Howard Bannister DVSA ADI (Grade A).

Driving Instructor

Pass Plus Registered.


We are now back up and running!

Please see our COVID guidance as this explains how tuition is conducted in a COVID secure way.




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".

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?

We are offer tuition in an automatic transmission vehicle. 

Lessons are given in an Automatic KIA Venga car equipped dual controls for safety and air conditioning for comfort. 

We cover Wymondham, Watton, Dereham and Fakenham, including all surrounding villages. Pick up and drop off can be home, school/colleage if within our area.

We provide driving tuition to  those who wish to brush up their driving skills after some years on the road.

We specialise in teaching nervous drivers and in restoring confidence in those who have been away from the wheel for a while.

The automatic Venga is equipped with a variety of adaptations to allow those with disabilities to drive.

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.

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. 

To email us, avocetdrivingschool@gmail.com or please use our CONTACT page and leave a message

Tel: 01362 853542. We have an answer machine so if no one is available please leave a message

Tuition Hours

Monday: 09.30hrs to 16.30hrs 

Tuesday: 09.30hrs to 16.30hrs 

Wednesday: 09.30hrs to 16.30hrs 

Thursday: East Anglian Driveability Assessments 

Friday: East Anglian Driveability Assessments 

Saturday: 09.00hrs to 14.00hrs






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