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Phil Smith Driving Tuition


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Great pass rate

  • Fun, Friendly Tuition
  • Special Offers Available
  • Intensive Courses Available
  • Recommend a Friend scheme
  • All Island Coverage
  • Professional Service

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About Phil Smith Driving Tuition
Hi, I’m Phil Smith and I’ve been a fully qualified Driving Standards Agency and Isle of Man Government Driving Instructor for 4 years. I had a passion for cars and driving from an early age and was desperate to get on the road and pass my test when I turned 17. After several years of working in the transport industry, I decided it was time to share this passion and to train others to get on the road. This has turned out to be the perfect job for me!

My great pass rate and my fun and friendly approach to lessons has led to me gaining a strong reputation and I am committed to ensuring my success continues!

I can give lessons at a time that is convenient for you and am available during the evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. I offer the following lessons, with sessions tailored to meet your own individual needs:

Complete Beginner
Partly Trained
Intensive Courses
Refresher Lessons
Previously Disqualified Drivers
Theory test & Hazard Perception Training

My aim is to develop safe and confident drivers, and my lessons are planned to suit the individual’s needs. I teach both the young, enthusiastic, raring to go and the more mature pupils who are struggling to come to terms with the changes in the roads over the years. So whether you are one of these or you fall somewhere in the middle, I’ll tailor an interactive and fun course individually designed for you. I understand you might be apprehensive about starting to learn to drive but driving can open all sorts of avenues. My lessons will help give you the knowledge and confidence to succeed, so that you can enjoy one of life’s ultimate freedoms.

I was trained and qualified as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) in the busy city of Leeds. I then taught people of all ages and abilities for a year in York before moving to the Isle of Man with my wife, who is Manx. I have been teaching here now for 3 years and, at 30 I am one of the islands youngest instructors, so can relate to young learners. I instruct in a fun, friendly but professional manner and I use the skills I developed when teaching in the UK to best prepare complete beginners and experienced learners for driving on and off the island.

Areas Covered
I primarily give driving lessons in Douglas, although I offer an island-wide service.

A full list of available places is listed below:
Port Erin
Port St Mary

Driving Lesson Prices

Standard Lesson: £25 per hour
** For complete beginners, the first paid lesson will be 90 minutes long, to include a free half hour ‘controls’ session **

Standard Lesson promotion: £250
** Pay for 10 lessons and receive one free lesson and a £5 'Spill the Beans' coffee shop voucher**

Off-peak lesson: £22 per hour
** Mon-Fri 10 and 11am, excl Bank/School holiday **

Intensive Courses

1 week 20 hour course: £450 - A saving of £50
** This is ideal for pupils who have some experience and want a final push towards reaching test standard **

2 weeks 30 hour course: £650 – A saving of £100
** This is ideal for beginners who want to make rapid progress toward test standard **

Gift Cards

Phil Smith Driving Tuition Gift Cards make fantastic and ultimately rewarding gifts for family and friends at Christmas, Birthdays or any special occasion. They are available to the following values:
1 lesson (£25)
5 lessons (£125)
10 lessons (£250)


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