Driving Lessons in Clacton

Why choose us for your driving lessons in Clacton

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

Weekly Driving Lessons in Clacton

Weekly driving lessons are a great way of learning to drive. Rick and Philip both 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.

During your driving lessons in Clacton 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 1st time.

Intensive Driving Courses In Clacton?

An intensive driving course doesn’t suit everyone because of the short timescale involved. Some people may find it overwhelming thinking that in just a few days they will be taking a driving test. For this reason, your instructor will take you out for a two hour assessment in Clacton. During the assessment, the driving instructor will advise you on the number of hours you will need to reach test standard and also your suitability for an intensive driving course.

Have We Visited Your College In Clacton Or Frinton?

We have visited Clacton County High School, Clacton Coastal Academy, and Tendring Technology College with our partners, ULearn Driving School. The purpose of the visit is to present a Roadster event to the lower 6th form students. The students get to meet the driving instructors and have a taster driving lesson too. These events are delivered with Safer Essex Roads Partnership.

Meet the team In Clacton


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Driving school car

I’ve been a driving instructor with Dedham Vale Driving School since Jan 2016, I came from the bus and coach industry with 30 years of professional driving experience and I’ve been a PCV trainer too. When I became a driving instructor I took full advantage of the experiences that I’ve gained from training coach drivers and now I’m passing my vast knowledge onto novice drivers. I will always enjoy seeing a pupil take their 1st lesson with me to the day they pass their test. You cannot beat that feeling.



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“Hello Peeps.! I have been a driving instructor with DVDS since October 2016, initially as a trainee before I fully qualified in March 2017. I cover Clacton and surrounding villages/towns and also Colchester. I enjoy teaching people new skills, as a Football Coach and within school/community environments – teaching people to drive is a natural extension of that. I am a former police response driver. Particular strengths of mine lay in being very patient and being able to adapt my teaching and communication styles to meet the specific and individual learning needs of students, making the learning ‘journey’ easier and fun.”

The Best Experience Ever


I was recommended to go with Rick by a friend who said he was a brilliant driving instructor – and I couldn’t agree more! Right from my first lesson, he was very calm (which was always very reassuring). He was especially helpful when it came to making sure I was comfortable while still making sure I was making good progress! With Rick’s help, I passed first time and couldn’t be happier! If anybody is considering learning to drive, then I would highly recommend Rick! Thank you again!


I would 100% recommend Phil to anyone who is wanting to learn, gave me the confidence I needed to pass 1st time and I’m grateful for his support throughout the lessons. Anyone who is looking to start driving I would definitely get in contact with Phil. best driving instructor out there!!


Just passed my driving test with Rick. He was so patient and friendly. Rick was so much better than the other driving instructor who was always on the phone. I cannot recommend Rick enough. Thanks again Rick.


I highly recommend June as a driving instructor. After 3 months of driving, I passed my test first time with only 2 minors.
June is dedicated, passionate and really helped me overcome my anxieties around driving. A lovely lady and very down to earth. Thanks again June ??