Whether you're a complete beginner or have already passed your driving test, driving lessons are tailored to suit your individual requirements. We create a client centred learning environment giving you the power to take control of your own learning to achieve your goals.
Creating a client centred learning environment empowers the individual to take ownership of the own progress. Following the course structure, you'll set your own goals and learning outcomes and plan your own lessons ultimately becoming a safe driver for life.
Car Control Skills
Learn how to accurately use the cars controls
On The Road Skills
Learn how to deal with road features such as junctions & roundabouts
Learn how to deal with other road users & traffic features
Learn how to manoeuvre the car, such as in parking
We cover a large area of Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding areas. The map below shows a general idea of the areas covered and there is a list below. If you are unsure, get in touch and ask us if we cover your area.
Chapel House & Chapel Park
I'm a beginner
Using the course structure, start with the basics, learn about the cars' controls and how to use them to control the car in a safe way.
Learn about moving off and stopping, clutch control, hill starts, using gears and steering to firstly drive on quiet side streets where there is limited traffic to enable you to gain the confidence in your ability to control the car.
Once you're confident, you'll move through the course to learn about dealing with various road features such as junctions and roundabouts right through to dealing with other road users.
You'll be encouraged to plan and review your own driving lessons, progress and goals through self reflection.
Congratulations passing your driving test! You showed your driving examiner that you're a safe driver who drives in a way that has regard for other road users.
Why stop there? Learning to drive is just like anything else you may learn in your lifetime. There is always room for improvement. There may be many skills or situations you may not have had the chance to cover in your driving lessons.
Take some further training sessions with Les Hopkinson Driver Training and get some experience driving in different weather conditions, traffic conditions, motorways, etc
Has it been a while since you passed your driving test? Has it been a while since you drove a car? Have you lost your confidence? Do you want to improve on your skills?
Take some refresher training with Les Hopkinson Driver Training. We'll go out on an assessment drive and look at the skills you feel needs work. We'll put a plan together to get you back on the road with confidence.
Refresher driving lessons can be done in individual 2 hour lessons or a block of 6 hours.