Welcome to Paul Hopwood Driver Training
Safe driving for life
At Paul Hopwood Driver Training, I aim to teach my pupils to drive safely, confidently and with consideration for other road users. I strive to empower my students to tackle challenges and take on new experiences, and in doing so, arm them with the skills that they need to pass their driving test at the time that is right for them.
I always aim to work closely with the parents (or supervising adults) of my pupils, with the aim of a positive outcome for all - as the parent of three young drivers myself, I know and understand how worrying this journey can be, and aim to reassure all parties through every step of learning this new life skill.
Below you’ll find the information you need to arrange your first lesson - I look forward to meeting you as we embark on your route to a full driving licence.
Classes and Courses
Your journey to your driving licence
Beginners Driving Course
Learning to drive is an exciting journey, but it is vital that you learn in a way that will ensure you are a safe and confident driver. When learning to drive, it is vital that you practice on a wide variety of different types of roads to broaden your experience, and your lessons are designed to cover off all the skills you need to pass your test, including cockpit drills, controlling your vehicle, road navigation and dealing with other users. By building your skills on a week by week basis, you will increase your confidence and expertise, as well as learning the specialist manoeuvres needed to pass your test. Finally, when the time is right we will work to prepare you for your test, giving you the very best chance of passing your test.
Advanced Driving Course
Many drivers find that even though they have passed their driving test, they can benefit from further training to consolidate and refresh their driving skills. In today's urban environment, the pressures and stresses of day to day driving constantly change as traffic volume increases, modern technology impacts the driving experience, and motorway driving skills are more important than ever,
Some individuals may have passed their test some time ago, but may not have driven on a regular basis - and have lost confidence or assurance in their own abilities. A short "Refresher" course can assist these individuals by bringing their skills up to date, and growing their self confidence and assurance to be a positive driver.
My Advanced Driving skills course can assist all these individuals become better and safer drivers.
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Teaching the next generation of Linlithgow drivers
I provide professional training with driving lessons tailored to your needs so you can learn at the best pace for you. I teach with a calm and patient manner which puts people at ease very quickly.
I discuss your progress through the DVSA Learning to Drive syllabus with you each lesson and between us we will agree which areas you have learnt and which need more practice. In this way you are involved and in control of your learning. Combined with my advice and teaching skills, this makes each driving lesson enjoyable and therefore makes learning seem almost effortless.
Paul Hopwood Driver Training News
Have you applied for your Provisional licence?
Before you can take your first lesson, you need to have your UK Provisional driving licence.
Full details of how to apply can be found on the DVLA Website
Local Driving Test Centres
Once your have completed your learning journey, it is time to take your test - I recommend two local DVLA testing centres, in Livingston or Grangemouth. As we get closer to the time for your test, we will spend time on the driving test routes to make sure that you are familiar with these areas.
Have you had your eye's tested?
Have you had your eyes tested recently? In order to be able to safely drive, it is vital that your eyes are up to the job.
Full details of the minimum requirement can be found on the DVLA Website.
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