Welcome To DVDS Learners, your local driving school in
Colchester, Clacton and Ipswich.
Your Key To Safe Driving.
All about DVDS Driving School
Dedham Vale Driving School was established in 1988. We offer a full range of driving lessons in Colchester, Clacton, Ipswich and the surrounding villages. Our driving instructors offer weekly driving lessons in both manual and automatic cars. We also specialize in intensive driving courses and provide residential driving courses. In addition, our instructors can offer motorway driving lessons and refresher lessons.
All our driving instructors at DVDS are DBS checked and have many years of experience between them.
During your driving course, your driving instructor will keep you informed of your progress. They will also conduct at least one mock test to ensure you are ready to take the DVSA driving test.
Weekly driving lessons in Colchester, Clacton and Ipswich.
Weekly driving lessons are a great way of learning to drive. We offer hourly driving lessons, one and a half or two hour blocks.
Alternatively, you may wish to increase the number of driving lessons per week. You will receive high quality driving instruction on a one to one basis. Your driving instructor will hold a DVSA ADI or a DVSA PDI licence.
During your driving lessons in Colchester, Clacton or Ipswich your instructor will perform at least one mock test. This will make sure you are fully prepared and therefore give you the best chance of passing your driving test.
Intensive Driving Courses in Colchester and Clacton.
The intensive driving course is sometimes known as a crash course. It's certainly ideal for someone who would like to obtain a full driving licence quickly. You will probably want to learn from one week upwards depending on the intensive course you choose and your availability due to college or work commitments. You can take as many hours of tuition per day/week as you feel comfortable with, however we do not recommend more than 5 hours per day. With this in mind, your intensive driving course will be catered to your individual needs.
We offer various intensive courses in Colchester and Clacton depending on your previous experience and driving ability. It can be hard to decide which intensive course suits your particular needs so as a result of this your driving instructor will take you out for a two hour assessment. The assessment will take place in either Colchester or Clacton. During this assessment, your driving instructor will be able to advise you on the hours required for you to reach test standard. The instructor will also let you know if an intensive driving course is suitable for you.
Instructor Training in Colchester and Clacton.
Are you looking for a change of career that is rewarding and offers flexible working hours? If the answer is yes then becoming a driving instructor could be the right choice for you. You will be in control of your diary therefore you can choose when you work. We offer instructor training in Colchester and Clacton.
At DVDS we aim to train only suitable applicants to become Approved Driving Instructors. With this in mind before we accept you on the training course you will undertake a two hour assessment to assess if you are a suitable candidate. This also allows you to decide if you feel its a career you would enjoy. You will also meet one of the instructor trainers, Rick or Kieran.
Our driving school will NOT ask you to sign any contracts. Consequently you are in a position to work as an independent driving instructor if you wish.
Some recent passes and reviews.
I had Mandy as my instructor and she was absolutely amazing! Whilst I suffered with anxiety and a fear on on-coming traffic but she soon turned me into a confident 'natural' driver. She has endless patience and is a really nice friendly lady and as a result soon put even the most nervous learner at ease and build up their confidence and driving skills. As a result I passed and recommend her and DVDS highly enough! 5 star driving school, 5 star instructor.
Really enjoyed learning to drive with Hayley and DVDs. Hayley was very calming and helped me overcome my nerves and we had fun at the same time! Great instructor who’s helped me become a safe and confident driver.
Just passed first time with Simon from DVDS and I couldn't be happier. I would recommend the school (especially my instructor Simon) to anyone who wants to learn, I always felt comfortable because I felt like I was constantly learning different tricks even on the day of my test I was learning. I wouldn't have had my learning experience any other way, if I go back to the beginning and choose again I would definitely choose DVDS.
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01206 323 550
01376 390 975
01473 206 413