A-DRIVE is a friendly, independently-owned driving school based in Manningtree, Essex. We specialise in supporting new and existing drivers who are clinically anxious. We also assist drivers with Autism & Aspergers, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. We operate within Colchester, Ipswich, and all of Tendring District, offering manual driving courses and tailored driving lessons with male or female instructors. Sessions are structured to provide additional emotional support. We focus on informative without being overwhelming; enjoyable and adapted to your learning style and needs. We use coaching methods to help you explore techniques and concepts in a way you understand. In doing so, the learning is more meaningful and ultimately leads to better, safer driving. A quicker pass is also an advantage! Our expert instructors will work with you to build confidence, knowledge, and skills to ensure you are a safe driver, for life.
A-DRIVE specialises in assisting anxious drivers. Whether you are an anxious first-time driver or a full-licence-holder with a fear or phobia, we can usually help to make things better. Our relaxed learning-style will also help you get through the test more easily. For moderate to severe sufferers, A-DRIVE has teamed up with a fully qualified psychotherapist to help you overcome your fears and achieve your driving dream.
As dedicated professionals, a primary qualification as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) isn’t enough. ADIs are continually working to improve themselves and our lesson quality. Our senior instructor holds the coveted RoSPA Gold Standard plus a Masters – with a distinction. He is a member of both the Institute of Advanced Motorists and The Institute of Car Fleet Management. A full list of qualifications and courses undertaken is available.
Based in Manningtree (incorporating Mistley and Lawford), we cover Colchester, Ipswich and Tendring District. We offer individual and intensive style lessons and courses. Our easy-to-learn syllabus is a proven winner in getting the best from you, and the skills you learn will last a lifetime. The appealing and friendly style of ur ADIs will quickly have you smiling and looking forward to your next lesson with relish. Many of my former students feedback that they learned to drive and found someone who understood what made them tick. Our high-quality male and female trainers are here to understand your needs and concerns. We look forward to working with you to make your learning experience, both life-changing and fulfilling.
Mark R. Cole ADI (Grade A) MICFM RoSPA IAM