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We are friendly and patient instructors based in Coleford, Gloucestershire and we welcome new drivers and nervous pupils.
Our aim is to get as many pupils through their practical driving tests with as few attempts as possible but at the same time ensuring that they are going to be safe on the roads !
We are :
- Fully qualified, high grade Driving Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructors
- RoSPA advanced drivers – Gold grade
- DVSA Registered Fleet Driver Trainers
- Car and Trailer (B+E) Trainers
- Members of the Institute of Master Tutors of Driving (IMTD), Driving Instructors Association (DIA), Motor Schools Association (MSA) and Approved Driving Instructors National Joint Council (ADINJC) and Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Driving Instructors Association
- Very experienced having taught for over ten years !
We teach you to handle your vehicle safely and confidently in a wide variety of circumstances, starting in quiet streets and other stress-free environments. Gradually taking on more challenging situations, so that when you take your test you are in the best possible position to “PA55 WEL(L)”
Learn how to ‘read the road ahead’, helping to avoid committing traffic offences, such as turning where you are not permitted to do so. Recognising potential problems, such as pedestrians stepping out in front of your vehicle, cyclists in traffic ahead and suchlike.
We want you to learn to be a safe and considerate driver, aware of other road users and able to plan ahead as you drive. Such as in situations where changing traffic lights and stationary traffic may require areas of road to be kept clear. Situations where box junctions are placed so that surrounding traffic may move freely.
In Heavy Traffic
Gain the confidence required to deal with busy and challenging traffic situations, such as when passing caravans and long vehicles. Sudden sidewinds between tall and long vehicles are just one of many issues that motorists must take into consideration.
We will prepare you for dealing with junctions and roundabouts, especially where drivers of large heavy vehicles may not easily ‘see’ you and require large areas in which to manoeuvre. When you pass your test you will have all the skills you need for today’s congested roads.
Adapting to new circumstances is a part of everyday driving. Learning to be aware of local traffic demands and regulations, where mixed traffic types may combine in challenging situations. We want you to have a lifelong safe driving experience. Developing the skills you’ll need for today’s congested roads.
“I have really enjoyed myself while doing my lessons and Malcolm and Pauline gave me lots of confidence in my driving ability. I can’t thank you both enough for teaching me everything I need to learn so I could pass.”Kayleigh Boyes
“Pauline was a wonderful instructor – very patient and created a calm environment which made learning to drive very enjoyable. I am very grateful to have had her as my driving instructor and would highly recommend her!”Hebe Butcher
“Malcolm and Pauline are very patient instructors, Teached me how to drive from zero experience with driving a car, very good explanation of all the thing’s even if English is not my first language. Highly recommendend, many thanks”Dariusz Dunowski
“Pauline and Malcolm are fantastic and very patient teachers. As well as teaching me to drive, Pauline and Malcolm also taught me to drive on the motorway, which I now feel confident enough to do on my own. I would highly recommend them.”Katherine Bunyan
“I have been learning with Malcolm and Pauline for nearly two years. I found it a real struggle to get through my test due to nerves and had to take it 7 times before passing. I am delighted to have finally passed my test and I couldn’t have done it without Malcolm and Pauline. It was hard to stay motivated but Malcolm and Pauline both encouraged me to keep at it and went the extra mile for me to ensure that I would get my licence! They have given me loads of confidence and are incredibly patient and down-to-earth. We always had a laugh and I got on with both of them brilliantly. They paid attention to the areas I needed to improve and worked hard to ensure that my driving skills were continuously improving and that I was gaining more confidence behind the wheel. Thanks for everything Pauline and Malcolm, I will keep in touch and will be doing my Pass Plus with you too! ”Emma Blunt
“Malcolm and Pauline are great teachers. They are friendly, thorough and supportive in their instructions with good flexibility in locations and picking up and dropping off. They gave me the chance to practice in a range of areas, learning the exam routes, testing round new areas and offering sound advice to help in my improvement as a driver. I have recommended them to friends and would do so again.”Matthew Gregory
“After passing first time what more is there to say! Very friendly and patient teachers, taught me to be safe and allowed me to experience all test routes and more! I really enjoyed learning to drive and sad that it’s all now over. I would highly recommend to anyone willing to learn!!”Georgina Gibbons
“I found Malcolm and Pauline to be very friendly and professional instructors. They were always incredibly helpful to me and really focused on helping me to pass my test and become a safe driver.”Jesse Fleet
“Pauline and Malcolm were excellent instructors and I would recommend them to anybody looking to pass their trailer test.”Laura Marsh
“I can’t believe I passed my test!! Pauline and Malcolm are the best instructors you could ask for. They’ll never let you down, always think of you and they really want you to pass. Thank you very much Pauline, you knew how much it meant to me and I’m so glad I chose you.”Jessica Guy
Thanks to Malcolm and Pauline for the patience and help in getting me this far and passing first time, I definitely recommend them especially the intense course because this worked for me, I just passed this morning and already want to book the Pass Plus course with them. ”
“Learning to drive with Malcolm and Pauline was an absolute pleasure, they ensure that you have the skills to drive far beyond just being able to pass your test in a very comfortable and relaxed environment!”Max Renouf-Watkins
“Malcolm and Pauline are fantastic teachers. They have given me the confidence to learn to drive in my 40s, and gain this life skill which I previously thought beyond me. They have the knowledge and experience to explain all aspects of safe, confident driving. I looked forward to my lessons and felt I always came away with new or improved techniques and understanding. Their patient, friendly approach has let me progress at my speed and, amazingly, enabled me to pass my test in little over a year. Thank you so much for showing me how to enjoy being behind the wheel. You’re the best.”Matthew Macer-Wright
“Pauline and Malcolm are very supportive teachers, if you are concerned about having driving lessons due to confidence this isn’t a issue with either of them. They teach you at all times with a calm tone and friendly approach, which is suitable for nervous drivers. I was very nervous with very little confidence when I started my driving but they have both built me up to become a safe and eager student wanting to be on the road. They will always be patient with your abilities and downfalls throughout. I highly recommend them both, if it wasn’t for their certain approach towards me I wouldn’t be a happy, safe driver today.”April Vanston
” Really good teachers, they help you with all the processes of going through the driving system. they are both extremely calm and both bring something different to the drive whether it is driving tips or the occasional good conversation.”Sam Teague
- Theory test preparation
- Practical test preparation
- Extended test preparation
- Comprehensive driving experience in both city and rural locations
- Semi-intensive courses
- Mock practical test
- Driver assessments
Pauline and Malcolms Driving School
Serving The Forest of Dean, Ross on Wye, Gloucester, Monmouth, Chepstow and the surrounding areas
Based in Coleford, Gloucestershire we are a professional, dedicated and experienced husband and wife driving instructor team who are both fully qualified instructors approved by the Driving Standards Agency.
We have both been trained to a high standard by former DSA senior examiners and other driver trainer professionals and are committed to maintaining ongoing professional development and training through our attendance at regular courses, seminars and congress meetings.
We will happily teach people of all ages and dispositions, and offer a range of services to suit.
- Pass Plus
- Refresher courses
- Night time driving
- Motorway tuition
- Advanced test preparation (RoSPA & IAM) using Roadcraft methods
- Car & trailer test preparation (B+E) (see below)
- Trailer towing awareness courses (aimed at the caravan and leisure market)
Personal and friendly coaching for all ages and levels of experience
We cover the following postal areas : GL1, GL2, GL3, GL4, GL14, GL15, GL16, GL17, GL18,GL19, HR9, NP16 & NP25.
Please feel free to ask us any questions regarding driving tuition, we are always happy to help you!
You can call us anytime on:
0808 235 55 00
You can authorise the DVLA to share your driving licence information by applying for a “Check Code”. This speeds up the process for new drivers to be processed by us. You can set up this facility online at https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence.
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