My name is Lorraine Chappell and I am a DSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI). I qualified in March 2011 although I had been giving driving lessons whilst on a Trainee Licence (PDI) from December 2010.
I offer full driving instruction for the Halifax, Huddersfield and Brighouse areas of West Yorkshire.
As I am recently qualified, I would like to point out that my skills and knowledge are up-to-date and therefore I can give you the most recent road procedures during your lessons.
I initially trained with The Instructor College, Leeds and subsequently became a PDI and ADI with a large national Driving School. However, my contract has now ended with them and I have decided to go independent as I have found a lot of pupils prefer to go with an individual rather than a large Driving School and it also means I can give a more personal service.
I am an incredibly patient Instructor who believes in a laid back, fun approach to learning to drive in an easy and relaxed atmosphere without losing any of the importance of keeping alert whilst on the road.
I am able to offer structured training for new drivers in a quiet area to introduce the controls of the car. It can be quite daunting for the new driver on the first lesson but by matching your ability to the road conditions I can make learning to drive a positive and successful experience.
On your first lesson you will be given an Appointment and Progress Card to bring to each lesson which will set out your progress on a regular basis and also allow you to keep track of your lesson days and times.
I am also able to assess and develop part-trained drivers which would consist of assessing the standard reached so far and deciding how to take you forward in your development.
I have a special ability to put nervous pupils at ease and by keeping the teaching at a pace which you are comfortable with, you will be able to gain the experience needed to help your fears to evaporate and look at making nerves a thing of the past.
I am also able to offer refresher courses for those who have stopped driving for one reason or another. The longer the break the harder it is to get back behind the wheel and hence your confidence wanes.
I am here to help give you that confidence back by taking you through all that you had learnt previously which will make you wonder why you ever worried about getting behind the wheel again.
Motorway driving is restricted to qualified licence holders under present legislation and is included as one of the modules for Pass Plus once you have passed your Driving Test. However, motorway lessons can be covered as an individual topic. Normally the session is arranged as a two-hour lesson to allow for getting to and from the nearest motorway.
Pass Plus allows the newly qualified driver to get more experience in a training environment and even earn subsequent insurance discounts as a reward. I am at present obtaining registration for this but expect it to be available shortly.
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