News

Please see below for some of my latest news!

First week back! Thank you to all students!

The first week after lockdown completed and I'd like to thank all my students for making it an absolutely brilliant one. They stuck with me throughout lockdown and came back from day one. All were geared up (pun intended) and revving to go! (Ok, last one promise!) No cancellations and all lessons completed in full so a very productive week. Lets hope Covid doesn't rear its head again and we can keep this 'normal' going for good now. Thank you again to all my students and here's looking forward to a positive and productive 20201! Mike For those...

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Tier 4 Lockdown starting midnight 19th December 2020 - Updated 12th March 2021

With the announcement that Wales will be going into a Tier 4 lockdown, it means that we will NOT be able to carry out any lessons, Theory Tests or Practical Tests. Tier 4 is the highest level and is a full lockdown. The main bit for us being no unnecessary travel and not working if you can't social distance. So, from midnight on Saturday 19th December 2020 until at least midnight on Sunday January 17th 2021 we will not be training. The Welsh Assembly have set that date initially with a review happening shortly before that and an announcement of any extensions to...

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Wales’ Firebreak Lockdown means no Driving Lessons, Driving Tests or Theory Tests

Driving and theory tests in Wales to be suspended The Welsh Government has announced it will be introducing a “fire-break” to help regain control of coronavirus. This means that a series of restrictive measures will be in place from 6pm Friday 23 October until the start of Monday 9 November 2020. We will continue to keep the situation under review in line with government advice. What this means for driving lessons The Welsh Government has announced that during these dates, driving lessons should not take place. Your pupils can still have private practise using their own car...

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Another lockdown! 23rd Oct until 8th Nov 2020

From 1800 on the 23rd October 2020 Wales will be going into a 'fire-breaker' lockdown. This will last for 2 weeks and will run from the 23rd October at 1800 until midnight on the 8th November. No lessons or tests will be available or allowed during that time. Lessons will begin again on the morning of Monday 9th November 2020 unless further information says otherwise. All students who have lessons booked will be contacted and lessons will be arranged for the rest of November after lockdown.

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Driver Trainer, not car hire company!

Please could those thinking about calling me with the following enquiry save themselves and me the trouble and time and not bother. Hi there, are you available next Thursday to take me to test? I am a driver trainer, driving instructor etc and therefore help people to learn a new skill with the ultimate goal of getting a pass at test and their hands on a full driving licence. I am not a car hire company or test day hire company. If you booked a test without having access to a car, or you booked a test without your ...

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Consultation on Pavement Parking

Everyone has their own opinion of people parking on the pavement. Personally I don't see a problem with it so long as it is done safely and doesn't block access for pedestrians, wheelchair users or pushchairs. The government is looking at changing the law to enable them to fine people who block the pavement entirely. Or, fine everyone who parks on the pavement at all. For your say in the matter please click the following link and add your input. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/managing-pavement-parking/pavement-parking-options-for-change

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Reminder - Theory Tests re-open on the 3rd August!

For those of you that have been waiting to get it done, just a little reminder that Theory Tests in Wales are restarting on the 3rd August 2020. Some test centres will not be reopening so check with your local centre to be sure. If you are ready to pass yours, book in soon in advance ready. Don't leave it until you want it as the surge in people taking tests will mean a much longer wait than normal. That coupled with the fact that the test centres are running at much lower capacity than normal will mean a fairly...

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Driver training and tests to restart in Wales

The Welsh Government has confirmed that driver training can restart on Monday 27 July in Wales. Motorcycle training can also resume in Wales from Monday 27 July 2020. Vocational, motorcycle, car and trailer tests and tractor driving tests will resume in Wales on Monday 3 August. Theory tests will resume on 3 August. We'll be contacting anyone with a test booked up until then to reschedule it. Driving tests will start again in Wales on Monday 17 August 2020 which will give learner drivers time to have refresher lessons and practice before taking their test. We have published guidance on GOV.UK for instructors and candidates...

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Returning to training after Covid-19 lockdown

Now that we are back to training in Wales its almost back to normal. Well, kind of. There are some changes we as trainers have had to make to ensure we can do this as safely as possible. With that in mind its important for me to let you know what this entails. Below is all the information you need to understand what you can expect from me and what I will expect from you. There will be an email sent out to all students with specific information I need from them so please keep an eye out for that...

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Training during the phasing out of lockdown

Latest News regarding training in lockdown. I know how frustrating it is at this time when you want to get back to training and get on the road. The current legislation on public transport seriously limits everyone's movements and the need to be able to drive is more than ever. However the latest information from the DVSA says that we still cannot return to training except for training Key Workers that are covered by the exceptions in place. This is because of the close proximity within the car and the sheer amount of touchpoints that could be potential transfer...

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