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James's LDC Driving School Hartland

Bideford, Barnstaple, Bude, Hartland, Holsworthy and surrounding areas

Syranne
Just the right intensity
After 13 years on a motorbike I decided I'd had enough of the wet and cold, so it was time for a car licence. Although I felt confident on the road, I was very nervous getting in to a car as it's so very different to riding a bike. I'm very happy I chose James to instruct me. He is exceptionally patient and really inspired calmness and confidence during our lessons. I was allowed to progress at my own pace, which initially meant some weekly lessons to ease me in to driving a car, followed by some intensive days before my test, and I'm very happy and grateful to have passed first time. Massive thanks to James, I don't think you could hope for a better teacher.

Lauren
Getting back on the road
I recently took some lessons with James and I am so glad I did! I passed my test about 7 years ago but hadn't been in a car since. I had a baby last year so getting back in the car was essential, but I was so nervous and had very little confidence. After a short time in the car with James, everything started to come back to me. Thanks to his patience, guidance, and positive encouragement I was starting to enjoy driving. A few lessons with James enabled me to gain my confidence to get back in my own car. Thank you so much for helping me! See you on the road. Lauren had all the skills and it was obvious that she just needed my support to give her the confidence to drive again. Just six hours and she was happy to head off in her own car.

Lauren
Getting back on the road
I recently took some lessons with James and I am so glad I did! I passed my test about 7 years ago but hadn't been in a car since. I had a baby last year so getting back in the car was essential, but I was so nervous and had very little confidence. After a short time in the car with James, everything started to come back to me. Thanks to his patience, guidance, and positive encouragement I was starting to enjoy driving. A few lessons with James enabled me to gain my confidence to get back in my own car. Thank you so much for helping me! See you on the road. Lauren had all the skills and it was obvious that she just needed my support to give her the confidence to drive again. Just six hours and she was happy to head off in her own car.

Jay
First time pass with intensive learning
I would recommend James to everyone who is looking to pass their driving test quickly and confidently. James’s calm and precise approach and clear teaching methods got me through my test first time. I had been practising leading up to my 3 day course but still had a way to go. Within the 3 days I learnt a lot, with help from James I squashed bad habits and worked through any worries I had about driving in my test and driving in general. At the start of my intensive course with James I had doubts about passing my test but after progressing with him managed to build my confidence up quickly. James is a nice easy going guy and I think it would be difficult not to get along with him. Cheers again James, Can’t thank you enough!

Elliott
Best choice
I couldn’t have made a better choice going with James. If you want to go beyond passing, and be a great driver, he’s your guy! He’s got great experience and the right amount of discipline to go along with it!

Elliott
Best choice
I couldn’t have made a better choice going with James. If you want to go beyond passing, and be a great driver, he’s your guy! He’s got great experience and the right amount of discipline to go along with it!

Elizabeth Ting
Crucial first time pass
James was very calm and a great instructor for me to learn the UK roads. He explained things in just the right way to help me understand which was great as I was starting a new job the week I passed my test and I really needed to drive! Thank you James.

Gabriel
Really encouraging and patient
I was really pleased with James's approach to my driving. He guided my lessons at just the right pace to give me the confidence I needed. He also arranged for a mock test with another instructor so I could experience some of the pressure of the test situation. This was great because I made all sorts of mistakes that we were able to fix before I passed my test FIRST TIME! I'm all set now for a new job. Thanks James!

VixVix
Passed 1time
With the help of James I passed first time. His patient and friendly personality within lessons helped me to build my confidence whilst driving. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn! Amazing instructor! A very big thank you!

Cody
Highly recommended
I would like to thank you very much for your tuition and enabling me to pass my driving test with only one minor. Going into the test is was confident in my skills, awareness and ability to face variable situations whilst driving and this was thanks to you and your teaching style. After having four previous instructors over an eight year period I can hands down say I learnt the most from you. Your way of explaining how to approach driving techniques and the situations that arise whilst driving were extremely clear and felt very personalised to my learning style.

You also had a very effective way of creating a relaxed driving environment and within each lesson it really came across like you were interested and invested in making me the best possible driver, not only going through what was needed for the test but introducing additional techniques, skills and things to be aware of for my future driving as a qualified driver. Never did you make me feel like I wasn’t achieving when I felt like I wasn’t doing so well, always using positive language and reinforcement throughout the lesson, praising my driving skills in the littlest of situations giving me the confidence in both my practical driving skills and awareness, in situations where previous instructors just wouldn’t of given me any feedback.

I cant say how happy I am to have come across you as an instructor and I would highly recommend anyone of any ability and age to take lessons with you. Thank you again.

Rob J
Easy going and very approachable
I booked to do an intensive course with James who was a fantastic driving tutor. Unfortunately things didn't go perfectly in my first test but James helped me understand what to put right and second time round I was successful!! He was easy going and very approachable. Never had a problem with getting hold of him to arrange lessons and always on time. Thanks James.

Stuart
Patience of a saint
I'd driven a bit when younger but about 20 years later decided it was time to pass. I did an assessment with James who worked out how many hours I needed as an intensive course. I was happy with his approach so booked up. It was great learning from him and many times I said how calm he was and he had 'the patience of a saint'! However I found him really helpful and his advice with roundabouts really made everything click. We were driving all the time with very little sat still at the side of the road. I was so happy to pass the examiner was rather surprised by my manly shoulder hug! Big thanks James.

Simon B.
First time, just one minor!
I did a lot of lessons 5 years ago but then never took a test. Having decided to get passed I found the LDC intensive course worked really well. I did 20 hours the end of October and took my test on the 31st passing 1st time with only 1 minor!! James is a really good instructor and I highly recommend him. I also found the LDC dvd and workbook a great help to understand what to do next and how to check how I was doing.

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