Automatic Driving Lessons Colchester

Why choose us for your automatic driving lessons?

When you decide to have automatic driving lessons it’s important to choose the right driving school.  At Dedham Vale Driving School we have Garry and Kieran who are both experienced driving instructors and have taught people to drive in automatic cars for many years.  They are noth DBS checked and are fully qualified Approved Driving Instructors. (DSA ADI).

Weekly automatic driving lessons

Weekly driving lessons are a great way of learning to drive. Garry and Kieran offer two hour lessons usually but can also offer one or one and a half hour lessons depending on your circumstances.
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.

During your automatic driving lessons in Colchester, Clacton and Ipswich Garry and Kieran 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 1st time.

Automatic Driving Lesson Prices





FREE use of Theory Test Pro





FREE use of Theory Test Pro





Please note that if you want to go on a motorway the lesson will be a minimum of 3 hours.


Renault Zoe

All Electric (automatic)

“I qualified as an approved driving instructor in 2000 with DVDS. I used to teach in a manual car but for the last few years I’ve been teaching in an auto. I really enjoy the satisfaction when a student grasps the skills involved in becoming a safe and confident driver. I also enjoy teaching in Clacton, Colchester and Ipswich.


Kia Stonic

Mild Hybrid (automatic)

“Since qualifying as a driving instructor in 1992, I have enjoyed both teaching learners and training people to qualify as driving instructors. For the last 26 years I have been a part of the DVDS team and in 2012 I took over the company. I’m now more office-based but I still continue to enjoy teaching people to drive.”

The Best Experience Ever


I would 100% recommend Garry as your driving instructor. I couldn’t have wished for a better person to teach me to drive . From the start of my first lesson with him, he built up my confidence on the road and communicated and assisted me throughout the time I was learning to drive with him. He got me through my driving test passing 1st time, which I would have never been able to do without him. I would definitely recommend Garry to anyone looking to pass there driving test.


Highly recommend Garry, he’s a very patient and professional person, he helped me pass my practical test within 3 months of lessons with him, he worked through everything with me at my own pace to ensure nothing was left unsolved, again thank you Garry!