Paul Cole DVSA Approved Driving Instructor. 

Paul is also the I.O.W Driving Academy’s proprietor. He is a Grade 6 Instructor. What this means is that Paul has qualified within the top 6% of UK Driving Instructors. It’s classed as an accolade within the Industry. Under the new grading system from the DVSA, Paul has now been awarded Grade A status.

Paul is also an Advanced Driver and Driver Trainer.

Paul qualified in 2007 so has been teaching for over 10 years. Year on year Paul achieves an average of between 40 – 45 student passes annually. This is one of the highest pass rates for any instructor on the Island.

A little about your Instructor…

” outside of work, my passion is motorbikes and motorbike racing. I follow the Moto GP religiously along with Valentino Rossi VR46″

 I am the proud owner of a Ducati 1098s Tricolore. I take it to Silverstone for track days as much as I can but usually end up working crazy hours through the summer. Look forward to meeting the new students for 2019″


Nick Mount DVSA Approved Driving Instructor.

Nick became a fully qualified Instructor in 2006 and joined the I.O.W Driving Academy in 2015. He is a very experienced and highly qualified Instructor.

Prior to coming to the I.O.W, Nick was a senior Instructor in Bournemouth and training other Instructors to pass their qualifying exams.

We are very proud to have him on our team and he has proven to achieve the highest of standards with great test passes here on the Island.

Nick has recently passed his DVSA Exam with a very impressive 47 marks out of 51 which puts him as a Grade ‘A’ Qualified Instructor.

Clive Lawson DVSA Approved Driving Instructor

Clive has 32 years experience driving, 25 years with HGV’s. He is also CPC & ADR trained as well as being a ROSPA Gold Advanced Driver.
Throughout these years Clive had witnessed numerous examples of bad driving and this is the reason he decided to train as a Driving Instructor, so he could make a difference.
Clives career highlight was when he was delivering multi million pound prestige and classic cars from companies such as Ferrari & Porsche to media & TV companies to feature in shows including Top Gear & Fifth Gear.
Clive is delighted to be part of the team at the IOWDA and we are proud to have him onboard.