AVOCET DRIVING SCHOOL
Providing driving tuition in conjunction with
EAST ANGLIAN DRIVEABILITY
Automatic Driving Tuition Currently on hold.
We are able to offer manual lessons at this moment in time.
Howard Bannister DVSA ADI (Grade A)
Pass Plus Registered.
TUITION WITH AUTOMATIC LESSONS WILL BEGIN AGAIN ONCE THE DVSA ADVISE THAT IT IS SAFE TO DO SO AND EAST ANGLIAN DRIVEABILITY ARE HAPPY THE REQUIRED SAFE GUARDS ARE IN PLACE.
LESSONS WITH THE MANUAL VEHICLE CAN NOW TAKE PLACE FOLLOWING DVSA GUIDE LINES.
THE DVSA GUIDE LINES WILL BE SENT TO ALL CLIENTS BEFORE THEY UNDERTAKE THEIR FIRST LESSON.
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 2019 was 50%. National average is around 43%.
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 offering manual lessons at this moment in time as Automatic lessons are currently on hold!
Lessons are given in an Automatic Ford B Max or a Ford Fiesta manual car equipped dual controls for safety and air conditioning for comfort. The car is replaced every 36 months.
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 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.
The Office is open 10 - 12 Monday and Tuesday and 10 to 12 on Friday when Suzy will be happy to answer any queries.
Tel: 01362 853542
Monday 09.30hrs to 17.30hrs
Tuesday 09.30hrs to 17.30hrs
Wednesday 09.30hrs to 19.00hrs
Thursday 09.30hrs to 17.30hrs
Friday 09.30hrs to 14.00hrs
Saturday 09.30hrs t0 12 noon.