nothing to everything I know about driving ☺️
The second instructor and the one I passed with was Mark Dronsfield, he was very patient with me as I was a bag of nerves driving with another instructor, he never changed my way of driving the way I had with Craig, he just said ‘what would Craig say’ which made me chuckle as I imagined Craig going on in my ear, change the gear, slow down, etc, Mark was also patient with my mood swings and when I never felt like a good driver he always re assured me that I am good at driving and I have got what it takes to pass, and guess what?? I did 😁 I’d like to say a massive thank you to both Craig and Mark but also to Latics for taking me on, an amazing company, with amazing instructors and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who what’s to learn to drive, feel comfortable doing it, be encouraged about your confidence and have the patience of Saints 😁
Thank you all so much for what you have done for me, I will miss my lessons but I have the freedom to go anywhere when I want to. It is sooooo worth it. Thank you very much Craig, Mark and Latics 😁”
“I had my driving lessons with Lee Napier, firstly, I would like to say a massive thank you to Lee for putting up with me! From my very first lesson he put me at ease and calmed my nervous through the whole process. He explained everything to me even if it took a few times for it to go in! I passed first time with Lee. His skills, not just driving, but his approach and customer service is second to none. Lee is very happy, friendly and a very supportive instructor. I highly recommend him as a driving instructor. A massive thank you again Lee! ”
“Lauren is a fantastic instructor, when I first started my lessons I had no experience with driving what so ever, but Lauren was patient and calm with me. She went over things so much until I felt comfortable, she knew when I was nervous or overthinking situations and always stepped in and made me feel at ease. She is such a good instructor because she can read people and can tell from the pupil what type of learning is best for them and what they need to achieve the best result. I would never have passed first time if it wasn’t for Lauren and for her making me feel some comfortable driving! I will miss out lessons and our chats, she has become a friend as well as an instructor and I recommend her to anyone learning to drive! I never thought I’d pass first time, but Lauren always had faith in me and knew when I needed a kick to get my head in the game! I am very very grateful!”
“Lauren was a fantastic instructor, always had confidence in me from day one. When I made a mistake, she showed me what I did wrong and how not to make the mistake again. She was always calm and respectful. I would 1000% recommend her as an instructor. I personally would like to thank Lauren again for helping me along my journey and passing my test first time.”
“A big thank you to my instructor Lauren for helping me to pass first time! Lauren has been so helpful, she is great at explaining things, she always made sure I understood what to do and she was always ready to answer any questions I had. She knew how to make me feel at ease in the driving seat, especially when I was preparing for my test. Each lesson I kept gaining confidence, and thanks to her lessons I really enjoy driving! Thank you, Lauren!”
“I would like to firstly say massive thank you to David Priestley for making my pass happen. He was more like a best friend then a driving instructor which makes the whole experience so much better and enjoyable made you feel so at ease and never put pressure on you when I made a mistake so thank you so much Latics and David!”
“I can’t thank Craig Dudley enough for everything! Craig made me feel comfortable and confident when learning with him. He was always on time and very flexible throughout my lessons. I would recommend him for anyone looking to start driving. Thanks again Craig.”
“Craig is a great instructor to have as from day one he makes you feel at ease and doesn’t throw you in the deep end. He lets you go at your own pace without adding too much pressure making it easier to pick up skills.
I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to start learning how to drive and also to those looking to switch instructors.”
“Chris Loder has been supportive since day one and has always had faith in me passing my driving test. Out of all the driving instructors I have had in the past, he has been the best driving instructor by far! He is organised, patient and enthusiastic in every lesson I had with him. As a secondary school teacher, I would say his lessons are outstanding. I came to him as a terrible driver with little confidence in driving and now I’m very confident. Every lesson I had with him I found myself challenging myself, making immense progress and using resources that Chris had provided to become a better driver. Massive thank you to Chris and Latics.”
“I had my lessons with Andy who was amazing, he always made me feel at ease and comfortable, I passed first time and I couldn’t have done it without him, I would definitely recommend Andy, best driving instructor EVER!”
“I would happily recommend Aidy for anyone who wants to learn. He was patient and understanding but pushed me to always improve and do my best while making sure I was always comfortable and aware of mistakes I was making and how to improve them. I can’t thank him enough for helping me.”
“Aidy is a really supportive and patient instructor. He gave me lots of helpful tips which made driving so much simpler. He persevered with me and always made sure I had the correct technique in order to eventually become a safe driver. He is very knowledgeable about instructing and I would recommend him to anyone that asked.”
“My driving instructor was Umar Farooq and I could not be happier with him. I cannot thank him enough. He is so patient and calm, which is what you need with a driving instructor, but most of all, he was funny and very supportive. Passing my test first time proves that I had excellent teaching. I would seriously recommend Umar to anyone, if you want someone to help you pass, it’s Umar, his efforts and patience go a long way. Thank you, Umar. I’ll see you on the road soon!”
“Cannot thank Sitara enough for helping me pass, always being patient with me even when my nerves got the best of me. Always pushing me to do my best, even when I thought I couldn’t. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an amazing instructor to take lessons with. Very dedicated to her job.”
“I’m writing to say thank you for Sitara helping me pass, Sitara is great at teaching, helping to understand where you went wrong and to go over your problems and things you struggles with and the good thing about it is she gives you time to get better at learn, my experience with Sitara was great and I would highly recommend her to anyone she is a great instructor, thank you!”
“I recently passed my test with Sitara whom I would recommend to anyone. She’s friendly and a straight talker you know where you stand with her, Sitara goes above and beyond for her learners. listen and ask questions. I started my journey with Abdur Rob whom I would also recommend I was lucky to have two very hardworking and dedicated instructors. you could not go wrong with these two. Thank you both very much.”
“Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Sarah Royle! She’s such an amazing instructor and I would highly recommend her to anyone! She also has the patience of a saint – especially as I like to make the easiest thing difficult for myself; she’d still talk me through it all. She was so supportive, and I was able to pass first time thanks to her and honestly couldn’t thank her enough!!”
“I did my driving lessons with Phil McLean and was he is faultless! Having had previous instructors, he was by far the best. Amazing and patient and had me pass first time! Couldn’t have asked for a better person to do my lessons with, he covered all bases and made sure I knew everything inside and out. Highly recommend him, lovely man!”
“Phil is a very laid back, professional, down to earth driving instructor. He has excellent methods of explaining how to do/approach different situations on the road, if you get anything wrong during your lessons he will make sure you get it perfect before he moves onto anything else.
He provides a relaxed atmosphere, and not only does he provide you with excellent tips for passing your test, he also provides you with a lot of knowledge for when you are out and about in your own car! I couldn’t recommend him enough! 10/10”
“After failing my test numerous times with another instructor, I was recommended Paul Mills.What a fabulous instructor, very calm, patient and good instructor he is. I learnt a lot from him which has made me a better driver and to pass my test.I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him in the future.”
“First thing I wanted to do is thank Paul Mealor for helping and bringing back my confidence and dusting off the rust, Paul has been amazing instructor nothing bad to say about him he believes in you, he makes you believe in yourself, he has taught me a lot and with easy instruction and guidance very down to earth and I would recommend anybody to have him by your side. So, thank you Paul for all the hard work you have done.”
“I first took a lesson with Mat in around January 2018, I had told him I taken lessons in the past (around 10 years ago) but I was going away in April and I wanted to pass my test before going. Mat was confident it could be done and after taking one or two lessons so was I. Mat works around his student and ensures his teaching style fits your learning style, he also leaves no stone unturned and makes sure any questions are answered. I took my test in mid-April and passed, my license arrived on the day I was leaving the country. Couldn’t have been more perfect! Thanks Mat!”
“I have had been having lessons with Mat for over a year now and he has been amazing. He has been patient with me and made my confidence so much better, I am so glad I chose Mat, he deserves instructor of the month!”
“Well I’m sure it’s not often Mark gets an over the hill 30-year-old to try and get over the line but this wizard of a guy made it happen. Surprisingly relaxed in the passenger seat, his repeated “watch your speed” may never leave me. Very happy to have used Latics Driving School and can 100% recommend them across all price, knowledge and reliability.”
“I had started taking lessons with Marie as I wanted to learn to drive for work purposes and for leisure. She immediately made me feel comfortable, was friendly and explained everything thoroughly from beginning till end. She is very patient at every point, even when I had a mind-block or if I didn’t believe in myself. She always encouraged and motivated me therefore; I would recommend her thoroughly especially because of her calming nature if you are a worrier like I was. Cannot thank her enough.”
“Where to start, I was very nervous on my first lesson James was brilliant and easy to talk to, he was step by step all the way along through the lessons and always asked if I was comfortable to move on to the next stage and never dragged the same stage out and would move on when he could see I was ready for the next stage. I would recommend him to any one at all and even more to people who struggle with confidence and after 14 lessons I passed 1st time cheers James!!!”
“I never thought I’d learn to drive but I finally took the plunge, 7 weeks later I’d passed first time!
James was patient and let me work out my own faults before explaining how to correct them, very useful because I started with quite a few. I also got useful tips on saving fuel and tyre wear that I’m sure will save me money.
We’d go over areas for improvement at the end of the lesson but also things that went well, so I could see progress even when I didn’t think I was making any.
James was very encouraging, and we had a good laugh on every lesson, a big thank you for teaching this old dog new tricks!”
“I had two driving instructors the first was Angie who was a very nice lady who started me on my journey almost getting me ready for my test before she had to go on maternity leave.
The second was James who I was unsure as it was different to what I was used to but he was great and guided me into perfecting everything I needed to be test ready and as I passed he did a fantastic job.Both James and Angie are a credit to Latics Driving and I believe they both deserve recognition for the way they teach their pupils. I would like to thank them both for making me a road worthy driver.”
“Glyn was an excellent instructor with me and helped me to pass. I am very appreciative of his time and effort to help me pass first time.”
“First of all, I’d just like to say a huge thank you to the best driving instructor ever, Deborah Shapely. She truly is the kindest, and caring instructor I think you’d ever meet. I originally began my lessons with another driving school but left because I didn’t like my instructor. Deborah was then recommended to me by a friend. When I first began my lessons, she was really accommodating and let me pick and choose when the best times for me where. Even when I had to cancel a lesson she was so understanding of my situation. Overall, I had about 30 lessons with Deborah and I couldn’t have asked for a better and more caring driving instructor. I think she was even as happy as I was knowing that I’d passed first time. Thank you for helping me pass and teaching me everything I know.”
“I had my driving lessons from Andy Binns and I couldn’t have been happier.
From the first moment I felt at ease and his instructions and knowledge was 2nd to none!
I really couldn’t rate him higher as an instructor and a person, as he helped me pass theory and practical first time. Cheers pal!”
“I am just writing to you to say how amazing my instructor, Sue Birkett has been. On Wednesday 25th April 2018, I finally passed my driving test. I can honestly say I don’t think I could have done that without the help and guidance of Sue. Due to circumstances I had to stop my lessons for a while and has taken me a while to pass. However, I can say that she is extremely understanding, patient and I think in my opinion one of the best instructors. I have gained confidence and also a friend! Highly recommend Sue to anybody who’s looking to take lessons.
Thanks for everything!”
“Nikki Binns works for Latics Driver Training and was my driving instructor for a few months from 2017 until I passed my practical driving test, on the 7th April 2018.
I cannot thank Nikki enough. She was incredibly detailed and encouraging throughout my entire learning process. Nikki is definitely determined to make sure her pupils pass safely and confidently. I would 100% recommend her to anyone wishing to learn how to drive. If you are thinking about the freedom of being able to drive around in your own car, the answer to that freedom is Nikki. She has the patience of a saint (which is never ending).
Nikki is not afraid to give you honest feedback and will make sure you improve on your weak points. Not only does she teach you how to pass your test but, also how to tackle all different kinds of situations that are required to use in day to day driving. She has absolutely great training techniques and when I did struggle time to time, occasionally wanting to quit, Nikki’s positivity and motivation would keep me going.
Learning to drive safely and responsibly can be quite a daunting exercise but I always felt like I was in safe hands as Nikki made me feel confident behind the wheel. She enabled me to learn at my own pace as well as ensuring that in each session I felt I had accomplished a great deal. I have to admit I was a handful and honestly, if a nervous driver like me can learn how to drive by Nikki’s lessons ANYBODY can. I will be grateful to her forever. I will definitely miss my weekly lessons! However, I will be taking a few motorway lessons with Nikki, which I am super excited about. Even though thank you doesn’t seem sufficient enough with all the hard work you have put in to get me where I am today. THANK YOU, once again Nikki and Latics, you have helped me achieve my goal.”
“Nikki is a great instructor and learnt a lot from her, each lesson she was nice and made sure I understood everything and that I was comfortable driving which has allowed me to pass my test. She’s a great instructor and I thank her for helping me learn how to drive.”
“Mij was a great instructor easy to get along with, very supportive and I would recommend him to anyone I know who is thinking about learning to drive. He was punctual, and reliable. Every time he introduced something new to me he made sure that I understood what I was doing and helped to correct anything I was doing wrong, he was also very knowledgeable about what was going in the lesson and helped me to build confidence for my test. His car was comfortable to drive.”
“I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Lauren Crossley for being so patient, understanding, having a great vibe, calm and also great company to be driving with. I will miss it! Lauren went far and beyond in helping me build my confidence on the road, learning how to drive and to pass! This made my whole driving experience amazing. I would recommend Latics to anyone! Lauren & the whole Latics Team are very professional and will do the most for you, which I am grateful for.
Thank you once again!!!”
“I have just passed my practical driving test and I just want to thank Latics driving and particularly my instructor Chris Loder. He was genuinely one of the calmest, reassuring person I’ve met. I was very anxious and nervous, and he was able to calm me even through making mistakes he always explained how it’s all part of the learning process. I’ve learned driving skills and tips from him that will stay with me forever!”
“I learned to drive with Chris Loder and he was amazing. So patient and calm which made me feel relaxed and at ease. Passed 1st time thanks to Chris. Thank you again Chris. Was a pleasure being taught by the best.”
“Chris Loader was amazing! I’d had previous lessons last year while I was away, so I wasn’t new to driving but each lesson I felt I got more out of Chris than my previous instructor and became a better driver for it. Thanks for making it so easy and helping me pass Chris, and for introducing me to movie soundtrack playlists on Spotify.”
“Excellent instruction, very patient and went miles out of his way to accommodate me due to my strange working hours. 10/10”
“Aidy is a very good instructor who’s very knowledgeable about all aspects of driving he is the best instructor I have ever had and highly recommend him.”
“I have had Will Rayner as my instructor since last year, I passed today with only 1 minor. I am absolutely ecstatic, he’s a fantastic instructor and has been really patient throughout giving me all the help and advice needed to come out with great results thanks Will”
“Just had my test and passed first time round with one driver fault. Will was a great instructor had lots of patience and helped me through quickly can’t fault him.”
“After having several manual lessons and struggling with them I was a really nervous driver, as soon as I began lessons with Sue I felt at ease. Sue is so easy going and fills you with confidence, she explains things really well and makes driving simple! I thought it would take me months to pass but thanks to Sue I was confident going into my test and passed first time! Thanks so much Sue, I’ll genuinely miss my lessons with you!”
“Phil is a fantastic driving instructor who is very relaxed, friendly, polite and extremely good at his job.
He helped me pass first time with an intensive driving course without any previous lessons. Despite the horrible snow during my intensive driving course (7 hours a day driving) he didn’t cancel my lessons and teach me to be afraid of driving in the snow. Instead he showed me how to drive in the snow safely and under complete control.
Hope this is okay for your website and not too long haha.”
“I’ve just recently passed my test with Paul Mills, the patience and dedication he has for his students is fantastic. I struggled a lot with my nerves and it really effected my confidence on the road. However, Paul never gave up on me even when I was ready to give up on myself. He gave me the confidence and skills I needed to pass. Thanks Paul Mills!”
“I would say Paul Mealor was very patient with me the length of time I was with him. Was great at advice and was very calm with me. Times I was low and had no confidence at manoeuvres he reassured me I was a good driver and that I just need to dust myself off and crack on after mistakes kept saying mistakes do happen. He believed in me and didn’t settle for defeat as he had the confidence in me which was amazing. I’d like to say a massive thank you to him for all his help and what he has done for me.”
“Passed my practical test with Mij today well chuffed brill instructor easy going and relaxed but does his job very well thank you so much”
“Thank you so much to Lauren for not only helping me pass first time but also building my confidence so I feel comfortable drive in real life!
Lauren constantly made sure not to just teach me how to pass the test, but also how to do every day driving and thanks to her, I have been able to start driving straight away.
Aside from being a fantastic instructor, with tons of patience and understanding, she is an extremely lovely person who is so easy to get on with too!
I would 100% recommend Latics to anyone learning to drive, I have been fortunate enough to meet a few of the lovely instructors and from what I have seen they are all fantastic… And of course, I 110% recommend Lauren! Thank you, Lauren!”
My driving instructor Jan was my third driving instructor and save to say third time lucky. Jan is a superstar instructor/teacher she is methodical and effective. Every lesson I understood what I did well and where I needed to improve. She is just fantastic at what she does. I highly recommend her and believe she deserves an award for her patience, resourcefulness and banter. I would not have passed my test so quickly and first time without her! Superstar! Thanks Jan!!”
“Gordon is so patient, and a great teacher and he has made learning to drive enjoyable. When I started I was so nervous and then Gordon was so reassuring and patient. He is the best… will recommend anyone who wants to learn to drive, to do it with Gordon. He is amazing and a big thank you Gordon for the lessons.”
“Since day 1, Deborah was always polite and calm (despite my heavy right foot!). Over the period of the five months for which she taught me, she has been so supportive and encouraging, full of enthusiasm and always understanding. I would, without (undue) hesitation, say she was the best instructor I could’ve wished for. Thank you to Deborah for her time and commitment as well as her positive and friendly attitude, it has helped me to be confident in my own ability to drive”
“Deborah was a great driving instructor! She made me feel at ease and comfortable at all times. She always offered constructive criticism but was never too harsh. She offered me extra lessons whenever I felt like I needed them and managed to fit me more around my test date. I would definitely recommend going with Latics driving school! Affordable and very friendly instructors! Thank you, Deborah, and Latics!”
“Would just like to leave a review for will Rayner after passing my test with him this morning. He helped me massively with my nerves and brought my confidence on so much, he’s a top bloke who was very patient with me and always encouraged me to be the best driver I can be, he totally changed my outlook on driving for the better and I’m so so grateful to him, best instructor I’ve had and would highly recommend to anyone looking to find an instructor to start out with.”
“Would like to say a massive thank you to my driving instructor Umar, I wouldn’t have been able to do it without him! I would highly recommend him. 10/10 for me, thank you.”
“Sitara is an excellent driving instructor. She is very friendly, patient and relaxing. I loved every minute of my lessons and will miss her. I would highly recommend Sitara to anyone!”
“I would just like to say a big Thank You to Phil who was my driving instructor on my intensive driving course. Phil is so professional, down to Earth and easy to talk to in the car.
What I liked the best was even when I didn’t understand something Phil would go above and beyond to show me or explain how in a different way. Making sure that I fully comprehend the manoeuvre and the mechanics of the car.
I would rate Phil five stars and I would highly recommend him to anybody else who is looking to pass their test.”
“I would just like to say how thankful I am to Phil, he gave me the confidence I needed to pass my test first time. I wouldn’t have done this without his patience and encouragement. I am so grateful and would recommend him as an instructor to anyone. Phil is a fantastic instructor who deals with nervous learners great, thanks again Phil for helping me pass and get me over my fears.”
“Wow, what a guy! I’m surprised he’s got any hair left after putting up with me for the last six months! The man has the patience of a saint and after stopping and starting learning over the last ten years, Phil was the man to get me through the process. I’d had a bit of driving experience prior but with Phil’s guidance I became the most competent driver I’ve been and passed my test! I was a little bit nervous at first, being a little bit older, but he picked up on that straight away and put me at ease, never losing his cool or becoming frustrated. The best driving instructor I’ve had and a lovely gentleman to boot. If you need to learn, either on an intense course or gradually, speak to Latics (who themselves were fantastic and provide outstanding service) and request Phil McLean. Legend.”
“Want to say a huge thankyou to Paul Mealor for being such a nice and patient person with me. I went from having little experience to being confident when driving and that was all down to him. He made me feel so at ease and calm and was always willing to help on whatever i was stuck with until I was happy doing it. I will be recommending Paul to all my friends as he is such a genuine person and one of the best instructors as I couldn’t have passed my test without him!”
“100000000000/10 for Mij for getting through my driving lessons and test. I had some awful instructors with other companies which has led me to be doing it for years. I started and passed within 3 months which was what I wanted and up to a perfect standard. I cannot fault Mij and cannot praise him enough for getting me through it. We had a right laugh and he made my lessons less stressful for me and believed in me that I could do it, which for me made all the more doable!! Thank you Mij!! Would definitely recommend him to everyone! Absolute diamond.”
“Deborah is a fantastic instructor!”
“Deb was a fantastic instructor. Very supportive, and always made me feel confident behind the wheel. Very glad that
I chose Latics and got Deb as an instructor.
Would recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to drive.”
“Nikki is by far the best instructor I could have wished for. Patient, talkative and very committed to provide the best experience for yourself while you are on each and every lesson. I could not recommend her highly enough. A thank you does not seem sufficient enough for how much she helped me to pass my test as well as my theory. But thank you again Nikki and I will be sure to give you a wave when we pass on the road.”
“I started my lessons with Matt in March 2017, and after stopping for a couple of months in between I have just passed my test FIRST TIME!!! He is a really down to earth person and makes you feel very comfortable, he has a great sense of humour which made him feel like more of a friend, I actually couldn’t recommend him enough and will definitely be raving about him to all future drivers, he is great at what he does.”
“I’ve been having lessons with Will Rayner and I passed my test today first time today with no minors or driving faults. Just like to say thanks to Will for his teaching and support throughout the learning process and helping me pass! Thanks, will.”
“I’d like it if Paul Mills was considered instructor of the month. I feel of all the instructors I’ve had I’ve made most progress with him. He is calm, friendly and has a very good knowledge of the roads and his job. He made me feel comfortable even in tricky situations where I felt I would struggle. My nerves were very bad, especially on test day and he calmed me down. I know what I’ve learnt from him will take me further than just passing my driving test. I will definitely be sending friends wanting to get on the road Paul’s way.”
“Sadie taught me to drive. She is a great instructor who I would recommend to anyone.
I felt comfortable with Sadie from the start and I gained in confidence so much that I passed my practical test first time! Thank you, Sadie.”
“I can’t express how happy I am to have passed my driving test. I really enjoyed my lessons with Danielle, I thought I would never be able to drive, but Danielle made me feel at ease every time, and gave me the confidence I lacked. She explained everything to me in simple terms which really helped me grasp where I was going wrong, helping me learn quicker. Thank you, Danielle, I would definitely recommend choosing Danielle if you are taking your lessons, and I am certainly going miss our lessons but I know now I can drive with confidence on the roads, thanks to Danielle”
“Mark is a really good driving instructor, he has stayed patient throughout teaching me on my driving. I’d definitely recommend Mark as your instructor.”
“Aidy was really helpful to me for passing my test. He was really supportive of me and really helped me to adjust my technique and gave me loads of helpful tips that made driving so much easier for me. He really persevered with me and we got on really well. I’d recommend him to anyone who’s wanting lessons.”
“After many instructors my confidence had decreased a lot as I kept getting pushed back and was told I wasn’t ready for test for another 50+ lessons. I finally came to Latics and got Craig. Craig was an amazing instructor who made me feel comfortable in the car and in his company as well as helping me gain my confidence to pass my driving test within 7 weeks of being with him. I highly recommend him!”
“Aidy is a great instructor he is extremely patient and is constantly trying to make you the best driver you can be. He explains things very well and he really knows what he’s talking about would recommend him to everyone”
“Deborah is an amazing instructor, who always helped me and without her help I wouldn’t have passed my driving test with 1 minor fault. during lessons if I ever made a fault she was always nice told me the correct way to do or saying wouldn’t it better if this or if that, then it would just click with me but all in all she’s a fantastic instructor and I just want to say a massive thanks to her and all her help, I hope she teaches many more and make the roads a safer place”
“I would highly recommend Aflak! He is very friendly, explaining everything very clearly, also let you think what you have to do (I’m talking about bay and reverse park), giving advices, but not orders. Even if you make mistake, he would never shout on you, because he is very patient and will never make you feel upset. I really enjoyed my driving lessons with Aflak, he is very intelligent and that person, you can have deep conversations with. Once again, I would like to say thanks for all your support and encouragement, especially on test day!”
“What can I say but Great things!
From Day 1 of my lessons through to me passing my Test he was cool calm and collective when teaching me how to drive.
He was excellent in making me feel calm and comfortable while driving and I never felt panicky at all while driving with him (I have suffered with my nerves from previous instructors from different companies)
He was always easy to talk to and understanding and made sure he went step through step when learning new manoeuvres. I’m extremely grateful to all he taught me and am now confident on the roads and am buying my first car today!
Finally, I’d like to say that I would recommend anyone learning in an auto to Mohammed Aflak, he’s the best around!”
“Very well with explaining, very calm and collective, kept very good tasks, made me more confident, very very patient, made extra time when I needed it and didn’t extend manoeuvres if I didn’t need to.
I would recommend Rob with 4.5/5.
After being let down by an instructor I found rob from Latics and was amazed with how simple and clear the instructions given where.”
“I can’t thank Danielle enough for getting me to this stage. Through the many stalls, panics and everything else, we still got through it and…to just get to this point is fantastic.
I will absolutely keep in touch with her and will probably still ask her questions about what I see on the road and the best thing/s to do. I can’t wait to start driving my own car, although I’m sad to say goodbye to Danielle. Feels like a bitter sweet moment, but I know that this is just the start of my driving lifestyle.
Thank you so much Danielle and you’ll probably still hear from me with my questions.”
“I had Sanam as my first instructor, she helped me to keep motivated as she taught me how to advance with my driving. Her teaching techniques allowed me to keep focused and gave me a sense stability when recalling how to deal with certain situations. I would be lost without her patience and consistency as she continued to coach me. Sanam taught me how to drive and never gave up on me, for this I am eternally grateful.
Lauren was my second instructor, within her lessons she gave me a sense of safety. Mistakes were embraced, and she taught me how to stay calm and deal with situations. Areas I would usually struggle with, such as roundabouts, she helped me defeat. I am no longer afraid of driving and this sense of calmness gave me the confidence to continue. Lauren helped me come out of my shell as she consistently pushed me to become a better driver.
Like Sanam, Lauren never gave up on me. They continued to coach and believe in me. Sanam taught me how to drive and Lauren taught me how to access my confidence, which enabled me to be calm and comfortable in situations.
I have had the most amazing experience; I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to have both Sanam and Lauren as my instructors. Thank you!”
“Class time enjoying my lessons quick, easy to learn. Also, very funny instructor easy to get on long! Grabbing his knee instead of the gear stick haha, Cheers Phil.”
“My lessons with Steve were fantastic! He made lessons, easy, fun and enjoyable. Straight away Steve ensured I was comfortable in the car and in my lessons talked me through what I was doing and why. Steve was very patient with me, even when I was being difficult! Overall, I really enjoyed my lessons and will really miss our conversations. Anyone would be privileged to have him as an instructor.”
“I would like to say a massive thank you to Will Rayner for all of his training, support and understanding in helping me pass my test first time. Will is an amazing instructor and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to start driving. “
“Thank you, Lauren, for helping me pass my test first time! Would highly recommend Lauren and Latics Driver Training to anybody wanting a welcoming environment to learn how to drive in. Lauren is very dedicated and really works hard to help you pass and become a safe driver! Friendly and fun and makes you feel comfortable during lessons.
Will definitely miss our weekly lessons, but I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor, thanks Lauren!”
“Mark is everything you’d want in a driving instructor. I’m quite a shy person but felt very comfortable and relaxed whenever in the car with him during lessons. He’s patient, understanding, very knowledgeable and always on time to start lessons. Whenever I had a question or wanted to practice something multiple times, I’d never hear a complaint from him and he always tried to encourage me and made sure to point out the things I was doing well, as well as the things I needed to work on. I’d just like to say a big thank you to Mark, you’re a star! Would definitely recommend to anyone else learning to drive!”
“Hi, I’m Adam – one of Rob’s learners whose recently just passed my driving test.I would like to let you know that he was a very good instructor who treated me like a younger brother. He has always been on time for lessons and was always prepared to work around my needs (as I also attend uni). Even though sometimes he may seem quite strict whilst on the roads; it really helped me to become a better driver (my mirror checks improved drastically) – to the extent he was confident that I would pass. He treated me like a friend; we would have a laugh during lessons whilst ensuring progress was being made. I would like to thank Rob for his hard work and dedication and without him and his teaching, it would have taken me much longer to pass my driving.”
“Just had my first driving test and I passed with only two driver faults. I could not have done this well without my driving instructor Will Rayner. Will is a fantastic instructor, he knows what he is doing, he always looking out for you and he’s an overall great person. If have him as your instructor, you’ll pass your test first time.”
“Gordon was really good I would recommend him to anyone he knows what he is doing he look and your strengths and weaknesses and turns them into strengths with driving really would be recommend to anyone”
“1st time pass with Sitara I was so scared to drive she makes you feel so at ease and comfortable doesn’t rush you she’s so caring and just a lovely human being I’m going to miss our lessons, but I know I’ve got a friend for life now thank you so much Sitara I will see you after Christmas for pass plus”
“10/10 very calm instructor helped me pass my test, will be recommending to my girlfriend. Thank you!”
“My lessons were great, Craig is the best instructor I’ve had, whenever I couldn’t do something, or did something wrong, instead of getting stressed he would calm me down make sure I was OK, and we would do it again, and even though I failed he stuck with me until I passed, I would recommend Craig as instructor to anyone.”
“I felt very comfortable with Mij being my instructor from the very first lesson, he made me feel very at ease behind the wheel. Gives good clear instructions and is very honest with you with everything, got me through everything properly and clearly. Really good instructor would highly recommend.”
“Working with Glyn boosted my confidence in my driving and helped me feel more comfortable behind the wheel. His teaching style was very effective and helped me to pass my test.”
“What Can I say? The man is a genius!!! He made me feel like Lewis Hamilton behind the wheel (a safe and aware version of course). I chose to do the block booking with Phil and I’m glad I did.
Phil made me feel at ease from the minute I stepped in the car right up until the morning of my test. No matter what level you think you’re at to begin with, he will certainly get you to a standard by which it is possible to pass with ease.
I passed first time with 3 minors and I could not have done it without him.
Thank you so much Phil!”
“I just wanted to leave a review for Mat Slack who has been unbelievable in teaching me to drive and helping me pass my test.
All the way through it from the very first lesson right until the last he has been so helpful, and I have learned so much from him. He was very professional in his approach and made sure all aspects of driving were covered even if they weren’t needed in the test but what I loved most was that he made the lessons enjoyable at the same time.
I would definitely recommend Mat (and I already have done) to anyone wanting to start learning to drive.
Even on my pass plus when I already thought I was comfortable on the motorway he taught me so much and made me feel much more confident in myself and made me a better driver.
I will continue staying in contact with Mat as he taught me that much I would like to have occasional refresher lessons just, so I can continue to learn.”
“Chris is the best instructor. He is calm, patient and explains everything well. He has motivated and encouraged me to do my best and given me confidence even when I made mistakes. I have enjoyed all my lessons with Chris. I would not hesitate to recommend him. Thank you, Chris”
“Just want to thank you Steven Yates for helping me pass my driving test. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better. I will definitely miss my weekly lessons! From day one Steve put me at ease and gave me the confidence I never thought I would have. From that day I fell in love with driving. He was chatty he always gave me positive feedback, his patient and knows what he’s talking about! Also, always on time and easy to get in contact with. We had a laugh on every lesson. I would definitely recommend Steve and Latics driving to anyone. Going to miss learning to drive! Thanks Steve”
“Deborah was brilliant – always patient, kind, supportive, understanding and generous with her time. She builds your confidence and abilities in equal measure, and never pushes you into a situation/ area you’re not ready for.
I can’t recommend her enough!”
“Over the moon to have passed my driving test! Which I couldn’t have done without the fantastic efforts from my driving instructor Sarah Royle, my lack of road awareness made learning to drive a huge struggle.
However, with Sarah’s perseverance I was able to pass my test first time! Sarah made me feel very comfortable from the first lesson and was always able to help me out when I felt stressed about a manoeuvre. Wonderful instructor made learning to drive, a not so tedious task! Thank you, Sarah!”
“Would just like to say how amazing Rob, and for a brief period Sitara, have been as my instructors. They both made me feel very comfortable and did everything in their power to make sure I was relaxed and calm, allowing me to drive to the best of my abilities.
I didn’t dread my lessons like some new drivers as I didn’t see them as simply instructors, they were friends I would drive with at the weekend. Couldn’t ask for better people to teach me, 5* for them both. A massive thank you!”
“I have recently passed my test with my instructor Will Rayner and would like to say how happy I am with how quickly I progressed due to having a great instructor, couldn’t have asked for any better!.”
“First of all, one week later I’m still buzzing!
Stuart is like having your best friend in the car, keen to encourage but not bereft to let you know if you’ve made a mistake. This is all positive though. From the get go he will take you to a safe place, driving himself and say something like ”you’ll never learn in the passenger seat”; from that point you’re in the driving seat!
He understands your comforts & weaknesses, even if you don’t; working on them (not tirelessly) but effectively so it works within your capabilities, safely. But for him all are capable of being safe and considerate drivers, given the proper instruction.
And as for the proper instruction, Stuart is the man to go for. As I said earlier, imagine your very best friend, you’d trust them completely, and he shows you the same back.
Thank you, Stuart, and thank you for not showing me how to pass my test, but for how to learn to drive.”
“David Priestley was my driving instructor and he deserves an 11/10.
It was clear from the very first lesson that David’s goals were to help me become a confident and safe driver, he is a very friendly and approachable guy which defiantly helped me as I began as a very nervous driver.
Whether you’re struggling to perform a manoeuvre or simply not clear about who has right of way, David is very experienced and will know the best way to explain and practice anything that you are unsure of.
I could not have asked for a better driving instructor.”
“I would just like to say a massive thank you to Mark for helping me pass. My confidence had been really knocked due to failing my test twice previously and Mark really helped me to become a confident driver. I learnt so much in just one-month worth of driving lessons with Mark Vs months of driving lessons with my previous instructor. I cannot thank Mark enough for all his help and I would highly recommend Latics”
“Just want to say a massive thank you to Paul mills for his patience and knowledge over the last few months he’s an amazing teacher! I wouldn’t be where I am today without him pushing me to succeed, he’s given me the confidence and ability to open a whole new chapter in my life, thank you 😊”
“Mij was a really good instructor for me, and I would recommend him for everyone he explains really well the stuff you are doing wrong and is calm when helping correct your errors and is a top man to get on with.”
“From the off Steve has been a genuine, great guy on a personal and professional level. Nothing is too much trouble and he always strives to make you feel comfortable behind the wheel. His calm and reassuring approach to lessons always helps when learning to drive and would put any driver at ease. Steve is easy to talk to and works hard to be flexible and accommodate pupils if you need to change lesson time/ date etc. He was recommended by several friends and I would 100%, definitely recommend Steve to anybody that is learning to drive. I am going to miss my lessons with Steve however I can’t wait to get on the road in my car! Thanks for everything mate! It’s my little brothers turn soon!”
“I owe a huge thank you to Glyn Crossley for helping me pass my driving test. When I first got into his car I had never been in the driver’s seat before and I was really nervous, but he made me feel at ease and really comfortable at once. He’s friendly and chats during the lessons, which made me relax a bit more that I usually would have. I was quite a nervous learner but his reassurance helped me realise that I don’t need to be nervous and I have now turned into a more confident driver. He always asked me if I felt there was anything I thought I needed to work on more at the beginning of each lesson, and then we concentrated on the things I felt weakest at. He taught me all the skills I will need on the road and more, so I would definitely recommend Glyn for anyone whether you have had any driving experience or not!”
“Just passed my test and would like to say a massive thank you to Aflak my instructor. Aflak built my confidence up so much that I passed first time. Aflak has a lot of patience which he needed with me at times, he also knows when to push you a bit when it is needed. Aflak was always on time and helped with anything I needed to know including helping me with my theory test. I would recommend having driving lessons with Aflak 100%. Once again thanks Aflak.”
“I would like to say a huge thank you to Umar for being the most amazing instructor. He is patient, enthusiastic, encouraging, firm but fair, funny, willing & so many other things but most of all he loves his job and wants nothing more than to ensure you are a good able confident driver. Umar was recommended to me through a work colleague & I cannot recommend him enough to others. Thank you again for giving me the knowledge & skills I needed to pass my test first time with only 2 minors, you are amazing!!”
“I would highly recommend Sue Birkett to anyone who is planning on doing automatic lessons!
She is patient, friendly and puts you so at ease.
I was very nervous on my first lesson and she helped me gain confidence I needed behind the wheel.She never gave up on me when it took me forever to reverse around a corner ha-ha!
She explained everything I needed to learn in detail so I knew what I had to do!
Thank you Sue without you I don’t think I would ever off gained the confidence I needed and of passed my test!
I’ll definitely be recommending Latics and of course Sue to anyone doing their driving lessons! ”
“I would like to thank Stuart Brown for his patience and flexibility and for all the hours he has put in to help me pass my driving test!
I can’t recommend him enough – Stuart is encouraging and made learning an enjoyable experience, even when things weren’t going exactly to plan. Each lesson I felt like I was making progress towards being a better, safer, more confident driver. Thank you!!!”
“Her teaching methods are great and were so easy to understand making learning how to drive a much easier. She was always calm and helpful even when I was having a bad driving day, she believed in me. I was always looking forward to my next lesson. As well as this she was always so flexible with arranging lessons around my forever changing work schedule and I really appreciated this. Because of Sanam I passed my theory and practical test both first time and owe her many thanks.
Best driving instructor I could have ever asked for, she made learning how to drive fun! ”
“I recently passed my practical driving test with Sanam from Latics Driver Training and I have to say she was absolutely fantastic. From the first lesson I had with her to the final before my test I can honestly say I did not have a single bad word to say about her. She was easy going, she talked everything through very well without putting me under any pressure at all that may have made me a bit nervous. When and if I did something wrong she would tell me but in her own way which wasn’t too harsh and just the right amount of me knowing I did wrong and I was so quick to correct it as Sanam was very good at making me feel at ease while driving. I would recommend her to anybody and all ages. She was fantastic and I even had the pressure of having my driving test a day before I went on holiday and I still passed with no problem at all….. thank you Sanam you were great and I’m sure plenty of new learners will be queuing up to have you as their instructor. Thanks, and thanks again.”
“Rob was an excellent driving instructor and I would highly recommend him for anyone. I got along with him straight away, he was enthusiastic and made me feel at ease driving. From start to finish I enjoyed every minute of it, even at challenging times, he would reassure me and was very patient. Thanks again Rob, all the best – keep smiling :D”
“I am so happy that I chose Latics Driver Training for my lessons. My instructor Phil McLean was incredibly supportive and professional, helping me to pass my test the first time and teaching me to be a very safe and confident driver. Thank you so much for your help and I will recommend you to everyone.
Thanks again for all the help,
“I would like nominate Paul Mills for Instructor of the month.
I want to say a huge thank you to Paul Mills for being a fantastic instructor! After failing my test whilst learning elsewhere this had really knocked my confidence and Paul was exactly who I needed to help me re-build and re-gain this.
He is friendly, extremely patient and amazing at explaining everything, not just telling you but helping you to understand and recognise your mistakes so you don’t make them again.
He doesn’t just teach you how to pass a test, he helps you to become a conscientious, forward-thinking driver who will be respected on the roads and can be confident and comfortable driving on their own in the real world after passing.
He helped push me to believe in myself when I needed it most and I couldn’t have done it without him! So, this is a big shout out to Paul, thank you so much! 😀
Many thanks, Lucy”
“Learning to drive with Mark was a great experience, he was patient and encouraging throughout. I would happily recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to drive quickly and in the right way. Thanks a million Mark!”
“I couldn’t have asked for a better driving instructor than Deborah Shapely! After starting my driving lessons in April with Latics, I have recently passed my driving test first time and I don’t think I could have done it without Deb! I am extremely grateful for all the support she has shown me over the course of my lessons and couldn’t thank her enough. I would 100% recommend her as a great driving instructor, to anyone who was looking to start their lessons. She’s wonderful!
Deb always creates a comfortable atmosphere whilst in the car and is great at keeping your mind at ease and relaxed during your lessons. If you wanted to talk throughout your lesson, that’s fine. While at the same time, if you preferred to stay quiet throughout your lesson, that wouldn’t be a problem either. Deb has always seemed to plan her lessons for them to be as beneficial as they possibly can be for you at the given time. She is completely aware that you are paying for your lessons so understands that sometimes you may have your own ideas on what you would like to do each lesson. Therefore, she also makes sure that she accommodates personal preferences too. Throughout my lessons with Deb, I always felt encouraged to improve and confident that she would keep me safe. Deb is a calming presence to have with you in the car when your nervous about learning new things and is also completely non-judgemental when you feel like you are struggling with something. She remains patient with you and her advice is always genuine and helpful. All in all, if you’re looking for a brilliant and reliable driving instructor that will get you to where you want to be, that also happens to be a lovely, kind and thoughtful person- deb is who you are looking for, so get in touch now! You won’t regret it 😊
Rosie Mellor x”
“Deb was always smiling and very positive. Always took her time to make sure every detail was perfect can’t thank Deb enough always got me motivated to improve and learn!”
“Craig was a great instructor! He was very down to earth and really boosted my confidence. I passed first time which is down to Craig’s calm and clear instruction and advise. He motivates you to be the best driver you can possibly be and has a laugh with you at the same time. Craig was patient with his instructions and no matter how many times it would take to get things right, he would go through details on how to improve and the best ways to remember certain things over and over until I got it right. I couldn’t recommend Craig enough, he’s great!!”
“Aidy is a great instructor he makes you feel really comfortable at the wheel, you can chat to him as well as him giving expert advice. Really knows what he’s talking about, didn’t just teach me how to pass but taught me how to be the perfect driver when I’m on the roads. Highly recommend him to anyone wanting lessons. ”
“Will really is what people should look for in an instructor. Calm, funny and very professional he put up with me missing lesson after lesson for a good month but still stayed with me and got me through it. I can’t thank him enough and would recommend him to anyone looking for a driving instructor! ”
“A huge thank you to the Latics driver team but most of all to Will Rayner my driving instructor, not only did he cater lessons to fit me individually he worked around me when and wherever possible. I feel like every lesson was beneficial, good or bad, because Will managed to bring progress whether it was a pat on the back or a plan of action for the following week. Other than making the decision to take my lessons – picking Latics and meeting Will has to have been the best decision I made. Thank you so much mate it really means so much to me and without you – well learning wouldn’t have been as fun! I’d recommend this guy to anyone learning to drive – young or old!”
“First time pass with Sitara Begum! I was a nervous driver switched to confident driver. Not only have I passed first time and very comfortable with Sitara I also gained a friend for life. Best instructor I’ve had by far and recommend her to all my friends and family.”
“I came back to driving after 9 months away, and passed my test first time after only 4 more lessons with the help and guidance of Sitara. Sitara makes you feel at home behind the wheel of a car, building your confidence and ability every step of the way. Her friendly and relaxed approach, balanced perfectly with her knowledge and excellent teaching ability, ensure that you become a safe and capable driver during her very enjoyable lessons. Many thanks for all your help Sitara!”
“I did my lessons with Sitara she was a brilliant instructor very calm and collective, made you feel at ease has a good sense of humour. Brilliant at what she does and i couldn’t have done it without her best instructor going by far! First time pass with her too! Definitely recommend her.”
“I would like to thank Sanam for helping me pass my driving test. From my very first lesson Sanam was kind, helpful and an amazingly patient teacher. She helped me to build confidence on the road and put me at ease throughout every lesson. She is really flexible and always managed to arrange my lessons around my ever-changing college timetable. I could not have wished for a better teacher. Thank you so much for all your help Sanam.”
“So pleased to say I passed both my theory and practical first time and it’s all thanks to the BEST instructor of all time! Thank you so much Paul Mills, couldn’t have done any of it without you. Paul was always so calm and patient with me whilst I was in the process of learning to drive and extremely reassuring if I did a mistake or wasn’t very confident doing something. Thanks again Paul. You’re the best of the best✨”
“Nikki is a patient instructor that always made me feel comfortable and safe in the lessons. She gives clear instructions and is always able to explain things in a different way if you don’t understand it originally. She lets you know regularly how capable she thinks you are behind the wheel but without you losing your confidence. She also teaches you how to drive rather than just pass the test, so that you feel ready to drive with distractions like other people in the car or Satnavs.”
“I had my driving lessons with Marie Law and this was my first time getting behind a wheel of a car and I was petrified! I was completely inexperienced and didn’t have a clue about anything to do with cars, and Marie from the get go made me feel really at ease and explained everything perfectly to me from the get go! Marie would even help with the theory side asking me questions and giving me websites and YouTube videos to watch in prep for the next lesson! She takes everything at your pace and has the patience of a saint. It has been 4months now since I passed my driving test on the second try and I’m so glad I had an amazing instructor to get me through it. Thanks Marie.”
“Before I started my lessons with Gordon, I had very little confidence that I would be able to pass because I had to do an extended test. However, Gordon is very patient and has an excellent way of explaining things. He made me believe in myself and guided me through the whole process. He is an amazing instructor and I would advise anyone who is about to learn to ask for him. Thank you Latics for providing me with such a great instructor.”
“Danielle made me feel at ease on my driving lessons every week and made aspects of driving that I had once struggled with, seem so simple. She was extremely friendly, I felt like I could always ask her for help because she wouldn’t judge me, and I always looked forward to my lessons. She continuously praised me when she thought I was doing well and that built my confidence up massively. Thanks Danielle!”
“I would just like to highlight how excellent this man is as an instructor, I have just got back from a very positive lesson with Craig after having difficulties for a few weeks with certain techniques (especially my left reverse). Craig has totally changed my full view on driving today after I got slightly worked up. He encouraged me to try again and with perseverance and patience on Craig’s behalf I completed my tricky left reverse after weeks of struggling… I am so very grateful at his patience that he shows week in week out. I am a very very nervous driver however every lesson I have with Craig is helping to reinstate my confidence that I have lost whilst learning with a previous instructor and also being a witness of Road Traffic Accident. He’s a fabulous instructor with lots and lots of patience and it’s fair to say I’ve tested that a few times but he’s never given up and always encouraged me I couldn’t wish for a better instructor.”
“Angie has honestly been the most supportive and encouraging instructor! I wouldn’t have been able to pass without her. She never gave up on me even when I was having my little wobblers on lessons. Driving wasn’t something that came naturally to me but Angie was so comforting and always remained calm. Truly an amazing instructor!”
“I would just like to thank Aidy so much for helping me pass my test!! He takes great care in his students and tailors his lessons to suit them. He tried every method he could till he found a learning style to suit me. He added the extra lessons in when he could or did longer ones to make sure I felt prepared for my test. He’s such a lovely caring friendly man that makes you feel at ease in the car. He encourages his students to do things out of their comfort zone and pushes them the extra mile to ensure they are safe confident drivers when they pass.”
“I’d been having weekly lessons with Will before going to uni where I then had recap lessons every time I came home. I then decided to take on an intense driving course with him which was a really challenging yet rewarding week. The transformation I made resulting in me passing first time and that’s all down to Will’s calm, confident and reassuring nature. Throughout the week there were many struggles and doubts, but at no point did Will lose faith in me, and I have to thank him hugely for that. He’s a wonderfully friendly person that goes the extra mile to determine and motivate you to be the best driver you can possibly be. Will was extremely clear with his instructions and no matter how many times it would take, he would go through details on how to improve over and over until I got it right. I thoroughly enjoyed my learning with Will and honestly can’t recommend this top guy enough.”
“Sue was very helpful and promoted my confidence, she was very calm and always rectified my mistakes. I will highly recommend to other learners, she is a very lovely and Friendly lady.”
“Thank you very much Latics team, I’m so glad I made the best choice going with you. A very big thank you to Stuart Brown my driving instructor for teaching me, I’ve had fun and very satisfied with the outcome. Personally, I would make Stuart instructor of the month mainly because he’s a great teacher and straight forward, if I made mistakes he’d make sure they weren’t made again and I wanted to try and give him the best review for his great efforts. I hope he makes the instructor of the month. He deserves it. Thank you very much for everything once again.”
“Sitara, is great instructor very easy going always makes you feel comfortable. Sitara improved my driving massively got me more confident, more aware of certain situations, just an all-round great instructor. Which lead me to passing my test. Always goes that extra mile to make you a better driver, 100% recommended.”
“A massive thank you to Latics and more specifically Sitara Begum, for her patience and belief in me that I’d pass. I honestly cannot thank her enough, I’ve had instructors before Sitara who honestly made me think I wasn’t cut out for driving.
Sitara helped me with my nerves by allowing me to go at my own pace and only pushing me when she knew I was ready. Offering in depth analysis of each manoeuvre and breaking those down into simple and memorable points.
As someone who started off full of nerves and doubt from bad experiences with instructors, I’d highly recommended Sitara to anyone, especially beginners.”
“I’m am so glad that I choose to learn to drive with Latics but more importantly I’m so happy I choose to learn with Sitara. Sitara worked so hard helping me build up my confidence with being on the roads, she worked tirelessly to make sure that I was more than ready for my practical test. I was never made to drive in a situation where I didn’t feel comfortable and I was able to learn and progress at pace that suited me. Sitara taught me not to doubt myself and she always believed in me, towards the end of my lessons Sitara became more of a friend than an instructor and I am sad not to be having lessons with her anymore! She is amazing and I would recommend her to everyone!”
“I would just like to say a massive thank you to Rob for all the support he gave me throughout my driving lessons. From the first lesson to the last he calmed my nerves and made it feel comfortable getting into the car. Rob spent a considerable amount of time trying to get to me know me as much as he did instructing which helped with the relationship we had and made me feel at ease behind the wheel. During my time learning I went through a tough time and Rob was very supportive and patient with me which went past his responsibilities as a driving instructor and steered him towards a friend. Nevertheless, his professionalism was sublime, his knowledge and teaching techniques were impeccable.
Throughout the lessons there were times where I would become frustrated which would hinder my lesson and subsequently my progression but his cool, calm and friendly approach got me right back on track. Rob was nothing but supportive and reassuring when I had my lessons and I would recommend him to all my friends and family.
I am not usually a nervous person however the prospect of my test really caused me to worry day and night. The thought of failure made me so apprehensive at times I would want to cancel it. Rob had other ideas, I’m not sure if it was confidence or just wanting to get rid of me but he reinforced me with the belief I would pass.
Rob is a superb teacher and I am confident you will have many more passes with him on your team.”
“Having taken some driving lessons over 10 years ago, and following the birth of my son I needed to get back into driving and actually get this test passed.
When originally looking online for lessons I was conscious about the price and quality, after reading some reviews online decided that I would give Latics Driving School a try. When I booked I got a confirmation and I also spoke with the office regarding access to Theory Test Pro both of which came almost immediately (Thanks Lauren!!).
After meeting rob over the first couple of lessons I was clear that I had made the right decision. He turned up on time, if not early every week. He had no issues working to my work schedule, whether that was meeting me at work or home for my lessons, meaning that was one less thing I had to think about.
After getting to know Rob, it was great to have an instructor that I could tell was confident in my driving skills. We seemed to move quite quickly through the subjects and after every lesson he motivated me to improve and eliminate the simple mistakes. On a more personal note, he was so easy to get along with, a great sense of humour he remained calm at all times and was easy to talk to regarding any driving issues or difficulties that I had initially struggled to get to grips with.
On my first test, it was a silly mistake that cost me the pass, however still only had 1 minor proving that Rob had made sure I was ready for my test before putting me in for it. On the second time of asking I passed with the driving examiner saying “that was an excellent drive that I struggled to find fault with” ( ZERO DRIVER FAULTS!!!! – AWESOME!!!!!)
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rob and Latics Driving School for anyone else looking to get on the road. Massive thanks to all the team and I look forward to getting back in the car with you to do Pass Plus!”
“Phil has been the most fantastic instructor, he has the patience of a saint and tailors the way he teaches each manoeuvre to suit your style of driving. Phil is very encouraging and always lets you know when you’re doing good, and always makes sure you are comfortable with the level and complexity of driving.”
“Massive thank you to Paul Mills helping me pass my test, could not of chose a better person to help me learn and grow as a person! You hear lots of stories of how people jump from instructor to instructor as they just didn’t feel right. Paul is one of those people who am sure everyone can connect with on a professional but friendly level. Credit to him and his style of coaching, guiding you and making you feel confident in wanting to pass. At every opportunity he made sure that whatever level I was at that I was comfortable with progressing, that it was ok to re-visit previous lessons if I felt I needed more practice on a particular thing. My progression never felt forced or pushed, it was entirely down to my individual needs and how I felt. You look forward to your lessons and for that I am truly grateful. It’s been an absolute pleasure. Cannot recommend him enough.”
“I really enjoyed having my driving lessons with Paul Mealor, he was strict at first but when you got to know him he was an awesome teacher showing me how to bay park and learn different techniques how to drive as in training and for when I passed my test. I would highly recommend Paul he is very sarcastic but has the friendliest banter to get on with any age of person.”
“After changing driving instructor, I thought I would never have been able to pass my test but thanks to Nichola I finally did it. I would definitely recommend her.”
“My experience with Nikki and Latics Driver Training was amazing, I really couldn’t fault anything at all. I’ve put off driving for years because I wasn’t confident enough to go on the roads but Nikki’s patience and ability to explain things so well helped me pass my test first time after just 5 months of lessons.
I would highly recommend Nikki to anyone, but especially to anyone who is nervous about driving or struggles to pick things up. As well as being a great technical teacher, she’s general lovely to be around and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my weekly lessons with her. ”
“Nikki was my instructor from day 1, and from day 1 she made me feel relaxed and confident. Each lesson we had I felt I had improved as a safe driver, and in what felt like no time at all, I passed my test with flying colours! I couldn’t recommend her enough, if you want to pass your test with confidence and not the usual rattling nerves, use Latics Driver Training and ESPECIALLY, Nikki. Thank You!!”
“Mij is a fantastic driving instructor. I’ve had 3 instructors in total and out of the three Mij was the instructor that explained everything in detail and made me feel calm. I made tons of mistakes and he reassured me with clear instructions on how to correct them. I had trouble with my last 2 instructors as they were not explaining in detail what I did wrong and I always felt unconfident. Mij explained what I did wrong each time I made a mistake and he would always turn that moment into a positive thing instead of being frustrated and explaining things using terms I did not understand. My confidence grew as I had more lessons with him and I became much more calm and better on the roads especially when my test day was coming soon. Mij helped me by taking a lesson everyday 1 week prior to the test and because of him I passed my driving test. I highly recommend Mij to anyone who wants to pass their driving test the first time. I wish I chose Mij as my first driving instructor.”
“Hi my name is Rachel Roper and I passed my driving test a month ago and been living in my car since (lol). I had previously had a driving instructor before Marie who was not right for me and put me off wanting to learn. I heard about Latics and gave them a shot and it was the best choice I made. Marie is a lovely bubbly easy going lady who was more than a teacher to me but a friend who I am going to sadly miss. Marie is the perfect teacher to help people out of their comfort zones especially when she knows they are more than capable, she’s patient easy going and very clear at explaining things. I passed with three minors and I couldn’t not thank Marie enough I would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone. Driving has made a massive change in my life and I owe that to Marie’s wonderful teaching I’d highly recommend Latics company to learn to drive.”
“Mij is such an amazing driving instructor. He’s a great guy to get along with, very easy going and always alert and watching me, picking up EVERY mistake at all times! Passed first time with Mij today and couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much couldn’t have done it without him!”
“Great experience with any of the drivers, nothing is too much trouble for them and they won’t rush or push you into anything. Failed my test 2 times and still my instructor was patient with me, he gave me the confidence to pass on the 3rd time. 10/10. Great service and a name to be proud of would definitely recommend learning with the company.
“Started my driving lessons a few months ago. I was really nervous and shy at first but Mark helped me to gain the confidence I needed. A genuinely nice guy to speak to plus an excellent driving instructor, over the moon that I passed first time after taking lessons with him! Thanks again Mark! ”
“I started my driving lesson in Feb and I’ve now passed in June thanks to my instructor Lee Napier who was very patient with me, fantastic instructor I would recommend him to anyone thank you very much Latics for putting me forward to him. ”
“Janine was an amazing driving instructor, always so helpful and supportive. She was always giving me helpful tips for my driving and made sure I knew exactly what to expect on my driving test. Janine is always easy to chat to and made me feel so comfortable when in the car with her. Would have never passed without her! ”
“Gordon was extremely patient and constantly gave me constructive criticism on what I could improve on. Coming from another instructor that rushed me, we started from the beginning and I soon found my feet. I failed my first test due to being unlucky, but I worked hard and finally passed second time, couldn’t be more happy with the results! Only 1 minor mark and that’s due to the fantastic guidance from my instructor. Thank you!”
“Would like to say a massive thankyou to Craig Heselwood for helping me pass my driving test, awesome instructor and person, taught me everything I needed to know to pass and also every lesson was fun!!! Thankyou!!!”
“Aidy is a brilliant instructor who helped me develop my confidence on the road massively. He’s so chilled out and relaxed and makes sure that you learn from your mistakes when driving. Aidy is very reliable and patient which allowed me to build up my driving skills all the way up until passing my test. I would recommend him to anyone and guarantee that you would enjoy learning to drive with Aidy.”
“This is my review for Aidy Brown, brilliant instructor knew exactly how to get the best out of me when I needed it and always instilled confidence into me when I was doubting myself. I have recommended him to my peers and will continue to do so.
“What can I say about Mohammed Aflak? From Day one he was calm collective and very instructive. When explaining he broke things down and went through things methodically. And he never panicked when things went wrong. I highly recommend him to anyone learning an Automatic.”
“I would like to say a massive thankyou to Will Rayner. He has been an absolutely amazing instructor. From the first time I met him, up to taking my test he has had so much patience and understanding. I have managed to overcome my nerves with his help and guidance. I have passed my test first time and now feel like I am confident enough to drive safely and independently, using the skills and techniques he has taught me throughout my driving lessons with him. I would 100% absolutely recommend him to everyone..”
“Steve is an excellent instructor. He was very patient and good to chat with. I can’t believe I’ve passed so quickly at age 51. Now enjoying driving my first car. Thanks Steve!!!.”
“Couldn’t have been happier with Rob, got to be the friendliest instructor ever! We had some ups and downs and always kept me on my toes but in two months he got me from learner to passing my driving test first time. I give him a 150 out of 100 in the effort he put into me and it paid off. Going to miss you mate. Have a good holiday.”
“When I first came to Rob I was a nervous wreck behind the wheel, over time Rob built up my confidence and skills and we quickly became good friends in the process. Rob was always on time to my lessons and never missed a single lesson. On the run up to my test we focused on my weak points so when I took my test I was 100% confident. Rob kept me talking in the waiting room to lower my nerves. I passed my test first time with only two minors. I would highly recommend Rob to anyone who is thinking about learning to drive. ”
“I would just like to say a massive thank you to Rob for all the support he gave me throughout my driving lessons. From the first lesson to the last he calmed my nerves and made it feel comfortable getting into the car. Rob spent a considerable amount of time trying to get to me know me as much as he did instructing which helped with the relationship we had and made me feel at ease behind the wheel. During my time learning I went through a tough time and Rob was very supportive and patient with me which went past his responsibilities as a driving instructor and steered him towards a friend. Nevertheless, his professionalism was sublime, his knowledge and teaching techniques were impeccable.
Throughout the lessons there were times where I would become frustrated which would hinder my lesson and subsequently my progression but his cool, calm and friendly approach got me right back on track. Rob was nothing but supportive and reassuring when I had my lessons and I would recommend him to all my friends and family.
I am not usually a nervous person however the prospect of my test really caused me to worry day and night. The thought of failure made me so apprehensive at times I would want to cancel it. Rob had other ideas, I’m not sure if it was confidence or just wanting to get rid of me but he reinforced me with the belief I would pass.
Rob is a superb teacher and I am confident you will have many more passes with him on your team.”
“I have recently passed with Paul Mills and well what can I say – absolutely fantastic, this guy is an inspiration to the company he never gives up on his learners. He has the time and patience and charisma, he is an inspiration and I for 1 never thought I would have passed but with Paul’s help he has made this possible. I feel not only have I had an amazing instructor but also feel that I have met a friend for life, he is a true gentleman with his heart and head in the job, he can have a laugh but definitely keeps it professional. Thanks again Paul!”
“I recently had driving lessons with Nikki from Latics driving school. I would like to say Nikki was very patient in her role as a driving instructor with myself and very professional. I am currently waiting to do my theory test but thank you Nikki for all the driving skills you have taught me.”
“Nikki made the experience of learning to drive enjoyable, always smiling and having a laugh during lessons which made me look forward to them. She is very patient, ensuring you know how to and feel confident in completing every manoeuvre no matter how long it takes! She was always early to every lesson, and made you feel calm and comfortable when driving which helps a lot with any nerves.
Because of Nikki, I can look back and know I had the best learning experience I could have had and I will definitely miss our lessons. I don’t think I would have done so well without her help, and that’s why I couldn’t recommend anyone better than Nikki 🙂
“After taking a sabbatical (a 3 year sabbatical) from driving lessons, where previously I had had 3 different instructors with a different driving school, I decided this time round to try Latics. I picked my lessons up with Mij in late January and passed in early May! All I can say is that for me, having lost my confidence and taken such a break from driving, Mij was really supportive, understanding and got to know my learning technique. He not only instructed me but listened to me and my lessons felt less like lessons and more like the enjoyable experience I always wanted them to be. He did away with all the negative experiences I had had in the past, focussing on positives and making any little mistakes merely something to learn from, with an if you don’t succeed, try and try again attitude. I’m really pleased with the experience I’ve had, being under a bit of time constraint, now being 7 months pregnant at the time of passing, Mij helped me through the whole experience, being a flexible and calming influence. The least stressful and most fun learning experience I’ve had and I’m really grateful to him.
“I can’t thank Mij enough for being a brilliant man as well as an excellent driving instructor. Made everything so simple for me and I couldn’t have done it without him. I would highly recommend him as an instructor, thank you.”
“Massive thanks to my instructor Danielle who took me on from another instructor and with being taught different she was patient bubbly and we always had a laugh. Thank you for being patient and helping me correct what I was doing wrong and finding a way that worked for me.
“Craig is honestly the best and believes in you even when you doubt yourself, lifts your spirits and makes you feel comfortable and confident behind the wheel. He is so funny and kind which is huge positive of having him as your instructor and will always inspire you to never give up when you feel you can’t do something or start to struggle. Don’t think I could’ve had a better instructor!! He is like Superman haha. Too everyone, I highly recommend you go with Craig. Thank you Craig! ”
“He is very patient, calm, friendly and organised. Chris has a lot of great techniques that really help you with your driving, he is really good at his job, always on time and very flexible to suit what’s best for you and he was always motivating and encouraging me. He is a great instructor because he gave me confidence in myself and without Chris I couldn’t have passed 1st time. I would definitely recommend him to everybody, so I want to say thank you to Chris for helping me pass. ”
“When I first started to learn how to drive with Aflak I was very nervous and anxious but, within a matter of days he made me feel very confident and comfortable with my driving and himself. It was a pleasure getting taught off him and I could not imagine getting a better teacher than him. One of the reasons I wanted to learn how to drive with the company Latics was the reviews that were left for Aflak, and I wasn’t wrong to go with my gut instinct either. I enjoyed every minute of my lessons with him. He was very encouraging and very patient with me. Excellent tutor. Would most certainly recommend him and the Latics Team who have been extremely helpful in getting me to achieve my goals. Amongst other things what I learnt from the most was that we would discuss and explore situations where I went wrong and why, and what I could do to avoid repeat situations. Very grateful for the guidance and knowledge.”
“Thank you so much Aflak for all the help and assistance you gave to me whilst I was learning to drive. You were always very patient and gave me advice that was of great help. No matter how many times I forgot or did it wrong you would go over it as often as needed. You provided the right learning environment, this combined with excellent teaching technique and encouragement helped me to succeed. But for you I don’t think I would have ever driven on road this effectively and confidently. I strongly recommend Aflak to anyone who needs automatic driving lessons.”
“I was first introduced to Will via a text message. On the initial first meeting with him I felt at ease within the first five minutes. I have felt at ease with Will with all of my lessons, he has both patience and understanding and I have no problem recommending him to anyone wishing to take lessons in the future and would recommend him for instructor of the month. He deserves a medal for putting up with me. 100% Latics THANK-YOU ALL”
“I write this as a testimony of my gratitude to my driving instructor Will Rayner, for helping me obtain today my full UK Driving Licence.
Throughout the time that we worked together he always was willing to go the extra mile for me, especially when things did not look so bright. Will gave me the right tools not only to pass the test, but -more importantly- to be a safer driver, and always showing empathy and having total regard to my personal circumstances.
I would like to recommend Will to anyone who needs to learn to drive and I look forward to having him again for the Pass Plus.”
“Steve is a great instructor, who immediately puts you at ease. I looked forward to my weekly lessons as Steve always made them enjoyable. Steve was recommended to us and I now understand why. I don’t think I would have passed so quickly and first time if it wasn’t for Steve’s teaching. When you made a mistake, Steve always calmly explained where you went wrong and then made you try again, when possible. Always on time and easy to contact. If you’re looking for a driving instructor, I recommend Steve.”
“I recently passed with Sarah Royale. She was fantastic. I was quite anxious as i had been in quite a serious car crash a couple of years ago, but Sarah was patient, reassuring and calming. She had faith in me which really boosted my confidence. Anyone learning to drive with Sarah should know they are in good hands.”
“I’m just writing this to thank Sanam for all of the help she gave me over the past few months. Without her, I could never have passed my driving test the first time in only 5 months. I can’t even tell you how much of a lovely person she is and how comfortable she makes you feel due to her patience and commitment. She’s always willing to accommodate your needs, change a couple of things if necessary and fit you in when possible. I genuinely don’t think I could have had a better and more selfless driving instructor who really does want to get the best out of you. All of the hard work was worth it, thank you so much Sanam.”
“Hi, it’s Amy Waterhouse. Just leaving a quick review for Sanam. Would like to say a big thank you for all her time, help and patience. She really helped me to correct my errors and become a more confident and careful driver. I’m a bit of a nervous driver and Sanam helped me to stay calm and focused. Would recommend her to any new learner.”
“Anyone that is interested in taking their driving lessons then I would highly recommend Paul Mills. He truly is an amazing instructor and now my sisters are taking lessons with him. The style and techniques methods that Paul uses are very helpful and easy to understand and I don’t think any other instructors can beat him. As well as being an amazing instructor, as a person he is very lovely, understanding and patient. No other instructors out there are quite like him. He is one of a kind.”
“I can’t recommend Paul enough! I first started driving with Paul after having no previous driving experience. Paul was always there to reassure me whenever I doubted myself. If I was unsure, he encouraged me. If I had a question- no matter how obscure, Paul would always find the answer. He helped to boost my knowledge and confidence in driving immensely and I couldn’t have done it without him! Even when I thought I was having a bad day, Paul always remained positive. Paul was always very flexible and accommodating when trying to book my lessons and would always try to fit me in even when I couldn’t give much notice. I truly appreciate all the help he has given me and the laughs and jokes come for free! Thanks again Paul!!”
“Paul is really great instructor! I had no skill driving cars and I did not feel like I can manage it. With Paul’s professional approach and his kind heart I enjoyed learning how to drive from first moment to last one. It was one awesome experience! Thank You Paul.”
“I would not be holding my Pass certificate (first time!) in my hand if it wasn’t for Paul…..outstanding patience, constant encouragement, consistently positive and always smiling. I cannot recommend Paul highly enough, he is without doubt an outstanding instructor. Great fun, great result.”
“Just want to say a massive thankyou to Mark my instructor who has got me through my test! He helped me so much with my nerves and working around them to calm me down. I couldn’t of done it without him.”
“Yiipeee, I passed my test first time with Gordon, and I would like to say a big thank you for helping me pass you are a great instructor and deserve to win instructor of the month!!! Thanks you so much in everything that you have learnt me ”
“I passed my driving test on the 26th April 2017. Being of an anxious disposition learning to drive was difficult for me, but Gordon was very accommodating and showed empathy to my particular situation. During lessons, Gordon would share his driving knowledge and wisdom to help me better understand certain aspects of driving.
Gordon’s patient and friendly approach enhanced my confidence, and this helped me develop a mentality to deal with any frustration in a positive and constructive manner. Any self-doubt that would creep in, Gordon would provide a calm and rational voice – urging me not to give up.
Additionally, Gordon was also accessible outside of driving lessons. I could communicate any issue or question, either by e-mail or phone, and expect to receive an informative and well thought out response to my queries.
Gordon’s professionalism, understanding and positive support helped me pass my driving test. And more importantly equipped me with the tools to become a safe and competent driver. In my opinion – Gordon is a great driving instructor, but an even greater human being.
Finally, I would recommend Gordon and Latics Driving School to anyone who is seeking to develop their driving skills and looking to gain confidence on the road.”
“Would love to say a massive thank you to Dave Priestley my driving instructor. He is an amazing instructor he is very supportive and really built my confidence when driving. He taught me so much and not only that he is really down to earth and funny. I passed on my third test and David never gave up on me even when I nearly knocked the lollipop lady down on my second test through nerves haha! He had faith in me and was really patient and I really couldn’t have done it without him. When I first started my lessons, I didn’t even know how to start the engine so he probably knew he had a challenge on his hands but he stuck by me and made me feel really relaxed and I would highly recommend him. I’m actually going to miss doing my lessons because I enjoyed them a lot even though I’m bad with directions and always took us the wrong way haha! So thank you David I appreciate everything you have done. Any other instructor would have probably given up on me but not you, you’re a star =)”
“I had Craig as my instructor and thought he was brilliant. Very calm, clear and concise. I was always comfortable in each lesson with Craig and felt he helped reinstate my confidence as a driver. 10/10.”
“Craig Heselwood is a brilliant driving instructor. Helped me every step of the way. Couldn’t thank him enough for helping me pass my test. Felt relaxed and at ease and he never made you feel uncomfortable and was constantly reassuring me about my driving. I would definitely recommend.”
“Aidy is an amazing instructor. He helped me when I felt like giving up with driving. Although I didn’t pass first time he motivated me to keep trying! I feel so confident in driving now and it’s all because of Aidy! I would recommend him to any who wants to learn to drive. I can’t thank him enough for helping me pass my driving test! ”
“A massive thank you to my instructor, Steven Yates, for teaching me to drive and helping me pass my test. I had bad experience with a driving instructor when I was younger, which put me off wanting to learn again for a while but Steven was the complete opposite of my first driving instructor experience – calm, pleasant, reassuring, patient and would listen and advise on any concerns I had. Getting up at 6.30 for my lesson at 8 on a Saturday morning was something I actually looked forward to! Constructive and positive feedback was given at the end of each lesson to point out what I could do better next time and what I had done well, which really helps build confidence. I would thoroughly recommend Latics Driving School and Steven Yates.”
“I’d love to tell you how great Sanam was helping me learn to drive. She was the most accommodating lady, and nothing ever seemed too much trouble whether it was changing a location of pick up or rescheduling a lesson. Sanam was so committed to me passing my test she really went above and beyond!! A BIG thankyou to Sanam and the Latics team who helped me pass in just 3 weeks!! Great instructor and team. ”
“Sanam was an amazing instructor she was very patient with me and put up with me every time I wanted to quit she was very patient. I enjoyed every lesson with her always learned something new and I could always see a big improvement after each lesson.
I would recommended her as she pushes you to your limits to make you the best driver you can be.”
“I started taking lessons with Rob in February and I didn’t know anything about driving, but a couple of lessons with Rob made gain confidence and on the day there were nerves but I overcame them and passed.”
“I was really anxious and would get super flustered whenever I did something which wasn’t right, Rob would just tell you how it is and tell you to shape up but with his relaxed approach he seems to just makes things click together. Robs positive attitude really helps when learning to drive, you feel like you’re learning to drive with one of your mates which really seemed to calm me down cause although you were learning you could have a laugh whilst doing so. Rob changes his approach to teaching to suit you, coming up to my test he would always ask me what areas I am least confident with so we could spend some extra time trying to iron out my insecurities. Thank you for fitting me in around work and early mornings these were a massive help as I wouldn’t of been able to learn to drive otherwise. Thanks again for being great, all the best.”
“My sister advised me to go to Paul Mills for my driving lessons last April, what an amazing suggestion! Paul has been nothing but encouraging always. He’s always pushed me to do my best, and taught me to be the best possible driver I could be 😊 I wouldn’t have passed without him. Thank you!”
“I did my driving lessons with the help of Paul! 5 stars given to him by me & my partner. He built my confidence after having a bad experience with previous instructor. I passed 1st time! Thank you soooo much!!”
Charlie Jade Hall
“Really good teacher and very patient with me if I didn’t understand something or had any questions.”
“Mark Dronsfield is a hero, going to miss him. Patient, understanding and caring something you need when you’re learning to drive. Would recommend 100%”
“Marie is an amazing and patient driving instructor! I could of done all this hard work without her, she is so understanding and couldn’t of asked for a better driving instructor! Would highly recommend her if you worry a lot and overthink about things like me. She talks you through every step of the way and helps you understand where you went wrong so I was able to correct myself! Thankyou Marie! X ”
“Just want to say a huge thank you to Janine Kirk for me passing my first driving test with no faults! She is by far the most caring, patient, encouraging and friendly instructor you could ask for. Always motivating me to improve and giving me constructive feedback after each lesson. I really appreciate how she fitted my lessons in around my work schedule to ensure I wasn’t missing out or going too long in between each drive. She brought a happy bubbly attitude to every lesson and made something I first was very nervous about doing, so enjoyable. I genuinely looked forward to each lesson and I’m so thankful for all the guidance and pep talks she gave me to encourage me even at times I would doubt myself. I’m definitely going to miss my lessons with Janine but I can’t recommend anyone better to learn to drive with, I definitely wouldn’t have done so well if it wasn’t for her!”
“I would like to say a huge thank you to Gordon Jennings for me passing my driving test being an older person he had loads of time and patience and give me confidence to carry on. He deserves to be Instructor of the month.”
“Will has been a brilliant instructor. His patient and calm attitude towards teaching made it all a very enjoyable experience for me and his all-round friendliness meant that I looked forward to my lesson week upon week. When I made errors, as you do when learning to drive, Will was very clear and encouraging in his instruction of how to rectify my mistakes. I would recommend Will to anyone that is looking to start driving, especially if like me you have a busy schedule; as he was always happy to move my lessons around whenever possible. Will gave my the confidence and knowledge to pass my test first time.”
“Wanted to say a big thanks to Will Rayner for getting me through my driving test, best instructor I’ve had, top guy, very reliable, always on time for lessons. Will boosted my confidence so much, down to earth very relaxed with you, couldn’t recommend a better instructor.”
“Hi, I would like to please submit this review of my driving instructor will Raynor, I really appreciated his and your help throughout the process of Learning to drive. If you’re thinking of having driving lessons look no further than William Rayner, you could not get anyone better to teach you how to drive. I was very nervous on my first lesson but after only 5 minutes in the car with William, his calm and professional attitude made me feel totally at ease and ready to start my driving experience. I found him a very patient and understanding teacher whom made me feel like nothing was too much trouble and I would not hesitate to recommend him to others. Top class teacher!”
“I took my test after 10 lessons with Sue Birkett and passed with a few minors. Sue was fantastic and very encouraging. Will recommend her to others that want to learn. Thanks so much!”
“My instructor sue was just fab so patience and a really nice lady she got me through it . I would definitely say go with Latics and go with Sue!”
“I would highly recommend Latics Driving school especially Sitara as a driving instructor. She is such a friendly person and made me feel completely at ease whilst on my lessons. She never made me feel like I couldn’t do anything and was always very supportive if there was anything I was struggling with.”
“Shows great patience Always on time Driving instructor to choose……. In my humble opinion Excellent in every way Pleased to have met her And sorry for my grumpy day Relaxed manner Soooooooooo calming On the ball Never a dull moment Should be instructor of the month every month”
“Passed my test today first time after having lessons with Rob. A good instructor who made me confident in my driving. I felt like giving up many times and thought I’d never get there however in the end I did thanks to Rob who took his time and was patient when teaching me to drive and helped me to get rid of any mistakes I made. He’s Funny and easy to get along with which made me feel happy and relaxed during every lesson. I would definitely recommend him to anybody who is looking to learn how to drive. Thank you Rob”
“I passed my driving test first time after having taken lessons with Rob for almost a year. After struggling in early lessons Rob’s persistence and positive attitude helped me to develop more and more each lesson until I passed. I would like to thank Rob for all of his support and patience throughout my time learning. He is friendly and is fantastic to get along with. Combine that with his knowledge of driving and teaching ability and you have a more or less flawless instructor. It has been a pleasure to have Rob as an instructor and anyone else he teaches will surely succeed. ”
“Paul was an amazing instructor, he massively built up my confidence and I would recommend him to anyone I meet. I really cannot thank him enough for what he has done for me, this will change both mine and my children’s lives. THANKYOU PAUL!!!”
“Paul is a fantastic instructor I wouldn’t have passed without him! Used a lot of different driving instructors in the past and Paul is the best by far, if you suffer with nerves he really puts you at ease and every driving lesson was enjoyable! Thankyou so much Paul for helping me pass !! ”
“It has been a pleasure learning to drive with Paul and I would highly recommend him. I got in Pauls car a nervous wreck, who was petrified of being behind the wheel. Paul has been very supportive, taught me in a way that suits my needs, boosted my confidence, was always positive and made me feel at ease in his car, not forgetting the laughs we had along the way. Paul always went the extra mile, he didn’t only prepare me for my test but also life after the test, throwing in a bay park here and there and taking me on different roads not on “test route” to boost my confidence and knowledge of the roads. Thanks Paul and I will hopefully see you on the road soon in my new wheels 🙂 ”
“I would like to recommend Nikki Binns as a thoroughly professional and very patient driving instructor. I had my first refresher lesson with Nikki recently after not being behind the wheel of a car for around 10 years due to a lack of confidence, and found her to be extremely helpful and understanding to me throughout my 1 hour lesson. She took time to explain exactly where I was going wrong, how I can improve, and also what I did right! I look forward to my next lesson (s) with her as I know I will get back behind the wheel again with her help. She encourages your abilities and is a super nice lady.”
“I passed my test today with Help from Mij 3rd time lucky but we got there, absolutely top instructor has been so patient and stuck by me when I failed previously, I know I still have a lot to learn but I feel more than confident to get in my own car and take my young kids out safely and that’s down to Mij’s teaching style, he’s cool, calm and very easy spoken makes driving very relaxing even when nervous, absolute Gent”
“Would just like to say a massive thank-you to Janine Kirk who helped me pass my test this week! Janine is by far one of the most patient and caring instructors there is. Whenever I felt less motivated or that I was going to fail, she never lost her faith in me and always built up my confidence making me believe I could do it. Always friendly and easy to get along with, and always willing to squeeze me in for additional lessons if I felt I needed it. As I am at university in Leeds my lessons were not constant, but Janine always made sure I caught up to the best of my ability. Thank you so much Janine, I’ll miss you!”
“I cannot thank Deborah enough, she is a fantastic instructor always very friendly and professional she gave me so much confidence and always had faith in me and reassuring me that I could do it whenever I didn’t achieve something right away. Deborah would draw little pictures as well if I didn’t understand things. After failing my practical twice I was ready to give up learning and my confidence was at rock bottom but Deborah never gave up on me and I am very grateful to her for that and with her help I passed on my third attempt with 1 driver fault. I would 100% recommend Deborah to anyone, there is always a relaxed atmosphere in the car from day one, I have never felt nervous on my lessons. Thank you so much Deborah for everything.”
“Deborah was honestly such an amazing instructor. I wasn’t the most confident of people when it came to my driving but Deborah never pressured me into anything and coaxed me easily from one step to the next and at the end of it all I have become so confident when I get behind a wheel! She has a lovely motherly vibe that relaxes you when you are nervous and explains things in ways that are very easy to understand! There is not a chance I would have passed without her, I couldn’t thank her enough for pushing me to keep going and never faltering her confidence in me to pass 🙂 ”
“I’d like to say a massive thanks to Craig for teaching me to drive. He’s a fantastic teacher, with lots of patience – and I tested that a fair few times. He’s also easy to get along with, making him a perfect driving instructor. I highly recommend him! Thanks ”
“Craig Heselwood literally will go the extra mile to see you pass. An absolute pleasure to call myself one of his students, would highly recommend to anyone who wants a fun and friendly environment through starting your lessons till getting your license. Can’t wait to crack on and do the pass plus certificate with him. Thank you so much!”
“I am emailing to say that my driving instructor Chris Loder sent me these handouts and they have really helped me and they have been very useful, I’m happy with my lessons and Chris has helped me feel confident since my first lesson, I’ve learned so much and I’m happy with what I’ve achieved, I have booked my driving test for May, and with Chris’s help I am confident I will be ready thank you, Chris Loder is an amazing driving instructor, he is calm, patient, friendly and he loves his job. Chris has helped me so much and puts a lot of effort in for everyone, I’ve learned so much thanks to Chris and I would recommend him to anyone, he definitely deserves employee of the month.”
“Absolutely amazing driving instructor, stayed calm with me even when I made stupid mistakes I would recommend him to anyone. Not only is he an amazing teacher but also a really nice guy and easy to get along with. Thank you again Craig for helping me pass my test.”
“Sanam is a fantastic instructor who always believed in me and made sure I had confidence in myself. She would always correct me so I wouldn’t make the same mistakes over and over again, and I looked forward to every lesson I had with her. Sanam puts in a lot of hard work to help her learners, and is so professional and friendly at the same time. I’m very lucky to have had such an amazing instructor, and I’ll miss her very much now I’ve passed!
“WOW! Just passed my driving test at a right old age and its all thanks to Sue Birkett. She has shown nothing but patience and given only great advice and instruction during my time learning with her. I never thought that I would have achieved a driving licence during my lifetime, only because of bad experiences with varied driving schools, that is until now. If you are reading this and are looking for the right instructor, then I would strongly recommend Sue and Latics, simply the best. Thanks Sue, brilliant. Gerard
“I would like to start with a big thank you for the hard work and passion from my instructor. He is a caring, calm and flexible man that can adapt to how you learn. He does not just focus on getting you to pass but how to be a great driver after. No lesson is the same route which I believe to be key as now that I drive I have confidence to drive anywhere. ”
“Mark Dronsfield was brilliant, so calm and patient with me, he pushed me without being pushy. He also let me do a lesson in my PJs (it was an evening lesson so it’s forgivable) 😀 I’ve always been nervous in cars, even as a passenger so I needed someone who was calming and Latics provided that.
“I Would like to give a huge thank-you to Sadie Parsons, I Was extremely nervous about learning to drive and very worried going into my first lesson. Sadie was brilliant putting me at ease very quickly and then continued to work on my skills and confidence through our lessons until I was ready for my test. Her good humour and patience were certainly tested during our early lessons, but the relaxed environment in the car helped me improve and meant my nervousness soon disappeared so I could focus on improving my skills.
Sadie was always on time and professional with lessons, fitting around my work schedule. She taught me how to drive a car and not just pass my test always giving me confidence in my abilities so that I now enjoy driving.
Sadie has given me a great new skill and really helped change my life by giving me the freedom being able to drive brings. ”
“Mark was a fab driving instructor. He was patient and always clear when learning something new. I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor!”
“Stuart is a fantastic driving instructor who I would definitely recommend. He is calm, considerate and always constructive in his advice. I enjoyed learning to drive with Stuart as he inspires confidence and makes the learning process seem simple. Whenever I made a mistake he remained cool and offered me good advice. I was able to go into my test feeling fully prepared and passed first time with only two minors. Thanks Stuart!
“Absolutely A***** service always on time or early, very kind and relaxed would recommend to anyone learning 🙂 A+++++ Thank you very much for helping me through my lessons.”
“I have had driving lessons with Umar and it has been brilliant he is so respectful, he is really supportive, good motivator, friendly instructor. My confidence wasn’t great when I started taking lessons but Umar helped me with my confidence. Would recommend him to anyone Thanks Umar”
“She took me on after two other instructors had let me down and got me ready for my test in a couple of months and helped work out the bad habits I had picked up from other instructors. She took the time and care to teach me how to drive and not pass a test. Each mistake I made she helped me figure out the problem step by step and gave me plenty of time to work through the manoeuvres I needed to know.
She uses cameras forward and reverse to help playback my mistakes so I could learn from it. She also helped calm me down when driving (I had a little road rage when I started) she was polite and helpful throughout and an utterly great driving instructor that you can have a chat with and that has helped me pass first time with 3 minor faults.
Honestly a great instructor that will help you pass in no time with great accuracy and you gain a friend! Thanks a bunch Sarah could not have done it without you!!!”
“I would like to write a short review about my driving lesson experience with Nikki. It was a great experience, because she is very professional. She explained the things by drawing on the paper to make it most understandable and she explain it on her best way, considering that I am a foreigner. She was very focused, and I felt very good. So I think a good teacher is somebody who can work as well with foreign people, which is harder. And that needs as well a lot of passion and love, which she definitely has 🙂 Thank you Nikki. I will always remember this lovely experience.”
“After having failed my practical six times, it’s fair to say that I lacked confidence in my driving. Starting lessons with Will changed that, I would have been tempted to quit without his belief that I was capable of passing. He is a friendly, genuine man but professional at the same time. I particularly found the structured approach he takes to his lessons very helpful, as well as his infinite patience and ability to explain things well. He is a brilliant teacher, I would not hesitate in recommending him to family and friends who want to learn how to drive. Thanks Will!”
“I couldn’t have done it without Lee! The amount of help and guidance I have had off him is beyond me and I can’t thank him enough. Lee is such a hard working instructor and he is the best at his job! I had good laughs with Lee and he is so very friendly, thoughtful and funny. Would recommend him to anybody and definitely people who are nervous as he puts you at ease. Definitely going to miss my lessons.”
“I have had driving lessons with Umar and it’s been an absolute pleasure, he is so respectful and supportive on my lessons. My confidence wasn’t great while driving but Umar supported me throughout my lessons and helped me with my confidence.”
“My driving instructor was Aidy Brown. He was a great driving instructor who has a friendly and helpful character; he always offered support whenever necessary. My brother recommended Aidy as an instructor and I found him extremely reliable and patient.”
“Both from a customer service and instructor aspect.
They worked so hard to fit me in at extremely short notice after another instructor cancelled on me.
Glad to say I passed today with the help of both Nikki and Marie.
Would recommend this company and both instructors to anyone!”
“One word, Fantastic!!
It was simply a pleasure being taught by Mij, I have no complaints at all.
From start to finish every lesson was worth it , if you want an instructor who is understanding, funny and easy going , look no further !”
“He is easy to talk to and explained everything in a way I understood and he adapted his teaching for my way of learning and got the best result.”
“Throughout my lessons and had lots of useful techniques to guide me to where I needed to be. I passed in under 40 lessons which I thought was good and I feel confident enough to drive on my own now! ”
“I passed my driving test today with only two minors thanks to Craig, he’s was very kind and patient with me. Never made me feel uncomfortable and was constantly reassuring me. Can’t thank him enough for everything he did and I am very grateful. :)”
“The idea of driving a car never used to appeal to me but having Marie as my driving instructor helped me to get over a lot of my nervousness and showed me that driving is nowhere near as scary as it first seems. She always made me aware of which aspects of driving I was doing well with and helped me to identify those that I tended to struggle with which helped me to focus on improving in these areas to be the safest driver that I can be. I don’t think that there’s another driving instructor out there who has as much patience and dedication as Marie does and I have to thank her for giving me the confidence to pass with only two minors which is something I never could have guessed I was capable of.”
“I’d say that you are a very patient and calm teacher with a lot of knowledge about driving. You make it easy to understand the errors that have been made and how to correct them in an easy way and that I would recommend you highly to anyone who is wanting to learn how to drive.”
“He was calm and relaxed and made me feel comfortable when driving. I would recommend mark to absolutely anybody, as he made me feel as though I could drive with confidence :)”
“I have been having lessons with her for a while now. She is brilliant at her job. During my lessons she would ask me questions, making sure I knew what I was doing next. She always gave me advise on videos to watch for studying for my test. I finally passed my test and Marie was extremely pleased. I did fail a few tests due to silly mistakes but Marie always said no one deserved to pass more than me. She made me feel confident behind the wheel and I couldn’t be happier with her and the fact she helped me pass!!
I will be passing her details to friends who want to learn because I couldn’t think of anyone better to do it.
Best instructor ever ☺”
“I passed my test today on the 3rd attempt with 4 minors and I’m still in shock.
Marie was absolutely fantastic, I wasn’t very confident and a nervous wreck, but she was very patient with me and eventually I started looking forward to the lessons even enjoyed them.
Today I was especially nervous but she gave me a good prep talk and had so much belief in me! I honestly don’t think I could have done this without her, she is a credit to Latics and although I’m over the moon to have passed I’m going to miss my lessons with her.
I hope she gets the recognition she deserves.”
“Over the past few months I have been learning to drive with Paul Middleton and it has been an amazing experience. Paul has plenty of patience, he communicates well, he is very easy to get along with and I feel privileged to have been taught by him”
“I chose Glynn as my driving instructor as he had taught a lot of my brother’s friends and they had really good things to say about him, and it turned out he was the best! No matter what situation I ended up in he never got annoyed or short tempered with me, I felt confident on the road with him and he taught me some really useful tips on all different things, I couldn’t off asked for a nicer person to learn with from day one, he’s so experienced and calming, I would recommend him a 1000 times! You will pass that’s for sure :)”
“I came to Aflak with many hours behind me of driving experience although didn’t really know anything due to my anxiety being my main issue and over taking any prior learning. Aflak has been patient and taught me everything I know and gave me confidence to drive on the roads. He has helped me understand how the roads work and everything that is needed to be a safe driver. I really struggled with my anxiety being on the roads and over the years wanted to give up. Aflak helped me build my confidence and overcome my anxiety I never thought I would. I never knew how to do a maneuver and he took the time to help me achieve this successfully. I can’t thank him enough I never thought I would get to this point and couldn’t of done it without him. I highly recommend him to anybody who wants to learn how to drive he is a very patient and dedicated man and will do all he can to help anybody he is a credit to Latics driving school.
Thanks again for everything and see you soon for pass plus.”
“Marie was very helpful and I was able to learn a lot. I definitely recommend Latics to anyone who is looking into driving lessons.”
“For his positive attitude and support in allowing me to pass. When I first started driving I was the biggest bag of nerves, however Rob changed that around as he believed in me and made me feel extremely confident while driving. I would highly recommend Rob, he has challenged me and pushed me to my full potential.”
“I had really low self-confidence when it came to driving, after trying for more than a year I almost gave up. Then decided to give Latics a go! Was definitely the best decision I made. Rob made me feel comfortable; he gave me reassurance on the road, always boosted my confidence after every drive and slowly built me up to become a safe driver. His instructions were clear and precise, hence reduced a lot of my pre-existing confusions. He was always calm and had patience even when I made silly mistakes! I cannot thank him enough. Honestly will miss having lessons from him. Will be back for Pass plus though! He is a star!
Thanks again Rob 🙂“
“Stuart was a great instructor and with his help I passed first time. Stuart was always calm and made me feel comfortable and confident during my lessons. Stuart was always reassuring whenever I made a mistake and lessons were always enjoyable. Stuart has his pupils’ best interests at heart. I would strongly recommend him as an instructor.“
“He is a very experienced driver who is calm and understanding when it comes to teaching a newbie. I honestly feel like I could not have passed without him! I passed 2nd time with 5 minors and overall feel very confident in my driving ability thanks to him! 5/5 would recommend to anyone looking to learn in the Oldham area!“
“She is patient and friendly. I changed to automatic after struggling for quite a while with manual and within 15 lessons I had passed my theory and passed my test first time, with only 5 minors. She is a great person and has a very calming manner which puts you at ease. This helped a lot as I am quite a giddy person. So if anyone is considering going automatic, don’t hesitate it will be the best thing you ever do…I cannot thank her enough ,she had so much positivity and said she had no doubt I could pass.????“
“Lessons or not he was always available for answering and advising me on whatever doubt’s I had, I could message him at any time and he would always reply with advice which was confident boosting and helpful. Test day should have been more nerve racking than it was but in the weeks leading to it Aidy was brilliant and reassuring and made me feel calm and confident. I really don’t think without his expertise and guidance and professional manner I don’t think I’d of passed. Cheers Aidy and Latics, absolutely brilliant and can’t thank Aidy enough. Legend.“
“I had driving lessons on and off for years and nobody else kept me engaged enough for me to keep going! Mat’s lessons were always structured, with a plan of action for each lesson- I always knew where I was up to with my learning. Mat was calm and professional at all times- I always looked forward to my lessons. I passed my test first time; I can’t wait to get a car and complete my Pass Plus with Mat-his knowledge is invaluable. I now feel confident to drive anywhere on my own.“
“Craig has been amazing and I can’t thank him enough for all the time that he has spent teaching me to drive, I passed first time and couldn’t thank him more!!“
“I’m so happy that I made the right choice of calling Latics, not only did Sitara help me with my driving she also helped me with my confidence and didn’t give up one me.I can honestly say she is an absolute diamond you have and I’m proud to say I’ve passed with Latics so I’d like to thank the big boss for choosing the right instructor :))“
“He helped me every step of the way and I wouldn’t of passed first time without his help 🙂“
“He is a very professional teacher but keeps the lessons relaxed and enjoyable. He is very patient if things are taking a little bit longer to set in, he does not rush you to fix them but will work at the problem and find a way to help you fix it. I would definitely recommend Aidy as an instructor to anyone looking to learn.“
“Steve has been a fantastic instructor from the first time I got in the car until the day I passed my test. He is very patient and knows how to make lessons fun whilst also ensuring you are safe and confident on the road. He is always on time and really easy to arrange with. Not only is he a great teacher but also a genuine guy who’s always a good laugh. I have really enjoyed my lessons with Steve and would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of learning to drive.“
“I recently passed my second driving test with the help, support and guidance of Sue, as an older student I was very nervous, Sue gave me the confidence I needed to pass, it was like learning to drive with a good friend. Sue was very patient, very friendly and also very caring and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to recommend Sue to teach anyone to learn to drive; I can’t thank her enough for my new lease of life and freedom to drive.“
“I passed my test first time with two minors after having lessons with Sitara. I was an incredibly anxious learner who did not even want to step foot into the car, but due to work commitments I needed to be able to drive. Sitara was fabulous at putting me at ease, and she quickly saw where I was struggling and pointed me in the right direction. I was so comfortable in the car with Sitara, I’m not convinced anyone else would have managed to get me through my test, particularly in the short period of time I gave myself to learn (three months!!). Sitara is more than just a driving instructor, she became my friend. I would not hesitate to recommend Sitara to everyone I know who wants to learn to drive, and I have already mentioned her to a few people who I know she can help, just as she has for me.“
“I have driven before my instructor was great and taught me things I didn’t know and in only 6 lessons I passed first time, thank you Aflek Mohammed and Latics driver training.“
“Steve was so patient with me when learning to drive, if it wasn’t for this top bloke I don’t think I would’ve passed first time and I’m absolutely over the moon and I can’t thank Steve enough. Times were emotional in the process of getting used to the car and learning but Steve always picked me back up and gave me so much confidence. Steve is very chatty and will do anything he can to make you comfortable in his car and with driving, he’s very enthusiastic and lovely to talk to, and there was never a dull moment. Steve is a lovely man, I could never say a bad word about him, it was emotional saying good bye as we have been through a lot together. Steve is the man you want to do your driving lessons with, he reassures you so much and gives you the confidence boosts you need, he is definitely the man for the job and should be instructor of the month. Thanks again Steve, I will definitely recommend you to my friends. I hope you miss me!“
“I couldn’t have asked for a better one I’d recommend him to anyone. He gave me so much confidence and I wouldn’t have passed without him.“
“Chris has been an incredible instructor from day one and I couldn’t recommend him enough. He made me feel at ease from the first lesson and I was a lot less nervous after our first few lessons and this was down to him. He was both patient and supportive, especially when I was making mistakes and he calmly helped me rectify situations if needed, when driving. He is a model professional, who ensures a high standard of quality, safe driving and because of this I passed first time. He made sure I understood his instructions and tips to improve my driving and carefully worked on my weaknesses in the run up to my driving test. Really genuine guy and I’ll be recommending him to everyone who needs an instructor.“
“I currently passed with Sanam one of the best instructors ever (trust me when I say that).
Sanam’s changed my driving from rubbish to ROAD WORTHY, so if you’re choosing an instructor from Latics I’d recommend you to choose Sanam. 🙂“
“Mat has a lot of driving experience and knowledge and delivered this to me in a calm but professional manner at all times. Mat has a lot of patience & will go over things until it sticks! He gave me the confidence & skills I needed to pass my test and to be a safe / happy driver and never to trust the public!!“
“Really can’t thank sitara enough for the help and support from the beginning to the very end… I will be recommending her to all my family and friends… I looked forward to every single lesson, such a relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommended!!“
“I learnt to drive with Craig Heselwood. He was extremely patient with me when things went wrong. I would definitely recommend him.“
“He made sure that I was ready for the actual driving test and he did his best to help me pass it the first time. He is also caring and will always try to put you at ease during the lessons. His lessons are catered to your abilities and very much worth the money. I would highly recommend anyone from any driving background to choose Chris as their driving instructor. I am also thinking of doing the Pass Plus scheme in the future and I will definitely contact him if I want to do so.“
“He never gave up on me, even though I struggled to pick it up at first. I eventually managed to pass with just three minors. Very nice guy who makes it very easy to learn, and is perfect at calming those pre-test nerves! Thank you for everything 🙂“
“After stopping and starting lessons over the last year including one failed test, I was not optimistic about my driving. Mij was a great driving instructor for me. He was patient with my anxieties and built up my confidence behind the wheel with every lesson. So much so that I passed on my second attempt. Thank you so much!“
“I joined Latics Driving when I moved to Oldham. This was the best decision I have ever made, do you want to know why?
Before I met Rob, I was scared, had such a low self-esteem. I didn’t look forward to weekend driving lessons, I was constantly reassuring myself to quit! I was thinking that I will never learn how to drive!
But then, I cannot thank Rob enough for changing my life! I have passed now! He believed in me when I couldn’t believe in myself! His positive attitude and support helped me to become a driver! Every lesson with him was an achievement!
I highly recommend Rob, if you want to have the best experience learning to drive!!! I promise you will not regret it!
I give Rob a Michelin star!!!“
“I would like to give a massive thankyou to my instructor Aidy for everything he did to help me pass my test first time. He had a knack of making me feel at ease at the wheel and has a really positive ‘can do’ attitude. He is very easy to have a laugh with and conversation flows very easily with Aidy, making lessons feel relaxed and enjoyable. He likes to get things done as soon as you are ready, and contrary to other instructors I have heard about, does not like to waste time. Overall, Aidy is a brilliant instructor and is very easy to get along with; I would recommend him to anyone.“
“I would like to say a very big thank you for the most amazing instructor Mij Rahman for all the support and help he provided me with to pass my test. Mij is very professional, friendly and patient. He boosted my confidence and knowledge and he made me believe in my driving skills. I had such a great time while taking my driving lessons. Thank you Mij and thanks to Latics for choosing him to be my instructor.“
“I want to give a massive thanks to my instructor Mark K for being such a big help and helping me pass my test first time!! Really easy to get along with and made lessons really enjoyable, definitely recommend to anyone“
“My driving instructor was Paul – Middleton, he was a very clear and helpful instructor and made my driving lesson understandable. He gave me the confidence to pass my test and has taught me lifelong skills to be the safest driver I can possibly be. I’m pleased to be able to say that with the help of him I was able to pass my driving test with flying colours, I would highly recommend Latics driving school and also recommend Paul as he made my driving experience 10x better.“
“Of the 3 instructors I’ve had since I started learning to drive Steve was far and away the best. In my first lesson with him he made me feel at ease straight away, any nerves I may have had were dispelled immediately. Throughout our lessons I felt we developed something of a rapport which made learning to drive not only easier but also far more fun that I could have hoped for. Steve is extremely knowledgeable, very patient and most of all a quality bloke! I couldn’t have passed first time without him!“
“For giving me confidence whilst learning how to drive! After having a few different instructors and being a very nervous driver, Sarah went that extra mile to make my lessons relaxed, fun and enjoyable. She not only got me through my test I feel like she also taught me to drive in the correct way! I can’t thank her enough, definitely recommend her for anyone!“
“Thank you so much Paul Mills for helping me pass my driving test, you are a brilliant instructor couldn’t have asked for anyone better.“
“After having a previous instructor, whose teaching methods I struggled to understand and agree with, I cannot thank Mark enough for his support on the way towards my test. The ”pass in a week course” was strenuous on both of us but he turned up every single day raring to go. While teaching me he took his time and put me right at ease, always quick to reassure me of my driving when things didn’t quite go to plan. He really cared about me passing my test as much as I did and believe that really shows his passion in instructing. I’d highly recommend Mark as a driving instructor, particularly if you’ve had a bad experience with a previous instructor and want brilliant training.“
“I had an amazing female instructor called Sue, she was so patient, very friendly and reliable. I would definitely recommend her!!!!“
“I have recently passed my driving test thanks to the help of Marie Law. It has been about 2 years since I last had a driving lesson and I had decided it was time to get back into driving. Marie was brilliant as she explained things differently to the other instructors I have had, it made it much easier to understand and actually carry out in the safest way possible. She was always reassuring me of my driving skill, right up to the minutes before my test began. I would highly recommend Marie especially if you get a bit nervous in the run up to your test.“
“I would like to say a massive thank you to Paul Mealor for giving me confidence whilst learning how to drive! Our lessons were always full of fun and laughs, Paul is an amazing instructor! He made learning how to drive fun and not so nerve wrecking! Thanks again Paul for all your support and help and for making me feel comfortable and giving me confidence in myself. I would definitely recommend Paul, he always goes the extra mile to help you with any problems you may have.“
“He is a patient instructor and helped me believe in myself again when I was ready to give up!“
“I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn how to drive. He is very laid-back and easy to get on with, which put me at ease from my first lesson. He has the eyes of an eagle and doesn’t let you get away with anything, which is a good thing as it made me into the driver I am today. I was not a confident driver at first and there were a few things it took me a while longer to grasp, however Aidy was always calm and patient with me, even when I was the opposite! He made all the stress and the occasional tears worth it by always believing in me and helping me to pass my test first time. I do not believe I could have passed without Aidy, and I’m very grateful to have had such a wonderful driving instructor.“
“When I first started my lessons I was the biggest bag of nerves ever, right away he put me at ease and immediately I could feel my confidence grow. He has challenged me, pushed me and encouraged me to my full potential. When he said I was ready to do my test, he was not wrong at all as I passed on my first try with only two driving faults.“
“He has plenty of patience and no matter what may go wrong, he is eager to help sort it out.
Although I had a lack of confidence in myself, he helped me build up the courage and see that I was better than I gave myself credit for.
The best aspect though, is Mat is one of the easiest people to get along with. I always felt at ease and not once did I feel awkward – even when he was in his “test instructor mode”. Mat doesn’t just teach you to pass the test, he teaches you life lessons to become a responsible driver. I recommend Mat 100%.
Thank you Mat, couldn’t have passed without all your help.“
“He’s an excellent instructor, calm, professional, and easy to talk to. I was especially nervous in the beginning but he was very patient with me, and happy to go at my pace with everything. I’m absolutely over the moon to have passed first time and can’t wait to get going! Thanks!“
“Thanks so much to Craig Heselwood for all your hard work, patience and support throughout my driving lessons! You have been great, easy to get along with and are an extremely good teacher! I can’t wait to start driving independently!“
“She is the most patient lady I know and I was so nervous learning to drive, Sue helped me gain my confidence. Thank you Sue for everything I am so happy and I will miss you, take care love Jackie.“
“Thank you for taking the time to fit me in around your busy scheduled and even allowing to me have lessons in the dark and when it was raining because I had no other time.Also, thank you for all the extra support which you did not need to give e.g. advising my partner on her new vehicle, being flexible with cancellations/last minute changes, borrowing L plates and taking extra time to explain things that I did not understand. Thank you again and all the best Rob.“
“Just a small note to thank Chris for all his help in getting me through my test!
He was a perfect instructor, a credit to himself, and the Latics driving school!“
“Paul takes a valued interest in his learners and makes a real effort to get to know them. He gave me confidence to continue with my lessons after failing my test.“
“He made me feel comfortable and at ease from my first lesson. He was able to teach me in a way that suited my learning style and made learning to drive fun. He was always on time and was always willing to answer any questions. He ensured that I was a confident and safe driver and I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive.“
“I recently passed my test with Latics and my teacher Craig Heselwood was terrific, very patient and easy to drive with, I learnt how to be a good, safe driver with Craig and he always believed in me right until the end. Highly recommended!“
“I passed my test in under thirty hours and only got two minors which I couldn’t have done without Sitara! She is a brilliant instructor who is very patient, has a lot of faith in her learners and makes you feel really confident and comfortable when you’re driving. I feel assured that I have received excellent tuition and that I’m ready to drive independently now. I would highly recommend Sitara to anyone who is looking to start driving!“
“I just wanted to say thank you for your support as an instructor, you were very friendly and patient with me and helped build my driving skills. I have my own car now, I drove to work yesterday and it was my first day driving alone. Today I drove to work on the motorway. I didn’t feel scared but I was more conscious as a new driver. You built that confidence in me and I really appreciate it.“
“His tuition and approach to students are above and beyond. I had lost my confidence in driving but after a lesson with Rob it all changed!“
“Paul Mills is a friendly person and was very patience with me. I also know Bekki who is a lovely lady. I would defiantly recommend Latics to people wanting to drive.“
“I have had a couple of lessons with Rob, he is a brilliant instructor, he made me feel relaxed from the very first lesson, he even let me drive home on my second lesson. I would highly recommend him.“
“After only 2 lessons with Rob, my confidence behind the wheel of a car has grown massively. His friendly manner puts you at ease, whilst his teaching style helps you learn the basics thoroughly. I now really look forward to each lesson.Thanks Rob!“
“Chris is a great instructor he helped me build in confidence while driving, he was always polite and patient I couldn’t ask for a better teacher who helped me pass first time.“
“I want to thank Latics for the support you gave me to get me though my driving test. I would also like to thank Matt Slack for helping me to become a more confident driver and help and support for passing my test.
I would highly recommend Matt and Latics driving school to anyone who wants to learn to drive.
Thank you for all your support.“
“Having had lessons with someone else the quality of teaching with Janine differed massively. She makes everything very clear and explains not only how to do things, but why it is important to do them. I would recommend her as a driving instructor to anyone. Very down to earth woman and she makes you feel comfortable in the driving seat. A*!“
“I’ve had lots of driving instructors over the years but none like her, she is the most patient, friendly and reassuring instructor I have ever come across and she is an asset to your company. I’ve never been confident in a car and never been able to master my reversing which is why I always gave up, but all this changed after just a few lessons with Sarah. She put me at ease from the minute I got in the car and helped me overcome my fears, no matter how many times I got things wrong she just calmly explained things and helped me to push on through my struggles. Today I have passed my test and I couldn’t be happier and it’s all down to her xxx“
“I started off so nervous before I met Rob I didn’t think I would ever be able to drive, as soon as I met him I felt relaxed, he had such a friendly approach and made me feel confident.3 lessons on and I am already driving on the main roads which I never thought I would be able to do let alone after 3 lessons.
I would highly recommend him to my family & friends
I am looking forward to progressing within my driving with him.“
“Mark was always on time and always had a smiley face on greeting. From my first lesson to taking my test he made me feel at ease in the car with genuine, friendly conversation as well as being a teacher. He has a superb teaching method making everything easy to understand in theory which makes it much easier to transfer the skills into practice – he would also lead by example when I found something particularly tricky which was very helpful. Thanks to Mark for getting me through, I would definitely recommend.“
“I am over the moon that I now have a license, I feel so relieved that I can now drive independently. One of the most exciting experiences you will come across. It was a great experience and I enjoyed having that great sense of humour with Craig. Even when I felt nervous and worried about driving, Craig always made me feel calmer. I couldn’t have passed first time without having such well qualified instructor. I never expected to pass first time. I would recommend him to anyone.“
“My instructor was Marie and she was brilliant! From the moment I got behind the wheel Marie made me feel very comfortable and at ease. She was very patient and allowed the lessons to go at my pace. I am very grateful for all her help and time she gave me, she explained things in a way I was able to understand. After giving up on my lessons once before, Marie gave me the confidence to believe I could pass. Her hard work and dedication really showed when I passed first time with only 3 minors! Thank you so much! I will definitely be recommending Marie and Latics to anyone wanting to learn to drive. 🙂“
“Chris Loder helped me pass my driving test first time. He’s a top, level-headed guy who’s always down to earth; he’s also really good at his job too! He reassures you when you need it and he also instils the confidence and belief needed for learners to succeed at driving. He could teach anyone to drive! I’d recommend Chris to anyone I know as I genuinely thought I was pretty lucky to get such a good guy helping me to learn to drive. Thanks a lot mate!!“
“It has been a wonderful time being taught with Sarah. There was never a dull lesson. She managed to motivate me and bring me up on my off days and always managed to make me smile. She is a fantastic instructor with amazing teaching skills. Anyone looking for an amazing instructor who will go out of her way to help, see Sarah! Thanks once again.“
“I previously had lessons with another company. It was pot luck if the instructor turned up and when he did we were just doing the same thing for months so I got bored and gave up and decided driving wasn’t for me.
My mum then booked me some lessons with Latics.
My instructor was Steve Yates. He was brilliant, boosted my confidence and actually taught me how to drive!! He made it a pleasurable experience, he was relaxed and down to earth and you could have a laugh with him. He always turned up and was always on time. I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor!!
I passed my test and it’s all down to Steve, so thank you.“
“Lee is a very calm and patience driving instructor that knows how to build your confidence.“
“Throughout the whole learning to drive experience I could not have asked for a better instructor than Craig Heselwood. From getting into his car having never even sat in a driving seat before, to passing my test 1st time 6 months later, I’m so grateful for how at ease he made me feel, how helpful he was with any (many) questions I had, how flexible he was to my painful shift patterns when trying to book in lessons, and for all his patience. If you’re looking for an instructor to get along with and make driving fun, while learning to the best possible standard, I would highly recommend learning to drive with Craig. Thanks again for everything!“
“Sanam was an excellent teacher, she was patient and very professional at all times she goes above and beyond to help her students. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone who wants to learn to drive.“
“It was the first time stepping foot in to a car and Craig made me feel very comfortable. Craig is a brilliant driving instructor and I would definitely recommend him too anyone looking too pass.;)“
“When I first got in the car with Craig Heselwood I felt he was very welcoming, he was very polite with me and took his time if I did something wrong. I would recommend Craig to anyone who is looking for driving lessons, Craig has a great personality and also has a laugh with you but at the same time is a great teacher and teaches you the skills you need when you get on the road.;)“
“I would recommend him to anyone looking to pass their test. It’s been a pleasure to learn to drive with you and thanks again for helping me pass the test (with only 3 minors) and making every lesson fun and enjoyable! 😉“
“Just a message to say that I have been doing my lessons with Mat Slack from Latics and I am delighted to say I passed on the 11th of October in the 10.44 slot. I can’t fault Mat at all 10/10, not only was he absolutely fab at teaching, he is so laid back with a great sense of humour that every lesson was so fun for me! I did previous driving lessons with RED driving and the comparison is just unbelievable. His teaching style was so clear, allowing me always to have a choice on the way in which I wanted to learn and I never once felt awkward or on edge, he is so easy to get on with and always ensures he picks up on any issues/questions you might have. I must say even now I’m driving I can still hear Mat in my head with his tips & safety warnings. ‘NEVER TRUST THE PUBLIC’. I will definitely be recommending Mat to anyone that wants to start learning and will genuinely miss having my lessons. Thank you Latics. 😀“
“I would like to say a big thank you to Sarah Royle for the superb driving lessons that I have received in the last few months. I started taking automatic driving lessons well over 10 years ago and didn’t really follow through with it. This time around I wanted to challenge myself and took on the task of taking my test in a manual vehicle. (A very Big Challenge I set myself) Sarah Royle gave me the confidence in the tuition to drive well. I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU Sarah for all the hard work and commitment you showed in me in order to pass my test. I will treasure all the times that we spent going around the roundabouts!“
“I took my driving lessons with Paul Mills and I couldn’t recommend him enough to anyone wanting to learn to drive.
When I first booked my driving lessons I was extremely nervous as I’d been putting it off for years, but as soon as I started my first lesson Paul put me at ease straight away explaining things thoroughly, but in an easy to understand manner.
I found Paul to be very patient, understanding and encouraging.
When it came to the day of my test, I went into it very calm and collected and passed with only one minor.
The confidence that Paul has given me to be able to drive alone is amazing, and I cannot thank him enough.”
“I’ve recently taken my driving test with Craig Heselwood and passed first time. Craig is an excellent instructor, I had never drove a car before I met Craig and he instantly made me feel comfortable in the car. I would and will be recommending him to anybody that I know that wants to learn to drive.”
“She is fun and bubbly and can always make you laugh. She is easy to talk to and can make you feel calm under any situation. Any questions you had, Marie is always happy to answer them. It can be nerve racking when you first start but she makes you quickly forget about that by helping you feel more confident in your own abilities. Nothing is ‘spoon fed’ to you as she makes you think about where you went wrong and how you would correct it which really made things easier during my practical test and she makes you feel like you will be able to do it on your own you have your licence. I really lucked out on my driving instructor and I think anyone who has had Marie as their instructor would feel the same.”
“I would like to thank Steve Yates for helping me pass my test which I thought was going to be impossible!! When I first booked with Latics I had already convinced myself I would crash on my first lesson and that would be the end of it, but Steve managed to reassure me and keep me calm and by my second lesson I had forgotten what I was ever worried about. Steve explained things clearly, never got frustrated and was always happy and enthusiastic to help me to learn. I Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor to learn to drive with. I would definitely recommend Steve Yates to other learners who are looking for an instructor who is laid back, easy to talk to and passionate about helping people to learn to drive! ”
“I couldn’t have enjoyed learning to drive if it wasn’t for Paul, he was very supportive and boosted my confidence a lot, he never failed to make me laugh in my lessons. He is a lovely mentor and I would highly recommend him, he never lets you down no matter what. With Paul no time was ever too early or late he was always going the extra mile. I couldn’t have passed without Paul and am going to miss my driving lessons very much. I already have recommended him to more of my friends, he was a delight to drive with and I couldn’t have passed without my mentor Paul.”
“I decided that I needed to pass my driving test and had issues with previous instructors at other firms, after taking a chance with Sitara I can honestly say I’m incredibly happy with my choice. I’ve had 13 lessons with her and was ready for test, passing with only 1 minor. She didn’t pressure me, was very calm and easy to talk to and best of all she is an incredible Instructor. During our lessons if I got something wrong she explained how to fix it in an easy to understand way, she really put me at ease behind the wheel and as a result, I feel a lot more capable, honestly cannot recommend Sitara and Latics, they are superb!”
“Firstly please may I say that Latics could not have been the better choice I’m so glad I chose Latics first off without enquiring with other companies.
I met Mij a few months ago and from then we developed in to friends, this helped ease me in to driving confidently. He has the ability to sit with you and speak to you on a down to earth level which really made me feel comfortable, my last experience the instructor wasn’t pleasant so I left it for a few years. Mij is so friendly and is always on time he works with what best suits you. Mij had every faith in me and built my confidence and with only 5 minors i can’t complain, he instructs so well and makes things clear in regards to what he wants you to do. He doesn’t waste time as he knows it’s expensive and as an instructor he is aware of who needs more time and whose needs less, I came in-between.
It was a pleasure to drive with Mij and I firmly believe he deserves the award for the month, also he’s a genuine family man and kind hearted person.
Thank you so much Latics, but thank you more Mij, I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you when I take my PassPlus course. :)”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Instructor Umar Farooq for supporting me through this very important achievement in my life. Thanks to his hard work and encouraging words I have managed to overcome my fears and pass, which I thought was impossible for me. I would recommend Umar to everyone.Thanks again Umar!!!”
“I found Paul to be a very patient easy to understand instructor who catered the lessons to my specific needs. He made the whole experience enjoyable and his good humour made it easy to spend a week in his company. By the time I took my test, I felt fully prepared and confident for whatever situation came up. If your considering taking driving lessons, I would highly recommend Paul ”
“I was very pleased with Sue as my driving instructor, she told me everything I needed to learn and the things that I needed to concentrate on the most. Sue is very calm and explains everything in great detail so you understand what she is going on about. She doesn’t rush you at all, I could take all the time in the world on whatever I was learning and she wouldn’t mind, she just wants the best out of you and makes learning easy and understandable. I would recommend Sue to anybody who wants to do Automatic tuition. I found that working with her was very relatable and no nerves at all! Thankyou Sue for being my instructor and helping me pass my driving test first time. I am loving being on the road it’s a great feeling, thanks for everything you had done. ”
“Mij…. 5 stars from me! 🙂 Initially, I booked the offer that Latics has on, “3 hours for £30″ as I thought I would give it a go just to see how I got on, (I wasn’t really keen on learning to drive, as I had no confidence and I was really nervous.) When I booked, they told me my instructor was Mij Rahman. I was nervous for a whole week before my lesson! After a few weeks I had so much more confidence and I was really enjoying myself. Who’d have thought that learning to drive would be fun!?! Mij is a brilliant instructor. We always had a laugh on our lessons and he made me feel so comfortable and at ease with everything, and he always seems to be in a good mood, which really helps when you’re nervous. I passed my test first time a week ago and I know that if it hadn’t have been for having such a kind, understanding, laid back instructor that believed in me, I wouldn’t have stuck with the lessons. I cannot thank Mij enough! I would 100% recommend him to anyone wanting to start lessons.”
“I took my driving lessons with Mark Kenworthy and I thoroughly enjoyed learning to drive with him from day one. He was very patient and easy to talk to and very supportive, and we also had a laugh.”
“It is a great relief to have passed my test the second time around and to have done it with only 6 minors. Before signing up with Latics I had had a couple of driving instructors back home, in Prestwich, where I had one awful instructor who messed me about and another instructor who had to play catch up to get me ready for test day and he did a very good job to give me a chance. Unfortunately, I failed my first test and then went travelling around America so my lessons stopped for a while. When I got back home it was my girlfriend who recommended Mat, as she passed with him, and got in touch with him about taking me on. Driving wise it was the best thing to happen to me. Having Mat as my instructor has been a blessing, not only getting me up to test standard but also in preparing me for life as a driver for the 50+ years that I will be on the road. Mat is a patient instructor who takes the time to explain, clearly, what he is after and he does this verbally, with pictures and with questions and answers to help each student understand the key points of driving. Then when we are on the road he gives you the freedom to learn the key skills you need and is always just there in the background to help correct and advise when I made a mistake or forgot a small part of the procedure, like checking mirrors. This approach not only relaxes drivers, it also pushes them to be a better and more thoughtful driver when on the road taking into account all the skills needed and your surroundings so that you remain in control of every situation without relying on other road users. All this came to the fore when you do Mock tests with Mat and he puts you through a tougher marking scheme than the instructors do because he is always looking beyond the test to you being a future road user. Simply put Mat is the best teacher I have ever had, he made driving for me a calmer experience and elevated my skills to a better level than they were which makes me feel safe driving on the road from now until I die. His calm, easy going nature is fun to get along with and his way of analysing every skill you perform to the minutest mistake makes sure you become the best driver that’s road ready while building up your knowledge to keep you safe driving. I don’t think I would have passed as easily without Mat and I will recommend him in a heartbeat if anyone in Oldham asks for an instructor. I can’t thank your company and especially Mat enough for what you have done for me. You are easily the best company I have come across when learning how to drive, not just to pass a test but driving for life.”
“I would like to thank my driving instructor Mat Slack, for helping me pass my driving test. His experience and great teaching skills gave me the confidence and ability to pass first time. I would definitely recommend learning with Mat.”
“I took my driving lessons with Paul Mealor and can honestly say that I couldn’t have enjoyed learning to drive more than I did with him. Paul was always supportive and never made me feel like I was doing something wrong. I would recommend that anyone choose Paul to learn with. He was fantastic”
“My instructor was Sitara and I honestly would recommend her to anyone learning to drive for the first time. She is so down to earth and friendly, so there was an instant sense of understanding. The lessons were fun and simple, having full confidence in her learners. She showed faith in her learners and was determined for them to pass for the first time. Thank you!!”
“Chris was fantastic from day 1. He went out of the way to address any concerns I had and he immediately put me at ease with driving and with the roadways in general. The confidence that Chris instilled in me on the roads was amazing and soon enough I was driving under my own steam! This obviously led to a few hiccups along the way, and Chris dealt with these in his usual calm and re-assuring manner. He is either absolutely unflappable, or he is a fantastic poker player. Either way, it took the sting out of the mistakes I made and reinforced confidence in my abilities. This kind of sums up the experience of learning to drive with Chris, he is an excellent motivator and confidence builder, and now that I’ve passed my driving test and got myself a licence, I can look back and say that I almost certainly would not have achieved that without Chris’ help and guidance. I wasn’t initially planning on doing any more instruction post-passing, but after the time spent learning with Chris, I’m now looking forward to some time learning Motorways! I couldn’t recommend Chris more highly to anyone wanting to learn to drive. He is a fantastic instructor and a credit to Latics.”
“I came to Chris having already done quite a few lessons previously and straight away, he was so much better than my old instructor. He is a great driving instructor, very patient, he gives you a lot of confidence in yourself when you drive – he is just a great guy in general! I would recommend him to anyone who asks who I passed with and cannot stress enough how good he is at his job! Thanks so much for helping me pass first time!”
“I would like to give a massive thanks to Mark for all the hours he helped me with my driving and gave me the confidence to pass my test first time! He has a lot of patience and helps you to radiate confidence while driving, I don’t think I would have gotten this far and passed first time if it wasn’t for him. I would really recommend him to any friends, family or strangers who are looking to learn to drive! Thank you again!”
“I’ve had lessons previously with a not so good driving instructor! I then heard about the Latics reputation and thought I’d ring up; I was then put on a waiting list only for around a couple of weeks. I was a little nervous as the other instructor knocked my confidence a bit but Sue was so helpful and guided me with patience as to where I needed improvement. I do shift work and long hours so it isn’t easy to commit to a set day, however Sue made it very easy to accommodate me. I passed my test first time with 8 minors, thanks to Sue. I will miss our weekly chats as she’s so easy to talk to, she made me feel really comfortable and I’m a little sad I won’t be seeing her anymore but also glad I’ve passed!! Haha. Thanks Sue xxxx ”
“He got me through all my fears of driving and I don’t think I would have done it without him. I have told all my friends about him and how good he is.”
“Natalie is a great driving instructor as she doesn’t just focus on mastering your driving skills she also helps boost your confidence as a driver. Thank you, very much.”
“My instructor was Umar Farooq, the best instructor I’ve had. He’s patient, friendly and easy to talk to. He has a calm teaching method which really helps if you’re feeling stressed. He helped me pass first time with only 1 minor and he knows exactly how to treat people. I would definitely recommend this man for anyone thinking of taking lessons, he helps you go at whatever pace you want to pass your test.”
“Chris was great from the minute I first met him, he helped my brother pass, so it was an easy option to pursue with him once I heard my brother’s comments about him. I learnt quickly but that was because he was a great instructor and extremely patient and such a calm guy and was excellent at giving advice, constructively and effectively. I enjoyed lessons with him because he was also great to chat to and very sociable and seemed genuinely interested in his pupils including me and overall I would say Chris is a 10/10 instructor and a top guy who I would extremely recommend and will be doing so.”
“Before starting driving lessons with Paul I was an extremely nervous driver and didn’t enjoy it one bit. However, as I had a car it was important I learned! Paul was very patient and made me feel comfortable when having my lessons. He built up my confidence and helped me to enjoy driving. I would recommend Paul to anybody especially those who are not confident drivers. Thank you Paul!”
“From my first lesson I had with Aidy he was always a top bloke who was easy to get on with which helped me relax straight away and enjoy my lessons. He also had great patience with me when I was driving which helped my concentration levels a lot which I have had problems with in the past. I would defiantly recommend him to anyone who is looking to get driving, excellent instructor!”
“After passing my test this week I just wanted to thank Sitara for all her help in getting me ready for my test. She has been friendly, considerate and supportive throughout and would certainly recommend her to other learners.”
“I feel he was a very good driving instructor who was easy to get along with and made driving fun and simplified things, so I was fully able to understand and as he was a friendly person I feel this made my driving lessons much easier. Mark was a very fair driving instructor and told me if I was doing anything wrong and what I was doing right, I feel this really pushed me to achieve! I would definitely recommend Mark as he made learning to drive enjoyable and helped me to pass first time something that I never expected!”
“He was always encouraging and was very professional. Paul always made sure my driving lessons were pleasant. He was always patient and never failed to make me laugh, this helped me to remain confident throughout my lessons and my test.”
“Great instructor, great training, very patient highly recommend passed my driving test first time with Chris Loder”
“When I first started driving I fell very ill and missed a lot of lessons. Aidy was very understanding and put a lot of time in to work around this issue. Aidy had confidence in me which made me have confidence in myself! I would recommend him to anybody, he was a great teacher and a great person to learn with, Thanks Aidy!”
“I had always been extremely hesitant and nervous about learning to drive. My friend was taught by Mat and recommended him to me, and I’m really glad she did as I honestly couldn’t have wished for a better person to be my instructor. I had never sat in the driver’s seat of the car before my first lesson with Mat, and didn’t even know what the gear stick did… despite this, Mat never ever made me feel silly, he was always encouraging throughout my time of learning. No matter how many times I would put myself down, tell myself (and him) I couldn’t do it or got frustrated at myself he was never anything but helpful, friendly and reassuring. He never lost his cool. He always pushed me to progress with my driving, but at my own pace to make sure I was comfortable. If I was struggling, he would always have really helpful explanations on how to improve. Mat trains you for driving in real life after your test, not just the minimum to pass then be struggling when it comes to driving on your own, as some instructors do. He has the patience of a saint and I cannot recommend him enough. I also completed my pass plus with Mat and would highly recommend this, it was so informative and I’ll now feel a lot more prepared for the different situations I will have to deal with when driving in different conditions to my lessons! ”
“When I first met Gordon I was petrified of driving, he was a lovely calming influence on me. He listened to all my worries and melt downs while filling me with the confidence to become a good driver. There were times I was suffering with ill health and Gordon was understanding and never pushed me further than I was comfortable. Learning to drive with Gordon has changed my life! I am confident, self-aware and able to safely drive myself and my family round. I never thought I’d get past my first lesson and to pass within 6 months with only one minor is a combination of amazing patience, gentle tuition and hard work. Anyone looking to start driving or recap on lesson should definitely call Latics! Thank you Gordon! ”
“He made me feel at ease, comfortable and also confident that I have a chance of passing. He was thorough; he would try many ways of skills if I was struggling and he would go over it and make sure I got it. Matt would ask me if there was / were any areas that I wanted to go over. He also praised me when I did well, which gave me a boost in my confidence and encouraged me when I thought I hadn’t had a good lesson. I have already recommended him to my friends. Thank you once again Matt I am so ecstatic!!”
“From my first lesson it was clear that Aidy and I got on and had similar interests. He always reassured me of my driving qualities even through times when I was having some difficulties, whilst providing a balance with fair constructive criticism when I was making mistakes and helping me correct them. Aidy really stressed to me that planning during driving is the most vital thing and that is what I will take away from my lessons the most, as I can now see that this is very important, more so than I had anticipated. I am glad I chose to have my driving lessons with Aidy!”
“I had previous lessons with another company but I was a really nervous driver. Aidy helped me re-gain my confidence & correct my bad habits! He’s absolutely top and couldn’t thank him enough. I totally recommend Aidy to anyone who is hoping to pass first time. Thanks again Aidy!”
“I picked up driving lessons again after being referred to Latics by a friend. My instructor, Umar, was fantastic! He took into account that I had previously learnt to drive, and adapted to the way I had previously been taught – although perhaps not his preferred way. He also taught me his techniques which helped me massively. His patience and enthusiasm for learner drivers was second to none and I would definitely recommend both Latics, and himself, to people wanting to learn to drive. Thank you so much for baring with me Umar, you are a brilliant instructor!”
“He had a great sense of humour, always made the lessons fun and exciting. He never told me off for making mistakes, he would explain to me on what I could do to improve. The reason behind me passing within 20 lessons is because of how he motivated me during the lessons and how every lesson I was keen to learn.”
“I recently passed my test first time with just one minor and without Sarah that wouldn’t have been possible! I previously had lessons with another instructor but was unhappy with them so decided to come to Latics, from the first phone call with the office and first lesson with Sarah I knew I’d made the right decision! Sarah is a fantastic teacher and a lovely person and I’m so glad I chose her to take over my tuition, being a nervous driver she really helped to put me at ease and build my confidence on the road. She would always chat and have a laugh in the car which made the whole experience fun and enjoyable, not scary as I first thought! Her approach to teaching is brilliant, she is kind, friendly, informative and supportive, and would always praise me for things I did well. At the same time, she would advise of any mistakes in a constructive way and would tailor lessons around what I wanted to do, as well as suggesting areas which we should work on. I really feel like a competent, confident and safe driver now and that’s all down to Sarah’s skills! I can’t recommend Latics enough, I’m really going to miss my lessons, thanks for everything Sarah!”
“Paul was a very good, patient and one-of-his-kind driver. He taught me in a very simple and understandable way and he boosted my confidence. I passed the test with less nerve because of his lovely method of tutoring. Thank Paul.”
“Her calm and patient attitude was invaluable in teaching me to drive and getting me through my test. She has a wonderful ability to instil confidence. I thought I was a hopeless case, but Sue believed in me. I couldn’t have done it without you Sue.”
“I really enjoyed learning to drive with my instructor Paul Mills, he made me feel at ease and confident when driving and explained things clearly if I had any questions. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive.”
“My grandad’s friend is a driving examiner and she highly recommended Glyn for my driving lessons, and I am really glad she did. Every Wednesday I couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel and have my lessons with Glyn, he was a charming and very friendly man who made me feel comfortable and at ease when driving. If I made a mistake he would calmly ask me to pull over and he would help correct me, there was no raising of voices or awkwardness whatsoever, it was just a calm and professional manner, but at the same time we could have a laugh about situations and friendly conversations. It has been a joy to have been taught by him and I would like to thank him for helping me pass my exams and hope he has many more successful passes with his other students.”
“Excellent teacher very patient and makes you feel at ease while driving, would recommend Ian Lees to everyone.”
“She’s a wonderful instructor, patient and level headed and a great person to spend time with. I had had a few lessons before and was a little worried about getting back behind the wheel but Natalie put me at ease and was able to move things at my pace. An intensive course was the best way for me to learn to drive because I would take too long between lessons previously and forget everything. Doing it in a week meant that Natalie and I could work together practising and practising. It was Natalie’s first time doing the Rochdale test routes and she had excellent knowledge of the area. It was great to see the Latics team working together to help each other and taking an interest in my success. It really made me feel like there were people rooting for me. I would certainly recommend Latics and definitely the pass in a week course!”
“Aidy was a really professional and thorough instructor, he was really helpful in the weeks leading up to my test and made sure that I was ready for anything on the day.”
“I would like to thank Glyn Crossley for helping me pass my driving test first time. He always made me feel confident and calm, he was patient and whenever I had any worries or concerns he would reassure me. I will be recommending Latics and Glyn to anyone who asks, he is a brilliant instructor.”
“As I started with very little driving experience and extremely bad nerves, Glyn was the perfect instructor for me. After a bad experience with another driving company I was very edgy about starting again. From lesson one Glyn showed nothing but patience and skill when teaching me to drive. He had a great sense of humour and was very easy to get along with which made each lesson feel comfortable. When it came to my test I felt safe and confident. Glyn was very reassuring and helped me to control my nerves. I passed first time with only three minors. I have been driving for a week now and I can honestly say its life changing. I couldn’t have done it without the best instructor ever. Thank you Latics! Truly great teacher.”
“I had great experience learning to drive with Mat Slack he was patient and very helpful.”
“On my first lesson he made me feel relaxed and at ease. He is very patient and calm, he never gets frustrated with you if you don’t get things right straight away. He is very friendly and chatty but also can be strict when he knows you need to concentrate and get the obstruction done ahead. All in all Matt Slack is a 5 star instructor and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a quality instructor who can teach and also feel like your best friend to settle your nerves Thank you Matt.”
“He helped me to correct a lot of bad habits and confidence issues I had gained previously learning to drive with a different company. I would recommend learning to drive with Aidy to anybody. He is considerate and adapts his time to the students’ needs which for me made it easier to learn from him. . . He is a true credit to himself and Latics.”
“I switched to Latics after being unhappy with my first driving instructor and was immediately impressed with Chris’ level of approachability and professionalism. Chris is a calm and patient instructor who not only gives great support, but also provided an enjoyable learning experience and gave constructive feedback after every lesson. Chris always develops tailored lesson plans to suit your needs and focus on any area you’d like to practice more.”
“I started my driving lessons having never driven a car before in December and passed first time in March. My instructor Paul Mealor was the main reason for this he made me feel very settled on my first lesson as I was pretty nervous. He made sure I was happy with the speed I was learning and if any issues arose we would work on them before we moved on. I could not recommend him enough – friendly, helpful and very patient.”
“Great instructor: challenged me to improve and drive to a high standard but in a patient and supportive way”
“I would like to just express a very positive review for your driving instructor Adam Knox. I have recently passed my driving test (17.02), 1st time with only 1 minor and I simply could not have done this without Adam’s help and knowledge. I will, and have recommended Adam/Latics to lots of my friends as I know he is a very efficient instructor and they will feel at ease with him. As a nervous driver myself, he made my lessons very relaxing yet very informative and advised of any mistakes in a professional manner. He made me feel very comfortable behind the wheel and boosted my confidence. I have just bought and collected my first car and will be looking to further my driving training with pass plus in the coming week. Again, a massive thank you to all at Latics for a smooth and pleasant experience throughout, not a bad word to say. 10/10.”
“Mark was fantastic and covered all the bases. He also taught me tips and tricks which were very useful in passing. First time of course! 🙂 Very happy. Everything you want in an instructor. Thanks Mark!”
“Aidy took over as my instructor shortly after my previous instructor had health issues and had to take time out of work, since day one we got on really well. He is a very approachable person and made me feel relaxed in the car. We have a lot in common with us both coming from a rugby background and know a lot of the same people. In regards to his teaching I can’t think of anything bad to say, he is full of praise when I took the initiative and made decisions on my own and harsh enough that when I made mistakes he told me I was wrong, but was never too critical and never demotivated me. During manoeuvres he simplified that and broke it down to steps that made remembering everything a lot easier. Overall he took me on as a rash, unconfident driver and has left me with massive amounts of confidence and very well equipped for any situation I will encounter on the roads.”
“I passed my test with Latics and would like to say how excellent a driving school Latics is and how much of a brilliant driving instructor Mat Slack is. I Would not have been able to pass so quickly and with only one minor fault without Mat. Thank you so much Mat and Latics Driving School.”
“Aidy was my driving instructor (best driving instructor ever!) and he really helped me to become a safe and correct driver. When he met me I could already drive as my mum had taught me but I had a LOT of bad habits. This meant Aidy had to change my style of driving and the way I approached and dealt with situations. I struggled with controlling my speed and being aware of my surroundings. After doing my lessons with Aidy he continually taught me to make my observations early so I knew what situation I was approaching. Because of my bad habits, this took a long time to develop. Aidy stayed patient with me and pushed me to do better – like he knew I could. If I ever did something incorrect, he would tell me to find a safe place on the left to pull up and talk me through what went wrong and how I could improve. Without him doing this I never could have corrected my mistakes. I am so grateful I had Aidy as my instructor; he’s the nicest guy and the best teacher. I managed to pass my test with no minors! The examiner said it was a ‘flawless drive’. This really reflects on Aidy’s ability to know what kind of teaching approach different students need. He accepted the challenge to work with me and rose to the occasion! Without him I never would have passed my test let alone with no minors! He really is an amazing instructor.”
“I would like to say a massive thanks to Gordon Jennings for helping me pass my driving test first time! He showed me everything I needed to know from getting in the car not having a clue what I was doing to helping me pass first time. I was nervous at first but then actually enjoyed having lessons with Gordon as he helped me pick up things really fast and had a laugh at the same time. We started on some quiet roads around Oldham to help me get used to getting the car moving then we eventually made it onto larger roads with other cars. I didn’t feel confident driving on main roads but Gordon helped me overcome this by putting me in busy situations to see how I would cope with this and to trust myself and it worked. Whenever I was unsure about something then Gordon would help me re-do routes and demonstrate things I was struggling with. I’ve had a great experience and even though he still hasn’t got his picture on the Latics site and refuses to believe I’ve met Lady Gaga! I would highly recommend Gordon to anyone who is looking to learn to drive and enjoy themselves whilst doing so.”
“I would recommend Chris Loder, he is a great instructor and challenged me to improve and drive to a high standard, but in a patient and supportive way. What can I say, Chris is absolutely fantastic, very very professional and makes you feel completely at ease and gives you the confidence to know you can drive, drive well and safely. Chris Loder is an absolute star and knows exactly how to conduct lessons so you get the absolute best experience out of your time. I cannot thank Latics enough amazing group”
“I would like to say how much I enjoyed my lessons with Chris Loder he made it enjoyable from start to finish he is very flexible and will always do his best for you I would like to thank him and I would recommend him to anyone.”
“I was recommended to Latics by my best friend who was also taught by Mat. I was terrified of being behind the wheel at first but Mat helped me overcome my fear and literally got me rolling. I’ve heard stories from friends that some driving instructors can get annoyed or shout when you make a mistake. Mat never got annoyed once when I made a mistake, he was always calm and reassuring which really helped to stop me from panicking if I did something like stall. He was always cool as a cucumber and would use his catchphrase “Keys off, keys on”. Not entirely sure if it is his catchphrase but he said it quite a lot with me, I stalled on nearly every lesson at first. I didn’t pass first time as I would’ve liked but I got there. Now I’ve been driving solo for a few days with the red L’s on my car replaced with green P’s, and it feels great. Latics was a great school to learn with. The lesson prices were good; I took advantage of the block booking offer as well which saved me a few pound. I would definitely recommend Latics as a driving school and Mat as an instructor to my friends. I also hope to take the pass plus eventually to get a bit more experience.”
“I met Paul Mills through a friend of mine who highly recommended him. I had decided to change driving instructor after not having the best experience with my first instructor. I approached lessons as a nervous wreck, mainly because of being in a collision (as a passenger) and saw lessons as a necessity because I needed a license rather than something I would enjoy. After just a few lessons with Paul I started to enjoy driving and would look forward to my lesson each week! It’s clear that Paul is able to adapt his teaching style to suit the pupil and listens to us so he knows exactly what will help us learn. Always ready with an amusing anecdote or witty analogy Paul made learning to drive enjoyable and now I can drive safely and with confidence! Passing my test was the best feeling ever (it still hasn’t sunk in) and I never would have been able to do it without Paul! Thank you!”
“I had previously had a bad experience when I first learned to drive in 2004 with an incompetent instructor so I was a little dubious about learning again in 2014. Gordon is friendly, funny and knows his stuff. He put up with my daft questions and saw me through to passing my test in January 2015. Each two hour lesson was structured and even had a chance to just ‘drive about’ when I wasn’t feeling up to a full on lesson! I shall be booking pass-plus soon to put the finishing touches on my skills! Booking with Latics was quick and simple via PayPal so I didn’t have to worry about having cash in the house.”
“Natalie has been an excellent instructor, she is very friendly, patient and trustworthy, I will miss having lessons with her. Thanks Natalie for getting me through my test. I knew you had faith in me. I also had a great experience using Latics. I would recommend Natalie and Latics to anyone who wants to learn to drive.”
“I had a great experience learning to drive with Latics, I could not have done it without Paul Mealor. Paul really helped me to go from never having driven before to a completely confident driver. I still can’t believe I have passed my driving test although now it makes me a little sad knowing I don’t get to see Paul every week, but I have already recommended him to my friends, one of which is having lessons with him. I would highly recommend Paul Mealor as a driving instructor to anyone as my experience with him and Latics was absolutely fantastic. Paul was patient and constantly wanted to put a smile on my face whilst driving, he was always early for my lessons and always a delight to drive with, he always made sure to explain everything thoroughly so I understood and even always asked me if I had any questions (which I never did). I have no faults whatsoever about Paul, he has gone above and beyond all of my expectations, he is marvellous and I couldn’t have done it without him.”
“I couldn’t of landed with a better man, Paul Mills was very easy to get on with and never I never had a bad lesson.”
“I started my lessons with him in October and I was really nervous and had little self-belief, 3 months later I passed my test first time with 2 faults. Paul was always patient and filled me with more and more confidence as each week went by. He was available Monday to Sunday, no time was ever too early or too late, and he was always on time and never put lessons off. All in all, I can’t thank Paul enough for the work he put in to help me through my test and I would recommend him to anybody.”
“Mat is a great instructor he takes time and puts a lot of effort in training you into a great driver. When he sees you develop he starts you on something new and in no time you’re experiencing what it’s like to drive. Every lesson he asked me what I’d like to work on and also suggested what I might want to work on to perfect my drive. With time and dedication anyone can pass with Matt!”
“I’m still not sure how Sarah managed to get me to pass with just three minors…or indeed how she tolerated me squealing when I was doing 3rd exit off roundabouts. What I am sure of is that without her skill as an instructor, ability to drown out high pitch sounds and general friendliness (with occasional forthrightness) then I wouldn’t have even gone for my test never mind pass. I’m ridiculously glad that I had my lessons with Sarah. She gave me sweets. If anyone does have their lessons with her they’ll stand a good chance of passing. She instils confidence, helps you overcome your weaknesses and has the ability to not only get you ready to take your test in good time but also that you will be a safe driver. All the best Sarah and thank you for your time and skill. ”
“After reading several reviews on multiple website, I was convinced Latics Driving School would be best suited to my needs and they proved me right. Their communication was flawless, their time management was perfect and their adaptability was awesome. I would like to give a massive shout out to Natalie Cheshire who I thought was one of the best driving instructors ever. She was organised, articulate but most importantly explained everything in a manner which was easily understood. She continuously exhibited her enthusiasm for driving with the ability to adapt her teaching style to suits my needs. She was very patient throughout the process and possessed the ability to stay calm and point out mistakes in a constructive way, which in turn, has made me a very confident driver. I decided to take a week crash course and to most people the process sounds very intimidating. The thought of driving 7 hours per day Monday-Thursday and an exam on Friday is nerve-wracking. However, it was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I would strongly recommend the course for those that have passed their theory, possess some driving experience and have little or no time (I am in a full time job). I can reassure you the course has been carefully planned, designed and executed with people like us in mind. I would recommend a crash course like this to everyone simply due to the fact you will get real driving experience and exposure to peak and off peak driving. Overall, the experience was fantastic and I never thought I would be driving this quickly. This would not have been made possible without the help of Latics. I will be now booking myself in for a Pass Plus very soon. Thank you so much Natalie for devoting 30 hours with me and thank you Lisa for sorting out all the niggly bits. Hopefully see you soon Nat for my Pass Plus. ”
“When I started my lessons I didn’t expect to pass within the time I did. My instructor Lee Napier was great to work with and really easy to get on with, even though he is a Manchester City supporter! I was really nervous but Lee was really helpful and always gave advice and made time to work on the areas I struggled with. At the end of every lesson we looked at areas for development and planned the following lessons. Lee was really flexible with lessons and would fit me in if I felt I needed another lesson, this was good as it would help with the nerves especially near the test date. Even during the theory Lee offered support if needed, good advice and was always willing to answer any questions whether it be a text or during a lesson. I don’t think I could have asked for a better instructor, Lee is a really down to earth and chilled out person and I think that’s really important as it makes you feel less anxious and more importantly enjoy your lessons. Thanks again Lee!”
“He was friendly and patient. He always explained things in a really easy way to understand and was always happy to help! He is really dedicated to his job and his students and went out of his way to help me out. I would recommend Paul as an instructor and have told my younger siblings to have him for their lessons. He always made me feel at ease in the car and focused on the positives and was never negative which I really liked. Thanks Paul for getting me through my test!”
“I passed my test after only having 4/5 lessons with him. I commend his professionalism attitude and great teaching skills. I am thankful and will recommend Aidy Brown and Latics to any new or older drivers.”
“I have been doing my driving lessons with Mat Slack for over a year now and Mat was very patient with me. Mat taught me, to not only be a safe road user but he helped me to become confident in my driving. Mat would always praise me for things I did very well and also gave me a clear understanding on what I needed to do to achieve things. I loved all my lessons with Mat and I don’t think I would have passed first time without him! I can’t thank Mat enough and Latics! I recommend Mat to anyone who wants to learn to drive because of how down to earth he is and his knowledge and understanding! ”
“I have just passed my driving test on the first attempt after only 9 lessons (10 hours) with Sue Birkett, and did so with only 4 minors. I never would have imagined that I could learn to drive and pass so quickly. When I first started my lessons I was extremely nervous but Sue put me at ease straight away. I struggled with my nerves for the first few lessons but she was very patient and made me feel much more relaxed. Sue had confidence in me and my driving ability and that made me have confidence in myself. She explained everything I needed to know in a way that made it simple to grasp and easy to remember. Sue was also very understanding and flexible when it came to my lesson times, I have a 1-year-old and sometimes would need to alter my lessons and this was never an issue. I would like to thank Latics and Sue for giving me a new sense of independence. I have been waiting 13 years to take driving lessons and I am glad that it was Sue that taught me to drive. I would 100% recommend choosing Sue for your driving lessons. Thanks for everything!!”
“Gordon is a very good instructor he starts you off with the basics and teaches you the best way, I always felt safe and confident. When I went in for my test he had given me all the tools I needed to pass. He is a very accomplished instructor, Thank you to Gordon and the Latics team.”
“I felt very comfortable with Natalie, I’ve had a few instructors before but Natalie had a way of explaining things. She is very bubbly and I am going to miss my lessons with her. ……. Well just a little beep beep”
“I would like to thank Mark on his professional service and taking me from never sitting in a driver’s seat to passing first time in less than 2 months. He created a relaxing environment that allowed for a more enjoyable learning experience, which in turn led to a quicker uptake in my driving skills. He also let you set your own goals, both before and throughout your lesson, and review your progress at every opportunity. In my opinion he also offered a service above and beyond others, even adjusting his routine to work outside his usual hours to accommodate my requirements. I would happily recommend Mark to anyone else considering learning with Latics and wish him every success.”
“I would like to let you know how amazing of an instructor Paul Phillips is!! I was so nervous in January that I was shaking when I got in the car, right from the offset Paul was more like a friend than an instructor. He made me feel so at ease within the first 10 minutes that I even forgot why I was nervous. Paul’s attitude to learning was fantastic, I was worried that I wouldn’t understand things and that I would forget them because we had a “time scale” to do it in, but Paul assured me we would go at my pace and even spend as many lessons as I needed to get things, as it turned out I learnt quite quickly with his teaching. Paul was always flexible around what times I needed as they often changed, and I never felt I couldn’t ask if I could change a lesson. He was always on time and nine times out of ten kept me on my toes with being early. I always felt comfortable and empowered when in the car with Paul as he always explained things clearly and made sure I understood everything before we did any driving, and we always did reviews at the beginning of the lesson where I would explain what we did the lesson before which really helped me. He was so encouraging and with his teaching I was able to pass first time with 4 faults, which for me is outstanding as I was sooooo nervous going into the test. My whole experience with Latics Driver Training and especially Paul Phillips was outstanding!! 11 months on and I have my own car and feel really comfortable driving around knowing Paul has taught me everything I need to know to drive safely. I would recommend him to anyone, and even my partner is hoping to start driving lessons with him in the new year! So Paul. Thank you so so so much for turning this nervous driving wreck into a confident and competent driver, and I hope to see you on my travels!! 🙂 ”
” I want to thank Chris Loder for everything he has done for me over the past months! He never gave up on me even when I was useless! His patience is amazing and I have finally accomplished my main goal for this year and will now have an amazing birthday next week! I truly didn’t believe I would pass, but with Chris’s help I did and I am honestly grateful for everything. If he can help me pass than anyone can pass!”
“I would firstly like to say how dramatically my life has changed since passing my test. Passing my test and being able to drive has reduced my daily commute by 2 hours a day. And it’s not just the time I am saving on my daily travel, it’s that I now get home in time to put my babies to bed and have breakfast with them. Before, I went days without seeing them, due to my long commute on the bus. I first learnt to drive 10 years ago, but had such a negative experience with the instructor, who was very inappropriate, that I stopped and did not start again till June this year. I was very apprehensive at first, due to past experience, but within minutes of being in the car with Aidy my nerves were put at ease. Aidy was patient, considerate and is a very knowledgeable instructor. I felt safe and secure learning to drive with him. My previous fears were eradicated and he helped me not only pass my test, but, become confident in my own driving abilities. He tailor-made my lessons to suit my own preferred learning styles and was flexible with lesson times to help fit them around work and childcare. I cannot recommend his services enough; he has help changed my life for the better. Any learners who are nervous or have a fear of driving, Aidy is your man.”
“I passed first time with Mark Kenworthy. He was always very patient with me if I made a mistake and always pushed me to do more things when I doubted myself. He was always on time and fun to work with. I don’t think I could have passed so quick if it wasn’t for Mark. I would highly recommend to my friends to learn with Mark. A* from me!”
“I initially learnt to drive 5 years ago but gave up after failing 3 times. I had no idea as to why this was the case until I learnt with Mat. He taught me not just how to pass but how to be a good road user and how to stay in a good frame of mind whilst driving. Thanks Mat, and thank you Latics!”
“I had my lessons with Mat Slack and he was brilliant he made me feel at ease throughout the whole process. He happily took me on when my other instructor couldn’t teach me anymore and even put up with my terrible nerves on test day! I have already recommended him to others because of both his knowledge and patience.”
“I am glad I switched to Latics Driver Training having passed my test. The only regret after my experience with Latics is not having done so a lot sooner than I did. Lee was well disposed towards my driving ability/experience (plenty of nerves and hysterics included!). He painstakingly explained everything, answered my infinite questions and was always positive despite my setbacks. As a result, I made plenty of progress and that in turn boosted my confidence to the point of actually enjoying driving. Lee was always reliable, easily accessible and very accommodating when it came to booking/rescheduling lessons (for which he was constantly punctual). Based on my experience, I highly recommend Lee as I could not have had a better instructor!”
“I had been with other companies in the past and Latics really topped them all. From speaking to Lisa the Office Manager over the phone she set me at ease and helped me get an intensive course as soon as possible, she is extremely friendly and helpful! Lee is an amazing instructor, so professional, encouraging, informative and calm. I always looked forward to my lessons, and we had full days doing 6 hours, but he kept my moral up and kept me focussed. I really liked the progress sheet at the end of the lessons to discuss your strengths and things to improve on with the next lesson plan; which kept me informed on the progress I was making. I am so pleased I went with Lee, there was so much to take in on the intensive course but Lee covered it all and I really felt prepared for taking my test. A massive thank you!” A massive thank you to Latics also, everything was very well organised and professional, and I felt the intensive course was amazing! I would just like to add some feedback about the intensive course, I found it a great value for money, I didn’t feel I needed more lessons I thought I had learnt everything I could within the hours I was allocated and felt confident at driving. I would however say that the days are very long and I think some people may find this course tiring if their concentration levels are low, or they tire easily. I felt OK with the long days, although near to the end of the week I was feeling a bit tired, I would just say to let people know what they are in for and if they have good concentration levels when they enquire about it. It’s amazing really I’ve done my driving in less than a month and have a car myself! I will recommend anyone wanting to learn to drive to Latics!”
“From my first lesson to my last lesson, Aidy was supportive and confident in my abilities. He was calm when things didn’t always go right, and my lessons were enjoyable as we could chat whilst learning, which made the experience more comfortable. Aidy was professional and fun and I’d highly recommend him to anyone.”
“I have recently passed my test and I can honestly say that it wouldn’t have been possible without my instructor Paul Mealor. His patience and perseverance with me was outstanding and I went away everyday feeling great about the lesson. I did the pass in a week course and although, it’s tough, Paul made it fun and never stopped believing that I would pass. To pass with only 3 minors on my first time was all because of his teaching. He gave me the confidence I really needed and he became a friend along the way. Thank you so much Paul.”
“Sadie always remained calm when I was driving, which I imagine was difficult at times! It was useful that we had each other’s phone numbers so that lesson times could be changed if either of us had a problem and she dropped everything at short notice so that I could get extra practice when I booked a last minute test.”
“I recently passed with Lee Napier, I had a great experience! He kept me calm all the time and believed that I could do it! Passing my test was one of the best things I’ve done and I couldn’t have done it without him. Top instructor!”
“Getting in touch with Latics driver training was easy and simple. When I first met my instructor Chris he was really friendly, honest and knowledgeable. Lessons were easy to book and he was always flexible and understanding. He’s very patient and no matter your mistake, will always stay calm, even at the silliest of mistakes (of which there was quite a few ha!), and will always talk you through any errors you may have made on the roads. It never felt that I was taking more lessons than I needed; which was something I worried about. With Chris keeping you updated on your progress every lesson and emails of how you’re doing. I was able to pass 1st time with confidence even with a strict examiner. Chris Loder is a relaxed instructor, who gets exactly what’s needed from you, I would highly recommend him.”
“My instructor was Paul Phillips. I was very nervous on my first lesson but he made me feel at ease. He is a very friendly instructor and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to start their lessons. He is very patient- which helped!! As I went through a period of not doing lessons, he was patient and very helpful when I finally got back into my lessons. I thanked him when I passed my driving test and I said I couldn’t have done it without him, his reply was ‘it’s down to the driver (myself) who did it all not him’ but if I’m honest I couldn’t have done it without him. I couldn’t have asked for a better driving instructor. I would highly recommend him to any new driver. if you’re looking for a professional but very friendly instructor I would go with Paul. Thank you!!”
“I would recommend Latics to everyone, my instructor was Phil McLean. From the first lesson he made me feel very comfortable, I wasn’t quite confident in myself at driving but he made me feel that I could do it and taught me loads of things, he was calm with me and very patient. His approach to me was kind and friendly he made me feel good when I was driving and appraised me. I had a previous instructor with a different company but he was nothing like Phil, I would 100% recommend Phil, without him I wouldn’t of past. I enjoyed all the lessons with him and will miss him, whoever gets you next is going to be one very happy person, you are an AMAZING Instructor…. Thank you sooo much”
“Sarah was really supportive whilst teaching me to drive, something which I’ve put off for a few years as I was very worried about doing it. She always provided help when needed but made sure I thought about things for myself rather than just constantly telling me what to do. Her friendly personality and excellent explanations of what to do in different situations made the whole experience of learning to drive much less stressful than what I feared, and I doubt I’d have got to the same level of driving ability without her.”
“I couldn’t have done have passed my test without him. Such a great man”
“I would like to say thank you to Sanam I couldn’t have passed my test without her hard work and patience. I am so grateful Sanam believed in me, encouraged and helped me throughout. I previously had a bad experience with another instructor and coming to Sanam, she was so professional and helped bring my confidence back which was incredible. She is definitely the best instructor; her passion for her work is amazing. I wish Sanam all the best and success ahead. Thanks!”
“Upon turning 19 and owning my own IT Consultancy company and with my partner also working full time it was vital to our livelihood that I took on the means to drive us to the various locations we work at. I phoned Latics after hearing the offer on the first few lessons and I was assigned Sarah Royle- the biggest blessing of my driving career thus far! I had driven but had very little practical experience on main roads, doing the manoeuvres in “real life” situations. Sarah supported me both technically and emotionally on my journey from being relatively new to driving up until me passing. It wasn’t a smooth journey and I did “lose my rag” on several occasions, yet Sarah stuck by me and gave me advice which can only be described as invaluable, particularly as it built towards test day and as a first time Latics pass I cannot thank Sarah enough. Not only did Sarah teach me to drive comfortably and safely she was a pleasure to work with, in that she was social and had a chat (which for me personally, made me feel more confident and comfortable behind the wheel) and relaxed to a certain extent. Importantly, that is a practical trait I can also carry forward when friends are in the car and talking to me whilst driving. I honestly feel that an unsociable instructor would in no way have benefitted me as personally building a relationship with my instructor was crucial and Sarah enabled that. This I believe, as I said before, is a key asset when driving! Sarah has been a tower of strength for me during my lessons and her advice will be with me for a long time to come. She didn’t teach me how to pass my test, Sarah taught me how to drive and for that I will always be respectful and grateful. Anyone that learns with Sarah I’d back them to the hilt to pass with such a fantastic instructor. I can only speak from personal experience but if all your instructors are as competent and as brilliant as Sarah I can honestly say as a driving school you are a success! Massive thanks to Sarah and I will be sure to recommend you to anybody looking for driving lessons in future 🙂 ”
“He was friendly and a very patient instructor, I felt at ease learning to drive with him. His explanation and his teaching method was easy to understand and helped me learn quickly. His preparation leading up to my test was also very helpful and contributed to me passing first time. Again I would highly recommend Chris Loder to anyone looking for and instructor.”
“I passed my test a couple of months ago with Glyn and I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor. Glyn is extremely patient and easy going and helped me to build up my confidence whilst driving as I was quite nervous when I started to learn to drive. Glyn has a unique teaching style and he allowed me to build up my confidence on a variety of roads and routes and he has a genuine interest in teaching people to be good drivers rather than just getting them through their test which was very important to me. He went over things at the end of lessons that I’d struggled with to ensure that I understood it which was incredibly helpful to me. I thoroughly enjoyed and looked forward to all of my lessons and I now love driving and will definitely recommend Glyn and Latics to all of my friends who want to learn the drive! :)”
“He is selfless, patient and understanding as an instructor. I passed today first time, and would not have been able to do it without Glyn. I had an instructor before Glyn who ruined my confidence and Glyn was outstanding at bringing it back. Thank you so much Glyn.”
Ashley James Byrne
“I have just recently passed my driving test (first time) with Aidy Brown who I must say has the patience of a Saint and always explained everything thoroughly even though I did ask a lot of questions. Aidy always made me feel safe and at ease in the car and on the day of my test he helped calm me down (which was not easy), so thank you Aidy for all of your help as I could not have done it without you. 🙂 to be sure”
“At 30 years old I thought that I would never pass my test, I had 3 previous instructors and never felt confident in myself and always gave up. Lee from day one put my nerves at ease and gave me confidence in myself. Finally, I have passed my test first time and it’s all thanks to Lee and his teaching style. He always ensures he points out all positives.”
“From the first to the last time in his car I always felt he had 100% confidence in my driving abilities. His explanations and instructions are always so clear and detailed it makes driving a lot easier to do and even when mistakes are made he is very patient and understanding, pointing out what could have been done better and how to improve the next time. I really can’t recommend him enough to anyone thinking of starting to drive, by far the best driving instructor there is!”
“Every step of the way Janine made me feel safe, confident and advised me on where I could improve. Janine made driving for me feel like second nature. Every lesson was a joy and I never got bored! I am really going to miss my lessons now that I have passed, but am coming back for round 2 with my pass plus! I would recommend Latics to anyone wanting to learn to drive, and would recommend Janine to everyone without a shadow of a doubt or without hesitation. You guys really are the Best with a capital B!”
” Whether you are young or old, experienced or complete beginner. Paul has a great manner, always smiling, calm and encouraging. I was quite nervous to start with and really thought I might be too old to learn something new. But Paul put me at ease and I soon felt much more confident. My lessons were well paced and Paul always discussed if I was happy to move on or if I needed to do a bit more on certain things. I passed with only 3 minors and couldn’t be happier. I am really pleased I chose Paul and I can’t thank him enough. ”
“I recently passed my test with Latics and had all my lessons with Sarah Royle. I had had lessons previously but many years ago and Sarah really put me at ease. We discussed what I had learnt previously and she took it from there, covering the basics and boosting my confidence rather than starting from scratch. We covered all sorts of driving, she was really patient and encouraging, we had fun (as I’m a really silly person) but she kept it very professional at the same time. Sarah always knew what we’d done last time and what I needed to work on and I feel this is a great strength of Sarah’s. We would plan ahead for the next lesson and she built up my knowledge with handouts given at the end of a lesson so I could read up on a manoeuvre for next time. I recommend Sarah to everyone, she has a lovely manner, is very knowledgeable and a great instructor. Thanks Sarah!!”
“He was easy to learn from, very straight forward with what he wanted you to do and how to do it, which enabled me to pass my test quickly. I enjoyed all parts of my lessons really, he made the lessons enjoyable as well as getting everything done without dragging out the time, day to day life is a lot easier now I have a driving license and I will be recommending my instructor to anybody I know who wants to get driving. Thank you.”
“Her patience and hard work definitely did not go un-noticed and I am so grateful that I took my lessons with someone who wholeheartedly believed in me, even when I did not believe in myself. I never would have imagined passing my driving test first time but it became possible with the help of an amazing instructor. I can honestly say I learnt from the best! I am lucky to have been taught by you. Thank you so much!”
“She is selfless, helpful and the most supportive person in general, never mind as an instructor, I’d know, she is my mum. But that aside, Janine helped me pass my driving test last Thursday, I passed with no minor faults, and it was all down to her guidance and teaching (ok maybe I was pretty good too, but it was mainly her)! Her whole mind-set is to help you in whatever you need. She is incredibly easy to chat to and to get along with. All of my friends and my brother’s friends want her to teach them. Sitting in her lessons were not a chore, even when I didn’t want to drive, or was ready to give up, she pushed me because she knew I could do it. She set a friendly and comfortable environment throughout my entire teaching (Yes it took a while) and was completely professional, even though she’s family. Our lessons were effortless, she made me feel at ease in the car and I never felt pressured into anything I was incapable off. I tend to have the odd tantrum, easily done when your mum is your driving instructor, but she was always professional about it, even though I bet she’d want to strangle me sometimes! Living away from home, it took me a while to get into a regular routine for driving, but even after a long break in my lessons, I still always felt like I knew what I was doing, because she had such faith in me. I know I am slightly bias, but Janine is the best instructor I could have asked for. ”
“I would like to say a massive thank you to Chris Loder for the teaching, motivation and patience he gave me in order for me to pass my driving test and for making learning to drive enjoyable. I would also like to thank Chris for restoring my confidence after setbacks and believing in me from the start of my lessons till the day I passed my test. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone who wants to learn to drive.”
“She made me feel comfortable as soon as I got into her car and every lesson since then I have felt like a confident driver. When I failed, we figured out why almost immediately and began to work on the faults that occurred in the test. By the next week I had managed to iron out all of the faults from the test and was ready to book my next one. Now I am on the road as a very confident driver and that is entirely down to Bekki.”
“I would just like to say a few words about my driving instructor who I passed with, Chris Loder. He was a brilliant tutor and helped me a lot with his different ways of teaching. His patience was outstanding and really made me look forward to my driving lessons every Sunday. He always went out of his way to re-assure me and instil confidence even if I made any mistakes or errors. I would highly recommend Chris Loder to anyone I know. Thanks again Chris it was a pleasure.”
“I couldn’t ask for a better instructor. Mat made me feel comfortable right away despite my never being in a front car seat before. He always had tissues (Subway napkins!) at the ready for my oh-so-emotional moments and had encouraging, positive words and praise for the great moments. My confidence has grown all round because of Mat, so when I passed a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t have been any happier. I have no problems recommending him to anyone wanting to learn. I also really like Latics’ Facebook page where there are tips and helpful pointers for learners, not forgetting the great competitions each month. Thanks Latics!!”
“He was very patient, funny and really made me feel like I was getting value for my lessons. He encouraged me all the time and I would be happy to recommend Mat to other learners as I feel that his support helped me pass my test and without which it would of took me longer.”
“I had been taking driving lessons for over a year with various other instructors and didn’t feel like they pushed me or prepared me to pass my test. After taking a few lessons with Glyn before my test I felt a lot more confident that I would pass and fully prepared. He has a great teaching style, he is very calm, but also gives constructive feedback at the end of the lesson. This is exactly what I needed.”
“I came to Sarah after a friend recommended her. I had previously learned to drive with another instructor but with Sarah it was completely different. She didn’t make me feel stupid if I got something wrong and always told me if I did something well. We really got on while I was having my lessons and we always had a giggle about something! I passed my test last week with just 1 minor and I am over the moon! I’m looking forward to doing my Pass Plus with Sarah in the next few weeks.”
“She was so patient with me and always smiling, even when I was getting angry with myself!! She is a fantastic instructor and without her I’d still be getting the bus to work. I really would recommend her to anyone who is looking to start their lessons.”
“He made me believe I could pass my test first time round. He was extremely patient and made sure he could answer all the questions I had for him. I’m grateful for all his help and look forward to completing the pass plus course with him.”
“After 2 fails with a different driving school, I then chose Aidy through a recommendation. Straight away he could tell what needed to be worked on and what my strengths were. He makes you aware of everything and is very thorough with every element of his teaching. He gives you the confidence that you need and always makes you feel at ease. His style of teaching led me to pass my test (1st time under his instruction) with only 2 faults. I have and will continue to HIGHLY recommend him to anyone and everyone that is in need of an instructor.”
“I passed with Aidy first time with only 5 minor faults. The quality and knowledge was evident from the very first introductory lesson. He made me feel very confident during every lesson. Thanks. 100% recommend.”
“He is very patient and I learnt so much in my intense week of driving. I overcame my nerves and felt very relaxed and I felt ready for my test, I passed with flying colours and only 4 minors. I would highly recommend Paul Mills at Latics Driver Training. Thank you for my pass!”
“I learnt to drive with Aidy Brown. Aidy explained everything… even a thousand times if necessary 🙂 He is incredibly patient, friendly and always very helpful. He has magical ability to change driving into simple and enjoyable fun. Thanks a lot for my pass Aidy … I couldn’t have done that without you.”
“I decided, in January, that I wanted to get driving. My fiancée is expecting our baby in June and my aim was to be able to drive her to hospital when she goes into labour. My 1st lesson was on Saturday 18th January. I had no driving experience what so ever and was a little nervous to say the least. Marks simple explanations of controls and how to do manoeuvres eased my nerves straight away. After my 2nd Lesson, he told me that I would be ready for my test by the end of March. I was always looking forward to my lessons with Mark, learning new roads and new manoeuvres, part of me wasn’t bothered if I was ready by the end of March or not! Now I have passed after just 7 lessons and I can’t thank Mark enough. He has taught me something that cannot be taken away from me. He has given me the freedom that I needed. I will miss my Saturday morning lessons but am happy knowing someone else will be benefiting from Marks vast knowledge. I will definitely be passing Marks number on to everyone I know who is looking to have lessons. Thank you once again Mark. Keep up the good work.”
“Having had a 5 year gap in driving lessons, Janine eased me back into them brilliantly. She adapted to my ability and allowed me to focus only on the areas that needed improving. Her instructions were clear and her friendly and chatty personality helped me feel at ease. She has brilliant knowledge of the test routes and talked me through everything I needed to know calmly and clearly. Being able to text and call her to arrange lessons and test dates made things simple and quick. I felt super relaxed on my test day and enjoyed the lessons. I enjoyed passing my test even more!! THANKS JANINE… Highly recommended!”
“He explains everything so easy and is very understanding. He goes through all the manoeuvres and shows you how to do them right. He is so understanding and patient and I’ll recommend him to everyone. Thank you very much Mr Brown for getting me my pass.”
“I learnt with Sanam honestly she is the best instructor, her hard work and determination not to mention patience was appreciated! Highly recommend her to anyone and all she brings thank you sooooo much you’re the best!!!”
“I had a bad experience with a previous driving instructor and my confidence in a car was zero every time I said I couldn’t do something Aidy told me I could and was really patient with me, he let me do things at my own pace and slowly built my confidence up. Brilliant instructor!”
“I’ve been taking driving lessons over the past four months with an amazing driving instructor, Paul Phillips. In that time, Paul has been very reliable, never even been late. I always looked forward to my lesson each week, even though I was very nervous in the beginning. Paul always had a way to get me to answer my own questions, he reckons that I knew more than I realised. I would urge anybody considering taking lessons to get in touch with Paul without delay.”
“Bekki is a very good tutor who made me feel comfortable the first day I sat in her car, I enjoyed every lesson and believe she taught me everything I needed to know in quick succession, I wouldn’t recommend anyone else except Bekki, she was great.”
“I had quite a few lessons with Bekki and I have to say that I am really glad I took lessons with Latics and Bekki. She is a really nice person, always giving praise and constructive criticism so that you can improve. Bekki is very chatty and that certainly helped me in my lessons, as at first I was quite nervous. I found it easy to get along with Bekki and had a great time whilst learning to drive. Bekki always makes you feel comfortable at the wheel and believes in your ability to do well. Best instructor!!”
“She made the lessons enjoyable as well as instructional. She was flexible with my lesson schedule to fit in with my work commitments and made the whole process of learning to drive enjoyable. She is an excellent teacher and would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn to drive and pass their test.”
“I’m really glad I picked Latics and Sue Birkett she was a fantastic instructor. I couldn’t have wished for anyone better, Sue got me through my test first time, she was brilliant very helpful, very friendly and good to get on with. She always had lots of time for me, I can’t thank you enough!”
“My instructors name was Matthew Slack. He was fantastic, he made me feel settled and comfortable, he figured out the kind of help I needed straight away and focused on what worked best for me. After failing my test with a different company it shook my confidence but I soon got it back and passed with flying colours!!”
“I would recommend Paul Mills to anyone who is going to have lessons. He explains things easily and asks what you want to learn. He is a really nice down to earth genuine guy. He’s brilliant 🙂 my driving has improved in a small amount of time.”
“Craig Dudley helped me to pass my driving test first time a couple of weeks ago. He is so easy to get along with and always a friendly face. He managed to finally get me confident behind the wheel and never gave up. Thank you so much Craig!”
“Sanam was a fantastic instructor who I will defiantly recommend to friends, she has so much patience (with me especially) and never made me feel stupid, she really helps you to gain confidence on the road which I thought I would never have after learning with different instructors in the past! She really is amazing! I never thought I would pass my driving test but a huggee thanks to Sanam I have ”
“I started my lessons with Sarah Royle earlier this year, I’d previously had a couple of lessons with an instructor from a different driving school, but I didn’t really like her way of teaching. With Sarah I was much more relaxed, I found her very easy to get on with, she was very friendly and welcoming on every lesson, and her way of teaching was definitely my cup of tea, she never shouted, she never even became frustrated with me, or not that she showed anyway! I’m a bit of an information freak and would ask questions on everything! She was patient with me, and answered all my questions without hesitation. I thoroughly enjoyed all my lessons with Sarah, and was sad for them to end. We’ve already discussed me doing some motorway tuition in the very near future, so I’m looking forward to that. This woman has the patience of a saint; she gave me the confidence to become a good driver, because of that I passed first time! I would recommend her to anyone thinking of taking lessons. Thank you so much for everything Sarah! ”
“Paul is a down to earth, great person he makes you feel calm and relaxed from the get go and made every lesson a whole lot of fun since I started, in fact it became the biggest highlight of every week haha. He’s such a kind and caring man he even helped me out with my theory during my lessons which I then went on to pass 1st time, thanks to Paul and Latics for the help. Paul made me become a confident driver never scared to try new things and always kept me positive when I made mistakes! (mistakes are good) A great learning curve and it definitely proved right as I went on to pass my driving test 1st time 😀 It’s been an absolute pleasure learning with Paul I loved it that much I am going to have extra motorway lessons. I will recommend everyone I know to start driving lessons with Latics Driver Training and with PAUL MILLS 🙂 It’s the best thing I ever decided to do, absolutely over the moon. Thank you very much Paul! ”
“It’s been nearly a month since I passed now but I would never have been able to do it without Mark Kenworthy. I would like to say a massive thank you for your patience and your time. It was a great experience and you’ve taught me something no one can take off me ever!! I have my friends lined up already, and I would recommend him to anyone, great teacher! Thank you again.”
“I took lessons with your company and passed my test about a month ago with Chris Loder as my instructor. Chris was a fantastic tutor. He was patient, easy to talk to, a good teacher and fit me into his schedule even if it meant him working on one of his days off due to the date of my test. Not only does he help a lot whilst we’re in the car, but out of the car he puts together lesson plans and emails with advice on, and letting me know where I need to improve and how I should go about them. As well as this he sends information on how to complete the manoeuvres and all the correct procedures. I will definitely be taking the pass plus course with Chris and when my girlfriend finally starts driving he will be the tutor I recommend. Would happily give Chris a 10 out 10.”
“Hi I passed my test on October 1st and would like to thank Gordan my instructor he is fantastic. I would recommend him to anyone, I couldn’t of passed without him he was brilliant patient understanding and very very very good at his job Thanks again ”
“The way he described himself sounded like exactly the sort of person I wanted to learn with, although I think it was his profile joke that swayed me! I can’t speak highly enough of Paul, always friendly, always has a tale to tell, overall a really top man. My lessons were at a pace I dictated, we covered everything and I never felt rushed or that I hadn’t spent enough time on any particular area. Paul was always keen to mix things up to make the lessons as enjoyable as possible, thanks to Paul I felt comfortable in a car from minute one and with his help and coaching techniques I went on to pass first time. My brother and a friend both plan to take lessons with Paul and I would recommend him to anyone else wanting to start their lessons.”
“Well only booked my test 3 DAYS ago. Had 3 lessons with wonder woman and only gone and passed! All down to Bekki’s teaching. A++++++ thanks ”
“I started my lessons 2011. I put all my trust time and money in an instructor that was only out for my MONEY;( the penny didn’t drop for over a year). It was family and friends that questioned my lack of ability to drive that made me think about my choices I’d made with an instructor that only wanted one thing. My brother said for me to contact Aidy brown, so I did. Aidy made me feel relaxed. He made driving and instructions easy to understand which made me feel comfortable and gave me confidence on the road. After only 2 Lessons with him I knew I could trust him 100% because I was actually learning to drive. I would recommend Mr Brown to everybody that is wanting lessons. He is an amazing instructor and a very nice person.”
“I did my lessons with Sanam, I had been with Latics previously a few years ago but decided to stop my lessons. Sanam was an amazing teacher, nice and firm but at the same time, always told me when I went wrong and how to correct it. I looked forward to my lessons every week, she broke everything down and made them sound so easy I soon picked them up, I will recommend her to anyone, she’s a very hard worker, works till late 7 days a week! ”
“I had gone through a few instructors and I was about to give up because most of them didn’t have patience. So when I joined Latics my life changed, instead I felt like doing a lesson every day. Sue is an instructor with so much patience she changed me from a nervous wreck to a strong woman, I never thought I would pass until the day I chose Sue as my instructor. Sue you have one gift that God has given you and no man shall take away from you and this is patience. Without changing to Latics I could not have done this, thank you Sue, thank you Latics my world has changed but I now miss my instructor, her company made me feel like taking a lessons every day. ”
“Bekki understood the importance for me to gain my license in a short time frame. She structured my learning and was 100% reliable. Having confidence in Bekki’s instruction and trusting her judgement enabled me to feel comfortable behind the wheel for my test and for the future. I’d recommend Bekki to anyone learning to drive and I can’t imagine having learnt with anyone else.”
“I learnt a lot of things from Gordon my instructor I would use Latics again if I had to thank you very much ..5 stars…”
“The training I received from Sanam, without a doubt was fantastic. She is a very professional instructor and gave me the confidence to drive and deal with different road situations in a calm and efficient manner. Sanam was always firm but fair. She is a real hard worker, never refused to do a lesson on Saturday or Sunday or other late weekday. She is always there to suit your needs. Always happy, smiling and driven. Her goal is your success. It has been a pleasure learning with you, Sanam ”
“I would like to start by thanking Latics for helping me to pass my driving test first time! My instructor Lee Napier was brilliant to work with and was extremely patient in areas that I struggled with. He sat down with me at the end of a lesson, even if it was eating into his own evening as my lessons were always quite late because of my work and went through good and bad points of the lesson and gave constructive positive feedback on how I could improve. He accommodated the late lessons and always turned up with a great attitude which helped me forget about nerves on the road and focus on what I was doing, for that I was extremely grateful as it really made a big difference. I had used another driving school briefly and found them really difficult to work with, the difference between them and the staff at Latics as well as the professionalism shown from the management was fantastic. I was even supported through my theory test with a great online tool they gave me access to. I have since recommended Lee personally to a friend of mine as well as my brother to get them what I consider to be the best person and company to learn with. Thanks again Lee for all your help mate I couldn’t have done it without you, although I will probably be coming to do the pass plus with you soon anyway. All the best for you and your family for the future and keep up the great work!”
“He was really good and put up with my moaning and saying I can’t do it! I would recommend Phil to everyone! He takes time to teach you and sometimes it didn’t feel like a driving lesson. Thank you very Much Phil for everything! ”
“Hi! I just wanted to thank Sarah Royle one of your instructors! She is a credit to your team and after having three instructors previously, she made me feel so confident and happy and at 8 and 1/2 months pregnant I passed my driving test first time!!!! This was all down to Sarah’s support and guidance and her helping me throughout my lessons! I passed Tuesday 13th August and since have bought my first car and have been pottering around the streets! Thank you Sarah you have made a huge impact on my life and because of you I can take my baby (once he arrives) anywhere he desires to go 🙂 Thank you Latics!”
“I was told to use Lee Napier off of my brother who passed with him months earlier so I did. As I had never drove before he somehow escalated my confidence within 2 lessons and I was on the road. He made the goings on of the road understandable and gave me time to grasp each aspect of motoring. I would recommend Lee to anybody thinking of learning as he got me through my test first time with ease! He is also very good on the pass plus side too, now I have the confidence to hit the motorway whenever I like with no worries. GO LATICS!”
“I took my driving lesson with Lee Napier he was so helpful from them moment I enquired about my lesson, I was scared and kept putting it off, after talking to Lee on the phone he was very helpful, he made me feel more relaxed about doing my driving so I booked my lessons. While doing my lesson he helped with my confidence loads he made me feel at home when I was driving, he made my experience more relaxed and enjoyable even when I made mistakes he helped to keep me calm and my confidence up. He would explain where I was going wrong and helped me. I took my test a few times and while I failed a few I got really down hearted and felt like I should give up and doubted myself a lot and lost a lot of confidence. Lee helped me to get myself back on track and gave me that confidence to carry on and push on for something I really wanted I then went on to pass my test. Lee is an amazing instructor and if it wasn’t for Lee I would have given up even though I wanted it so badly, I am soooooo grateful to him for this and would like to say a massive thank u. He was also very helpful with working round my hours in work as I work shift.”
“Not only for teaching and helping me to pass but also for changing my attitude towards driving. Excellent teaching style that turned me into a learner and then a better driver.”
“She has been an amazing instructor who has shown total confidence and belief in me even when I wasn’t confident with myself. She is firm and gives me the push I need without putting pressure on me and she never fails to heap me with praise when I get something right, which encourages my confidence further. I have recommended Latics to loads of people because of her. I look forward to my lessons and I will sincerely miss her so much when I pass my test. She works very hard and is an amazing and dedicated instructor who deserves instructor of the year!!!! Thank you for taking the time to read this. ”
“Throughout my time learning with Latics he’s been the most supportive instructor I could have asked for, so glad I didn’t learn with anybody else. He’s made me a confident and comfortable driver. Definitely a pleasure.”
“Thanks to Lee I passed first time. I am a quiet nervous person and found Lee very easy going and understanding. He explained things in terminology I could understand. Thank you again for your time and confidence. I can now continue in my chosen career path.”
“During my lessons he was extremely supportive, always suggesting ways I could improve my driving but at the same time allowing me to choose what I would focus on in my lessons. Because of my job I wasn’t always sure of my availability every week, but Paul is flexible with his time and was always able to fit me in. I will always highly recommend Paul to anyone who wants to learn to drive.”
“A few years ago I was seriously ill, in a coma and had to learn to walk, talk, lift, cook etc. again, I was told by my doctors I would never drive or work again. I was adamant that I would and I now run a pub, so am working I decided to learn to drive anyway just too see if I could. I didn’t have much confidence in myself with driving but my instructor Sarah was and is amazing. She never rushed me, explained everything really well and made my every lesson really enjoyable I passed my test first time 29th May this year. First time with only 3 minors and this is testament to Sarah’s teaching and training Thanks so much Sarah, you’re AMAZING!”
“The lessons which he teaches are informative, positive and full of tips and techniques that make driving that little bit easier! I became a pupil of Paul’s after he was recommended and I was a little nervous when it came to getting behind the wheel, however, he made me feel comfortable and put his trust in me to drive his car! He’s a reliable instructor that always turned up and never let you down. I have now passed my test and wouldn’t have done it without his help! Paul is an instructor I would strongly recommend to go with! He’s a credit to your company!”
“I had been putting off starting my lessons for a couple of years as I was anxious about learning to drive, but Paul soon made me feel confident and relaxed about it. I liked that he let me go at my own pace and decide what I wanted to work on. Both my sister and I passed first time with Paul as our instructor and I would highly recommend him!”
“As a new driver with no experience of being in the driving seat, Paul very quickly made me feel at ease. His knowledge of driving was immense and I immediately was made to feel like I could actually drive his car, even though I had zero confidence. He never cancelled a lesson and was always punctual. I was a very nervous learner but every week he would install the confidence in me to make me feel very capable and was always calm which is what I needed. Thanks Paul for getting me through my test with only 3minor faults. He also taught my sister, who passed first time. Will definitely be recommending him to any new drivers.”
“Sadie was a brilliant driving instructor. She made me feel comfortable, safe, and relaxed when I was driving, and she was great fun to be around. I would highly recommend her to anyone learning to drive, cheers Sadie”
“I recently passed my test following lessons with Sadie Parsons at Latics Driver Training. Sadie is a great instructor she is patient and made me feel confident , I always felt I was making progress in each lesson The mini cooper was a great car to learn in.”
“I passed first time with Glyn after having just 12 driving lessons. Glyn is very calm and friendly and teaches in a way that is second to none. I highly recommend Latics Driver Training as it is a well-established driving school with competitive prices and in particular, Glyn – who kept me at ease throughout and gave me the skills and knowledge to pass both my theory and practical tests first time. Thanks a million!”
“As an experienced driver taking a re-test I was wary of doing lessons as I didn’t want the instructor to be condescending or even judgmental about why I was doing a re-test. However, it became quickly apparent that Lee was not like this, he always asked what I wanted to get out of the lessons and within the first lesson I felt comfortable enough to talk in detail about my driving history (not always an easy subject) and he is generally a decent bloke! His tuition is second to none in my opinion and his knowledge of driving is fantastic! I will be recommending him and Latics to anyone and everyone who asks me about lessons 🙂 I know this probably sounds like I’m going over the top blowing his trumpet lol but what I say is the truth 🙂 Lee also spoke to me about the ELM charity which I am starting to take an interest in, I think my story could help a lot of people, just maybe need to pluck the courage up to talk openly to groups about it 🙂 am not the best public speaker! x ”
“I went to Paul Mills with some driving experience but not much confidence; I was pleased straight away with his style of teaching where he lets the student choose what they want to work on. I passed with 2 minors and I know I couldn’t have done it without Paul’s help. Thank you.”
“Marie Law – Absolutely amazing tutor I passed my driving test with her my first time, my brother-in-law also passed his driving test with her she deserves a medal 🙂 I will recommend Marie to anyone who wants to gain their licence she’s amazing 🙂 x”
“Just to let you know, Lee Napier is a very, very good instructor. I failed my test 3 times with other companies. So I decided to give Latics a call. Thankfully you gave me Lee who had the knowledge, the attitude and the drive and willingness to make me pass. Test day came and I passed with 3minors!!! Thank you very much Latics and especially lee Napier!!! WOULD RECOMMEND TO FRIENDS / FAMILY ALL THE TIME!!”
“I would just like to say how happy I am for passing my driving test with Latics Driver Training. I never ever in a million years thought I could do it. Thanks so much Lee (Napier) for putting up with me, I was so clueless on the road, but when you explained things to me I understood so clearly. You are so calm and patient and a fantastic instructor; keep up the good work! ”
“I honestly loved learning to drive. My instructor, Paul (Mills), made me feel completely at ease with the whole concept of driving and gave me confidence in my driving. Being able to decide with Paul, what aspect of driving to tackle made me feel in control of my own lessons and meant that I could practise anything I felt less confident with. Thanks so much.”
“I chose Latics Driving School and Paul (Mills), as my sister had passed the year before with his tuition and I am really glad that I did. The lessons were well paced and I was able to ask to spend longer on things or to progress as quickly as I wanted. Paul was very flexible with lessons and fitted me around others at short notice when I returned from University. I am looking forward to doing my Pass Plus in the near future with Paul and would recommend him to anyone. Thanks.”
“Paul Phillips was recommended to me by two of my friends as they both passed first time with him. Paul is a fantastic driving instructor, and a really top bloke. Paul was always friendly and always put me at ease, even if I was having one of my many panics LOL! He was never late or let me down. Paul always asked me my opinion and let me have lots of input in our lessons, this really made me feel involved and in control of my learning process. I always felt that I could ask Paul anything…….he would usually answer me with a question……then I would know the answer to my original question……magic or what?? Paul also used what he described as coaching in quite a few lessons. I honestly felt like I had taught myself to drive most of the time, and I passed my test in way less time than any of my friends. I also did my Pass Plus with Paul. I had a fantastic time, and now really feel ready for the roads. Thanks Paul!”
“He made me feel confident and always had a smile on his face. Paul always asked what I wanted to do, not just what he wanted to teach me. I felt that I had an input in my lessons which I feel made a massive difference. I have given his number out to friends and family as it was because of him I passed 1st time.”
“Thank you Paul Phillips! Thanks to you I passed first time and I would like to say that I am very glad I had you for my instructor. You’re definitely the best instructor out there because you teach all of your students so well. And I have been able to talk to you over the last year and also have a laugh and a joke with you, but the best thing was I could do all that but if I made a mistake on my lessons you were the first one to point it out and you even helped me to notice myself towards the end so that you didn’t have to tell me. I am actually going to miss having my lessons every week because you made them so enjoyable. I looked forward to them every week! So thank you Paul mate I really appreciate everything you have done for me and we got there in the end after having 3 tests cancelled haha! See you soon mate for the Pass Plus and I will also definitely be recommending you to anyone looking for lesson in fact you should be getting a call soon off someone I told about you. Take care mate and all the best in the future, thanks again Paul.”
“Paul Phillips who was my driving instructor was a great help and without him I don’t think I would have had the confidence to pass my driving test. I would advise anybody to learn with Latics or Paul Phillips. Also I would advise people to take the under 16 driving lessons on the car park I thought that it was a great help but I feel that this is not advertised enough so that people don’t really seem to know about them.”
“Just a note to say thank you so much for all the help and support you have given me over the past few months, resulting in a first time pass for both theory and practical driving test. From day one you gave me confidence and your tuition of driving skills was superb, I always finished a lesson knowing I had improved and was a step closer to becoming a confident, competent driver. By the time I came to take my test I knew I had been given the right amount of time, knowledge and practice. On the day of my test you calmed my nerves and gave fantastic tips and reminders. So to Paul thank you so much, I am now a happy and content driver. I would highly recommend you.”
“Having just passed my test due to Paul, I would like to say that I found Paul to be a professional instructor of the highest calibre, patient and friendly, very clear and effective in his manner of instruction. I doubt very strongly, considering my initial appalling standard of driving, that anyone would have been able to get me through my test as quickly as Paul did! I intend to book my Pass Plus course and would not consider doing so under any other driving instructor. I would recommend Paul as an instructor to anyone considering driving lessons without any hesitation or reservations whatsoever. Thanks to all at Latics Driver Training for your high quality of both teaching and customer service and please pass on my thanks and best wishes to Paul. I’ll contact you soon to book my pass plus course.”
“I started my driving lessons in June 2010 and really did not pick it up. I booked extra lessons but really struggled with my instructor. My friend then recommended Matt at Latics to me which really did help me enormously. I loved my lessons with Matt, he was so friendly and patient and targeted my weakest points and helped me progress until eventually I was at ease with driving. He never made me feel like I couldn’t achieve what I was trying to do, but instead talked me through it and let me realise where I was going wrong so I could correct it myself if a mistake happened on test. I really don’t think I would have passed first time if I didn’t swap instructors and I really value the time Matt put in to help me pass my test.”
“A few years ago I was seriously ill, in a coma and had to learn to walk, talk, lift, cook etc. again, I was told by my doctors I would never drive or work again. I was adamant that I would and I now run a pub, so am working I decided to learn to drive anyway just too see if I could. I didn’t have much confidence in myself with driving but my instructor Sarah was and is amazing. She never rushed me, explained everything really well and made my every lesson really enjoyable I passed my test first time 29th May this year. First time with only 3 minors and this is testament to Sarah’s teaching and training Thanks so much Sarah, you’re AMAZING!”
“I passed my driving test this morning and I would just like to let you know how pleased I am with your instructor Sarah Royle. She has been brilliant with me, patient, kind, informative, supportive, reliable and provided me with lots of guidance and a thorough knowledge of driving. I’m going to miss seeing her each week so I’m planning on continuing with my Pass Plus! She is definitely recommendable and a great asset to your team of instructors. Thanks Sarah!”
“I recently passed my driving test with a great deal of help from Sarah Royle, a very good driving instructor indeed. She is very patient and calm, easy to talk to and a great driving instructor. I have been learning to drive since the age of 18 I am now 21. I learnt firstly with a different driving instructor and changed to learning with Latics in October of last year. I have learnt more from Sarah in the past 6 months than my previous instructor. So a big thankyou to Sarah indeed!”
“Would just like to say a quick thanks to Paul for being incredibly patient and effective whilst teaching me to drive and ultimately pass my test, I would definitely recommend him to any of my friends and family, and will be taking pass plus lessons with him in the near future.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Latics Driver Training and especially Paul Phillips. After taking driving lessons with a different driving school over a year ago, I decided to take a break for a while, then re-started again with Paul. I could not believe the difference! The style of teaching that Paul provided was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every driving lesson and felt like I had really achieved something at the end of each one and I couldn’t wait for the next. Paul would also ask me if there was a certain route I would like to take, or a certain aspect of driving I would like to cover and if so, we would go and do it until I felt like we had perfected it, which I thought was absolutely fantastic as I had never had that experience with any other driving instructor before. So, once again, I would like to thank Paul for not only teaching me to drive at the highest standard to pass my test with only 1 driving fault, but to also be a safe dariver in the future now that I have passed.”