accelerate driving school Nottinghamshire UK

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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.


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.

Joe Gannon

I would definitely recommend Accelerate. I took many lessons with Pete who was always up for a laugh and a very thorough teacher. I over-complicated driving and would let worries build up, but Pete always knew how to help me. I know I will be a safer driver in the future thanks to his teaching.


Thank you so much for helping me pass my driving test, with out a doubt such excellent teaching and would highly recommend to anyone in the area. Thanks again Dan!

Hannah Parr

Passed my test first time. Never had any issues organising lessons, needing to cancel them or change where I was being picked up from at last minute. My instructor Mike was wonderful and lessons where always enjoyable! Can't recommend enough!

Benjamin Gadd

I can't thank my instructor Stan enough for helping me overcome confidence issues so that I could pass with (relative) ease! He was as patient, friendly and professional as you could ever wish for. I'm going to miss our Tuesday afternoon chats, thanks for everything buddy!

Ritu Sharma

What a positive and successful experience I've had with Accelerate! Cannot recommend this driving school enough. Although I only had a short amount of time between my test and starting lessons with Bec, as my instructor she ensured that in this time I had all the skills to pass my test first time! Not only was Bec friendly, calm and professional she also was a great person to help build my confidence when driving.

Bec worked lessons around times I was available, ensured I had a say in what we did on lessons and gave me helpful and constructive feedback throughout our lessons. Cannot thank Accelerate enough for offering such a great service to learners and for supporting me to pass!

Rosie Stevenson

After hitting a wall in my driving lessons (not literally) I was recommended to get in contact with a Dan. A fantastic driving instructor continuously putting your safety first and pushing your ability when needed. Lessons were very light hearted and a lot of fun due to his easy going and down to earth character. I would highly recommend to anyone seeking driving lessons, plus I managed to get that first time pass due to excellent teaching!!

Amanda Flowers

Could not have asked for a better driving instructor! Pete was so good with me, very patient when I'd let my worries and overthinking get in the way of my driving! He instilled so much confidence in my driving and is the reason I've passed! Cant thank him enough!! I'll be in touch for a motorway lesson very soon!

Laura Humphrys

Really enjoyed learning with Bec! Every lesson was tailored to what I needed. We had good fun driving around, and on test day (today!) Bec was really great as I was super nervous and she somehow calmed me down enough to pass. I failed with a different instructor 7 years ago but passed first time under her wing. Would highly reccomend, thank you so much!

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