What our driving students say about us

Here’s what some recent driving student’s think of our approach at West Wales School of Motoring.

Lauren, a London-based staff member at Battersea Dogs Home says:

As a nervous driver with several failed tests behind me, Eddie had his work cut out! But from the moment I arrived in Wales he made me feel so relaxed; instilling in me the confidence I lacked and patiently teaching me everything I needed to know to feel comfortable on the road. Not only is he a fantastic coach, he also made the lessons thoroughly enjoyable and they really did fly by. Thanks to his amazing teaching I passed – I couldn’t recommend him more highly.

Jude, a Honiton-based job seeker says:

Anyone who can turn me into a safe driver in seven days is a miracle worker, so thank you Eddie! My husband recently died and because I live in rural Devon, urgently needed to learn to drive to find work. I’m in my forties and given my recent bereavement, a residential driving course offering additional support and a welcoming family environment was just what I needed.

Sophie, a Cardigan-based caterer says:

As a very nervous driver with acute test nerves I found learning to drive a real challenge. Through local recommendation, I heard that Eddie was particularly good with nervous drivers. My sister who lives in Sheffield had just had a baby and for family reasons it was essential I become a driver. Thanks to Eddie’s really helpful strategies to combat my practical test nerves, I passed and now drive to Sheffield regularly.

Adrian, a London-based Post Office employee says:

Being an older driver who needed to pass my practical test as quickly as possible for work, I opted for an automatic driving course as it seemed easier to pick up and learn than a manual car. The appeal of quieter roads and a high pass rate combined with great residential hospitality and Eddie’s professional support has made everyday driving in London a reality.

Donna, a Newcastle Emlyn-based student says:

I really needed to learn to drive to support my family, but was struggling to pass my driving theory test which was very frustrating as l had attempted it several times. Thanks to Eddie’s patience, understanding and additional one-to-one theory support, I passed with flying colours. With new confidence, I went on to book an intensive driving course with him and have now passed!

Emma, a Bristol-based professional puppet maker says:

My job takes me all over Britain making puppets for clients including Cirque du Soleil. It was essential that I pass my test as I was fed up carrying 22 kilos of clay for my puppet making on public transport. I’m now zooming into the future after a seven-day course with Eddie and Suzanne. The wonderful setting, hospitality and breakfasts fit for a king were terrific and thanks to Eddie’s patient, considerate and thorough lessons, learning to drive was a pleasure. Now I’m pulling the strings!

Dan, a Cardiff-based sixth form student studying acting says:

As my school is a long distance to travel every day and my hard-working parents were providing a daily taxi service, it seemed like a good idea to learn to drive myself. Passing my test also means I can help my dad run his new UK-wide shoe business, Brogue Traders. It was a delight staying with Eddie and Suzanne, I felt completely at home half way across the country and was waited on hand and foot! With great tuition from Eddie, my future is looking a whole lot more exciting.

Gwenlluan, a Dolgran-based dental nurse says:

I’d just started a new job in Carmarthen so I urgently needed to drive to get from home to work and because I needed to learn quickly an intensive local course made a lot of sense. With such good teaching from Eddie, I could focus and pick up the skills and confidence needed in an intensive learning situation. It also helped that I had encouragement from my employer who gave me time off for lessons. Instead of congratulating me on passing, one colleague immediately requested a regular lift into work!

Taz, an Oxford-based conference venue organiser says:

I had to learn to drive quickly for my job and my wife was expecting a baby. I found learning with Eddie in a focused way, with absolutely everything organised for me on one site was just what I needed. I’m planning to return with my wife so she can learn to drive while I take a break in West Wales School of Motoring’s beautiful and welcoming surroundings.

Finn, a London-based graduate says:

Living in London and with a place at uni in the Midlands I needed to get mobile quickly. Thanks to a personal recommendation, I booked a residential driving course at West Wales School of Motoring. I was amazed how everything is organised for you and with Eddie’s expert and enjoyable tuition, I’ve never looked back and passed first time.

Owain Moore, a school leaver and his mother Hope enjoyed a B&B break with us while he learned to drive, he says:

I needed to pass for my studies in America while my mother wanted a short break in a beautiful part of Wales. It was great to combine both. I found my lessons with Eddie professional yet relaxed and could actively feel the progress each day. We were extremely satisfied with our B&B experience, especially the warm welcome ­ but most of all, it was fun and I gained freedom and redemption in one go!