Testimonials See what our happy customers say about us

Please see below for a selection of quotes from a few of our happy customers, or take a look at our Google reviews to hear what our previous students have to say about Accelerate Driving School.

- Elliot (Nottingham)

My time learning with Accelerate was brilliant. My instructor was Pete and I couldn't have asked for anyone better. He was very calm and patient, and when necessary he would push me to the limit of my ability, which ended up making me learn a lot quicker! When it came to taking my practical test I was very nervous, but I knew that Pete would help me along the way and he knew I was ready. Passing my practical test first time with no faults (clean sheet) is just proof that he is a quality instructor and I would recommend him and Accelerate to anyone!

- Simon Helliwell

My driving instructor was Daniel Baines. He was an extremely good teacher who was understanding, professional and highly skilled. He was also very engaging and had loads to say when necessary making him easy to talk to. He would let me drive with confidence and only assist where he saw a problem that needed correcting immediately. He would arrive on time every time and was very organised with my requested lesson dates. His techniques helped me pass my driving test first time and prepared me well in advance which helped me on the test day. I thought his teaching ability was above my expectations and would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to start driving. 10/10 brilliant instructor, cheers Daniel.

- Bobby Gamble

Pete took my lessons and I found him a very cooperative and patient instructor. He did however ensure that I was improving lesson on lesson through pushing me when necessary. On the rare occasion where he was slightly late, I was given the time back at the end of the lesson so that I wouldn't be missing out on the time I'd paid for. Although I failed my practical test first time, it was admittedly through lack of preparation on my part, rather than being undercooked by Pete. Overall, I'd highly recommend using Pete/ Accelerate for your driving lessons. You might feel like he's working you hard but you'll look back and appreciate it as during my test I felt like I was getting away with a lot that would have been flagged up during my lessons.

- Sam Blackburn

My driving instructor was Pete and he was great because he quickly catches on your weaknesses and makes sure your can overcome them.

- Simon Wilkins

Daniel is the best instructor ever... Passed my test today. Would definitely recommend.... 5 stars

- Recent Accelerate Student

I have been driving with Daniel for a few months now I have found him to be professional and approachable. He had a great sense of humour and really helped me to achieve to goal of learning to drive. He had a great sense of humour and I looked forward to the banter and jokes.

- Marcus

I was taught by Pete. Great instructor, methodical and quickly sorts out your weaknesses, all with a good attitude. I had a great laugh whilst learning. I passed my test first time. Excellent!

- Recent Accelerate Student

My instructor was Daniel Baines, who is simply great and I got my license on my first test. .He is very polite, friendly and very patient. .I would recommend Daniel to everyone who wants to learn to drive.

- Recent Accelerate Student

I was taught by Daniel. He’s a great instructor, although I didn’t pass first time, I felt he got me to a high standard of driving. Now I’ve passed I feel really confident on the roads.

- Helen

I’m so happy I can drive! I suffered really badly with nerves but just passed first time with conceding only 2 minors. Can't wait to get onto the open road now! Thanks Pete!! =)

- Recent Accelerate Student

Accelerate is a great driving school. My instructor was Daniel Baines and he enabled me to pass first time! He is a great driving instructor and made me feel confident with driving at a pace which best suited me. I had a few driving instructors before and you can't get any better than him!

- Recent Accelerate Student

I would highly recommend Accelerate Driving School when learning to drive. My instructor Daniel Baines is a brilliant driving instructor who is extremely friendly and makes you feel very comfortable. He helped me build up my confidence and is very patient no matter how long it takes you to get things. Daniel is the best driving instructor and I would definitely recommend him and Accelerate to anyone!!

- Recent Accelerate Student

Great driving school! I had lessons through Accelerate and my instructor was Jon, he was a great instructor and was always supportive, friendly, funny and an all around nice guy! He was also very honest with how I was progressing, which I found a great help and always told me what I needed to work on. I feel that he has made me a confident driver and would definitely recommend him and the company to anyone learning to drive, you can't find better!

- Tom Hodgson

Following the completion of my driver training, I just wanted to submit a testimonial to express my gratitude to Accelerate, and specifically my instructor Jon Bates.From my first lesson I have found Jon to be extremely knowledgeable, and great company. I cant really say any more than that. By the time I sat my test, I felt as though I was totally prepared (despite the obvious nerves) and passed first time, with plenty of minors to spare. To those looking to learn to drive, I would strongly recommend using Accelerate, and if Jon is your teacher, there is no reason you shouldn't pass first time like I have. Thank you!

- Emma (Tollerton)

My instructor was Nick and he did a fantastic job! I found him to be very reliable (he didn't turn up late once), patient and understanding. Being a stereotypical blonde and natural worrier, Nick never once lost patience with me while I wittered on and asked silly questions - after all, it's all part of the learning. He taught me extremely well, allowing me to pass first time. I would definitely recommend him!.

- Mesha

Russ was my fourth instructor, I’m 28 and had experienced a variety of different methods with regards to teaching styles and approaches, i can happily say that i passed today and it was all down to Russ's contribution, patience and ability to ensure that if I wasn’t doing something incorrectly, he would go over it in such a way, that it wasn’t monotonous or superficially sugar coated, but actually sunk in and i understood it. For example, i had difficulty reading and recognising road signs and markings, I just wouldn’t acknowledge them. Previous instructors would take me on the same route over and over effectively making me get use to driving on the same road, this didn’t help me learn to read and see the signs any better, i just knew what i was looking out for and the direction i needed to travel, during a test, this would not have helped me as the route is random (as i found out today AGEN). Russ made me an independent driver, not somebody that was reliant on direction or fluke, he always takes you on new routes that your not familiar with so you have to experience different situations and adjust accordingly. He is by far the best instructor i have had and couldn’t recommend him highly enough!

- Amrdeep Singh

I was taught by Pete. Great instructor, methodical and quickly sorts out your weaknesses, all with a good attitude. I had a great laugh whilst learning. I passed my test first time. Excellent!

- Marcus

Saved by the great service and support by Peter at Accelerate Driving School!! I had a very unusual situation, where my test was booked, but the old banger I had done most of my learning in broke down the week before the test. Peter at Accelerate was brilliant and agreed to support me with some lesson time before the test and be there whilst I took the test. I cannot thank him enough and would 100% recommend any one looking to learn to drive to put their faith in the comfort and trust of Peter and the team at Accelerate Driving School.

- Rachael

Accelerate great. Dave May my instructor was brilliant. He is very polite, friendly and very patient. (I don’t how with me being so nervous).He really knows how to put you at ease and you can have a laugh and joke with him which really helped me relax, so much so that I passed first time, thanks to Dave. I would recommend Dave and Accelerate to anyone and everyone who wants to learn to drive.

- Old Mick

Highly recommend Accelerate Driving School. My driving instructor David May was polite, patient, very friendly and made my lessons a pleasure. I passed first time with only 1 minor and was very pleased. I was so impressed I recommended him to both family and friends.

- Amy

"I was really pleased with Accelerate Driver Training. Pete, my instructor, is professional, friendly and truly knowledgeable - I felt totally at ease and overall happy at the quality of the instructing. I would definitely recommend Accelerate to any new drivers; they will aid you with the greatest experience and make you ready for the roads!"

- H Hancock

"I have currently had thirteen driving lessons with my instructor, Peter. After thirteen lessons Peter and I decided I was ready to take my practical driving test. Everything in the test went well until I got back to the test centre where I failed to perform a correct bay park, which gave me a fail although I had only three minor faults up to that point. Hopefully next time I won't make a mistake like this one again. I could not fault my lessons, they were structured and professional and we always had a laugh!"

- Sam Horsley

"Nick is an absolute professional. I was a very nervous learner, he had such a calming and supportive nature that made me feel at ease at all times. Nick boosted my confidence and taught me so well that I passed my first time! I would 100% recommend him!"

- Zoe - Melton Mowbray

"I chose Accelerate from a variety of driving schools I'd found on the Internet and I'm really glad I did. I received great customer service, a fabulous instructor (Neil) and passed first time in January 2011! I have since recommended them to friends and colleagues who are currently taking lessons."

- Stephanie Taylor - Commercial Account Manager (AC Insurance)

"I would like to thank one of your instructors, Dave May! He is an excellent instructor and is an extremely valuable asset to your franchise, he got me to test standard within 3 months which I am very pleased with. I have and will continue to refer my friends/family to him for lessons, many thanks"

- Daniel Boman

"Nick, at Accelerate was a patient and thorough teacher, he explained things clearly and encouraged my confidence. I passed my driving test first time after five months, which was great."

- Tom Hickling

"This driving school is a great place to learn how to drive, my instructors name is Jon and he is friendly, fun and a fantastic teacher. From these first few lessons Ii've learnt so much and feel confident with a car. When contacting the company they were very friendly and easy to talk to, so I definitely recommend learning with Accelerate."

- Songy

"Great driving school! I had lessons through Accelerate and my instructor was Jon, he was a great instructor and was always supportive, friendly, funny and an all around nice guy! He was also very honest with how I was progressing, which I found a great help and always told me what i needed to work on. I feel that he has made me a confident driver and would definitely recommend him and the company to anyone learning to drive, you can't find better!"

- Fred

"I'd like recommend Accelerate Driving School to anyone wanting to learn to drive. My instructor Jon Bates has been teaching me for a few months and has really helped improve my confidence around driving. He's been patient, friendly and knowledgeable throughout all my lessons and I would recommend him and the driving school to anyone starting to learn or disappointed with their current instructor."

- Becky

"Accelerate is the only driving school I would recommend, my instructor, Pete, was patient and understanding, and taught me the simplest safest way to do everything so that when it came time for the test I had formed good habits with the confidence and ability needed to succeed, teaching me in a manner even I could understand, look no further, you won’t regret it!"

- John Lewis

"John is my instructor, he is very patient and calm, and funny, he keeps track of my driving progress and records it. I have had numerous lessons along long time ago with a different company and failed tests.. but I feel I have learnt so much more this time round with accelerate. I have now put in for my test in November and feel confident that I can do it this time round."

- Suby

"Jon Bates is an exceptionally gifted teacher as well as a kind person. I have learning difficulties such as dyslexia. With this in mind my confidence is easily knocked. Jon is an extremely patient light hearted man who I’ve come to know quite well. You are very lucky to have him work for you at Accelerate. I have given his name to other people who would really enjoy being taught by him. Jon does not lose his temper or belittle the person he is teaching. I feel very lucky to have had him as an instructor and I’m very glad that I found Accelerate to teach me to drive as I don’t think I would have been able to succeed without Jon. I believe that he will make a lot of people happy and enjoy driving rather than being scared and nervous. I will go on to give his name to people who want to learn to drive. Thank you."

- Eve Miller

I have been driving with Daniel for a few months now I have found him to be professional and approachable. He had a great sense of humour and really helped me to achieve to goal of learning to drive. He had a great sense of humour and I looked forward to the banter and jokes.

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