Driving Lessons in Peterborough

Affordable Driving Lessons in Peterborough

Get yourself on the road and experience amazing and friendly driving lessons with Peterborough’s highest-rated, independent driving instructor!

We offer fantastic packages for local first-time learners (or those who are already learning to drive with another driving school) to help build your confidence with the Highway Code and get you ready to take your driving test.

Our pass rates speak for themselves and our pupils get the quality they deserve from a patient (and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) registered) driving instructor with years of experience all across the UK.

Lessons start from £30 per hour!

Now booking lessons in Peterborough for October 2020!

Driving lessons near you

I’ve helped hundreds of students get their driver’s license in Peterborough over the last few years and, that’s why I continue to provide a high-quality service to all of my students.

Whether you’re looking for a single hour booking or two hours (single bookings or block bookings), I offer driving lessons that cater to all students.

I’m located 4 miles from Peterborough Regional College (about 15 minutes) so, if you’re a student who’s still in school, I can accommodate lessons around your class times!

The fantastic city of Peterborough hosts a great many landmarks and enjoyable driving test routes which we can see on our time on the road (think Peterborough Cathedral or, the River Nene) which will mean we’ll never find ourselves struggling for things to see.

What's included in your lessons

We cover a wide range of manoeuvres in our lessons from bay parking, parking on narrow streets, how to position yourself correctly for roundabouts, parallel parking and many more!

How to find me

Being located so close to Peterborough City Centre, it’s easy for my students to find me!

Here are some of the most popular areas to book lessons in Peterborough: Dogsthorpe, Bretton, Fletton, Longthorpe, Orton, Stanground, Walton, Werrington and Whittlesey.

The easiest way is to make sure you visit my Google My Business page and find directions to me that way.

But, if you’re unsure, I’ve listed how far away I am from most places:

  • Peterborough City Hospital – 2 miles, approximately 5-minutes drive.
  • Train Station (station road) – 3 miles, approximately 10-minutes drive.
  • University Center Peterborough – 5 miles, approximately 15-minute drive.
  • ABAX Stadium (Posh Football Ground) – 4 miles, approximately 10-minute drive
  • East of England Showground – 5.5 miles, approximately 12-minute drive.
  • Nene Park – 4.6 miles, approximately 11-minute drive
  • Peterborough Driving Test Centre – 4.5 miles, 12-minute drive.

It’s important to keep distances and travel times into consideration before your lessons. If you need any more information on distances from you or, to check if you’re close enough for lessons, please contact me.

Learning to Drive in Peterborough

We’re sure that you’ve already research other driving instructors, and that’s great! All of the driving instructors in Peterborough are fantastic. However, we come 5-star recommended and stand as one of the highest-rated driving schools in Peterborough. Our training (in a manual 2019 Vauxhall Corsa) has helped hundreds of students with passing their test (we also do in-car theory preparation).

The training we provide to our students can be in 1 hour slots (at £28 per hour) or however many hours you need. We’re fully qualified (always check this before you book with any Peterborough driving school) and our reviews truly show how professional we are.

If you’ve struggled with passing your test in the past, don’t worry, our pass rates speak for themselves, and there’s a reason! We help each driver feel comfortable with their lessons and driving on the roads before we recommend them for their practical.

Get yourself on the road with the most exciting driving school in Peterborough!

What Our Pupils Say

Our pupils drive with confidence! We’re extremely qualified, DVSA registered and offer a friendly and fantastic learning experience!

“I passed my test today and couldn't be any more thankful for helping me Nick! He's always very friendly and helpful. I have gained my confidence so much while learning with him. I really enjoyed driving lessons. Thank you for everything Nick! Highly recommended.”

Lauma Sliksane

“Nick was really helpful throughout the whole driving experience. being able to help me calm my nerves down was really helpful and I have now passed first time with only one minor! So happy , couldn't recommend nick enough.”

Tyler C

“Nick has given me a lot of confidence behind the wheel , Pass 1st time says it all really! Highly recommended instructor in Peterborough
Thanks for your patience in teaching
Best Instructor around!!”

Rhys Darani

“Couldn’t have asked for a better driving instructor, Nick makes it easy to feel confident behind the wheel and learning with him is really enjoyable. He’s supportive, friendly and patient, and explains everything really well. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn. Thanks for everything Nick!”

Janine Marie Quinn

Test locations near Peterborough

Peterborough Practical Test Centre
Pass Rate: 45.10%

Second Drove, Fengate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 5XA

Peterborough LGV Practical Test Centre

Apex Training Services, Oxney Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 5LW

Peterborough Theory Test Centre
Pass rate: 46.60%

Zone 4, Stuart House, St John’s Street, Peterborough, PE1 5DD

Questions about lessons

How much are driving lessons?

The cost of your driving lesson depends on the length of time you’d like to book. In the Peterborough area, most students pay over £30 per hour, however, with Papa Nick’s we offer a cheaper rate of £30 and £27 for brand new students!

How many driving lessons do I need?

There isn’t a minimum or maximum amount of driving lessons – everyone is different! The DVSA says that, on average, 47 hours with a qualified instructor should do it. It’s all about you practising and feeling confident on the road.

Can I have a driving lesson at 16?

The earliest you are able to legally drive a car is 17. However, you can apply for your provisional driving license (which you need before you can have driving lessons) at the age of 15 years and 9 months!

Do I need to pass my theory test before I can learn to drive?

Before you start having driving lessons, you must already hold a provisional licence. You need to pass your theory test before you can book your practical driving test – that’s when you need it most!

Common FAQs

We want to make sure you become the best driver you can be! So, before you consider booking lessons, it’s important you understand everything you can about driving courses, driving lessons and, driving instructors.

Will my lessons be in a manual or an automatic?

We believe that driving with a manual gearbox gives you more options in the future. An automatic car can limit your driving experience and knowledge. If you start with a manual and decide to change your choice in time, you can easily transition to an automatic!

Will you help me with my theory?

Your theory test is equally as important as driving. Understanding the rules of the road will save you time in the future. We offer in-car theory training at the end or start of our hour together – we’re not just another driving school in Peterborough – we’re the driving school in Peterborough. If you’re unfamiliar with where you can take your theory test in Peterborough, make sure you check out the Gov site.

I’m nervous when driving, does that matter?

I think it’s fair to say that most first-time drivers are a little nervous. It’s completely natural. Peterborough can be a busy place but, the hour will fly by with us and w’ell make sure you remain safe at all times. We’ll take it at your pace and you can pick what you’d like to learn – we won’t force you into anything!

If it’s more comfortable for you, I recommend you make a block booking rather than single lessons.

Is driving a car difficult?

Of course when you first get into a car, it can be a little overwhelming! But that’s what we’re here for! We’ve been driving for over 30 years which means we can offer expert advice to get you passed in no time! We always make sure that you drive safely and that other road users feel confident with you on the road. Take a look through our services if you want to see what else we can offer you.

How to find me

Papa Nick’s Driving School Address

53 Benland