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Taking on New Pupils NOW - Join our Waiting List!
We Welcome all Levels of Pupils:
* Partly Trained
* Test Ready
* Qualified needing help
Join us now! Just a quick text or telephone call will secure your place when it becomes available.
Once you are on our list, be ready! You may just receive a text (or phone call if you prefer) telling you a place is available. There is no cost in registering and a place may become available sooner than you think! What can you lose?
We accept all levels of drivers from beginner to test ready and we´ll adapt the training to you so that you´ll enjoy learning to become a safe driver for life. You´ll learn all the modern driving techniques to enable you to be a confident driver, help you with judgement and decisions on the road and above all prepare you for your practical test in Loughborough. CONTACT US TODAY.
Usually I don't write reviews, but I really wanted to write a review about John and his driving lessons. I am 43 years old and I am a fully qualified driver, but I don’t have much driving experience in the UK and especially in busy towns/cities. My work office moved, and I needed to start driving to get to the office. So, I found John’s details on the internet and messaged him. I explained the situation that I need quite urgently driving lessons. So, he got back to me straight away, and I got even two lessons on next week. I was quite nervous at the first few lessons, and I did have quite a few bad habits which John pointed out straight away and we started working on them: harsh breaking or I tend to use breaks often when I don’t need, instead of using a clutch. We worked on clearance and meeting a lot because I didn’t have much experience in this area. I’ve had 6 lessons so far and I can feel that John managed to bring my confidence back and I already managed to go to the office on my own. I decided to carry on with his lessons, because I can see that I am still learning many vital skills from John which can be very helpful in the future. Without any doubt I would highly recommend John for anyone who is looking for driving lessons as a beginner or who needs to build their confidence back in driving. John has an excellent teaching approach. He is amazingly calm, patient, very polite, and professional. Even I already have my driving license, but he never commented that I should know this or that if I am qualified. He understood my situation and was very supportive. Thank you very much, John!
..."I think the first few lessons which have been a great experience and polar opposite to my past learning experiences"
WELL DONE JOSH
Loughborough Test Centre
A GREAT PASS - You did a Great Job!
A GREAT PASS - Your hard work paid off!
"A really positive experience. John has helped me iron out several issues such as clearance, pulling up on the left and approach to roundabouts. At the end of every session we would create a detailed breakdown of the lesson and then decide what to work on for the next session which is very helpful. Always able to find availability each week for my lessons."
Loughborough Test Centre
Well Done Ronnie from East Leake
FIRST TIME PASS!! - Only 3 MINOR FAULTS!
A great drive Ronnie. Your calm approach to hazards and emerging from closed junctions was noted and really good...
First Time Pass - Only 3 Minor Faults!
Congratulations Adam on a great drive on a difficult test route with many right hand turns. Good observations on those wandering pedestrians at the junction. Good speed control throughout. Well done!
First Time Pass - Congratulations Amy !!
John has been a fab driving instructor for me. He is patient, professional and has trained me to a high standard. Thanks to John I passed first time! Thank you again for your hard work, I'll be sure to recommend Drive and Pass to my friends.
Well done Bradley. A great First Time Pass!!
Bradley says: "Amazing and just outstanding would highly recommend really explains everything so that I can understand and helped with me passing."
Congratulations Harry! A great pass! It´s been great working with you.
John was a very good driving instructor who guided me to a pass with 3 minors. I had previously failed my test and John helped me have a smoother and calmer driving style. He helped ensure I had no bad habits and raised the standard of my driving significantly
I would highly recommend John for anyone looking for driving lessons
A great pass - a great day. Your examiner won´t forget the emergency stop you made! Did the Examiner find her pen??
It´s been great working with you Julio. Now time for the party...
Congratulations Ahamer... Your DVSA examiner said it was "the perfect drive". A great compliment.
It´s been great working with you. Wishing you all the best - John
John was an absolutely amazing instructor. He was always calm, determined and passionate for helping me in every circumstance. I would highly recommend him if you really want to pass the driving test. Thank you
I was impressed by your determination and hard work to get this Pass. Well done! Enjoy the party...
"I started having lessons with John after I had had 50 hours of lessons with a pretty terrible instructor. I found driving scary, had been taught badly and so had some bad habits. John was really logical about reteaching everything properly so that I was driving safely and felt much more comfortable. He was always calm, reassuring and explained things clearly (and often repeatedly!) until I understood. Each lesson was planned with a focus and I always had a clear idea about how far I was from taking my test. My lessons with John have prepared me well to be a safe and confident driver. I would absolutely recommend John, particularly to anyone anxious about driving."
HI John many thanks for your efforts towards helping me pass. You patched me up real good, from roundabouts to speed. I was really struggling in Birmingham and you really helped me with discipline and progression through gears even the fact I was clutch burning and you removed that aspect from my driving. Thanks for helping me pass in minimal hours.
My experience with John Kerr and Drive and Pass:I've had a countless number of instructors in my time learning to drive, none have ever come close to the professionalism and expert level of knowledge held by John Kerr. Unlike a lot of instructors, John prides himself in making you the best driver you can be. You're not just trained to be at pass standard, instead, you are trained to tackle any situation the roads have for you. At the end of each lesson, there would be an in-depth debrief to discuss how you thought the lesson went and where you could improve. John consistently made sure that every minute of the lesson was used to effectively to most improve your driving and often went overtime to make sure you would leave the lesson feeling great. As well as taking it very seriously, John was a very friendly instructor and his humour made the lessons that much more enjoyable. I would like to thank John for going that extra mile for me (excuse the pun!). Cheers again. Haidar.
Your more than welcome HaIdar. It was a pleasure teaching you. Your enthusiasm was fantastic.
Well done Jessica... FIRST TIME PASS WITH ONLY 2 MINOR FAULTS!! The Examiner was impressed by your well timed gear changes and smooth clutch.
Congratulations Olivia... A great test drive, comfortable and everything well planned. Your hard work paid off!
1. ADAPTED LESSONS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS
You can learn at your pace and increase or decrease the speed of the training process so that you learn correctly and effectively allowing you to build your confidence in each subject.
2. VISUAL COLOUR PLANNERS SHOWING EACH SUBJECT STEP BY STEP
We use road schematic layout planners to help you visualise step by step what you have to do. It helps you understand safety aspects as well as driving technique.
3. A FULLY QUALIFIED DVSA APPROVED DRIVING INSTRUCTOR
Your instructor will help you identify your driving faults and explain why they need correction. In addition, he´ll help you and suggest an improved technique for correcting each fault.
4. COMMITMENT TO DVSA CAR DRIVER SYLLABUS
Your training will be structured around the DVSA syllabus which will ensure you to reach a high standard of driving and enable pass your practical test.
5. DUAL CARRIAGEWAY AND COUNTRY PROGRESS DRIVING
You need to be able to travel on all types of roads so you´ll lean to drive on 70mph dual carriageways, enter and leave via slip roads and multi-laned roundabouts. In addition, you´ll learn progress driving on country roads and deal with the different type of hazards you may encounter. Both dual carriageway driving and country progress driving are included in the DVSA driving practical test.
* New Learner Drivers
* Partly Trained Drivers from other instructors and/or other towns/cities
* Qualified drivers needing refreshment training or confidence building.
Just choose an Option which suits you:
* Pay-As-You-Go: 1 hr, 1.5 hr or 2 hrs.
* Advance Payment Block classes
* Intensive 30 hour course
* Assessment and Error Correction
Your Training Vehicle
You´ll drive the latest model Citroen C3 diesel car with dual controls. It´s easy to drive, park and reverse making it comfortable to manage around town and has enough power to make driving on country roads and dual carriageways enjoyable. Just great for overtaking.
In-Car Technology Video Camera and Tablet Display
Your Driver Faults Identified and Corrected
Your instructor will identify and explain why your driving fault occurred and take steps to help you improve and avoid it in future driving. This could be for example a wide turn left as you emerge from a junction.
Sometimes you might not have even realised you made a mistake! Our eagle eyed instructor will not miss a trick and our in-car camera system will allow you to review your mistake so you can recognise where you went wrong and avoid repeating it.
We recommend you keep your driving lessons going on a regular basis which will keep you moving ahead and get closer to your test date. Try and avoid missing too many weeks of classes as you will fall behind and lose confidence. However, our flexible booking system fits around you so you can change dates and times each week (depending on availability). So if you want to miss a week, go away or increase your training sessions our system can accommodate you.
If you have restricted availability, don´t worry we´ll do our best to accommodate you. Currently, we have classes running on some evenings (only in Spring and Summer) and Saturday/Sunday.
Loughborough, East Leake, Keyworth, Barrow upon Soar, Woodhouse Eaves, Quorn, Sileby, Long Whatton, Sutton Bonnington, Kegworth, Wysall, Wymesworld. Other nearby villages, please ask.
In the past year, our pupils have passed with an average of only 3 minor faults, ranging from 0 - 6.
Here´s a small selection:
Damith - 2 minors
Harry - 3 minors
Ahamer - 0 minors
Priya - 3 minors
Quan - 1 minor
Alicia - 2 minors
Jessica - 2 minors
Jameel - 3 minors
Raqeeb - 6 minors
Neave - 2 minors
Christian - 3 minors
Karim - 3 minors
Matt - 5 minors
Elisabeth - 3 minors
Celine - 5 minors
INTRODUCTORY PRICES FOR NEW CUSTOMERS
(Choose One Option)
WE OFFER VALUE FOR MONEY - YOU´LL GET:
Our training plans are focused on you so you can get the maximum learing experience and a feeling of achievement at the end of each training session. We´ll give you continuous feedback on your driving all throughout the lesson so you learn more and improve your skills.
Get our FREE APP which shows your progress by subject so you get a sense of how you´re doing. Alternatively, you can opt for our FREE email report each month of your progress. Your instructor will explain your progress and what you need to complete the course.
We use a coaching method to help you develop your skills quickly and we use easy to understand visual diagrams for each subject to help you understand clearly the new subject you are about to do. We encourage questions as we know this accelerates your learning process.
Our professional instructors are DVSA and DBS approved, who will to teach you the skills you need to achieve a high standard of driving for your own safety and as required by the DVSA examiners. Our coaching method aims to get you to think independently to enable you to deal with complex driving situations and emerge from them safely. They´ll build your confidence step by step so that you´ll become a well trained, responsible and safe driver.
John is a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor and has a great Pass success rate for all previous pupils. He´ll ensure your training is thorough and detailed giving you the confidence to drive safely and to a very high standard so that you are prepared as a safe driver and able to pass your driving practical test.
Training to DVSA Car Driving Syllabus
Your training will be based on the DVSA Driving Syllabus which will include all aspects of safe driving, so at the end you´ll be well equipped to deal with a wide range of driving scenarios.
Includes Dual Carriageway and Country Roads
Before you choose a driving instructor,
ask if you´ll be trained in line with:
1. DVSA Car syllabus
2. Country roads and progress driving
3. Dual Carriageways, slip roads and filter roundabouts.
Some instructors unfortunately take short cuts and promise a quick pass in minimal hours and teach only test routes. Don´t be deceived by this as you will not be able to cover the full training in only a few hours. Do you really want to risk yourself and your passengers not knowing what to to on a dual carriageway leaving via a multi-landed filter roundabout?
Dual carriageways and country roads ARE INCLUDED in the DVSA driving test.
Find out more - Book your first lesson now
The DVSA Practical Driving Test requires a high standard of driving. During the test, the Examiner will watch you continually to check that you respond correctly to developing hazards. Not only this, he/she expects you to drive safely and calmly without hesitation. You have to be able to control the car at all times and not be a danger to other road users.
What does that mean?
You have to be able to anticipate the road ahead and plan accordingly. It may involve just small changes to your speed and positioning but you need to be able to do it effectively without putting you or other road users in potential danger. For example, braking suddenly would indicate you didn´t see far enough ahead and anticipate in time to the fixed or developing hazard in front of you.
Your instructor will teach you a very high standard and show you how to anticipate and avoid sharp braking as well as guiding you through the Test procedure. Also you´ll be trained on some of the test routes used in Loughbrough and the outskirts. More importantly, you´ll learn all the skills necessary to pass the test including how identify different types of road junctions (where about 60% of accidents occur) how to approach, enter and leave roundabouts, and how to decide if its safe to continue when cars are approaching you.
* No blind spot check before moving off
* Too fast approach to a junction
* Biased road position
* Emerging unsafely from a junction
* Cutting corners at right hand turn
* Checking mirrors after indicating move off
* Not making sufficient progress
* Parking on left in an unsafe place
* Passing parked cars too closely
* Poor lane discipline on roundabouts
* Hesitation at junctions
* Poor judgement when meeting oncoming cars
* Hitting kerb on left parallel reverse
* Late response to developing hazards
All minor driver faults can potentially develop into serious
faults so its best to aim to pass with Zero faults. Yes - it is
possible, ask our pupils!
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In line with the DVSA Covid 19 policy, there are no requirements to wear masks but please discuss with your instructor if you prefer to wear a mask whilst doing your driver training. Your instructor will continue to drive with at least 2 windows partially open.
For general risk reduction, please:
1. Wash your hands before leaving your house or use the gel provided.
2. Cancel your lesson if you have Covid19 symptoms or any other infectious respiratory illness such as flu or a cold. If you cancel before 24 hours there is no charge.
The DVSA test no longer requires you to wear a mask during the test and will allow you to complete the test route even if you make a serious driver fault.