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Independence Driving School

Independence Driving School

Contact Numbers

  • Tel 0115 8751115
  • Mobile 07970 121050
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    My name is Andy Wilkinson. I am a fully qualified, grade “A” DVSA driving instructor.

    I hold the RoSPA gold driving qualification.

    I am DBS checked, a member of the Driving Instructors Association and adhere to the Driving Instructors Code of Conduct.

    I passed my driving test in 1987 and qualified as an instructor in 2002. Since becoming an instructor, I have taught many people, ranging from the ages of 17-60. The vehicle I use is a 2019 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRi Turbo

    I am based in Ilkeston, on the border of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. My working area includes Nottingham, Ilkeston and nearby surrounding locations.

    I have a genuine passion for teaching and coaching people. I believe in the importance of treating people how I would like to be treated myself. I am patient, friendly and approachable and understand the value of being punctual. These values are reflected in the fact that a large percentage of my workload comes from recommendations from my previous clients and I am very proud of my first time pass rate.

    The structured course you will undertake starts with the basics. This develops over time to become an advanced level, whilst always maintaining a relaxed environment, in order for you to learn effectively. I understand that every individual learns at a different rate, so the course is set to a pace that you’re happy with.

    When you are at the independent stage of your driving, we will then complete mock tests. This will give you an idea of how the test is conducted and get you used to the test environment. When you can pass a mock test, then you’re ready for the real thing!

    The most important aspect is that you feel happy and relaxed at all stages of the learning process and that, at the end of it, you can confidently demonstrate that you are safe driving solo.

    Learning to drive is not just about passing a test, it’s about having the confidence in your own abilities to drive safely for life.

    So, if you’re looking to start a course of lessons for the first time, or if you’re partially trained or perhaps require refresher lessons to increase your confidence, please don´t hesitate to get in touch so we can discuss all your driving requirements.

    DVSA Registered & Approved Instructor

    Full 1 hour, 1.5 hours or 2 hours Lessons

    No car sharing

    Patient, friendly and punctual

    I use the following test centres:-


    Driving lessons
    Automatic lessons
    Under 17's
    Intensive courses
    Trailer towing
    Fleet training
    Residential courses
    Advanced driving
    Female intructors
    Franchise opportunities
    ADI Training
    Taxi test