AVOCET DRIVING SCHOOL
Howard Bannister DVSA ADI (Grade A)
Local Driving Instructor
Pass Plus Registered.
Based in Dereham Norfolk
I am Howard Bannister and I am a driving instructor trained by the Automobile Association (AA) and British School of Motoring (BSM).
Qualified by the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency as an Authorised Driving Instructor.
I am a Grade A instructor which means my coaching is of "A high overall Standard".
My driving test pass rate for 2017 was 55%. National average is around 47%.
Member of the Driving Instructors Association (DIA), the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and the Disability Driving Instructor Association.
I have been driving for over 30 years and I am a Police Trained Driver. I served for 12 years in the Training Branch of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve where I taught Air Navigation and Principles of Flight. I also taught horsemanship at my Fathers Riding School. So I am use to teaching practical skills to people of all ages and from all walks of life.
What do we offer?
Lessons are given in a Ford Fiesta Titanium equipped dual controls for safety and air conditioning for comfort. The car is replaced every 24 months.
We cover Norwich, Wymondham, Watton, Dereham and Fakenham, including all surrounding villages. Pick up and drop off can be home, school/colleage or if within our area.
We provide driving tuition to both beginners and those who wish to brush up their driving skills after some years on the road.
We offer theory Test training.
We specialise in teaching nervous drivers and in restoring confidence in those who have been away from the wheel for a while.
As of 4th June 2018 Leaner drivers are allowed on motorways as long as they are in a dual controlled car and accompanied by an Authorised Driving Instructor.
We have no motorways within easy reach of Norfolk, however dual carriageway driving is included in driving lessons and special motorway lessons can be arranged.
How about those who have passed the driving test?
We also offer PASS PLUS courses for newly qualified drivers and a Defensive Driving course for the more experienced driver.
We can coach those wishing to become Authorised Driving Instructors or who have a Standards Check coming up
How do we teach you to drive?
We use what is know as a client centred learning approach when training people to drive. This uses coaching techniques and gives the pupil the chance to learn in a way that suits them best.
We teach full 2 hour or 1 1/2 lessons depending on pupils preference , however many people can find that a little too long for the first couple of lessons when there is alot to take in so we can offer 1 hour lessons for beginners. There are discounts for block booking and pre-payment.
Please see our offers page.
The Office is open 10 am- 4.30 pm Monday to Wednesday, Thursday to Friday 10am to 12 am when Suzy will be happy to answer any queries and book lessons.
Tel: 01362 853542/07896900786
or contact me on my mobile. I do not answer during lessons or when driving but will return your call as soon as I am able.
Monday to Thursday between the hours of 08.00am and 7.00pm. Friday 08.00am and 3.00pm. Saturday between the hours of 08.00am and 12.30pm.
No Tuition on Sundays.