Driving lessons with Ian Edminson from The-Driving-Academy

Ian Edminson bishop aucklandDriving lessons with Ian Edminson from The-Driving-Academy. I’m Ian Edminson and i am a fully qualified ADI and Brand Partner with The-Driving-Academy. I love the daily challenge the job brings and enjoy the feeling of seeing a pupil transfer through the stages from beginner to test standard and becoming a independent driver achieving a full driving licence. I offer a range of different lessons to suit your needs. Some new drivers want weekly lesson of 1.5 or 2 hours and some prefer 2 or 3 lessons a week to make the process a quicker experience. All our pupils receive FREE use to our Theory Test Website and you can have a trial of this via this link FREE Theory Test Practice   If would like to organise your first lesson or have a questions regarding learning to drive please contact me on 07506 565 886

Ford Fiesta

Ian Edminson TDA

I use the Ford Fiesta as my tuition car. I find it very easy to drive with great all round vision. If you are very tall or very small the Fiesta is very adaptable to suit your size. Adjustable steering wheel and fully adjustable seat makes it a perfect fit every time. The car is has air conditioning to keep you cool even when you may be under pressure.

Just passed my test at the first attempt with Darran, couldn’t have asked for a better instructor. Very thorough and patient whilst having a good time to. Would definitely recommend A⭐️
THANK YOU – Hayley Whelan

Hayley Whelan passing her test first time in Durham

Hayley Whelan – Bishop Auckland

5/5 stars, and well earned. I learned with Darran Shaw and I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive. At the start I was very hesitant whilst driving but now I feel like I was taught how to drive, not just how to pass a test. Not only did he teach me to drive but he also taught me tips on looking after cars for when I get one of my own, Overall it was a very good experience and I couldn’t be more thankful of the Driving Academy and Darran for helping to achieve my 1st time pass, thank you again! – Matthew Edgar

Matthew Edgar passing his test in durham with DARRAN Shaw from The-Driving-Academy

Matthew Edgar – Toft Hill Bishop Auckland

Adam was an excellent instructor, very patient and encouraging and great at helping you overcome obstacles. Really enjoyed learning with him. Highly recommended!- Gillian Gamble

Gillian Gamble passed her driving test in Durham


Gillian Gamble – Bishop Auckland

Passed 1st time – great support and Adam was a great instructor 5 stars highly recommend – Sean Gibb

Sean Gibb from Bishop Auckland passed his driving test in Durham

Sean Gibb – Bishop Auckland

Just passed my test first time with Andy with just 2 minors also passed my brother & sister both first time too, highly recommend him he’s defiantly the best he puts so much time and effort in and also makes you feel very welcome,I loved every lesson with him 😃🌟- Aisha Yorke

Aisha Yorke passing her driving test first time in Durham

Aisha Yorke – Bishop Auckland

Absolutely fantastic driving school. Andy is an amazing instructor, extremely patient and I honestly don’t think I’d have been able to pass without him. Also amazing with my 14 year old who is doing the under 17 driving lessons. Would highly recommend him and the rest of the driving instructors at The Driving Academy! Thank you again, I’ll miss our weekly outings – Jacquie Gilbey

Jacquie Gilbey passing her driving test in Durham with Andy McDonald from The-Driving-Academy

Jacquie Gilbey – Evenwood Bishop Auckland

Brilliant company, learned with many companies/instructors over the years but only took me 6 months to find my confidence and gain the ability to drive with The Driving Academy, would recommend to anyone!! -Danielle Douthwaite

Danielle Douthwaite Passing her driving test in Durham with The-Driving-Academy

Danielle Douthwaite – Coundon Bishop Auckland

Would highly recommend, I passed my test with Mark who was a great instructor. He helped me feel confident and comfortable when driving! – Millie Tinkler

Millie Tinkler passing her driving test in Durham

Millie Tinkler – Bishop Auckland

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