Meet Kev - Ellesmere Port ADI

Kev offer's manual driving lessons in Ellesmere Port and the surrounding areas. A driving instructor with a load of 5* reviews Kev is a natural teacher!

Meet Kev - Your local Ellesmere Port driving instructor

Kev's Quick Q&A

Why did you become a driving instructor?
I’ve always loved driving and also loved the idea of being able to be flexible around the needs of my son who is almost 5 so it gave the best of both worlds. As I previously delivered social care training courses, it seemed a perfect match for me.

What’s the best part of your job?
Test passes. It’s the end result we strive for when you take that very first lesson.

What’s the worst part of your job?
Early starts, cold days and test fails.

Favourite lesson to teach
I tend to like most lessons, but I do enjoy roundabouts.

Favourite area for teaching in
I like finding new areas to teach in but it really depends what the needs of the pupil are that day.

What did you do before you became an instructor?
Support Worker with adults with challenging behaviour and mental health needs, I think it’s this that keeps me calm in the car on lessons. It also gave me good experience of being able to manage health conditions such as autism and anxiety.

Why did you choose a Fiesta to teach in?
It does what it needs to do. It’s not got all the fancy bells and whistles, so you learn to drive without all the new features you find on most modern cars. Most people’s first car isn’t brand new off of the forecourt.

How old where you when you passed your driving test?

Did you pass first time?
No! Second time lucky!

If you could tell yourself anything when you where learning to drive, what would it be?
Take your time, it’s not a race!

When your not in the car where can we find you?
Usually relaxing at home with the latest talked about series on Netflix.

Favourite food?
Not a fussy eater but I do like a nice steak (medium, please)

Sports fan?
Rugby League (Salford – my original home town), Football (Stockport County – long story) and love watching the F1!

Claim to fame?
Former national radio quiz champion (2014) and schools karting winner (1992)!

Favourite band/music?
I’m an Indie kid so it’s James, Oasis, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics and the like

Kev’s Driving test passes

Kev's info

Ford Fiesta Zetec

Chester & Ellesmere Port

Test Centres
Chester & Upton

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Driving Lesson Reviews

Some of our reviews we have received after people have learnt to drive with us in

I passed my test on 8/6/2019 with Kev and he honestly made it such an enjoyable experience by helping me to combat my nerves with the dreaded parallel park and filling me with confidence that I could actually do it! It helped that Kev was always so flexible and would always help fit lessons in where he could and his punctuality made everything easier too! I would definitely recommend Kev and TDA to all looking to learn to drive, you definitely won’t look back! Thank you so much Kev!


Just passed my test first time with Kev, he was very accomodating with my busy schedule and has really helped to increase my confidence on the road. Really nice guy would highly recommend him and The Driving Academy.


Driving Lesson FAQ's

Have a question? Want a quick answer? The most common driivng lesson FAQ's can be found below!

How do I book my first driving lesson in

If you have your provisional driving license then just give us a call or fill your details in on our callback form. A member of our team will answer any questions you have and pass your details over to one of our instructors.

What car will I learn to drive in?

We have a good variety of cars from super-mini’s to large SUV’s. Typically expect your lessons to happen in a Ford Fiesta / Vauxhall Corsa sized car. If you have any special requirements then feel free to ask us!

How many driving lessons will I need?

The UK average is 47 driving lessons and 22 hours of private practice before your driving test, but everyone is different. We’ve saw people pass in as little as 10 hours and others take longer. After your first few driving lessons your driving instructor will be able to give you an idea roughly how many lessons you will need.

What test do I need to take?

There are 3 tests you need to take to gain your full driving license. The first 2 tests are taken together, these are the theory test and the hazard perception test. You have to pass them both together. The final test is your practical driving test and this must be passed within 2 years of passing your first 2 tests.

How long does it take to learn to drive?

This is down to you. We see two types of learners, those committed to learning and taking regular weekly lessons, and those who aren’t too bothered and will cancel a lesson and then re-arrange for 2-3 weeks time. You can pass as quickly as you want, but if you don’t have the dedication or motivation to pass you can spend months trying to get your driving license.

How long are your driving lessons?

Our driving lessons all last 1 hour, but you can take them in 60/90/120/180 minute sessions if you prefer - speak to your driving instructor about your options if you want to do longer lessons. Note - some cheaper driving school only offer 50 minute driving lessons.

What is a provisional license?

You need to apply for a provisional driving license before you can start driving lessons. Without a provisional license you are not insured for driving on the road - we will ask to see your provisional on your first lesson.

Can’t I just learn with my Mum / Dad / Friend / Sister / Uncle??

Yes you can, however the person teaching you must meet certain criteria (Over 21, Have had a full license for over 3 years are the basic requirements) you must then also make sure the car is roadworthy, fully insured for a leaner driver and displaying the legal L plates. The most important thing is the person teaching / supervising you needs to know what is expected for your driving test and teach you correctly. If you want to speak to your driving instructor and ask for some advice.