Welcome To Lesson Hopkinson Driver Training

Driving Lessons In Newcastle upon Tyne

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Les Hopkinson Driver Training is located in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North East of England, specialising in creating a client centred learning environment. 

Giving you the power to take control of your learning, we’re here to support you acheiving your goals and becoming a safe driver for life.

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Here's your Learn to drive Timeline

From beginner to safe driver for life

  • Apply for a Provisional Licence

  • Book your driving lesson

  • Start studying for a Theory Test

  • Book & take a Theory Test

  • Work through your driving course

  • Book & pass a Driving Test

  • Take further training

Client Centred Learning

Nerissa De Beer

Teaching people to drive safe for the rest of their life is what’s important. At Les Hopkinson Driver Training, we do not teach people to pass a driving test. Using modern teaching methods, we give learner drivers the power to take control of their learning, to provide them with the skills they need well beyond the driving test. 

All learner drivers will be encouraged to plan their own lessons, set their own SMART goals and to reflect on their own progress in a judgement-free learning environment. 


Kate McCann

Les is so great at keeping you at ease when driving – he’s extremely helpful and patient and really helped me overcome my nerves, couldn’t have passed my test without him.

Kate McCann

Lauryn Boyd

Makes learning to drive a fantastic experience.

Les is a great driving instructor, I would recommend him to anyone interested in learning to drive.
He’s the most patient, calm and reassuring person who makes learning to drive a fantastic experience.
Couldn’t have passed my test without him!

Lauryn Boyd

Brandon Armstrong

Les is a great instructor

Les is a great instructor who I would recommend to everyone. He takes the time to ensure you know everything that you could possibly need to and will have you fully prepared for your test.

Brandon Armstrong

Nerissa De Beer

Best driving instructor ever

Les is a great driving instructor. He is the most calm, fair, patient, supportive and reassuring person, and that is reflected in his teachings. I couldn’t imagine learning or passing with anyone else! His knowledge and teachings of driving is extensive and I appreciated that he explained everything for me to understand clearly. I suffered horrendously with nerves, anxiety and lack of self confidence especially the closer my test got but Les was constantly there to advise, support and steer me in the right direction! He really helped with my confidence in driving and myself! I passed first time and feel that I will be a safe and confident driver and that is all thanks to Les. I can’t thank him enough!

Nerissa De Beer