Meet Phil - ADI in North Liverpool

Phil is a fully qualified ADI offering driving lessons in Aintree and Norris Green

Meet Phil, Our driving instructor in Aintree - Team TDA

Phil's Quick Q&A

Why did you want to be a driving instructor?
I looked into becoming a driving instructor in year 2000 and really struggled with the part 1 exam i did not get much support from the school I started with at that time, in 2017 my daughter was taking lessons and was having some issues so we arranged for me and her to go out and practice, from doing that with my daughter I decided that this is what I liked doing and made enquiries again to restart training to becoming a driving instructor, that’s when I found the driving academy and Stu, haven’t looked back since.

What’s the best part of your job?
The best part of this job is watching a student go from there very first lesson see them grow in confidence and belief and pass there test.

Worst part of the job?
Driving students home after they have failed their test. It’s hard seeing them deflated after all their hard work and getting stressed out before their test.

Why do you teach in a Juke?
I like the size it’s very comfortable being in it all day but I also find that my students like it also they say it’s easy to drive

Did you pass first time?
No I did not pass my test first time had an issue with and amber traffic light, I was 17 when I passed second time round.

Tell us something nobody knows about you!
My hobby I’m love playing airsoft.

Phils’s Driving test passes

Phil's info

Suzukia Swift Hybrid

Walton, Norris Green & Croxteth

Test Centres
Norris Green

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Driving Lesson Reviews

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

Absolutely amazing experience. Couldn’t have done it with out Phil as he’s been a pleasure to work with! Taught me all the skills needed to become a safe driver. Got 0 faults on my test today! Super made up! Couldn’t recommend enough! 🙌


I passed this week with Phil. Such a lovely guy, took time out of his day off on his birthday for my test. Made me overcome my nerves and gave me confidence. Highly recommend Phil. Thank you so much


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.