ABOUT US

YOUR LOCAL SOUTH EAST LONDON DRIVING SCHOOL

A little bit about us

Wheelers Driving School is a well-established professional and friendly driving school. Furthermore, we have taught driving lessons throughout South East London since 1984. Please see our listed South East London locations to find out more.

Teach you to be a SAFE AND CONFIDENT DRIVER

First of all, our driving school, provides one-to-one lessons with your choice of male or female driving Instructor*, for complete novices, intermediate learners (with some driving experience) and likewise for those who need to refresh their skills as a consequence of failing a driving test or due to practicing again after some time off from learning. Finally, we are here to help you become a safe and confident driver. Visit our driving with us page.

FLEXIBLE AND TAILORED lessons FOR YOU

We will work out a training programme tailored for you, to suit your needs and ability. Also for flexibility we can arrange a suitable time to pick you up from your home, work or college. Visit our intensive courses page to find out more.

WHY NOT GIVE US A TRY

We are based in most areas in South East London (check your locations). Or give us a call to find out more, by tapping the phone numbers you see on our pages to discuss your requirements further. Similarly you can live chat or text message us to book your block manual lessons or intensive driving course. We welcome pupils of all ages and abilities. Visit our testimonials page to see what our lovely passers said about Wheelers Driving School.

*based on availability

OUR INSTRUCTORS

  • Male and female driving instructors
  • We train all our instructors to pass 3 exams set by the Driving Standards Agency based on the following below:
  • Driving skills
  • Teaching ability
  • Once all the 3 stages are passed they are fully qualified Driving instructor approved by the Driving Standards Agency
  • Once instructor has passed the hazard perception / Driving skill test they are issued a trainee licence to teach
  • They also have to under go 40 hours of supervision, and complete all three stages between a two-year period

OUR CARS

  • As an experienced driving instructor, we have carefully selected our vehicles.
  • Our cars are a very comfortable ride and drive
  • Vehicles with excellent visibility
  • Very light controls and steering
  • Some of our vehicles are fitted with:
  • Cruise control
  • Speed limiters
  • Automatic lights / windscreen wipers
  • We will provide guidance on all vehicle controls at the correct time during your lessons.
  • Cruise control (useful for Eco driving)
  • All our vehicles are fitted with instructors dual pedal controls keeping you safe at all times
  • For your driving lessons, all our cars are smoke free, fresh and clean.
  • Fully insured cars that are serviced only by the main manufacturer dealers

During a typical lesson 

Your driving instructor will base your lessons either on a new subject, or practicing and improving an existing skill you’ve learnt in previous lessons. Every lesson (apart from your very first), will begin with a brief review of your previous lesson and we will talk about what you’ve learnt. This will then decide what the new lesson will be on the day with a brief review from your instructor before you start to drive.

Our guidance

With every introduction to a new subject, your instructor will explain to you in full and demonstrate how it’s done and if appropriate your turn to practice. You will never be “thrown in at the deep end”, or be asked more than you are capable of doing. After the lesson has finish, your instructor will review and discuss how things went and then prepare for your next lesson.

We will teach you to focus on just one or two skills per lesson. That way you can remember those few skills and learn them quickly. If we taught you to learn many skills during a lesson, you will remember little and it will take far longer to achieve them and you may end up feeling frustrated. (One of the reasons why intensive courses are not always the best way to learn).

As mentioned earlier, when you are first introduced to a new subject, your instructor will give you a full explanatory briefing. Once that has been completed, you will then practice, and be “talked through” what you are doing. Once you are comfortable, the level of assistance given to you will gradually be reduced, so that you are able to perform the activity with just “prompting and corrective assistance”. Eventually, that level of help will be reduced, as you demonstrate your ability to perform on your own, to “test standard”.

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