Hi, I'm Andy. I am a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor (ADI).
I became a military Advanced Driving Instructor in 1991 whilst serving with the Royal Air Force in Cyprus and trained many serving personnel until I left the RAF in 1995.
I spent the following 12 years as Managing Director of a very successful coach company focusing on National and European travel.
In 2007 I decided that I wanted to return to my first passion - being a Driving Instructor.
I now specialise in training nervous drivers as I am able to tailor my teaching techniques to suit that of the individual pupil. I believe that pupils should be taught how to drive as a life time skill and know how to self evaluate their actions. I have 30 years of driving experience, not only in cars but also coaches, and endevour to teach to a higher level than that required for a test.
3 Pledge Promise
Honour, Integrity and Loyalty are a very important part of my life and qualities which I would like to share with you.
HONOUR - Money Back Guarantee.
If at any time during your first lesson you are unhappy with my performance, I will HONOUR a money back guarantee. Once activated, the lesson will be terminated immediately and you will be driven back to where the lesson started. I will then refund any monies you have paid towards your first lesson. At this time all future lessons will be cancelled and no future bookings will be taken.
(Must be used as a single lesson and not part of a block/intensive booking.)
INTEGRITY - A Two Year Driving Licence Warranty
I am the first driving school in Taunton to offer this outstanding product to all learner drivers that have started with me. (Those that transfer over to me from another school/instructor do not qualify for this product.)
INTEGRITY is important to me and I will continue to support each of my pupils even after they have passed their practical driving test.
The 2 year licence warranty is a 1.5 hr refresher training lesson that can be activated twice within the first 2 years of passing your practical driving test. These lessons are carried out in your own car.
Why would you need a warranty? A long period of time away from driving may have increased your anxiety, or caused you to lose confidence. Perhaps you have a new car that you are unsure of. A refresher lesson with an instructor could help you to regain your confidence and get back to driving safely.
(This product can not be exchanged for cash nor passed on to another driver. Will not be accepted for other services that AWARE Driving provide in lieu of payment.
Vehicle provided must be road legal with Tax, MOT and Insurance.)
LOYALTY - The Pass Promise
Is your wish to go through the process of purchasing driving lessons or is it about passing your driving test?
So this is where I prove my LOYALTY to pupils. I cannot guarantee that you will pass first time, however, if you fail your first test, I will cover the test fees for your next one. Why do I do this? To prove to you that I care and that I want to see you on the road and driving to your full potential.
To qualify for this offer the following must be adhered to.
1) You must pass your theory test within the first 8 weeks of starting lessons with AWARE Driving.
2) The national average of hours required to pass the driving test is 47. To qualify you must complete a minimum 30 hours of driving lessons, 17 less than the national average. Test must be taken between Monday to Friday.
3) You must take a 2 hr lesson every week and any missed weeks must be made up within the 20 week period and not added to the end.
4) All tests are booked by yourself for after the agreed 20 week period. Tests cannot be changed to an earlier week without prior consultation with your instructor.
5) Passing a mock test and completion of the syllabus must be adhered to prior to your test.
6) If you fail your driving test, you will need to take a minimum of 6 remedial hours.
AWARE Driving will give you free lessons to the value of your 2nd practical test if you meet this criteria and you do not pass your test.