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Your instructor is David Smith, proprietor of "DriveSmith".

I passed all the qualifying exams to become an Approved Driving Instructor:
Advanced Theory Test
Advanced Driving Test
Teaching/Instructing Exam
This allows me to call myself a Driving Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructor (dsa, adi), or ADI for short.

I have been fully trained in the latest teaching & coaching methods, to ensure that your training is the best available.  Regularly attending workshops and courses keeps my knowledge up to date.  This ensures lessons are both relaxed and professional, whilst fun, sensible and fully structured to your individual needs; thereby giving you value for money!

Prior to training to be an ADI, I was fully checked by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and continue to be  re-checked currently every four years.  This is done so that you can be assured in the knowledge that when you, your son or daughter get into my car, you/they will be carefully looked after.  In addition to this, I have also recently completed a Safeguarding Certificate which demonstrates I can look after those in my care.

As a father, I fully understand how a parent feels when their children are out on their own or with friends in a car.  I have already taught both my daughters and am currently teaching my son to drive.  I have over 26 years of driving experience in
Great Britain and Europe.

My training as a driving instructor didn't stop at gaining the ADI qualfication.  I keep my skills up to date and refreshed by attending Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses to ensure that my pupils receive the highest standards.

DSA Fleet
Member of Institute of Advanced Motorists
QCF Level 3 Customer Service
QCF Assessor
BTEC Level 2 Coaching
BTEC Level 2 Mentoring
Certificate in Safeguarding
Certificate in Advancing Equality & Diversity
Experienced in TFT techniques

Currently studying for:
BTEC Professional Award (Level 4) In Driver Coaching
NLP Diploma

The Car
The tuition vehicle is a Vauxhall Corsa 1.3cdti.
I have been using these since 2006 and find them to be roomy and reliable.

Air conditioning For  your comfort.
Fully adjustable steering column and seats To accommodate everyone.
Anti lock breaks (ABS) fitted For your safety.
Driver and passenger air bags For your safety.
Heated door mirrors and rear window For those cold and damp days.
Power assisted steering (PAS) To help with those tight turns.
Dual controls fitted So that I can help you keep safe.
Manual 5 Speed gear box.

To Contact DriveSmith Driver Training:

Telephone: 07841759603 - be prepared to leave message as it is illegal to answer my phone whilst teaching!
Text/SMS: 07841 759603
Email: or click here profile


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