Paul Cole is the founder of the Isle of Wight Driving Academy. He is an A.D.I. (Approved Driving Instructor) and D.S.A. (Driving Standards Agency) registered, as well as being Pass Plus approved. He is Graded at 6 which is the highest level possible for an Approved Driving Instructor. Only 6% of Driving Instructors ever Achieve this grade. It’s classed as an accolade within the Industry.
Paul is also qualified in the DIAmond Special Test of Driving Ability, DIAmond Advanced Driver & Advanced Driving Instructor. He is currently training to the standards of the RoSPA GOLD award and the Cardington Test of Driving Ability which is the highest level of driving for a civilian driver. He is at present training with an ex Class 1 Police Driver.
Paul is also qualified as a QCF Assessor which allows him to deliver Nationally Accredited BTEC and NVQ/ CQF Qualifications to students whilst they learn to drive. These hold the same levels as current GCSE Results from A-C and A-Level Qualifications. This is unique as NO other Driving School on the Island can deliver this qualification. If you miss your grades at school then these qualifications could bridge that gap to University Paul himself holds an NVQ Level 3 in Driving Instruction & is Fleet Driving Qualified. He is also currently studying for his Diploma in Driving Instruction ( DIP D.I ) Prior to the IOW Driving Academy, Paul was an Instructor with Elite School of Motoring where he was part of the team for the previous 3 years.
Paul says: "I was originally born in North London but worked my way down to the Island where I now live with my wife, & my 13 year old daughter Maddi. Not too long now before my daughter wants her lessons free but as you guys know if you have been out with your parents it's hard work. I can already imagine her shouting at me and storming off :-) Since becoming a Driving Instructor, which I absolutely love I have endeavoured to strive for the best for my pupils. I pride myself on hard work & getting my pupils through their test to the best of their abilities. I have gained additional qualifications so that I will be able to pass my knowledge onto you guys which I hope will teach you how to become better drivers and drive safely for life!!! I just want to thank the guys at Elite for a great 3 years where I definitely changed my perception of how to teach pupils to learn and just how quickly they are able to pass. In my spare time I am a motorbike lover, I own a Ducati 1098 S Tricolore. I go to numerous track days where I thrash around the track hanging off the side of my bike which is great fun & a great place to meet other bikers... I am very proud to have established the IOW Driving Academy and look forward to getting you on the road........"
Nick says: 'Hi, my name is Nick. I have been a driving Instructor for 8 years and have just recently moved to the Isle of Wight. I was teaching in Bournemouth until I moved here in August 2014 and it's been great so far. I love the outdoor life and anything to do with wild foods.
My main aim is to make all new drivers safe on the road, so that you can enjoy your new found skills to the fullest. My watch word is 'Always be Safe!'
I look forward to meeting our new pupils.
Do you live on the Isle of Wight? Are you thinking about learning to drive? Yes, well you're in the right place. Isle of Wight Driving Academy not only boasts the highest possible grade of Instructor within the UK but also offers very high pass rates. With the right instruction you will be amazed at just how quickly you will get your licence.
Isle of Wight Driving Academy provide more than just regular driving lessons, our approved driving instructors also offer pupils and Company Car/Van Drivers the opportunity to gain Nationally Accredited Qualifications in Safe Driving. These can run in conjunction with your regular driving lessons or as a separate qualification required for business.
We also offer Pass Plus, an additional course endorsed by the Government for newly qualified drivers. It's not just a great way to improve your driving skills and gain motorway experience it can also reduce you insurance premiums by up to 40%
Not a new driver, full licence holder... Don't worry we haven't forgotten you. With ever increasing fuel costs and insurance premiums why not try out our Advanced Driver Training or our Eco Driving Courses. Becoming an Advanced Driver will make you a much safer and a more accomplished driver, thus reducing your insurance premiums as you become a lower risk. Our Eco Driving Courses are here to help you reduce your carbon footprint. You can also save up to 15% on yearly fuel costs by altering how you drive. Want to try us out, why not give us a call.Find out more about our lessons here.
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