Les Hopkinson Driver Training

Empowering learner drivers to achieve their goals

driving lessons in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Les Hopkinson Driver Training provides driving lessons in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North East of England, specialising in creating a client centred learning environment. Driving lessons are tailored to suit each individual learner following a structured training programme. 

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 by using modern teaching methods.

Learning to drive timeline

Step 1: Apply for a provisional licence

Apply for your provisional licence online at www.gov.uk. You can apply from 15 years and 9 months old.

Step 2: Book your driving lessons

Book your driving lesson with Les Hopkinson Driver Training and get exclusive access to free online training and a personalised progress app.

Step 3: Book your theory test

Book your theory test early and give yourself plenty of time to study. The only place you should book a theory test is on www.gov.uk.

Step 4: Study for your theory test

Study for your theory test using The Highway Code and use apps to check your knowledge and complete mock tests. Check out apps such as Driving Test Success 4-in-1.

Step 5: Work towards your driving goals

Continue with your driving lessons, achieving your goals and learning all the skills you need to become a safe driver for life – ultimately passing your driving test. Find out more about the driving test by clicking the link.

What learners have to say....

driving lessons in Newcastle upon Tyne

Les is so great at keeping you at ease when driving

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


Couldn’t have asked for a more patient instructor

I restarted lessons with Les after a couple of years off and passed with 3 minors. Couldn’t have asked for a more patient and friendlier instructor! Les was great at helping me build up my confidence in driving throughout the whole process

Emma Little

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Les is a fantastic driving instructor

Les is a fantastic driving instructor. Always so patient, calm and puts you at complete ease. I couldn’t have passed my test on Saturday without his help and support during my lessons. He helped massively with my confidence to drive safely. I would highly recommend Les to anyone wanting to learn to drive.

Alyssia Lang

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Book your first lesson

Whether you’re brand new to learning or have had driving lessons before, get in touch now to book your first lesson. 

You’ll learn to drive in the most up to date tuition car. I’m currently teaching in a Peugeot 2008 which comes with all the modern driving aids of top spec cars from reversing camera, lane departure warning, electronic parking brake and keyless start. 

Individual 2 hour lessons

£32 per hour

Block of 10 hours



Driving Test Success 4-in-1 App

Use Driving Test Success 4-in-1 App to study for your theory test along side The Highway Code and share your progress with your driving instructor.

My Drivetime

Personalised Progress App

At Les Hopkinson Driver Training, you will have your very own app to track your progress throughout your driving lessons. Keep up to date with your driving lessons.

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