Car Driving Lessons based around Cockermouth & Maryport

Looking for Driving Lessons in Cumbria?

Hi my name is Denis and I have had many years in the Driving Tuition Industry not only teaching people to drive cars but also teaching people to tow trailers B+E and also many years as a fully qualified motor cycle instructor.

I run Solway Driver Training. I'm happy to answer any questions and discuss your requirements before you start your driving at a mutually agreed time.

Solway Driver Training is a driving school based near Cockermouth, Cumbria. We are committed to providing high quality driving tuition in and around Cockermouth, Maryport, Workington, Whitehaven also all areas in between and now covering the Carlisle area.

Solway Driver Training not only teaches you to pass your driving test but prides itself on teaching you how to drive safely for life. I have trained many people over the years and I'm very patient,understanding and enthusiastic about teaching you to drive realising how important this life skill can be to you.

You will learn to drive in a Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo with dual controls and air conditioning which is a lovely car to learn to drive in having such light and smooth controls.

How can Solway Driver Training Help Me?

I offer professional and competitively priced driver training based from Maryport, Cumbria. I have been a driving instructor for many years not only for cars but for motorbikes and trailers.

Over my time as instructor I have gained a wealth of experience that has greatly improved the quality of the training I offer.

Your First Lesson

I can pick you up from wherever is convenient be it home,work,school,college and drop you off to suit.I realise that on your 1st lesson you could be nervous and I will structure your lesson to suit.I will explain the controls and how they work,if you've never driven before we can find a quiet road to start and build confidence.

Your Next Lessons

The next lessons will cover all aspects of the DSA's official syllabus and in no time you'll be able to control the car and understand junctions,roundabouts traffic lights etc and start some manoeuvres like turning in the road parking and reversing. As your lessons progress you can start the revision for your theory test which will help you understand the rules of the road,traffic signs etc. Many people buy a DVD to help them or use an App on their phone.When you book your test make sure you use the official DSA gov site and beware of others offering to do it for you.

As your Driving Progresses

As you progress with your driving and being able to deal with all situations we can then think about your practical driving test.This test lasts about 40 minutes and includes a manoeuvre, possibly an emergency stop and also some independent driving where for about 8 to 10 minutes you are asked to follow signs or directions given to you by the examiner.This may all seem a bit daunting but I will make sure you are well prepared and ready for your test.

Post Driving Information

Many people say you really start to learn how to drive after you pass your test and I can help you with this also. The Pass Plus Scheme is useful as it provides a further 6 hours training in various conditions including motorways and faster A roads and also night time driving.You may be able to get a discount on your insurance and you may be eligible for a voucher from the council for most of the cost.

What areas of Cumbria do my lessons cover?

I cover West Cumbria which includes Maryport, Workington, Whitehaven, Cockermouth, Aspatria, Wigton and all areas inbetween.

Please click on a section below to find out further training specific information.

Car Lessons

Car Driver Training

Driving Lessons in Cumbria

Become a confident driver and pass your test with ease. You will always remember the day you pass your test and with my tuition I'm sure you will find the learning process informative and friendly.

Trailer Lessons

Trailer Training

Get your B+E towing license

Learning to manoeuvre a trailer can be a tricky experience without the right guidance. I have taught a lot of people who had previously struggled. Why not contact me today and get 1 step closer to your license?

Under 17 Driving Lessons

Under 17s Driver Training

Ideal for 14 to 17 year olds

Pre learner training on an off road site in Carlisle. This training has been created especially for young people who are not legally allowed to train on the road. It provides a great learning experience and is excellent training before they take to the roads as a learner from 17.

Gift Vouchers Available

If you are looking for a friend or family member why not treat them to a training gift voucher. Learning to drive is an exciting experience and one that is not forgotten. This gift could also be an excellent surprise with our under 17s training.