Award Winning!

DRIVE Driving School Award Winning!

Award Winning Training

We’ve won ‘Best Driver Training Organisation of the Year 2024’ from the SME UK Enterprise Awards!

Judges were particularly impressed with our ‘360 customer service process’ of creating an environment of feedback throughout our training.

This award compliments our other recent awards: Driving School of the Year 2023 and Driving Instructor Training Company of the Year 2023 from the Global Business Awards , and our shortlisting for Driving School of the Year from the Intelligent Instructor team too.

Thanks to all the team and our wonderful driving instructors for all the hard work!

If you want to train with an award winning company, then contact us today!

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Adam (from the Senior Management Team) and Mike Fowler (Senior Trainer) receive the 'Driving School of the Year' Award.

DRIVE - Driving School of the Year 2023!

We are very proud to have won the Prestige Award for ‘Driving School of the Year 2023’.

The judges commend DRIVE for establishing itself as an integral component of the instructor driving sector across the UK.

“Many trainee instructors turn to DRIVE for a more assured experience that guarantees they are given the comprehensive training they need to give them the best chance of passing.

The team offers simple, straightforward and cost effective training for those interested in
becoming instructors.”

In fact, we won 3 awards in total!

Well done to all the team and to all of our hard working ADIs, PDIs, Trainees and Trainers.

DRIVE Driving School Award Winners 2023

Not just 1, but 3 Awards In Total!

The Prestige Awards voted us winners in 3 Categories – as our Driving School (DRIVE) and our Training Company (SmartDriving) too!

In total, we won 3 Awards:

1) DRIVE – Driving School of the Year;

2) SmartDriving – Global Award Winner Driving Training Organisation of the Year;


3) SmartDriving – Regional Award Winner Driving Instructor Training Company of the Year.

DRIVE Driving School Staff

Multi-Award Winning Company

DRIVE is a MULTI-award-winning company with many award-winning training products and services.

We have won awards from within our industry as well as being recognised by the SM Enterprise as 2021 Driver Training Provider of the Year.

We are also proud members of the DVSA’s O.R.D.I.T (Official Register of Driving Instructor Training).

In 2013, we won the ‘Golden L Plate Award’ for both Best Driver Training Resource and Outstanding Contribution to the Industry.

And in 2014, we won the ‘Golden L Plate Award’ for Best Driver Training Resource again!

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DRIVE Driving School Award Winning


WLD’s team have been providing Driver Training for over 40 years and we are one of the UK’s largest driver training resources for learners and driver trainers.

The WLD group is formed of a number of long established and trusted companies which provide continual professional development (CPD) and advanced training and coaching for the driver training industry.

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Our Training Principal and one of the Company’s founders is John Farlam – a much revered and trusted ‘Guru’ and leading driver training expert. John has been delivering ‘MasterClasses’ to the industry for decades, helping Driving Instructors, Driving Schools, Driving Instructor Trainers and Driving Instructor Training companies to develop the industry’s leading trainers.

John has been involved with many major Driving Schools and Approved Driving Instructor trainers in the UK and has produced training literature for and use by companies like The Instructor College, LDC, LetsDrive, and many, many more driving schools. More than 1400 Driving Schools in the UK regularly use our training and coaching skills, techniques and products.

Over the years, our team has rescued many trainee instructors that have been let down by their previous training company.

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Our team includes regular contributors to the ADI Confederations and Committees (such as UKDIC and ADI NJC) as expert speakers on coaching and Driver Training.

They are columnists for industry magazines ‘ADINews’ and the ‘Intelligent Instructor’ magazines, and are involved with a number of major coaching projects with industry leaders.

Our products and services have always been at the forefront of the driver training industry and are seen as THE products for training, advice and coaching by the industry, with over 1500 driving schools paying to use our training and continued professional development every year.

DRIVE Driving School Award Winning

Our firsts in the industry

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Our Training Principal co-developed the first fully structured and documented ‘trainer training’ programme when he was Director of Training and Development at Learner Driving Centres (LDC). To this day, many training companies still use courses based on this model.

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Our Training Principal was first to introduce training methods such as Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP) and coaching into driver training.

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Our Training Principal set up the first UK web site dedicated to the training and skill development of driving instructors implementing modern NLP and coaching practices.

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Our ADI MasterClass becomes widely recognised as a leading course for continued professional development (CPD).

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First to utilise ‘Success Based’ coaching styles into driving instructor training.

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Our Training Principal and Training Director both invited onto the first pioneering University of East London (UEL) Coaching course along with the Chief Instructor of the Met Police, Head of Training at RoSPA and the Army Chief of Instructors.

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Our Training Principal becomes a regular contributor to UKDIC and ADI NJC as an expert speaker on coaching and driver training.

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35 years’ work to launch our evolutionary online training course.

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Driver Active – a unique web based training tool revolutionises the way instructors prepare for lessons.

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WLD launch first completely free Theory Test app for learner drivers.

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DRIVE is able to offer 3 incredible guarantees to people wanting to train as a Driving Instructor.

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one of the best instructor training out there

Mr Joseph Danquah

I found DRIVE Driving Instructor Training is one of the best instructor training out there. Well structured, customer focus and speed of answering or dealing with students queries in second to none .Highly recommended.

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Top quality training provider's

Sadhna Patel

I had done some research with other major companies before deciding to join this company. I received top quality training all the way. Passed all my exams. You need to put in a lot of hard work to achieve success. NO SHORT CUTS. During the lockdown it is the only company providing to show how hard they work in helping their customers with free Zoom webinar

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Good communication and very helpful

Colin Bennett

Good communication and very helpful

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I recommend Drive 100%

Michelle Gladstone

I did all my ADI training with Drive and would recommend anyone who is passionate about becoming a driving instructor to train with them.

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Thank you from the bottom of heart

Mrs Sharon Dunnell

I just want to write this review and to thank drive for their understanding regarding my training. The last year has been shall we say a very difficult year for everybody and my training has suffered EG homeschooling, illness and not to mention mental health stress within my family xx but drive have been very understanding and supportive I can’t thank you enough excellent company now to crack on and get this done xxxx thank you drive from the bottom of my heart ????

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Worth every penny!

Alun Burnett

I have been driving for over 30years and have been a Police advanced driver for 14years but with out the support and e-learning materials. Human beings at the end of the phone I doubt I would have passed ADI Pt.1, let alone become a qualified instructor.
Worth every penny!

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